Prompt: High Lord Corenda
Corenda was a dog. He followed his master’s lead with wagging eyebrows and lolling tongue, his numerous gold collars jangling low across his chest. But High Lord Corenda was no show dog; he bared vicious teeth and a keen hunting mind when threatened. And though few knew it, his master was not the King.
Notes: If this format sounds similar to that used in the "Gratis" submission, it's because Corenda and Gratis are friends.