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Queen Vivienne Stars

"Success demands a greater effort."

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a character in “As it is Written in the Stars”, as played by Pantomime


Queen "Vivienne Saffell" Stars


❝Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice.❞

~ Nickname ~"I am known by many, as such I am called many names"
Vivi, Mom, Your highness, Star, Queen Star, Saffell, Ms. (Star, Vivienne, Vivi, Saffell), Your Grace, etc

~ Gender ~"Is this a legitimate question?"
I am a Queen am I not?

~ Sexuality ~"Evidently I have a daughter."

~ Age ~"I am as old as the Stars themselves."
Appearance is frozen at 28, however, she has been alive for much longer than that.

~ Role ~"If the leaders don't lead how can they expect the subordinates to follow."
I am a queen, a guardian, a guide, a mother, an ally, a women, a leader, and so much more. Which role are you referring to?

~ Distinguishable Features ~"Well, I love the light. After all the sun is a star isn't it?"
Queen Stars can often be spotted in bright vivid colors, almost raiding light just like a star. However when it comes down to physical attributes her enchanting smile and light kissed hair would often give her away.

~ Personality ~"I can only tell you what I think of myself. Unfortunately, you may see my personality differently than I."
Contentment - Normally not a personality trait, Queen Star is an exception to that idea. She's a half full kind of ruler who can almost find peace in anything.
Charming - WIth her bright warmth she can charm just about anyone, however it's radically different from Prince Galaxy's kind of charm.
Intelligent - With her countless years of experience, Queen Star has had time to learn and cultivate herself.
Diligent - "Well if I'm going to do something I'm going to do it right."
Eloquent - "I'm the queen it's my job to be well spoken."
Political - Soothing ruffled feathers is just another thing she's good at.
Just - "Actions must be taken in accordance to the intent, good or bad."
Simple - Queen Stars isn't exactly fond of fancy items or such, she's happy with the small things.
Demanding - "If I put forth my best for you, I expect your best for me."
Stressed - "Making major decisions all the time will wear a person down."

~ History ~"They say past actions dictate future performance. If that were true how could one learn from mistakes?"
Childhood- As a young girl most of Vivienne's memories are fuzzy at best. However what she does remember is that during time time period she grew up in everything was different. The land wasn't divided up into 12 sections and their was no central government, everything was in chaos. The land was in a constant civil war over any and everything. With ideas and personalities that clashed and battled against one another it's amazing that anything was able to survive. As a result Vivienne speculates that she has a hard time remembering her childhood because she doesn't want to.

Teenage- Teenage years are some of Vivienne's fondest. As it was during this time that she fell in love with the sun. The land was still at a constant war, a fact of life that felt as though it would never change and during some of the more awful days Vivienne would wander outside and just bask in the warm soft comfort that the sun gave her. In those moments she felt at peace and wondered if that was the stars job. To provide peace and comfort to those who need it, in those moments she vowed that she would be a star, she would be the lands peace and comfort.

XXXXXLater on in her teenage years she ran upon the future king. They both decided that enough was enough, and something must be done to bring about a form of peace to the land. Using that common goal they became close friends, and one night she confided in him that the stars were her haven, and in the moment to follow she will never forget that he promised to make her the queen of them. That she shall be the queen of stars, and he her king of constellations.

XXXXXDuring the last few years of adolescence, Vivi and the future king worked long and hard to group certain types of people together. Spending long hours into the countless days the future king and queen began making the 12 regions of the land. It was long and exhausting work as some people simply refused to move and other found the idea offensive, only they all caved in eventually. Be it by a lack of will to fight against the two tenacious teens or the "unsavory" population that would move in.

Adult- Finally once the land was split the two decided on ruling it together as the central government. Peace was born and the civil wars ended, it was the dawning of a new era one of nothing but light. Differences were brought together in order to create new dynamics to ideas, the lands were bustling with new life instead of death, and for a while it was perfect. Of course like any good story it can't end there, as the Queen of Stars just pined after the King. Ruling together perfectly yet unable to be together killed her bit by bit on the inside. Of course she would never dream of saying anything to the King as he just seemed to enjoy things the way they were. As such she simply learned to rule with grace and a smile ready at hand.

XXXXXThings weren't always smooth sailing of course the King and Queen had some spats on governing ideas only they were always able to overcome them for the most part. Except she felt the King slipping away from her, constantly she noticed how he never gave her a smile that reached his eyes anymore, or how he merely noded in her presence instead of saying something. Slowly but surely the King was pulling away from her, as such the Queen acted accordingly; she let him slip out her grasp and watched as he began giving the people more and more liberties under the pretense of freedom as she tried desperately to maintain order. Unfortunately, her efforts were for naught, under the Kings influence crime rates have gone up, along with poverty, and unemployment. Silently the Queen fumed as she just watched and fought with him on ideas and principles.

XXXXXOnly one day the King unknowingly broke her, Queen Stars was invited to some sort of party for the King. Originally she blew it off thinking it was another frivolous extravagance of his only something about this just felt different. Only she attended to find out that the King was due to have a son, an heir with "The love of his life" if the tabloids are to be believed. Once the statement of the future prince's impending birth Queen Stars was the first to wish him a congratulations with a half smile then quickly and as politely as she could fled. It was about a week after the Prince's announcement that the Queen fell "sick". She just couldn't handle the facades she had to wear or the smiles she had to plaster on. As such she gave up for a year, the bright dresses were replaced with muted tones, the glistening sparkle in her eyes vanished, and her enchanting smile was strained.

XXXXXHowever it was a man of pale color that fixed her. Ending her self-destructive state, a young man enthralled her. He stood as her equal in some cases, he refused to listen when she was in an ill temper and he fought with her when she was acting rash. For once Vivienne found an equal in someone other than the King. Life began to enter her once more and as her smile became radiant once again, it was time for another announcement. Two years after the last royal was born the people rejoiced yet again at the news of the Queen having a princess.

XXXXXOnly as the queen and her consort lived happily with their precious little girl, things were not to remain happy. The Queen's consort fell sick, nothing would help him. Only it was in his final moments did the Queen finally weep for once in his life as he died. Problem was the Queen cried not because of his death, but because she realized she never loved him with the same intensity as she loves the King, she cried because her darling Rose lost a father and she cried because she lost someone dear to her. It was the years that followed where the Queen made the most mistakes, as a child she only knew the suffering as others and held a tight reign onto her child, sheltered her and coddled her. The Queen truly did love her daughter except she had no concept of giving freedoms as she watched the prince and her kingdome fall to freedom. As such she probably sheltered the young princess more than she ought to have.

Present- It wasn't until recent day did the Queen see just how far her utopia has fallen from grace. "Freedom" has destroyed the concept of justice, the land was in anarchy. Something needed to be done, one day though enough was enough. Sitting in pavillion outside the Queen received a report on the assault of her ladies in waiting. Outraged that those under her care and protection would be even looked at rudely much less be "soiled" the Queen demanded that the young prince pay his penance. None came. The prince was apparently "reprimed" and told to keep his pants zipped. So in a rash moment of anger the Queen wrote to the King. It was only a matter of time before this were to happen anyway except the catalyst was the Prince. So here the Queen stands, trying to make something out of a ghost of justice and trying to create something better for her Rose. The odds are against her, only she'll fight for it till her last breath.

~ Likes ~
β™₯ Sunlight: ("It's everything I hope to be.")
β™₯ Honey: (Sweetness, golden, what more could one want?)
β™₯ Her Daughter: ("If I had to fail everyone, if everyone shall turn against me, just let them forgive my daughter, let her be alright.")

~ Dislikes ~
βœ–War: ("I see no other option in order to gain change, it's a necessary evil.")
βœ–The King: ("I hate him with all of my being, or at least I truly want to. At the minimum I'm displeased, after all his ideas of "freedom" brought this upon us.")
βœ– Crime: ("Come now, if you need help ask and it shall be given, you have no need for crime my dear.")

~ Talents ~
βœ” Musically inclined: (With decades of practice, she's mastered the cello)
βœ” Strategic: ("One must always hope for the best but plan for the worst.")
βœ” Walking silently: ("I've been asked if my feet even touch the ground.")

~ Hobbies ~
βœ” The cello
βœ” Chess
βœ” Spending time with her daughter

~ Fears ~
✘ Standard mother worries: (including but not limited to: safety, health, happiness, and future)
✘ Failing as a queen: (She tries, only the question "am I good enough?" often comes up.)
✘ Unable to take care of those who need it: (Nothing is more terrifying than being helpless to aid others.")

~ Flaws ~
✘ Worries too much: (The Queen is unable to put her mind at ease, for as long as problems exist, she'll wonder how she can fix them)
✘ Violate when mad: (The Queen is hard to anger only when she's mad stay clear, she's on a warpath)
✘ Self-critical: ("I'm simply not as good as I need to be. However, I'm working on it.")

~ Side ~"We live in a world of anarchy shrouded in a pretense of order. We need change."
Her side

~ Romantic Interest ~"I have a kingdom to rule and people to guide. Romance ought to be out of the question"
Still pines after the king despite everything, only she'll never admit it.

~ Thoughts on Others ~"I can only judge a person based off my own frame of reference."

βœͺ King Constellation: "Character Thought"

۝ Prince Galaxy: "A promiscuous young man who is nothing but trouble."

β˜€ Princess Planet: "My darling little girl of which I adore. Only perhaps I've sheltered her a bit too much..."

β™ˆ Aries: "Character Thought"

♉ Taurus: "One of interesting character, wise and just. An admirable person, which rules Taurus with benevolent grace."

β™Š Gemini: "Unique girls, both special in their own right; I'm just not sure they understand the real issue is one of order, and not of the prince. I sometimes worry about the future stability of Gemini."

β™‹ Cancer: "A kind young man, who isn't afraid to ask for my guidance. Cancer is safe under his auspicious guidance."

β™Œ Leo: "A strong mercenary, someone to keep an eye on. However, she has given Leo a leader to be proud of."

♍ Virgo: "A rather introverted young man, yet he's a diligent worker. Virgo is well looked after with his guidance."

β™Ž Libra: "Character Thought"

♏ Scorpio: "Like the Gemini, I'm not positive he's aware that the issue is one on change not the young prince's actions. Only with his "can do" attitude, my mind is at rest for the land of Scorpio."

♐ Sagittarius: "An intelligent lady whom of which I know leads Sagittarius well."

β™‘ Capricorn: "A person with an excellent work ethic, Capricorn is in good hands under his care."

β™’ Aquarius: "Her lifestyle is... well to each her own, I myself could not life as such. As for the land of Aquarius, I fear it could do with a bit more guidance than what she gives."

β™“ Pisces: "A compassionate ruler, only I fear soon enough he may have to side in this fray. For now however I'll do what I can to give Pisces a bit of peace for now."

So begins...

Queen Vivienne Stars's Story

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Reed awoke with sand in his hair, in his eyes and just about everywhere else. The cause could easily be that he was laying face down on a beach. A bottle of something vile lay in the sand next to him, the light creating rainbows across the green glass surface. A quick breath check reassured him that his throbbing head was from the sudden light rather than a long night of heavy drinking.

Sitting up and propping himself against a large, wave buffeted stone, Reed beamed staring out into the blue sea. A few small land masses dotted the ocean just beyond his own little island, and out of the corner of his eye, he could see the opposite tip of the crescent shaped bay that made his home.

The sun was rising and the beach was warm as Reed hiked back up the beach, towards his home. He had a very important day ahead of him, one which he was dreading and yet, anticipating like a child on his birthday yearns for gifts. He, as well as his few counterparts in this ridiculous war were being summoned by Her Grace, Queen Vivienne Stars, to whom he had owed much.

It was almost an hour before Reed was prepared to leave. Showered, donning his most presentable suit and wearing his ruling sash that was clasped with a golden crab claw at its pinnacle, he was the epitome of Cancerian rule. However, his mind was still elsewhere as he stepped into the cab of his carriage, the deep blue of his slacks and jacket making his body blend into the upholstery of the carriage. As he pulled into the vast courtyard of his long time adviser and friend, Reed could not help but smile.

The yard was empty, save for Reed, his carriage, the few gardeners who tended the grounds and the no doubt millions of vibrantly hued flowers that adorned the estate. Reed was the first guest it seemed, and slowly made his way inside, careful to avoid accidentally stepping off of the path. The castle itself was a maze of corridors, hallways and grand entrances, but Reed had come here many times in the past, and knew where to find the Queen of the Heavens.

Keeping a respectable distance, Reed knelt, his leg hovering slightly off the ground so as not to dirty his slacks and seem disreputable. "My liege." He said, bowing his head and crossing his arm over his chest. "What an honor it is to see you again."

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As the castle came into view, Alexis couldn't help but feel completely relieved. She wasn't one for being in one spot too long. Stretching her arms and legs, she let out a sigh of relief. Alexis became thankful that no one could see her due to the one way glass installed in her carriage. The driver made a slow turn onto the cobble stone yard, causing the carriage to bounce a bit. She could tell he was anxious to get out too.

As they came to a halt, Alexis took her time getting out her bags before fixing her hair a bit. Deciding she had been in the carriage long enough, Alexis knocked for the door to be opened. As descended from the carriage, she took a deep breath. The Queen's land was much more humid, as they had said. Alexis could already feel her hair starting to frizz up.

Her eyes went over the courtyard until she noticed the Prince Cancer and Queen. She came over, walking pridefully and, standing next to the Prince, dipped into a polite bow. "Your Highness." She straightened and nodded to the Cancer. "Prince Cancer." After a pause she turned back to the Queen. "Your Highness, I am here to offer my support."

In her mind, Alexis was already thinking about how the Prince Cancer would contribute. She had heard little about him during her travels in the other kingdoms but she knew for a fact that he seemed... Shifty about his leadership. Assertiveness was something he would have to gain if he wished to survive the war.

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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Prince Sorrel Virgo Character Portrait: Prince Sebastian Galaxy Character Portrait: Queen Vivienne Stars Character Portrait: Prince Reed Cancer Character Portrait: Princess Primrose Planet
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Princess Primrose Planet
"M'lady, its time for you to awaken." Primrose heard one of the servants call from behind the closed door. "Your bath has been prepared and your meal shall be ready for you once you are ready." The servant said as she entered the room and drew the curtains back to reveal the golden sunlight. Primrose let out a tired moan before rolling over to shield her eyes from the sunlight. "M'lady, you must arise. Your mother wishes you by her side during the meeting." Primrose immediately sat up.

"That's today?" She exclaimed as she flung the bedsheets from her and swung her feet out and got out.
"Yes, m'lady." The servant answered. "Helga will take you to be bathed." Primrose looked to the doorway and the elderly servant stood in the frame, her soft smile there as always. Primrose lifted the bottom of her night dress and jogged after the elderly woman, her grey hair held up in a tight bun as she waddled towards the private bathroom. She opened the door and held it open for the Princess, whilst curtsying in respect for her.

The room was humid and a warm steam rose from the bath, Primrose stripped herself of the night dress and slipped into the hot water, a sweet smell rise from the water, the smell was extremely similar to that of the roses in the Palace garden. Primrose felt a slight tug at her hair and looked back to see Helga applying the lavender oil, the oil had a sweet aroma and kept the hair healthy and shiny. However, as Helga washed her hair, Primrose could feel herself slipping back into sleep, like she always did when someone played with her hair.

Once done with her bath, Primrose was lead to the accompanying wardrobe, where she was squeezed into a dress of lavender coloured silk with peach coloured lacing and silver jewellery, that were jewelled with amethysts. Once dressed and satisfied of hunger, Primrose made her way to her balcony which overlooked the entrance, she watched as the carriages of Aries and Cancer sat on the pebbled pathway. She sat on the balcony seat and awaited any other guest. Her mind occupied by what Prince Sebastian had done and wondered if he'd ever apologise or accept responsibility.

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Prince Sorrel Virgo

The journey had taken a while, Sorrel had enjoyed the time he had alone in the carriage. It almost felt that there was no work for him to do and he felt almost entirely at ease. The castle came into view and Sorrel smiled, he started to wonder about who was already there or if he was going to be the last to arrive. His advisors had came to the conclusion that more of the kingdoms would more than likely side with the King rather than the Queen and the simple thought of that made him nervous.
Almost there now,
the driver called back to him,
almost at the courtyard now.

Sorrel took this moment to make sure his clothing was okay.
It'll be fine...
he told himself when the carriage drew to a halt. He rose to his feet, his legs felt strange due to how long he had been sat down but he knew that the feeling would pass after starting to walk. His driver opened the door for him and Sorrel started to wish the Elliott had travelled with him, at least he would be able to provide some valuable insight into what was going on and what choices needed to be made.

He climbed out of the carriage and the feeling in his legs disappeared. Closer to the castle, he could see two figures who were already talking to the queen. By the looks of things, there were still possibly others to arrive. Sorrel approached the others to discover that Prince Cancer and Princess Aries were the two who had already arrived.

Your Highness,
he greeted the Queen with a smile and a bow. He turned to the others,
Prince Cancer,
he paused.
Princess Aries,
His attention diverted to the Queen.
After a long time taken to decide, my kingdom will be supporting you,
Sorrel glanced at the others, he didn't know a huge amount of knowledge about them, but he had a feeling that he could trust them, after all they were going to have to work together to succeed.

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Queen Vivienne Saffell Stars

Vivienne woke with the rising sun today as she's done most mornings. Running through the necessities of the being alive Vivienne ended up dressed in a satin crimson column gown with cream accents. The design was elegant in its simplistic nature and per usual the red was vivid and eye catching to the point you truly couldn't mistake her for anyone other than herself. Glancing at a clock she had a few hours before the Princes and Princesses were to arrive. Gliding down the marble halls Vivienne strode over to her gardens and more importantly her cello inside the pavilion.

Nestling the instrument between the folds of her gown, Vivienne gently began to strum a unique melody, skillfully she masterfully crafted each note to resonate in a certain manner causing the gardens in it's entirety to be filled with a sound that could not be described using words short of divine. The melody was created and played for a few hours or so when one of her staff gently had to tap her shoulder as to get her attention. Abruptly the sound came to a close she looked over and noticed his apologetic smile as he replied "Your grace, I'm afraid the Princes and Princesses are to arrive in a few moments." Giving a radiant smile of thanks Vivienne replied with a calm melodic voice resembling what light would sound like, "Well thank you, I appreciate you informing me." Rising from her spot Vivienne silently went to her main office to seek a few documents, except anyone who knows Vivienne knows there's no such thing as entering this office without singing some law or such into place. Before she knew it the clock struck 1 and the sounds of Prince Cancer arriving filled the halls. A soft fond smile played at her lips as she thought of the prince and went to bet him to the throne room. Not a moment too soon did she enter then he. Watching as he dropped to his knee Vivienne went over and offered her hand to pull him up as she gently spoke "It's always a pleasure to see you as well Reed, now those who work as hard as I have the privilege of standing next to me, not below. I do however appreciate you appearing and showing support, I fear the odds lie against my ideology."

Then the sounds of another approaching caught her short as Princess Alexis stormed in as prideful as ever. However instead of the fond simple Reed received Princess Alexis merely caught a polite nod of acknowledgement and the respectful phrase of "Princess Alexis, I am grateful to your aid and thank you for listening to my summons." After another moment once more the sounds of a person graced her ears.

Prince Sorrel entered and his unease of this decision showed. A vibrant reassuring look graced the Queen's visage as she spoke the words "I am glad to have your lands support, as such I will endeavor to never let our people down; the choice you made to support me will not have been made in vain."

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Princess Alexis Conall Aries

'I hope you're right', Alexis thought as she glanced at her "allies." She could already tell that she would probably have more experience in war than the other two forces. The Queen's forces would probably be equal to that of the King's, so that would cancel it out. The Princes could help in mind power... But Alexis couldn't help but feel like she would need to provide the most military force.

"Thank you, my Queen. Are we expecting anyone else?" Alexis was really hoping there would. By the kingdom representatives present, Alexis already knew they were greatly outnumbered and heavily outmatched. She pushed away her thoughts, thinking about how uncharacteristic that was of her. "If not, may we begin discussing how you wish to proceed with this war?"

Alexis began thinking of the papers she had brought. Most were basic information: a map of the land of High, a general war history of the land on high, and the possible strategies the King may take. She had also brought papers on technology she was developing. Most were prototypes since the completed weapons were... Confidential until further notice.

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Prince Sorrel Virgo

Sorrel looked at his allies, feeling a little overwhelmed about the situation. He hadn't been on the throne for a long amount of time, it always occurred to him that it should've been his brother in this situation, making all the decisions. Sorrel wasn't even sure how he would explain a war to his people, but part of him hoped that Elliott would deal with most of that. He didn't have much knowledge about war in general, he never thought he would have to do this in his lifetime.

The other three sides appeared more knowledgeable than he was. The Queen, for one, obviously had much more experience than he did. He wasn't quite sure about Prince Cancer and Princess Aries but he was certain that they must have had an idea as to what they were doing.
Where do we start?
He asked his allies,
I apologise, I am relatively new to this...I'll try contribute as much as I can.

Sorrel took a moment to consider how he could contribute to this effort. He would probably be able to offer some strategy plans, but he knew that his kingdom did not have a very powerful military. Sorrel sighed quietly, he didn't want to make all the others to do the work, he wanted to at least do something that would help the others, otherwise there was no point in him being here at all.
However, I do know that we need to make the right choices, in order to succeed, so we should play our cards wisely.

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Princess Alexis Conall Aries

Alexis turned to the Prince Virgo, nodding. "Prince Virgo, I can assure you we will guide you each step of the way. I do not intend to lose to the King's forces without a fight. And I do agree with you, we do need to make the right choices; however, at the same time, we must not be afraid to act."She turned to all of them again. "This is war, after all. There will be losses. There will always be losses."

She looked Prince Virgo straight in the eye. "We should be wary, but doing so every step of the way will only hinder us." Alexis could already feel a headache coming on. She may not be able to work so well the Prince Virgo if he was so cautious. Hesitations and over analysis upset her. Alexis worked off of actions. Especially after her second trial...

"We might as well go on how we wish to contribute. I'll provide my man power. I have a militia ready to act on my command." She lowered her voice a bit. "But my kingdom is landlocked so I cannot help when it comes to naval battles." That had always been one of her weak points. Her militia was strong but naval training was not very useful if the next body of water was a kingdom away.

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Caden stepped forward as Alexis finished her report.
"My lady Aries, if I may, that is where you will have no cause for worry." Reed stepped forward so as to address all members of the group. While not very good at public speaking, he was among allies and personal friends, so he treated it as such.
"Some time ago, I realized that, for lack of a better phrase, I needed quite a bit of help when governing my shores. I and my subjects all knew that I was not the war machine my father was. So I enacted a parliment. Under their laws and allocation of budget, my Navy has flourished, as well as the commerce of my home." Reed turned to face the Queen, his face stone cold but his eyes lit like a child's on their birthday.
My Queen, the oceans are yours to command under the Royal Cancerian Navy."

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Princess Primrose Catrice Alicia Planet
Primrose watched as the guests entered, not many had showed up, but still those that had were valuable assets to her mother, or so the optimist in her assured her. Primrose got up from her balcony seat after finishing a cup of rose tea that her servants had brought to her and decided to head down to the atrium to be with her mother and her guests, smoothing her gowns she descended the stairs to see the four gathered.

Primrose smiled at the three guests as she went to stand by her mother, curtsying to the guests and her mother as she took her place behind her mother.
"Welcome, Princess Aries, Prince Virgo and Prince Reed. It is a pleasure to have you."
She welcomed the guests, as she had been taught to do many a times.
"Mother, I managed to get word back from the Alchemists, they have promised to join our cause."
She smiled as she input her piece of information forward.

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Princess Alexis Conall Aries

Alexis nodded at Princess Planet as she stood behind her mother. Princess Planet stood politely as she greeted each of them. Respect seemed to be a strong point of hers. Princess Planet was another reason why Alexis had joined on Queen's side. She showed much potential as a strong, firm leader but a small part of Alexis felt like Princess Planet would not last the whole war if she remained at her current state. On the other hand, the war may be just what she needs to grow.

As for the Prince Cancer, Alexis was thankful she had an ally who would support her from the sea. She hated the thought of having to depend on someone, even a little, but her greatest weakness would be naval battle. All others would be mere obstacles.

At the new information Princess Planet shared, she raised an eyebrow in interest. The Alchemists would definitely be an asset. If she had the Alchemists on her side, then she would able to get a step up on new warfare technology. Especially those new prototypes. Yes, this was perfect. What was she thinking before, doubting her side?

"Princess Planet, Your Highness, I wish to work with the Alchemists after our meeting. There are some projects they may help with that would be a great asset to our side." She had a small twinkle in her eye as she said this. "Of course, they are still under development and I am unwilling to share their current status at such a raw state." In her mind, Alexis was already thinking of her blueprints.

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Queen Vivienne Saffell Stars

Vivienne listened to there comments, from Sorrel's concerns from his his inexperience, Alexiss' inability to touch the seas, and Reeds' confidence in his navy. Keeping her peace while they talked Vivienne nodded to her daughter upon entrance and just quietly smothered a laugh. Everything was going to be fine, everything was covered from resources, land, seas, men and such forth. She built these lands once upon a time, traveling to and from the lands, talking and consulting with the people's needs. Vivienne didn't stay queen by being idle, she was queen because she loved bringing joy, freedom, and life to her people. Yes, this war may sound like a conflict of that interest only as an old Admiral of hers once said "There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people." the people are now becoming the enemies. The kings rule does not allow a steady hand to help it's people it simply allows the people to learn from there own mistakes (if that instead of offering its previous knowledge.

Moving away from those thoughts and back to the matter at hand Vivienne finally made her comments. Prince Sorrel, you are right indeed, every action must be taken into account. Noting can be sparred to chance, we have little allies and I know the king is not opposed to "playing dirty" as it's called. Those without an allegiance will be tempted and swayed to join the kings side or to doubt my rule. For the moment, I will place my trust in the bloodlines I have put in charge and I believe that it is best if we don't sway them but protect them. As of now, we try to shelter them from the worst of the new rumors, after all our people are ones with their own individual ideas and opinions they should be able to filter out lies from truth judging by our actions. As such, we are not to start any unsavory talk, this war is one of morality and principle. If we lose ours we've lost the war. As such Prince Sorrel, I place my trust in you to act as our public relations liaison, should you chose to accept said position. Judging by how you don't rush into choices and take deliberate time into making decisions I trust that you will be well suited for that job. Of course, fell free to ask for help or consultation, when needed."

Taking a moment for that news to sink in Vivienne set out for a glass of water and took a small sip. After a moment she continued on. "Princess Alexis, you have mentioned that you may provided the military, evidently I do have one myself and I was wondering about you're person opinion on the idea of Princess Zari. Personally, I would prefer not to hire her services. Having a mercenary is nothing but trouble, with no trust nor allegiance it becomes difficult to act around them. Mercenaries make excellent spies, for once you pay them a hefty sun you believe you have their allegiance when in fact you're enemy is paying them a crown more and the next thing one may know is a knife in one's back. If you believe we require Zari's forces to even out the field then I have no qualms paying them, however if you believe otherwise I would prefer to write them off as against us, thus knowing the definite allegiance. Also, due to your expansive knowledge, would you mind being tasked with the general land troop. By so I mean would you accept the position general of the army? Understandably this is a large request so please take time consider the position before making choices."

Finally looking to Reed Vivienne smiled once again and replied. "I owe you my thanks, the seas are among one of the assets we ought to remain in control of, as such these are your forces. Men and women who joined the navel feet under you're guidance not mine, and I would appreciate it if you were my feet admiral. Much like Princess Alexis, I understand that this may be a large request and I encourage you to think it over.

Moving a bit back as to give space, Queen Vivienne realized that she's given them more than enough to ponder on. Right when she was about to give a dismissal for the rest of the evening and inform them that rooms have been prepared should they wish to spend a while here, Vivienne was stopped by Princess Alexis talking with her daughter about that worrisome science. Vivienne had no qualms about alchemy, in fact she found it nothing short of wonderful. Only as it was her daughter dabbling in the science, like any good mother she was concerned but trusted Rose to take care of herself. God forbid anything happen to her... the fleeting thought was enough that Vivienne had to suppress a shiver. Ignoring the irrational fear for the moment Vivienne distracted herself by addressing Rose's wonderful news. "Thank you love for asking them on my behalf. I truly am thankful for asking when I was pre-occupied, if you could keep me updated on said front I would be much obliged." Ending her short request to Rose, Vivienne gave a soft smile reserved purely for her darling girl. Turning to everyone else Vivienne spoke once again as she said "Thank you all for coming to my aid. I've made a room for all of you should you wish to spend the night. As I understand I have given you all enough to consider for the night, shall any of you need anything or should you all come to the consensus to talk more about about the upcoming war, feel free to interrupt whatever it may be that I'm doing to talk with about things. As for now please consider my positions I've offered all of you."

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If Alexis could ever say anything about the Queen, it was elegant. Not only was she a strong leader and ready to organize whatever needed to be do but she kept calm and collected composure that had always fascinated her, even if they had only met a few times before. The Queen addressed each of them of their stations and positions, utilizing their strengths for the desire outcome. She even had something for Prince Virgo, the most inexperienced of them when it came to war.

Damn you're good, Alexis thought, eyes shining with admiration. She was amazing. Just stunning.

Her mind returned to the other possible ally. She hadn't mentioned it before, but Alexis sure had hinted it. She wanted the Leo's forces on their sides. They may be mercenaries but they were good at war. Bold hearted warriors that would fight to the death. But, as the Queen put it, Princess Leo was only as faithful as the largest sum of money that was paid. The Aries kingdom was definitely not overflowing with money and there were plenty of other kingdoms with much more. For the time being, maybe she would see where everyone stood before seeking Princess Leo's help.

Then there was the position as the main general. She would obviously accept! Military was the finest product of the Aries kingdom. They were trained not only fight but to follow orders under any and all circumstances. Families were honored to have such proud soldiers coming from their own bloodline. But, for the Queen's sake, Alexis would 'think about it' a while longer. She was already grinning at the thought.

As the Queen dismissed them, Alexis bowed politely. "Thank you, my Queen. I will gladly take your offer. The carriage ride from my kingdom is quite a few hours from here so I am grateful for being able to stay a night or two." She then turned to Princess Planet. "If I may speak with you after I settle, Princess Planet, I would like to meet in my room. I have a feeling you will like some of the projects I have brought with me."

From the corner of her eye, Alexis noticed a servant holding her bag and politely standing at the back of the room. She bowed once more to the Queen and nodded to the Princes and Princess. "If you excuse me, I will be in my room. I have some work to attend to." She turned on her heel and walked towards the servant, nodding to him.

Understanding her message, he lead her to her room. As he closed the door and left her, she sighed in relief, running a hand through the lower part of her bound hair. She wanted to undo it so badly but her other bags were probably still in the carriage, along with the change of clothes she kept inside. She would have to retrieve those soon. "But first," Alexis said with a grin, reaching over to her bag, "What I've been needing this whole time."

After a few moments of rifling through her bag, she pulled out a piece of gum and stuck it in her mouth, chewing. God, how she needed this. Standing still was horrible for her. But she couldn't shift around in front of the Queen! The gum was already starting to settle her nerves. She began to dig through her bag for the mostly completed projects, jaw at work.

This is going to be fun.

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Prince Sorrel Virgo

There was something about the way the Queen spoke to them all that just expressed how elegant and how much of a good leader she was. The way she organised the three of them just demonstrated how organised she was, it made Sorrel feel unprepared for whatever was going to fight against them in the future, if only he could be that organised all the time. A lot of the time, he found being organised all the time quite tiring and sometimes, quite stressful when everything seemed to be going wrong. He aimed to avoid stress as much as he could.

The Queen had offered him the position of Public Relations Liaison, it was a position he was going to gladly accept. It surprised him that the Queen was even able to find anything for him to do considering he had no idea how to control the military at all. He supposed it was due to how he had only been on the throne for almost a year and beforehand, he had not been allowed to participate in any royal business. You aren't entirely useless. He told himself.

Although he was going to take up the position, he was still planning on contributing the efforts of his Kingdom's army, even if his own wasn't as big and strong as the others. Sorrel had the impression that there would be members of the army that would be more than happy to get in on some action, despite how dangerous it would be. His brother, the previous prince had not made much use of the army and instead focussed on money more than anything, sometimes Sorrel thought about how terrible his brother's rule really was.

Thank you for the offer, I will be more than happy to accept,
He said with a smile. Sorrel was quite thankful that he was able to spend the night and the Queen's castle. New environments such as this always interested him, other castles seemed so different to his own in every single way. He watched as Alexis left the room.
I suppose I should be off to my own room too,
Sorrel looked behind him, there wasn't much else he could do around here except from wait until morning and head home or something like that.

He bowed to the Queen before turning around to a servant, who led him to the room he would be staying in. Sorrel liked the room, it was nice, unfortunately there wasn't so much for him to do at that moment in time.
I guess there will be more to things get worse,
he sighed to himself.

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"Here it is..." Alexis pulled out a packet of papers as well as a sealed container. The container was a cylinder around 6 inches long and wrapped in a rough brown cloth. She grinned as she took off the covering. The strange element inside started to glow erratically in shades of green and silver. "It was a good idea to bring you along..." Alexis wrapped the cylinder again, the glow ceasing immediately. She placed it on a desk located in the room.

"I wonder what Princess Planet will think of this. And to think I found this strange resource in my kingdom. I wonder what it is. And what we can use it for." Around a few weeks ago, this new element was discovered in Zenith, the Arian city of Fire Flowers. A innumerable amount of it had been located under the old city hall which was being torn down for reconstruction. The element was found as a glowing group of rocks that felt soft, almost spongy, to the touch. There were no signals the rocks were harmful... Yet. However, the leader of Zenith sent some to the capital for testing to see if they were useful. The Arian Kingdom had kept it secret but now Alexis wanted to know what it was.

Alexis sighed. Princess Planet sure was taking a while to get there. She began thinking of her other allies. The Queen would need a formal response for her acceptance of becoming the main general. She should probably have to consult Prince Cancer over military positions as well. Not to mention Prince Virgo...

Alexis ran a hand over her face before pulling out some blank sheets of paper, an inkwell, and a quill. In rushed, spidery strokes, Alexis wrote down three letters. Her words were scrawled on the paper, barely legible. However, they were elegant in their own way.

For the Queen, she wrote that she accepted the office with great honor and would not fail as the general. For Prince Cancer, Alexis asked that they strategize on how to station their forces. After all, they were greatly outnumbered in troops and getting their facts straight would be crucial to winning this war. A meeting could be arranged while they were at the castle. If not, they would have to visit each other's kingdoms to plan.

And Prince Virgo... She stopped for a bit on his letter, wondering what exactly to write. Alexis first, and most awkwardly, congratulated him on his position as... Public relations? Was that right? She hoped it was. Alexis continued to inform him that as his senior as war, she would help improve his own army by sending some of her generals to his kingdom. With his permission, of course. Alexis would also try to ask Prince Cancer to send naval officers for sea battle. She would not let any of their allies fall.

As she finished her third letter, she rolled them up and tied them with a brown string. Just as Alexis had completed tying them off, a knock came in the door. Those were her bags. The servant came in, placing several of her bags in the room. She nodded and handed the letters to him. "Deliver these letters to the ones who are addressed." He nodded and went off. Alexis smiled, closing her door and turning to her bags.

She quickly took apart the elegant labyrinth of braids and clips to let her hair out. Immediately it poofed up. Alexis sighed a bit before tying it in a messy ponytail. In moments, she also changed into a long sleeved tunic, black leggings, and long boots. She was already feeling better. Her hands slowly brushed against the leather gloves in her bag and cringed. She never liked wearing them. But it was necessary to do so when not on royal business in other kingdoms as a sign of respect. Alexis begrudgingly pulled them on, flexing her hands to get used to the leather. They were restricting and she couldn't feel anything properly.

As for forms of entertainment, she didn't feel like going over papers but she couldn't walk around when she had invited Princess Planet to her chambers for the projects. Alexis exasperatedly flopped down on her bed, staring up at the ceiling with a frown.

"...I'm bored."