the isle of kings

At some point I want one of the Four (I don’t care who) to just kinda blow up at King Beast. Shout at him for forcing them to live in poverty while his son never once had to live without (I have nothing against Ben and I even think he’s a sweetheart, but it’s not fair). Forcing them to eat rotten food and having to live with the leftovers of Auradon while they never had to get hand-me-downs. For never thinking once about the children of the isle. For never thinking about how they probably got very sick very often because of poor nutrition and lack of medical care.

I just want true justice and more of an attempt to make it right, since I feel like at this point most of the villains are just upset that their children are forced to basically live in hell while the Auradonian children are allowed to do and have basically whatever they want. And I feel like that is now why they are still really bitter, since they might care for their children very much and want vengeance for their children. Sure, they’re villains and what they did to the heroes of the Disney movies was absolutely terrible, but now they’re parents and they just probably want their kids to not have to deal with all of what the Isle of the Lost brings them.

Would they have taught their kids to be evil anyways? Maybe. But King Beast made it so much worse by exiling them and then pretending they and their kids don’t exist.

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Second part of The legend of the Night’s King (crossover Helsa/Game of Thrones), follows from here. The third and final part will hopefully be released next week!

(backgrounds from: Mulan, The Fox and the Hound, The sword in the stone)

On this day, February 28th, in 1637, in the kirkyard of Greyfriars in Edinburgh, the National Covenant, one of the most important documents in Scottish history, received its first signatures. It marked the start of the Scottish Revolution, and one of the most tumultuous times in the history of the British Isles. 

Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603 King James of Scotland also became king of England, thus creating the United Kingdom. Whilst James was always careful to balance his two realms, his son and inheritor, Charles I, payed far less attention to his Scottish subjects. In an attempt to increase the unity between the two kingdoms, Charles embarked on a campaign to force the Scots, who were overwhelmingly Presbyterian Protestants, to adopt the Episcopalian Protestant Church of England. 

Charles believed he had a divine right to change the Scottish religion and this sparked outrage, since the country had been fiercely Presbyterian since the Reformation in 1560. The situation culminated in the signing of the National Covenant in Edinburgh in 1637. It asserted the independence of Scottish religion and laws. Those who signed it became known as “Covenanters” and copies were distributed across the kingdom. Importantly, and unlike the famed Declaration of Arbroath, it was not only signed by the nobility but received the support of ten of thousands of the common people of Scotland too.

The final spark for revolution came that summer, when a peasant girl named Jenny Geddes flung her stool at one of Charles’s bishops in the cathedral in Edinburgh. A riot began, and soon the whole country was up in arms against Charles. A single blow by a low-born woman had started the most tumultuous century in British history.

Two brief wars, named the Bishop’s Wars, followed, as Charles tired to tame his northern subjects. Both ended miserably for the king, partly because the Scots were so determined, partly because the English, plenty of whom were also Presbyterians, didn’t want to fight their northern coreligionists. 

The loss of the Bishop’s Wars showed the rest of Britain that Charles could be overcome. There was a Catholic rising in Ireland in 1641 (which the Scots and English united to suppress), and a year later the English Parliament finally went to war with the king, beginning the first of three English Civil Wars. The Scots were natural allies of the English Parliament, and Scottish Covenanter armies were soon marching south to join the war against the Charles in England. 

After the Restoration in 1660 Charles’s son, Charles II, began a program of revenge against the Covenanters. Whilst the rest of Britain basked in the splendour of the “Merry Monarch” thousands of Covenanters were executed or deported in what became known north of the border as the “Killing Times.” One Covenanter martyr was a seventeen year old named Margaret Wilson. She refused to renounce her beliefs, and was tied to a stake in the Solway Firth, where she was left to die, singing the Psalms as she drowned. 

Two Covenanter risings were crushed by Charles II. It wasn’t until after his death that the tide would once again, finally, turn in the Covenanters favour. 

In 1688 Charles’s brother, James II, had a son. This incensed the rest of Britain became James was a Catholic, and his son’s godfather was the Pope himself. United by their determination to avid another Catholic succession, Presbyterians and Episcopalians put aside their differences and invited the husband of James’s daughter, the Protestant William Prince of Orange, to take the throne from James. This he duly did in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. William III ended the persecution of the Covenanters, and finally accepted Presbyterianism as the state religion of Scotland. To this day the official church of the nation, the Church of Scotland, is Presbyterian whilst the Church of England remains Episcopalian. 

The influence of the Scottish Covenanters runs like a blue thread through the events in Britain between 1637 and the final defeat of the Stuarts at Culloden in 1746, binding together events like the English Civil Wars, the Restoration, the Glorious Revolution and the Acts of Union. Given that, it’s surprising how few Scots are aware of the massive importance of this period, not only in Scottish history but in British and, indeed, glorbal terms.

House Harlaw, Lords of Ten Towers, Grey Garden, Harlaw Hall, Harridan Hill and  Tower of Glimmering, Sworn to Greyjoy

House Harlaw of Harlaw is one of the most powerful houses from the Iron Islands, ruling over the entire island of Harlaw from the castle of Ten Towers. Their blazon is a silver scythe on black. The Harlaws were once kings of Harlaw isle before submitting to the Greyjoys.

Rodrik Harlaw is the current Lord of Harlaw, Lord of the Ten Towers, and head of House Harlaw. He is nicknamed Rodrik the Reader because he is always reading, which is uncommon amongst the ironborn. He is the captain of the Sea Song. His sister Alannys is married to Balon Greyjoy and is mother of Asha and Theon Greyjoy.

Hello naughty children, it’s theory time again :)

So, if you been watching Descendants: Wicked World and/or catching up with any Descendants blog, you may know by this time that Wicked World’s next episode is going to show us again one place that the Descendants fans are demanding for a veeeeery long time: The Isle of the Lost.

Also, some days ago was revealed that we are going to meet Dr. Facilier’s daughter, Freddie Facilier, voiced by China McClain.

So, after watching sneak peak after episode 4, “Careful What You Wish For”, I remembered some scenes from the trailers, specifically…

…this one…

…and that one.

For me it looks like they are in some kind of shop for magic ingredients (sorry, my native languaje is spanish, I’m not really sure if that kind of shops has an actual name) but later I found out that next episode’s name is “Voodoo? You Do” so I connect the dots and then hits me…

This is a voodoo shop! Maybe is Doctor Facilier’s voodoo shop!

But first, let’s talk about something else.

Did anybody find weird that Wicked World is not about Auradon getting ready for a possible attack from the Isle of the Lost? It’s about a school festival! I mean, really? You may argue that maybe the Fairy Godmother put back the magical barrier, but then, how in Merlin’s pants Mal’s unconscious wish could send her back to the Isle with Audrey, Evie and Ben if the barrier is back on the Isle?

But why the villains aren’t attacking? Why there is so much calm that the biggest concern of Auradon’s king is his girlfriend’s digi-image?

Well, maybe the villains decided to watch and wait. A lot of them make decisions in the rush of the moment, and the ones who got enought patient to make a long time plan were the ones who get better wicked lifes; Lady Tremaine, Mother Gothel, Claude Frollo, Jafar… they almost get away with their plans until something out of their control crashed their lifes, but also, because all of them get angry and make very bad decisions. A better example is Clayton, he got angry and decided to cut vines at random and… well, you all know what happened at the end.

Maybe the villains decided to stay and watch Auradon from the distant, also waiting for the announcement for the next villain kids who will join King Ben’s little proyect, living their lifes in a similar way of how a lot of them lived before they were banished: away from the society who watch them as outsiders, doing whatever the hell they want and just patiently waiting for their next fool who were enough desperate to ask for help for them, but at the same time preparing the rest of the kids if case any of them are called to Auradon, so they will cause havoc there and be the villains’ eyes and ears in the kingdom…

…and then, poof! Mal, Evie, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter and THE FRICKING KING OF AURADON are send it via magic to the Isle of the Lost! I mean, what are the odds? So, for some reason they are going to end in that voodoo shop, and who’s going to help them? Freddie, of course! And judging that China McClain sang “Good is the new bad” with Sofia Carson and Dove Cameron and the fact that Disney announced that all the bonus songs on the Descendants soundtrack are going to be used in some point in Wicked World, there is a big chance that Freddie will choose good and go back with them to Auradon, or maybe she will stay in the Isle (for a while) in case anything happens, but in any case, chances are that Freddie will probably join the Rotten Four in their adventures in Return of the Isle of the Lost and/or Descendants 2 as an ally… for a while.

This give me hopes that Ben might realize that having kids with magic powers who doesn’t know how to control it is actually a bad idea, so he might consider taking off the ban against magic and add magical courses in Aradon Prep, but with restrictions like “you can only use magic in life or death situations”. Knowing Disney I can easily see some sort “licence to perform magic” or something like that in the next movie.

Also, I’m hoping that when Ben finds out that Audrey manipulated Jane to give her a magical makeover he will realize that some people in Auradon are not exactly nice people, but to be honest even if he find about that I don’t think that would change his opinion about her. Sometimes Ben is too good for his own good.

Ice and Fire (Closed with askalwickhux)

A ship arrives at an island, the Drake Island. It was the only island that people allowed to be in peace with the dragons, helping them with every day life with fishing, armory and to keep the children happy if the adults are too busy. The princess, Lilian alongside with her dragon Demon, the Pooka Dragon was the ruler of the isle. She was the kindest princess, despite her parents being the dark king and queen of the Drookians, a vile race that kills anything in sight. 

She has heard that a prince was coming and was willing to let him to visit the island and greet him in person as she flew with Demon to where the ship was at. 

@askalwickhux

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got’s uncasted poc; chataya and alayaya

↳ Chataya and Alayaya are a mother and daughter from the Summer Isles. Chataya, described as a handsome woman, owns an upscale brothel in King’s Landing, which Tyrion visits as a cover to visit Shae. Alayaya assists him in this, being the one to lead him to the wardrobe where a tunnel led to Shae’s manse. Because of this, Cersei suspects Alayaya to be the woman Tyrion loves, and has her imprisoned and later scourged by way of controlling and punishing Tyrion.