|Your Royal Highness
Author: mkeeg91 PM
adodcefa's challenge. H/Hr Harry Potter is just a random orphan boy with nothing to his name. At least thats what he thinks until one day, an event in his life changes everything he thought he knew about himself. Besides learning of a whole new world...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Harry P. & Hermione G. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,844 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 05-16-12 - Published: 01-09-12 - id: 7726787
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Chapter Eight: The Lord with Many Rings
The characters that are from the HP universe belong to J.K. A few characters will be invented, but they will be easy to recognize.
This chapter will be Harry gaining his Lordship. The title is a play on the Lord of the Rings, but I felt this fit Harry more with his many titles. Just a heads up, he won't be gaining every title up front, so please don't get upset if not every ring from the beginning is granted to him yet.
Also, I feel its necessary to say sorry and ask your forgiveness for such a long wait. School has been tough this semester since I just changed majors this past January and I'm playing catch-up this semester with 19 credits compared to my normal 14-16 per semester. Then add my part-time job… haha! Anyways, no more excuses and on with the show! Enjoy!
Another thing, a big thank you to ZeroRevolution for his idea about the Ring I used. I named it and changed some of the gems around (he uses colors and I use gem names). Besides that, all of that genius is his. He just let me play with his pretty ring. So check out his work as well. He has a Royalty styled fic as well. I have it under good authority though that he cannot log into his account, so those stories will not be updated beyond their current status unless he makes a new account.
On with the show!
Soon the party was wrapping up and Harry began getting robed up to go to Gringotts to claim his Lordships officially. Duke Greengrass and Lady Bones would be accompanying him to make sure nothing went wrong.
Even though Harry already knew of which Lordships he would be receiving, he was still slightly nervous when they arrived. Waiting for him were Griphook, Morgan, and Merlin. Seeing them made Harry extremely happy since both of them had been off doing errands for the last year and he had missed them greatly. Merlin didn't hang around the families since no one still knew that Harry was the future Prince and King. Also, none knew of Merlin's existence except The Dursley's and Harry. Morgan just pretended to be Harry's mom through adoption. None liked keeping this info from the group, but Merlin felt it was necessary for the time being. He wanted all of the children to be used to Harry as another kid and not a Prince so that they wouldn't leave him or become distant once that information became widespread news. Morgan agreed as did Harry with reluctance.
Even though Harry had already heard all about his inheritance from Ragnok years before, there would still be some surprises for him once the meeting began.
Duke Greengrass, Lady Bones, and Harry arrived at Gringott's later that day and were led into a meeting room where Morgan, Merlin, Griphook, and Ragnok were all waiting. The surprised Duke and Lady quickly bowed to the Goblin Monarch, while Harry just smiled and nodded his head in greeting as if greeting an old friend (which technically he was). This just surprised Geoffrey and Amelia especially when Ragnok smiled back to the young boy. 'Just who is Harry Potter really?' thought the two. They both saw Morgan and the bearded old man just smile knowingly at them and decided to just wait and watch the show. The shocks were only beginning.
When the party arrived, King Ragnok saw the two older members of the new group bow to him. His contacts informed him that these were the Duke Greengrass and Lady Bones. Seeing Harry smile and nod at him caused the old goblin king to smile in return, which he saw confused the other two. 'Obviously whom Harry truly is has been withheld from this group' he thought. He then turned to Merlin, who nodded his head in return before turning to the new group beginning to speak.
"Welcome friends of Harry and well Harry," said Merlin.
"Hey Santa Claus!" said Harry smiling cheekily. This caused Merlin to roll his eyes in amusement and Morgan to barely stifle a laugh. This has been Harry's greeting to Merlin since the first time he made the mistake all those years ago. This of course only served to confuse the two Pure Bloods even more whom had never heard of Santa Claus before. He was not a part of the Pure Blood Christmas festivities.
"Anyways," continued Merlin as if not interrupted. "Its time for you to assume some of your Noble roles young Harry. Are you ready to become the young Lord and Duke we've been preparing you to be?"
Harry looked a little unsure, but the expression was wiped off of his face with a deep breath and looking in Merlin's eyes he said, "I'm ready."
"Excellent," replied Merlin. Then here are your family rings. Merlin opened up the box and the two Pure Bloods were surprised to see five family rings in the box.
Harry looked up at Merlin and said, "Do I have to do anything or just put them on?"
Merlin chuckled and said, "Just put them on in order of reverse Seniority, so the House Evans ring first and the House Cornwall last". This shocked the two once again since they both recognized Cornwall as one of the three Senior Duke family names of the seven. They were once again shocked to hear Merlin tell Harry to put the Gryffindor ring on before the Ravenclaw one and then the Potter and Evans rings on last. 'THREE of the three High Duke families and one of the fourteen High Lord families were controlled by this young man? He is currently the single most powerful political figure in existence!' Once again Morgan just smiled knowingly almost smirking at the two from behind knowing exactly what they were thinking. 'If only they knew how true that thought was,' she thought.
Finally Harry had put on the five rings, which then merged into one with the Cornwall ring visible.
"Excellent young Duke. Do you want your last ring yet?" asked Ragnok.
"Not yet. I cannot really use it for much yet I don't believe so it would only make things harder for me," replied Harry slightly panicking at the thought.
Morgan decided to speak up for the first time. "Actually, My Lord. Taking the last ring would only benefit you. You deserve the ring even if you cannot use every aspect of it yet. I have begun your training in preparation for taking it. If you do so, it will only help. Things might be a little strained at first at home, but it would be better now rather than once you start schooling. Its not like you have to tell anyone outside of your friends and family about it. Merry and I will be there to help explain things," she finished with a smirk at Merlin, whom once again rolled his eyes, but her joke had worked and Harry had once again stopped panicking.
This only further confused the two Pure Bloods whom were only further confused when trumpets were heard coming from the walls. The back wall behind the throne opened up and a table slid across the floor to the center of the room. Ragnok stood to the left of his throne with Griphook next to him and Merlin to the right of the throne with Morgan next to him. The table stopped in front of the throne and with a regal voice, Ragnok started to speak.
"Young Harry. Please stand before the throne and the table. Present in observation are two goblins, a wizard and witch, and two spirits of old to observe your coming to power. Open the box young Prince and take hold the Ring of Kings!"
As Harry started to walk forward, the usually stoic Duke Greengrass fainted right away. Lady Bones didn't look much better than the Duke. After reviving the Duke, the procession continued. Harry stood in front of the throne and opened the box. Inside were a few items, but only one was currently for the young Prince, the Ring of Kings. He would get the Holy Circlet, Excalibur, its scabbard, and the Scepter of Glory once he became King. Merlin stepped forward and took the ring out of the box and held it up before the young Prince.
"Prince Harry. This is the Ring of Kings. Upon it, you will note seven different stones each with amazing powers. Morgan has of course been preparing you for each of them, though some will take some time yet before you can use them fully. They are as follows: The Sapphire of Absorption, the Emerald of Enhancement, The Ruby of Transportation, The Diamond of Creation, The Amethyst of Majesty, The Opal of Knowledge, and the Topaz of Combat. Each will be explained to you while you are trained to use them."
Harry reverently took the ring and placed it upon his right ring finger. The Cornwall ring then merged into it and it glowed brightly for a few seconds before dimming. No one spoke for a good minute before King Ragnok said, "All hail Harold James Gryffindor Ravenclaw Cornwall Potter Evans Pendragon the Fourth. Prince of Avalon, Camelot, and the Greater Isles! Long live the future King!"
"Long Live Prince Harry!" replied everyone else. After the event was over and the goblins left, Amelia and Geoffrey approached the Prince and said with a bow, "Your Majesty. We never knew. If only we had known, we could….", but they were interrupted by Harry's raised hand.
"I didn't wish to be treated differently because of my title. That was why Merlin, Morgan, and I agreed it would be best to hide it till the last possible moment. I am still Harry and hope this doesn't change at least too much between us. I still see both of you as family."
"Of course Your, I mean Harry. We will still treat you as family if that is what you wish."
"It is," replied Harry. "Another truth is that this kind old man…"
"I'm not that old!" replied Merlin who was hushed by Morgan interrupted him. "Oh don't talk Morgan, my dear. You are only…" but Merlin was interrupted by Morgan's hand on his mouth.
"Say my age at your own peril old man," she said with a smirk. "As Harry was trying to say before being interrupted by this old man was that he is Merry and I'm Morgan."
Harry just shook his head at their antics before continuing, "He is Merlin and she is Morgan Le Fey. Both are long dead; however, both have returned to the land of the living to help me ascend to the throne as was intended and to help me defeat the Dark Lord Dumbledore once and for all. They also informed me that I defeated Voldemort once and for all at the age of five."
"Dark Lord Dumbledore? I think you have some explaining to do young man," said Amelia.
"Lets go home so Merlin and I can explain everything to everyone all at once," said Morgan to the general agreement of all.
Sorry this took so long. I've just been really busy. Hope you all enjoyed this chapter and I hope to have more of this soon! Review review review! Those reviews are the main reason I write fanfiction and without them I feel like I'm writing to myself only. Please let me know if you like my work. Thanks!
The Ring of Kings:
(as created by ZeroRevolution)
Absorption – Sapphire– Drains and Discharges magical energy from spells. Can nullify standing magical effects. It can also be used to drain energy from a wizard's magical core. If used in conjunction with the Rune of Enhancement, it can inflict permanent drain to someone's magical core.
Enhancement – Emerald– Enhances all Rune powers. Enhances magical effects. Allows use of spells and powers that could not normally be used. This rune links all of the others, allowing them to exist together, as well as amplifying their power.
Transportation – Ruby– Grants the wielder control over transportation, be it flight, teleportation, or anything else. It is not limited to himself and he can move just about anything, although the strength of his will and magic do limit the size of things he can move.
Creation – Diamond – Allows the wielder to create objects or grant them a semblance of life. Creating a magical object is extremely difficult. The rune is capable of creating plant life, and, possibly, non-sentient life. It takes an immense amount of power to do so, and could not possibly be attempted until a person has reached a certain level of personal power. Also enhances the wielder's healing rate.
Combat – Topaz – One of the High Runes. Grants combat knowledge and skills. Enhances the strength of the wielder. Also grants superior knowledge of tactics. It also contains the weapon of the King, Excalibur.
Majesty – Amethyst– One of the two High Runes. It creates an aura around the wielder, separate from their magical aura. This aura manipulates the emotions of everyone around him. His commands become dictates that are extremely difficult to disobey. His enemies flee in fear. Compels respect. This particular rune is difficult to control, because it is linked to emotions. Its strength is affected by the age of the wielder.
Knowledge –Opal – The most powerful of the seven. It contains ultimate knowledge of Magic and the magical world - The vast majority of Merlin's knowledge came from this rune. It is also almost impossible to completely control it
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Just a reminder:
Harold James Gryffindor Ravenclaw Cornwall Potter Evans Pendragon IV
Crown Prince Pendragon of Camelot
Duke of Cornwall (Morgan Le Fay)
Duke of Godric's Hallows
Duke of Raven's Claw
High Lord Potter