Clive decided to return home for the first time in years after word reached him that his father, the king, had passed away. Clive had grown strong of mind and body in his journeys. The royal retainers were livid at his audacity. "Such a brash attitude is unbecoming of a king!" Yet the matured Clive did not bend to their criticism. "I am the rightful heir! If any see me unfit to rule in the least, then strike me down this instant!"
Clive is a masculine name of of Old English origin; derived from the word clif with the meaning "cliff, slope, riverbank". Surname and place name, first was a nickname for one who lived near a cliff.
Artwork by Yu-Han Chen.