The Kingdom of Kokkino is one of two warring kingdoms on the island of Crete in Greece. It is where the bonus game, Trusty John and King Bluebeard, takes place, and plays a role in the events of The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide.
Not much is known about this kingdom, except that it has been in conflict with its neighboring kingdom, Prasino. At some point, the old king of the kingdom died leaving his son Bluebeard as king. Before dying, the old king made his adviser, Trusty John, swear an oath that Bluebeard would never enter the Forbidden Chamber, lest a curse befall the kingdom. However, the war gave Bluebeard an accuse to send the advisor to Prasino as a spy. Once the adviser left, Bluebeard entered the Forbidden Chamber. There he discovered a portrait of the Sea Goddess. The beauty of the portrait corrupted Bluebeard's mind. The change in Bluebeard's behavior made his wife, Queen Heloise, suspicious. She entered the chamber and discovered the portrait. When confronted by his wife, Bluebeard killed her and left her body in the chamber. He repeated this tragic cycle three more times. The disappearance of his wives made the people of Kokkino suspicious of the king's sanity. Between the war and the king's behavior, the people of Kokkino began to flee. The war between the two kingdoms have left Kokkino is bad shape. Eventually, the Kingdom of Kokkino was destroyed by the Sea Goddess.
Relevant Parables Edit
The Jealous King (from Trusty John and King Bluebeard)
Bluebeard's father, an ancient Kokkino King, was renowned as a just and honest ruler. He had only one secret, shared with not one other soul: his Forbidden Chamber. The chamber held a painting of the beautiful Sea Goddess that he worshipped and adored all his life. Before he died, he made his adviser swear an oath that his son should never enter the room; if he did, a curse would befall the entire kingdom. As soon as the throne was his, Bluebeard sent his father's adviser to Prasino as a spy, hoping to gain knowledge of the enemy kingdom's secret weapon. The adviser had barely left the palace, when Bluebeard entered the Forbidden Chamber. As his father had foretold, the beauty of the Sea Goddess in her portrait clouded his mind and his judgment. He married four times, taking the life of each young wife when she discovered the forbidden room. Bluebeard's kingdom slowly deteriorated, along with his sanity.
Notable Residents Edit
- King Bluebeard (former)
- Queen Heloise (former)
- Queen Eleonore (former)
- Queen Isaure (former)
- Queen Judith (former)
- Trusty John (former)