Tales are meant to be told.
It was time for a new adventure. 

Years had passed since the Count of Menton had ventured out from the comfort of his lands.  This had begun to bother him greatly.  Afterall, he had traveled far and wide as a soldier and explorer of new lands and peoples.  He had earned the respect and thanks of his King and of the people who lived and worked on his lands.  Why had he stayed in one place for so long?  There was a waiting world of mystery out there.  The time was now. 

His wife, the lovely Countess Catherine knew well the look on her husbands face as he entered the long dining hall.