king has never been forsaken by the sacred tree, he was never demoted, he was never in need of a replacement - the sacred tree always saw him as the king of its forest
he was able to save diane from helbram’s attack because he was still connected to the tree, he was permitted to draw out his full power because the tree had not forsaken him, &&he was ultimately allowed to return to the forest because he had never been cast aside in the first place and it was his home??
and none of the fairies acknowledge him, only gerard (where the heck was this fairy sprite gerard when king&ban first arrived to the forest and king was
king deserves better;;