THE LEGENDS, FABLES, TALES AND LORE OF
THE BEARERS OF THE SULTAN'S STRENGTHS
The Legend of The Bearers of the Sultan's Strengths first appeared on the Nation's re-designed Supreme Currency, the Fundraiser, by decree of Sultan Rogstaden O'Bannon. Printed on the back side of the 100,000 ministry note is the graphic depiction of the source of the Sultan's power, wisdom and strengths to lead his people to greater lives.
Three island nymphs appear before the Sultan on the palace beach bearing him the gifts from God which will fortify his rule and guide him in leading his people. The young islanders, some believe the house servants from the Almighty, bring the Sultan the gifts of Gold, Frankfurters and Nerve (Gas).
Scholars depict the symbolism of the Legend that Gold imparts wealth which equates to power; Frankfurters impart the belief of sustenance comes from all parts of the animal which equates to bounty, and Nerve imparts the personality trait that the Sultan can do anything he pleases because he has the divine forces of nature at his disposal.
THE LEGEND OF HENRY (THE BOILER) KEWAUNKNEE
Second only to the Act of Creation, the national sport of Killer Croquet is the most beloved tradition of the Islanders. The most beloved Croaquer was the legendary Henry, the Boiler, Kewaunknee. Verbal accounts from the elders state that Henry was a hulking man, more than six and half bales tall, 21 stone large, a walking eclipse. In original form, Killer Croquet was a nobleman's estate leisure of teamship, strategy and kinship. Four players per team: a Striker, who has a heavy mallet to whack the croaq (ball) through wickets to the opponent's (post) goal; a Mid Defender, who may cross the course's midline, and a Back Defender, who cannot cross the course's midline (both play with defensive cricket bats; and a Guardian, who on kneepads defends an area in front of team goal, an area chalked in a crescent shape. Word of the game spread among the Peoples, who in turn, tried to mimic the aspiring vision of the lives of the noble class. It was played as first seen on the estates of the nobles, spawning a national obsession and leagues of sporting teams. It was on those commons that stirred the unending passion for the sport; Kewaunknee.
Kewaunknee, a Mid Defender in his prime, was once frustrated by the slow play of the original game, which led to afternoons of drinking under the hot tropic sun, which led to players between moves, drinking under the hot tropic sun, which led to the largest, meanest, and most intoxicated Mid Defender to incorporate full contact rugby into the national sport. When he first whacked a slow playing opponent with his bat, a stunned crowd hush turned into a raucous ovation. When he tackled a striker near the goal, the crowd began to shout his name as they would a sultan!
The Elders of the Estates did not want their game to be corrupted by the peasants. They resisted the rules changes. They threatened to ban any player from national teams if they violated the gentlemen's code. But none of the threats stopped Kewaunknee from playing to masses. Soon it was apparent that Kewaunknee was now more important than the Keepers of the Sport when he proclaimed himself the King of Killer Croquet. So, today, when any croaq is in movement, all players have the right to move about the field to whack, tackle, steal, elbow, strike, block or physically defend their position until the croaq in play comes to rest.
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