A/N:Loosely based on the Scottish Wars of Independence (1286 - 1328: the time of Robert the Bruce, Kind Edward & William Wallace if you care to know ), Legend is my re-envisioning of the Star Wars prequels in a medieval 'fantasy' world. Many other classic famous tales of fantasy-fiction and historical events are intertwined with this tale. Expect pirates, dragons, Knights, vagabonds and rambunctious Parisian brothels ;
Main Characters(for the first few chapters at least) Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, Asajj Ventress, Kit Fisto, Qui-Gon Jinn, Siri Tachi, Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku, Darth Maul
Note:I have posted this before but since then I've made a few minor but very important changes to the plot so I decided to start again.
Summary:Anakin Skywalker is the unlikely hero who finds himself caught between two feuding Kingdoms and the set task of rescuing a fair Princess.
November 21st 1489, King Amidala lay still as stone upon his deathbed.
Descended from a line of great Kings stretching back one thousand years to the Bronze Age, the Kingdom of Naboo had been ruled under King Amidala's order for near 80 cycles. Aided by the philosophical council of Guardians, Amidala became legendary as a wise and noble Sovereign and Naboo prospered and flourished under his rule. With his devastating passing the crown fell to his young daughter, Padmé Amidala, the Maid of Naboo.
This girl, who was less than 6 years of age, would create many problems for the Naboo; she was far too young to rule by herself. The Guardians would have to rule the Kingdom until she was old enough. More importantly, she was a girl and many believed only a man could govern. A Maid of Naboo could not be expected to lead an army into battle if need be. Eventually mistrust began to spread across the land and the Guardians were overthrown. Unsure as to who should rule in the young Princess's place Civil war threatened to break out, many arguing whether or not King Amidala's heir should ever become Queen.
As the years passed a distraught Count Dooku wrote to Emperor Palpatine who ruled the grand Kingdom of Coruscant across the seas. Neither friend nor foe, Naboo and Coruscant were reserved neighbours, never meddling in one another's business. However, the gravity of the situation at hand begged aid of the wise Emperor.
A treaty was forged between the two Kingdoms and the Count promised the young Princess's hand in marriage on the eve of her 17th birthday to the Emperor's son. The Naboo were delighted when they received word of this possible unity. Coruscant was the most powerful Kingdom in the world with a formidable ruler who would cease the conflict in their country.
However, the Emperor had plans of his own for the Naboo.
Criticism is very much appreciated. I've tried very hard to successfully edit this fic and I'd love to hear people's opinion!
Thanks (Happy Hogmanay!)