℘ Once upon a time, there was a #King named #Laurin that was in charge of a people of dwarves that used to dig into the #mountains looking for gold, silver and other precious crystals and minerals. King Laurin had two magical items: a belt that could give him the strenght of twelve men and an invisibility cape.
One day Hartwig, the King of #adigeo, met a beautiful girl named Similde and fell in love with her. His #love was corresponded, and so the two decided to marry. For the occasion, King Hartwig invited all the nobles of the reign for a serene May outing... All the nobles, except King Laurin. Laurin decided to go to the party anyway using his special cape. As soon as he noticed the astonishing #beauty of Similde, he hopelessly fell in love with her. Blinded by the love he felt for her, he kidnapped her and took her away from her beloved one. King Hartwig immediately asked the King of Goti for help, and along with his soldiers he marched to #catinaccio, where #Rosengarten is found.
The army reached King Laurin in a beautiful garden completely covered in delicate roses, and the battle began. Laurin immediately wore his magical belt and began fighting the King's soldiers. However, the army was way too strong for him, and as he noticed the approaching defeat, he cowardly wore his invisibility cape and began running around trying to derail the soldiers. However, he did not consider the ground covered in roses: the flowers bent under his weight and allowed the King's soldiers to locate him. As a result, he got caught and was arrested. While he was driven away to be imprisoned, he glanced behind him with a terribly angry look, and threw a curse on those beautifully rose-tinted mountains for betraying him: no one will ever see their astonishing rose tint again, not by day, nor by night. But he forgot to mention the sunset and the sunrise in his cruel curse... And so Rosengarten took his revenge over Laurin's hate, showing his incredible reddish-rose shade only during the sunset and the sunrise. ℘
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