|At this rate, it'll take another 500 years for the ruling String to fix the royal lineage.|
|It Was So Bad That I Couldn't Help It.|
|Date Published||Monday, June 17th, 2002|
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Steve's reward…of nothing useful.
- Corneria Castle - Throne Room
|King Steve||Well done, boys. Princess Sara tells me that you, more or less, rescued her. I'll have to take her word on that...|
Then again I have to take her word that I have a daughter named Sara and that she is her.
|King Steve||Nevertheless, I'm sure you boys are really looking forward to your ridiculously extravagant reward, am I right?|
|King Steve||Well have I got a reward for you!|
It's going to take all the money in the treasury to do it, but you guys deserve it!
|Cut to the Cornerian Channel, with a bridge across it.|
|King Steve||I'll build a bridge!|
we've been meaning to do it for ages, but now we've got a good excuse!
|King Steve||A bridge to Prontera. it's about time, really, we've been neighbors with them for 500 years now and I've never dropped by to say hello.|
|Sara||Dad, you haven't been to Prontera because 500 years ago king Joe exiled everyone whose name started with the letter "P", or "P-ans." With nowhere to go, they swam the Cornernian Channel, where many of them died, and then formed the Kingdom of Pronterra. A bridge has never been built because they hate us and they'd take it as an insult to those who died in that exodus.|
|King Steve||Ohhhh, so that's where we get the famous Cornerian curse. Ahem: "I hope you drown where you're a P-an."|
|Sara||No, Dad. I'm afraid that the curse you're thinking of has a much more literal and much less metaphorical history attached to it.|
|Fighter||I don't get it. Where would I be European? I was born here.|
|Black Mage||Okay, but seriously, that whole bridge thing was just a joke... right?|