The story of The Last Unicorn begins in a forest.
The Unicorn (who is never given a name) leaves her enchanted forest where
she has lived her entire life when she hears that she is the last of the
unicorns. A playful butterfly tells her that long ago the Red Bull
drove all the unicorns into the sea, and that she could find them if she
was brave. She sets out from her forest to discover wher the other
unicorns have gone. Not long after leaving her forest she is captured
by a witch, Mommy Fortuna, while she is asleep. It is here that she
meets Schmendrick for the first time. Schmendrick is an incompetent
wizard and a second rate pickpocket, but he recognizes the Unicorn for
what she truly is. With Schmendrick's help the Unicorn makes her
escape and continues her quest, now with the aid of Schmendrick.
Using Schmendrick's information regarding the Red Bull, they continue to
journey towards the sea and King Haggard's realm. While passing through
the woods in King Haggard's country, the Unicorn and Schmendrick are set
upon my bandits. It is here that they meet Molly Grue. After
making their escape Molly Grue comes with them on their quest because Schmendrick
was going the wrong way. Sleeping within sight of the castle of King
Haggard the Unicorn is set upon by the Red Bull. In order to save
her Schmendrick uses his magic to change her into something other than
a unicorn. Since Schmendrick does not have complete control over
his magic he can not choose her new shape and she becomes a human.
Unicorn is revolted at having been transformed into a mortal shape,
but Schmendrick explains it is the
only way they can gain entrance to the castle. He gives her the
name Lady Amalthea and the three of
them reach the castle. King Haggard recognizes her for what she
truly is, but allows them to stay so that he may look at them a while.
The king's adopted son, Prince Lir, falls in love with Amalthea and devotes
himself entirely to trying to win her love. The story continues with
Schmendrick and Molly Grue trying to find the lost unicorns before Lady
Amalthea loses her memory as a unicorn and becomes a mortal forever.
The only way to find out what happens is to...
Read the Book!!
Well with that cleared up I would like to present you with a little
something that I have been working on. It's The Last Unicorn
Desktop theme. As far as I know its the only one out there so enjoy.
Last Unicorn Theme