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Seasons are a theme that appears in King's Quest reboot universe, but they appear to more themes and possibly symoblic to the stories than discussed in 'natural' terms. Thus the order of seasons will be discussed in the order they appear in the game...

BackgroundEdit

Noteably the season is never directly mentioned during the first 2-3 stories, though there is some references to 'next spring' in Chapter 1.

Graham's tree in the town itself for example is in a state of 'spring' (reflecting new life, a new zeal to fix things), when everything around him is in autumn or rainy season. The tree loses its buds after Graham loses his son, and the kingdom goes into a 'state of winter' reflecting the story being told. Chapter 3 story goes through the two stages of autumn (dying), and greyness of denial of his kingship, to finally accepting and moving on and turning the kingdom around.

SummerEdit

The 'present' is set during the summer with Graham telling his life story to Gwendolyn. The boxart for all five chapters show very green vines much like you would find during the summer, and each story changes the vines to reflect the story he is telling (but they always remain green and fresh like summer).

Gwendolyn visits Daventry every summer, and spends much of the time in her grandfather’s bedchamber listening to – and learning from – his stories.[1]

However, in the game in the 'present' outside the courtyard has red leaved trees, and also outside Gwendonlyn's room you can see tree with red leaves (which seems to resemble autumn).

AutumnEdit

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In Chapter 1 (in the main story and prologue, the kingdom appears to be in Autumn (however it could be 'summer' see Chapter 5). This appears to show the downfall of Edward's kingdom. Fruit/berry trees are still bearing fruit, yet its autumn. Most fruits grow during spring and harvested early or late summer when the trees are full of green leaves.

Strangely the tree, that respresents Graham's aging however is budding like its spring.

In chapter 3 the game still has Graham going through Fall both as a young knight. By the time he is fully mature the kingdom is in its "Spring".

Chapter 1 boxart looks like 'summer' and is very green (more to represent the present when the story is being told), but the image in the mirror reflects the Autumn.

In the present is a letter that mentions "Autumn" which may suggest the game's present actually is set during autumn.

Rainy SeasonEdit

Chapter 1 ending artwork foreshadows the rainy season.

This is sort of an extension to the 'autumn' (as Daventry still looks like the trees are still golden, and leaves falling) but adds to this with the greyness of a new king who doesn't understand what he is doing.

In Chapter 3 as he is a young king it is still in the rainy season, and he 'trying to heal and repair his kingdom". Only for the next period to turn into spring after he's turned the kingdom around.

The chapter 2 boxart adds raindrops to the vines, to reflect the changes in weather in the story.

The tree that represents Graham continues to bud, now with a few more buds.

While rain can reflect grey uncertainty it can also lead to new growth and life, as is reflected in the nedr chapter's season.

The present reflects the story in that it is raining outside Castle Daventry throughout the entire chapter as Graham tells his story.

SpringEdit

The ending of Chapter 2's artwork forshadows spring.

In Chapter 3 after the prologue its full on spring, Graham is in the prime of his life. The tree representing him is filled with big buds as well. Spring folllows the story as he journies to find his wife, and is reflected in every land he visits.

The only change to this is the effect of the frost tonic at the end of the story which causes winter around Hagatha's tower (more about this in winter).

In Chapter 4, it is still spring when Graham's child alexander is kidnapped. Suggesting from a literary standpoint that the kingdom was still young and happy, everything was good. At least until Alexander was kidnapped and they failed to find him.

The box for chapter 3 shows the vines with blossoms, which puretly represents spring.

WinterEdit

Chapter 3 ends with winter around the Ice Tower, and the preview picture shows a wintery scene.

18 Years later, when Alexander returns to a Daventry with his family still longing for his return the kingdom is suffering an extremely cold winter. They travel to southern lands on vacation to get away from it to discover the unnatural winter still exists in those lands as well. There is even a 'coldness' between Graham and Alexander as they do not understand each other very well... Alexander loves magic, Graham no longer trust magic, as it was how Alexander was kidnapped.

The boxart now shows the vines all frozen and covered with ice cycles, but stll green as if in summer.

The tree has lost its buds representing life and legacy, much like Graham losing his son.

SummerEdit

The final chapter occurs in the 'summer', but everything looks dry and dying like it is 'autumn' (like back in Chapter 1). Perhaps Chapter 1 actually was in the 'summer', there is no way to know for sure. But like Edward, Graham is worried that his own legacy is going to fizzle, and burn up.

The cover is back to having plain green leaves of summer, like Chapter 1's box.

The tree is fully filled with green leaves, but burns up representing the end of its life, and Graham nearing the end of his.

The present is supposed to be in the 'summer' too, and it also has red leaved trees (in the various chapters) (outside Gwen's room, the courtyard, etc).

See alsoEdit


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