From the background notes of a fantasy novel I am this >< close to completing.
CS 1323 Horace II crowned King of the Compact.
Horace is a quiet, patient man, which leads some to underestimate him. However, when his patience runs out he can take dramatic, decisive action. One of the more notable examples of this happened when he finally had enough of two nobles who were squabbling over a parcel of land.
After more than a decade of each man refusing any agreement offered which did not completely cater to his full demands they finally came before King Horace. After listening to them argue and shout and scream at each other for nearly two hours Horace came to the conclusion that they weren't actually interested in the land, they just wanted to argue. He ordered his guards to dunk them in the palace pond then make them stand on the bank in their wet clothes on a cold, windy Winter evening until they reached an agreement.
Interestingly, both the dunked nobles become firm allies of Horace for the rest of their lives.