07.07c: Audience with a Ruler

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07.07c: Audience with a Ruler

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After a while... Darnell will draw through his trump a small group, including Ossian, Cameron, Harrune, Osmund and some unknown blue-skinned siren.

He was currently talking to Ashara, and is sharing a medium sized balcony with her.
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Apparently multiple people excuse themselves immediately. Hopefully they will return. Ossian does take some time to talk to Ashara about what occurred.
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Harrune comes back as quickly as may be.

"Lady Ashara, forgive me for the chaos this is causing...and for my dubious manners. Things have been moving too quickly. Fortunately Ossian at least has been remembering his manners."

"So obviously you know at least the basics of what has happened. Do you know either of the other two who walked the Pattern? I fear that I do not. Nor do I know how this will affect the Court of Rebma. What are your thoughts on the matter?"
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"Krajk is a newcomer, he is or was Odin's escort. I don't know much about him." Ashara will sigh. "That could prove dangerous."

Making a slight gesture towards the siren is "Kokytos is of the extremist pro-Rebma movement. He's against 'primary-air-breathers'. Especially those who are human except for the ability to shapeshift. He's not big on surface dwellers either, like the fisherman who stay in Amber-city while off duty."

She will look to Harrune. "For the court, it is up to you three, isn't it?"
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"Yes...and no. We still have to have the support of the people. Calling oneself a leader is pointless if none will follow. I for one do not expect to be terribly popular at first. Hopefully in time people will see that I am doing what I can to help them, not exploit them. If they see that, then perhaps I can win them over."

"You on the other hand already have the support of the people. In some regards that makes you more powerful than me. If you were to directly oppose me, you would have all of Rebma behind you. Were I challenge you to a duel and slay you, it would not win me their hearts...more likely their enmity. Also, you know more about the inner dealings of Rebma than this Krajk or myself...and knowledge is power too. You still have power and you can use it for the good of the people. Do not forget that. I for one will not."
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Rasanam, having followed Harrune up here, comments, "It sounds like we may want to go ahead with that announcement we'd planned, regardless of the change in situation - I don't think it will make us any friends with Kokytos, but from what you've said, that wasn't going to happen anyway."

"And Krajk... I got the distinct impression he considered all this courtly stuff a bunch of tomfoolery that he'd be just as happy without; I doubt that, in the short term, we're likely to see any orders out of him beyond telling people to leave him alone. In the long term, though... he's a mercenary who just got a permanent allegiance shoved down his throat; when he actually realizes that's what happened - that's when I'd expect things to get dangerous."
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Alys leaves Kizak at the bottom of the stairs, and proceeds up to the balcony alone. For the moment, she seems content to stand back and listen.
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Ashara will prompt, "So, has the announcement changed?"

Oberon, and the others are willing to back almost anything that is said.

(OOC: This was previously discussed, so if you need to do final discussions it can assume to have been part of the previous talk about it.)
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Asai will shrug, the maneuver looking rather odd on a quadruped. "The one will be some while in recovering and the other may well be longer in acclimating. I see no reason not to proceed as originally planned, possibly with a caveat for when either or both decide they are ready to assert themselves. If they do so in a troublesome manner, well, perhaps that is why the rest of us are here..."
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Rasanam shakes his head in response to Ashara's question, beckons Lyra to join them, and - once his wife has arrived - steps forward to make an announcement.

"We," a gesture includes all of the Amberites on the balcony, "are declaring Ashara as Regent of Rebma, with full rights to make proclamations in regards to her person, her realm, and related topics."

Then he steps back; any further proclamations are Ashara's business, not his.
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