Their story is based on the French tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Appearances and Personality Edit
The King is a tall man with a long beard and angular features. In his youth, he had light blond hair. In older age, his hair and beard had turned to white. He wears a long cloak and carries a large broadsword.
The Queen is about a head shorter than her husband and has a softer face. In her youth, she had light blond hair. Older, her hair turned to white and she took to wearing long, draping robes with a wimple under her crown.
Not much is known about the King and Queen of Stewartson, other than they cared for their daughters. They tried to collect the spindles in one room so that Briar Rose's fate can be averted and sent Ivy Green away for her own safety.
The King and the Queen ruled over a kingdom in Edinburgh, Scotland. When their first child, Princess Briar Rose, was born, they held a grand festival and invited all of the fairy godmothers of the land. However, they did not invite the Evil Godmother, as she was a wicked woman.
Angry at the slight, the Evil Godmother cursed the infant princess, dooming her to pricking her finger on a spindle and falling into an eternal sleep. In spite of this, the Goddess Flora decided to honor the child by making her one of her immortal Guardians.
When the King and Queen had another infant, Princess Ivy Green, they were afraid that a similar curse would befall her, so they sent her away to Germany and struck all evidence of her existence from their castle, save for one small figurine in a sealed attic room.
When Briar Rose came of age, the events foretold by her curse also came to pass. She pricked her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fell immediately into a deep sleep. The other inhabitants of the castle, including the King and Queen, also fell into a sleep. Briars sprang up throughout the castle and around it, forming a protective barrier for the sleeping princess and those also sleeping inside.
In time, a Prince came and made his way past the briars into the castle. He kissed the sleeping princess, waking the King and Queen and all of the other castle inhabitants - but not Briar Rose. Shortly after waking her, the Prince fell gravely ill as a result of the curse on the princess. He died and was entombed in the Stewartson Castle to honor him.
The King and Queen waited out the rest of their lives, hoping for their sleeping daughter to emerge from the curse. Sadly, this never came to be. They passed away and were buried next to each other on the castle grounds, with a secret passage to their beloved daughter's resting place hidden beside their graves.
What remains of the inscription on the King's grave reads as thus: "Suddenly A Flower Sweet / Is Awoken From The Garden / At Our Feet / ___ ___ She's Flown Away / The Wind Of Her Wings Will ___ One Day" It seems to be a clue to Briar Rose's hidden sleeping chamber, located at the foot of their graves ("at our feet").
First Names Edit
The names of the King and Queen are currently unknown. Their tombstone markers clearly read "Stewartson" - but their first names are largely smudged out. Comparing the two markers side by side, we can see that both first names seem extremely similar. They both appear to contain only three letters, each name ending with an A. The developers could very well have used the same text on both tombstones, as it's such a minute detail.
Assuming that these actually were intended to be two separate names, the King's first name is possibly Lon or Liam. The Queen's name has fared a bit better, but is still hard to read; it appears to be most likely either Ella or Eia.
- Given that the Stewartsons are a Scottish royal family, it's entirely possible that their last name was deliberately chosen by the developers. The House of Stuart ruled Scotland for several generations, and prior to that had been a family of stewards to the ruling clan. The implication may be that the Stewartson family of these games is somehow related to the royal Stuarts.