Beauty's Punishment Setting & Symbolism

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Court of Queen Eleanor

The Court of Queen Eleanor is home to the royal family. The Crown Prince who saved Sleeping Beauty is the son of Queen Eleanor.

Under the Queen's rule, there are hundreds of naked slaves who are in attendance. The slaves are given by their parents for their own betterment and to learn obedience. The slaves who are in service to the royals are considered to be privileged.

Notable features of the Court include the Training Hall, Bridle Path and the Hall of Punishments. Ultimately, each slave ends up in each place for infractions real or imagined. The Court believes that in order to be taught, the slaves need to be beaten and humiliated on a daily basis.

Auction Block

Once a year, the Spring Auction takes place in the local village. People save money all year in order to attend and bid on potential...

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