>Be orphan peasant.
>The King was like the father you never had.
>Found you bleeding on the streets after you were robbed.
>Fixed you up and gave you a job as one of his men at arms.
>Now his bitch of a daughter had him killed and pinned his death on you. (Purely because he treated you like the son he always wanted.)
Well, I'm already wanted for regicide, so I guess I'll kill the princess. Maybe try to claim the throne for myself, afterwards, though I'm not sure of the complexities involved in such a thing so it's probably not plausible.
How far up the chain of command in the Kings army did I get? Cause if I happen to have enough men willing to believe and follow me over the princess then biggest army diplomacy wins out and we lose a King and a princess, and gain a new King!
Fling myself into an unquenchable rage and tear the Princess' face off with my ear, probably while being stabbed to death by guards.
I would assume losing a second daddy would be pretty shitty.
>travel to a monastery in a far off land
>learn the truths of Good, Justice, Order, and Mercy
>return home after completing my great Series of Eleven Trials, helping out the common folk along the entire way back, with problems both minor and mythical
>March up to the castle at the dawn of the three thousandth day since my departure
>declare I am That Great Crusader who has been rallying and assisting the common folk all this time, demand audience with the now-queen
>while she basks in the literal afterglow of my holy humping, reveal my identify to her
>MERCY or JUSTICE, YOU DECIDE
either way, I'll plunge deep into her with my blade, all the way to the hilt.
I notice that's 'daughter', but she's not referenced as 'queen'. Salic inheritance then, I take it? She couldn't have managed this, then, without the help of rebellious nobles.
We're just a man at arms with no familial connections. Obviously, we can expect precious little help at court from the pampered nobles. But if we can convince the generals that there's more than meets the eye to this, just maybe we can convince them to place the city under martial law to root out the treason.
Oh that's fucking simple then. Princess may technically not have a legitimate claim to the throne despite being his daughter, so it turns into one simple game of political chess.
Generals have massive amounts of sway, no matter the situation.
If the Generals know of your innocence than all it takes is commanding the turmoil and chaos brought by the regicide of the king by taking the attention of the people and making yourself a voice of the wronged.
>"My fellow men, I stand before you accused of regicide, of killing a man, my father, someone I have long since aspired to be but a tenth of the man he was. He took me in when injured, when I lay bleeding upon the cobble, naught even my own garments to staunch the blood. He raised me as his son, he taught me to be better, to face everyday proud if I knew I faced it trying to be a better man than I was yesterday. When he made me one of his men at arms, I could think of no greater honor, to repay by blood debt in ten fold. But I lay accused, my integrity soiled by the claim of his daughter that twas I that took the kings life. I tell you this in good faith and honesty, it was not I who's hands are soiled with royal blood but rather the one who's veins run in it. She who is threatened by my very existence, verily a monster who would silence her own flesh than to lose the power she'd to inherit. But why? My good people, so true was our kings love for his people that he confided in me that upon great pondering had decided that he'd step down from his position on high to create a government known as a democracy! To place the power in the hands of the people, to make all men equal before each other... Et cetera, basic Lenin shit, fuck the Princess who's hid in the shadows her whole life or what ever to twist her public image and wrench it into the light.
And then pretend like it's France 1789 once I sway the people with the backing of the General's, his closest confidents and let les majesty eat cake.
Oh ye of little faith.
>Using my knowledge of warfare and street smarts, I work myself into a position where I can change my appearance dramatically enough to pass as a different person
>After years of grueling training sequences and experience, I appear as a hero in a time of peril to the princess, doing a complete personality change to make myself as appealing to her as possible.
>Should I die, I die a hero
>Should I live, I offer myself to her as a servant and possible lover
>She needs heirs eventually, I position myself as a hero loved by the people and, seemingly, easily manipulated by her
>She sets me up as a 'toy soldier' and queen consort
>I, loving, capable father, shape the royal children with my genes and personal influence
>Become too important, politically and militarily, to kill, still playing the fool
>I grant several copies of the situation's truth to trusted members of the guard, telling them to reveal the truth to the children if I die
>If my wife falls to old age before me, I confess to her the truth, ending with "And I forgive you- I hope you forgive me."
Flee but leave agents behind. I build my wealth and prestige under an alias.
Back in the kingdom, the agents begin bitching and whining about the fact there needs to be a damn heir. So now the Princess/Queen needs to find a King. Fliers all over the kingdom, royal tournament etc.
I come back, beat up everyone, win the tournament, get hitched then murder the damn bitch.
Well, all princesses have a natural enemy, so I'd say it's time to cut a deal with him.
The devils greatest trick is convincing the world he didn't exist. It's far from difficult convincing the people of your innocence, it enirely depends on context. Was the king beloved? "I've no claim to the throne not do I desire such the position, I want merely my debt in blood but unlike the princess I shall be merciful." Hated? "Viva looks revolution." Apathetic? "Yes my people, twas I will slain the king but the blood that would my hands is not of the man who I called father, that man died long ago with the poison the princess has long since whispered in his ear and closed his drink with." Basically assume the roll of the liberator at the behest of the king who long since lost his own will through the conquering of his sanity by who other than the princess and her beloved flowers of hemlock that bloom in her garden.
All that matters is that you convince the people that the face you wear is genuine as you draft the princess' into the burning light. Of course, the help of the generals can be easily used behind the scenes as well as the princess' maidens, after all who knows the princess the best than those who are out the common man and see the truth of the princess daily?
Frame her back by pretending to be her accomplice saying it out loud in front of everyone pretending to have been used and betrayed by everyone.
Ensure the people know of it so she's never accepted as queen.
>implying i didn't seduce the princess
>implying she didn't kill yer dad for forbidding our marriage
>implying framing me isn't part of a greater plot to actually frame her betrothed, thus freeing her frim the obligation of marrying for politics.
The king was a wise, just and fair man who cared about his subjects, from the highborn nobles to the lowest orphan. His daughter and heir however is petty and foolish, caring about little more than her own fancies. This shows wisdom is not hereditary, and a good king can raise a bad princess.
If I'm accused of regicide, I may as well finish the job. Rile up the people against the monarchy, exterminate the royal family, abolish the nobility, limit the worldly power of the clergy and establish a republic with freedom, equality and brotherhood for all... or death.
One of Byzantine's greatest Emperors only got there because his uncle was the general with an army stationed in the capital when the previous emperor died with no legitimate or ready heirs. Wasn't even bloody or anything, just the right amount of intimidation along with making sure any other more popular general is discreetly taken care of.
>I notice that's 'daughter', but she's not referenced as 'queen'. Salic inheritance then, I take it?
Or maybe, just maybe, she's not a time traveler and wasn't queen at the time she killed him. lrn2garmmar.
We could always make contact with the local barbarian hordes and get them to 'fix' the problem
No, no you misheard. Orc DRAPE, DRAPE the peaceful kingdom of Orcs renowned their textile work sent several rolls of regal purple cloth to be made into drapes as a sign of friendship.
...Political intrigue as the kingdom is caught in the waves of change and chaos caused by the fall of a neighboring empire?
A tale of heroism, betrayal, courage, love, duty and revenge as the young queen is forced to confront the cruel realities of the world, now that the stability her kingdom once flourished in is gone?
I'd read that! Sounds brilliant, actually! Thanks Anon!
Why is it always fucking orc rape? I mean god, I get it's a hentai doujin, but can't they come up with literally anything else? Every damn fantasy doujin ends with "And then the savage pig-orcs raped everyone with tits and mindbroke them into breeding sluts. The end." It's just so damn BORING!
>exterminate the royal family, abolish the nobility, limit the worldly power of the clergy and establish a republic with freedom, equality and brotherhood for all
I like where this is going.
Jesus, no need to be so complicated about it. You know the palace well, just sneak in and slit her throat. You've lived in the place for YEARS, right? You know it better than most of the guards, I assume.
Yeah, I know I shouldn't expect great things from it, but god damn, it feels like it's ALWAYS rape and a hell of a lot of the time, it's orc rape.
It's just so DULL. Granted, it never turned me on to start with, but you'd think with the over-abundance of the stuff, anyone would be more bored than aroused by now!
Thats why nice orcs that dont want to rape anyone started to appear. Normally histories of big, ugly orcs who are there to help a fair maiden just to her to start to make overly descritive histories about how he will rape her, making the orc overly unconfortable. A lot of these girls are elfs. Some actually rape the orc afterwards.
I think it all started with that history of the nice orc in the forest house and the elf who was lost there.