All was excitement at the Palace. The occasion was the twentieth wedding anniversary of King GarGar and Queen Pirouette. Twenty years and five children later and they were every bit as much in love as when they were first wed. At the celebratory banquet, King GarGar presented Her Majesty with a gold medal that pictured Queen Pirouette as the goddess Athena. It was a moving tribute. The Queen in her turn presented His Majesty with a ceremonial sword. The pummel of the sword was covered with fine, soft leather. The blade itself was polished steel that glinted in the sunlight.