Since I am barbaric and brutish why don't i have a Colosseum of battle, pitting people against each other?
The king was humane and also barbaric. Since he was semi-barbaric he had ideas to display just how barbaric he was. This idea came in the form o a Colosseum for brutal battle
The King's thoughts have become a reality. Even more barbaric as they have to choose a gate which both have either a lady or tiger. Even more brutal, as if they chose the lady they would be wedded husband and wife, not even caring for those with marriages, and as you can expect what would happen if the tiger's gate was chosen
The king has a daughter. This princess carries all his traits which includes his semi-barbaric side. This princess is very beautiful, rising above other beauties which earns her a lover
The princess (as you know of all princesses) was of royal blood. the person she saw every night was not of royal blood, he was in fact a commoner. these actions are looked down upon as royalty and commoners cannot mix, due to this they kept their meet ups, a secret
The king is baffled to learn of this relationship. He immediately puts the man behind bars. The trail for his crimes was set in stone, he would be performing in the arena.
The man, set to the arena has no where to go, no place to hide. Faced with this he went out bowing to the king. Although seen as a sign of respect his true eyes were on the princess.