Its physical description is simple. It is a moderate sized rosebush with beautiful magenta rose blooms (American Beauties, but Magenta). It seems in bloom between spring and fall, always having just enough roses if one is not greedy. Its thorns are razor sharp, but they are few and far between; just enough to remind one to be cautious, but not enough to be too dangerous.
As long as it is moderately tended, it seems to thrive.
The main determiner of its health is the relationship between the Human Kingdom and the Elven Lands to the West.
It happens all the times. Human colonization and development encroaches upon Elven lands with the expected results: a war. The Elven numbers were always too few to exterminate the human vermin (despite King Seelie’s edicts not to); while the Humans barely able to fight the expert warriors of the near immortal Elves, their iron weapons did the job. After too many deaths on both sides and the Elves realizing the Humans did have an actual civilized ruler, a diplomatic mission occured.
The Mission seemed doomed to failure, as both sides made unreasonable demands. One of the members of the mission was the Prince of King Seelie’s line. Early one evening he waundered into what the Humans pathetically thought was a garden (He had not realized what it was before being told ... it was so childish and primitive). He had a chance encounter with Queen Isa. From that conversation, a friendship of sorts was born. Through the workings of the Prince, The Mission eventually became a qualified success.
Two Months later, several Elves brought a gift to the Queen, a magnificent rose bush in a color like no other. It was Magenta, the Queen’s favorite color. It was a gift from the Prince, made by his own magics. “To symbolize and signify the relations between our peoples.” It was planted in the center of the royal garden (which had been improved greatly thanks to the Prince’s suggestions).
That was several hundred years ago. The rosebush has continued to live and thrive over that time. It has survived two human war, two orc incursions, and a Castle Fire (though heroic effort was exerted to save it). While Queen Isa is long dust, the Prince, now King, maintains the relationship with his noisy neighbors… in respect to King Seelie’s wishes (even though it is against his better judgement) and a child queen (who was merely 40 at the time). As long as his honor, in respect to his gifts to the Humans, is respected.
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