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Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:10 pm
by Myrn
"What we offer has been our policy on the matter without any of my personal input. And by your logic so to speak, you are asking us to protect a foreign diplomat, and a royal at that, your king had not granted protection to. That sign is a cause for worry and even more reason to abide by the policies that had been set in place." Draven did not falter in his explanation nor in his reasoning behind the sound judgment. His tone had stayed an even calm and his expression neutral as if tutoring an impatient child. If their kingdom had not granted protection while knowing of their hunters, why seek another kingdom they weren't allied with and with no prior relations on top of that?

"However this is talk most suited for the parties directly involved to be present, until then, Lady Conrad is to rest before she is to hold an audience again."

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:41 pm
by Avalein
At that Laeroth nodded, quietly thinking, "they did not come to us, I fear that with some of the kingdoms their people are not completely trusting of my people. So making such calls is up to Princess Ilyana and we did not know of their situation before arriving at the Dragon Scale." His eyes suddenly went cold, ever since Arlayna's death Ilyana's father's policy had been to cut his kingdom off, it was his daughter who had managed to persuade him that they still needed more then just the alliance and trade of Liria.

A small smile appeared on his lips, "well, how about a deal then?" a hand going to the sword that hung from his waist his fingers gently putting his hand around the hilt feeling the jewels that were placed there.

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
by Annasiel
Gielban had remained silent throughout the exchange, her eyes shifting from Draven and Laeroth in kind. She didn't trust herself to interject. Draven was handling the situation as well as she could hope, if not a little heavily-handed, and she felt in her tired state she'd end up doing more harm than good. However, the air quickly began to sour, backhanded retorts and glares all around. When Laeroth's hand touched on his hilt, she chose to step forward.

"You must understand, I have the interests of my people's safety at heart," she interjected, unconsciously placing an arm between the two men. "All we have to determine your merit is your word, but words are thin and easily spun. Why would we risk the anger of a powerful nation, certainly much more formidable than our own, to protect the interests of individuals we barely know ourselves? Why would we risk war for it?"

Gielban sighed, again kneading at the bridge of her nose. She was trying her best to maintain a level tone, but the mess of the day, combined with her quickly returning headache, did little to help her temper.

"I will not risk the well-being of my own country by inviting the domestic disputes of another to my doorstep. I will give your party sanctuary and protection, but I do not intend to wage battle for some other leader's civil unrest. That is my judgement, take it as you will, and that is final."

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 pm
by Avalein
Lareoth closed his eyes sighing, "then if that is the case they will stay at the Silver Crown until they depart whether it be a few weeks or until the war in their land is over." Shaking his head sighed once again, putting his fingers to his temples not sure of what to do. "Well then let them come and speak to you on the matter, plus we do not need sanctuary or protection, we are here on business as well as creating more trade and expanding our alliances." Laeroth looked at Gielban, "they were being invaded by their enemy who says that our kingdoms are not next." his voice questioning.

He had lived long enough to see his kingdom invaded or at least tried invading their kingdom.

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:03 am
by Myrn
Draven surmised that Laeroth was challenging him to duel then and there however he felt the elf held no power over him to make any deals to be bound to. He did casually place a hand on the hilt of the sword attached to his hip as well though not to draw its blade. His intention was only to react and defend if Laeroth dared to draw his sword on palace grounds and will only then draw his blade in defense of his charge. He would let Lady Gielban speak as the next thing he would have said would no doubt tip the balance toward a rather physical altercation.

"I believe her highness, Princess Valeria is more than capable of choosing her lodgings on her own. She is, after all to my understanding, not your charge. The meeting shall be hosted this evening." Draven concluded and mentally checked to send word to Kadnissa to have her and Queen Alexandoriel to meet with them for dinner, a feast for the queen's great deed in handling last night, and following that with the royals. As for that last statement, kingdoms are always invading kingdoms, it's a looming threat that comes with growing power and they knew this all too well, hence the needs in making treaties and allies.

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:19 am
by Avalein
Laeroth nodded, "yes of course," He gently messaged his temples, looking at Draven. "Then should I send word to my lady to come to the palace my groom is outside and can quickly go and get her." Smiles, "since you will not meeting with my princess until after dinner, my princess and company will find a place to eat before coming to the palace." Removing his hand from his sword hilt, looked over at Gielban. He put a hand in his pocket feeling the piece of cloth that was there. Before bowing his head to Gielban, "I will have the gifts brought for you as well Lady Conrad."

Glancing over at Gielban, "then i only have one request before I return to my lady, it is that to have a guide while we are in the city, as they would know the city better then us, perhaps a guard?" his eyes turning to look at Draven briefly before looking over at Gielban while he what for her response.

Re: Hold for an Audience: The Throne Room

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:58 pm
by Quirbles
"I... can't exactly recall who the woman was, nor would I know of anyone who would," Mathieu stated after a brief moment of consideration towards Rowan's inquiry.

"If I were you, I'd start questioning those that were on the guest list of last night's ball— get testimonies from witnesses and the like. Alternatively, we could try and catch up with the guard party if you've known where they've traveled; I could recognize the voice and appearance of the man, no doubt." The old knight's suggestion turned bitter as it continued, his hand subconsciously drifting down to the numbed injury he'd sustained upon his leg.

"If you need my services to assist in the investigation, I'll be glad to lend them."