Out Among the Stars

Cosmos

a part of Out Among the Stars, by ArabiaKnight.

A celestial has entered!

ArabiaKnight holds sovereignty over Cosmos, giving them the ability to make limited changes.
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original roleplay- by blushingtaurus "http://www.roleplaygateway.com/roleplay/as-it-is-written-in-the-stars??? remake roleplay- by beach-born-boy "http://www.roleplaygateway.com/roleplay/as-told-by-the-heavens#introduction"

Setting

It had hit three days time. Another letter was received at the break of day.

It seems you do not value your kingdoms as much as it seemed. Very well then. Have your punishment, bystander.


And as noon hit… The catastrophe occurred.


Reverie burned. Fire flowers destroyed, the Arian holy city decimated.

The Taurus Tierra Temple, a holy grounds to the Earth Goddess, exploded. Rubble remained in its place.


The fields of the Gemini kingdom withered. A strange, clear powder coated their soil.

Amore bombed. The city tree toppled and flamed, killing those around it.


The Leo Colosseum obliterated. Rubble left of the ancient monument.

Illuminans Flamma rotted. Carcasses lined the beaches of the Virgo kingdom.


The Gallery of Grass, the symbol of Libra pride, toppled. The building collapsed, the paintings damaged beyond repair.

Sapal’s waters blackened. Bodies rose to the oily surface.


The Hall of Warriors, paintings of Sagittarius heroes dotting the walls, destroyed. A strange device spreading an unremovable black liquid over the Hall.

The Castra Springs collapsed. The cavern filled with rubble and the deceased.


Pollux, the City of Frozen Stars, darkened. An impossible layer of snow over it and those inside.

The Aphrodo and Eras flooded. The waters carrying away those caught in it’s path.


The only kingdoms that remained unaffected:
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It seemed as if the land itself was rebelling against their… “apathy”.

Cosmos

A celestial has entered!

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Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Queen of Stars Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Princess Silvestra Taurus Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV

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One Week After Declaration

About two hours after dawn Silvestra strode into her study to find all eight of her advisers, including her brothers arguing in the center of the large room. At her entrance the group of people before her fell into silence and Silvestra sighed and rolled her eyes. "Come now, for all of you to be here it must be important." Three of the people stepped forward and started talking at once and Silvestra sighed. Looking straight at Bevan, her eldest brother who was Captain of her Royal guard as well as her military adviser, she raised an eyebrow. "Bev, explain to me what is going on please." Everyone fell silent as her eldest brother stepped forward. "Of course, Princess" Silvestra winced at the title but didn't say anything. She preferred that those close to her dropped the formalities, especially Bevan and Riddock but knew they wouldn't in front of her other advisers. "A letter was discovered in your bedchambers this morning, addressed to you." Silvestra's expression changed to one of shock. For someone to have been able to get into her chambers to place the letter should have been impossible. She herself locked the door as she left every morning and the only others with keys were her ladies-in-waiting and her brothers. "Have you asked Freesia and Kareen about the letter?" Bevan nodded "Both said they had no knowledge of what the letter was or who put it there and they were just as startled to find it there as we were to hear about it."

Silvestra nodded. Kareen and Freesia had grown up in the palace, and befriended Silvestra when she was 12. She had enlisted them as her ladies-in-waiting at age 15, when her mother insisted she needed at least one and she trusted both unconditionally. After a moment of contemplation Silvestra sighed and held out a hand. "Give it here then, might as well read it." Before Bevan could protest Riddock had already walked over and handed her the letter.

"If the rulers wish for your kingdoms to survive, you will choose a side. The Just side. If not... Expect a catastrophe to occur in three days time. And not Just to your kingdom. All the kingdoms."

Silvestra's expression changed from exasperation to one of silent rage. Calmly she gave the letter back to Riddock to read aloud. As her brother did so Silvestra went over to her desk and paced behind it, crossing the space twice in the time it took him to read. After her finished there was only a moment of silence before her advisers started their argument anew, now concerned for the kingdom rather than the security breach. Silvestra continued to pace, stopping once she came to decision. Everyone fell silent under Silvestra's silent and steady stare. "I refuse to be bullied into choosing a side. We remain neutral until there is cause for us to become otherwise." Gregor, a nobleman and her advisor of Trade and Foreign Relations went to argue but she silenced him with a pointed look. "Threats will not be our cause to go to war. Actions will be taken when they are needed for the good of the people." The man frowned but nodded and Silvestra looked to Bevan. "Double the amount of guards on patrol in the castle and station two men outside the entrance of my rooms." Bevan nodded and left the room with a bow.

Riddock, knowing that Silvestra had things she needed to do ushered out everyone but Azella, Silvestra's spymaster. Azella was a woman of Scorpio origin looking to be in her early thirties with a willowy build and keen eyes. Silvestra had been around the woman her entire life, Azella having previously been Silvestra's Etiquette and Dance tutor. Being the youngest child of a high ranked Scorpio noble Azella had been being used as a diplomat between the new Scorpio prince and Taurus. With the upcoming war she had been retrieved from the country to aid in preparations. “What do you think of all this Lady Azella?” Silvestra looked to the dark-haired woman, knowing she would receive an honest opinion. “Well, I believe your actions in response to the letter were of good judgement. As to how the letter got into your room I’m afraid I have no more information than your brother did.” Silvestra sighed and nodded, finally pulling out her chair and having a seat at her desk. “May I speak freely your highness?” Silvestra looked up surprised. Azella had never been one to hold back her opinions, especially not when it came to her former student. “Of course. Always.” Silvestra said in earnest, watching Azella thoughtfully. “It is in my opinion that you should choose a side.” Silvestra waited for more but it didn’t come and Azella, looking satisfied spoke. “I’ll continue to search for information on the sender.” With a nod of the head Silvestra watched as the woman left the room her thoughts moving on to what the war would mean for the fall. Azella paused at the door and glanced back with narrowed eyes "Stop Slouching!" Silvestra jumped a bit in surprise and automatically sat up as the woman closed the door with a smile.





Three Days Later

Silvestra was woken a few minutes after dawn, as usual, by a quiet but firm tapping at the door to her bedchamber. Yawning Silvestra sat up, stretching as she did so. “Come in!” She called out with another yawn, rising from her bed and walking towards the door to her washroom. The door opened and two women entered, one a blonde who went straight towards the wardrobe and the other a brunette who carried a tray to the small desk near the window. “That smells wonderful. Have you two eaten yet?” Silvestra called out as she poured water from a pitcher into a basin. “Of course not, we always wait to eat with you. With all your work it’s the only time we get to spend together.” The brunette responded as she set the tray down and picked up the books scattered across the desk. “You stayed up late again didn’t you? You really should try to get more sleep…” Silvestra smiled and scrubbed her face with the cold water, any bit of leftover drowsiness gone. “Kareen I can’t very well put everything off just to get more sleep. I can’t even imagine how long I’d have to hear about it from Killian, let alone Bevan.” Emerging from the washroom Silvestra walked over to her desk right as the blonde emerged from the wardrobe, a bundle of clothes in her hands. Laughing Silvestra put her hands on her hips. "Freesia what the hell is all of that? You know I'm going to train after we eat." Freesia set the bundle down on Silvestra's bed with a huff. "Yes I have your training clothes here but afterwards you're changing." Silvestra laughed as Kareen pulled two more chairs up to the desk, pushing papers aside as the three of them sat down. Looking over as she set the papers aside Silvestra saw that on top of the pile was a letter addressed to her. Frowning Silvestra picked it up the letter. "Kareen did you put this here?" The brunette looked up and frowned at the letter. "No... Where did you find it?" Silvestra opened the letter silently, her face becoming emotionless at the sight of the words, written in the same odd handwriting as the threat three days ago.

"It seems you do not value your kingdoms as much as it seemed. Very well then. Have your punishment, bystander."

Slamming the letter onto the desk Silvestra stood. "Kareen i'm sorry but we'll have to skip breakfast. I need you to go and tell Bevan and Riddock to meet me in my study." Silvestra went to turn away but then stopped. "Also, make sure the rest of my advisors know to meet us there but after they wake up, let them rest." Kareen nodded and left the room while Freesia rose and went back to the bed. "Come on them Sylvie. Seems you won't be training afterall." SIlvestra rolled her eyes with a sigh before responding. "Don't sound too excited about the threat to the kingdom."


Fifteen minutes later Silvestra strode into her study to find Bevan, Azella, Riddock, and KIllian already in the room. At her appearance everyone let out a sigh of relief and Bevan frowned at her. ”What the hell Silver? What’s going on? Kareen came rushing to the barracks and said that you needed me to met you here and then went rushing off without another word.” Silvestra rolled her eyes as she walked across the room. ”Of course she did. We found another letter in my bedchamber.” Throwing the letter onto the desk Silvestra strode away to the window, looking out at the land below. Killian, Silvestra’s chancellor and advisor of Taurus affairs, stepped forward and picked up the letter and read it aloud. After a moments pause he set it back down. “Well as of ten minutes ago no tragedy has occurred in the kingdom Princess.” Silvestra frowned and remained silent. Bevan, seeing SIlvetra’s reflection, stepped forward. ”He’s right. Nothing has happened. I’m sure it’s just an empty threat.” Silvestra sighed and nodded. ”We’ll see.”
Hours later, not long after mid-day, a letter arrived from Demetrio explaining the events that had occurred. As the squire rushed into Silvestra’s study she, Bevan and Azella looked up from the reports the gaurds on patrol had givn earlier. ”Your Highness! A letter from High Priestess Nimue has arrived.” Silvestra rose meeting the squire halfway across the room. Opening the sealed letter Silvestra read over it, her eyes widening as she dropped the paper. ”Oh dear Amfridus…” Bevan jumped forward, grabbing the shocked Silvestra and Azella went to grab the letter. ”Dear Diviana… The Tierra Temple… It exploded. Nothing but rubble remains…” Bevan swore and yelled at Azella. ”Get that squire out of here and summon the rest of Silvestra’s council.” Silvestra, shaking her head, nodded. ”Do as he said, and start to gather people and supplies to aid the people in Demetrio.” Azella and the squire rushed out of the room and Silvestra looked over at her brother in silence.





In the Following Days

Silvestra sighed as she set down the paper in her hand. As of yesterday there were still twenty missing priestesses of Diviana missing and around fifty families had reported missing family members who were supposed to be in the temple. Search and rescue teams had been assembled but the massive temple and left an unimaginable amount of wreckage and there had been little progress. Just then Riddock came in, holding a letter and followed by Bevan. Silvestra looked up at her brothers frowning but hopeful. ”What is it? Is there a new report? Bevan shook his head and waved to Riddock and Silvestra chuckled. Riddock often made Bevan swear to be quiet till he was done speaking since Bevan had a tendancy to cut people off. Riddock sighed and rolled his eyes. ”Glad you think it’s funny. Anyways, The queen has sent supplies and an offer of help with search and rescue. Also, a letter from Princess Zari of Leo has arrived." Silvestra waved Riddock over and he handed her the letter. ”She’s looking for information on the person who caused the explosion. It seems that Leo was affected in some way too.” Shaking her head Silvestra pulled out a paper and quickly wrote a response.

Dear Princess Zari,
I am sorry to hear that tragedy has struck Leo. I hope there were no casualties to this incident. We have been searching non-stop for a clue as to who has sent these messages and committed these acts. As of yet we have found nothing to pertain to this person’s identity but the moment we find anything I will send word immediately. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
Sincerely,
Princess Silvestra Taurus


Closing the letter and sealing it Silvestra handed it to Riddock. ”Send this to Leo at once and accept the queen’s help for search and rescue but return the resources. Our people's lives are more valuable than pride but I refuse to be in debt to either side during this war.” Riddock nodded and took the sealed letter before turning and walking out of the study. Silvestra looked over at Bevan. ”Make sure that the supplies are returned in full. And get me a report on the progress of the search and rescues please.” ”Okay Silver. I’ll get that report as soon as possible. Silvestra nodded as Bevan left, leaving Silvestra behind to continue to study the report.

A couple days later Silvestra was at a training session when a squire came with a letter from Prince Sterling. Finishing her exercise Silvestra set aside her sword and walked over to the young man. ”Do Bevan and Riddock know about this one yet?” The squire shook his head. No, Your Highness. ”Okay, please go fetch them and ask them to meet me here then. The boy nodded and ran off, leaving Silvestra to read the letter.
An two hours later Silvestra stood in her study with a few of her advisors. ”Princess you can’t just leave to go to Aquarius! Your kingdom needs you! We’re about to go to war!” Silvestra sighed and sat down at her desk, waiting for her brother to stop ranting. He had been arguing with her since he first found out about the letter. As he fell silent Azella cleared her throat. ”I believe the Princess should go but only with the proper precautions. A select few from the royal guard to escort her. Azella looked to Silvestra who nodded, the proposal seeming reasonable. Bevan went to protest but Riddock cut in. ”How about eight men and Bevan as well. That’s almost half the royal guard and then she has at least one of us there with her. Riddock gave Bevan a sharp look to keep him from arguing and Silvestra rose with a nod. ”Good it’s settled then. Bevan go and pack and pick your eight men. We leave two hours after dawn. And send message ahead of us. If we make good time we should get there in two days time.” Going to pack and then get some rest Silvestra left her study and headed towards her bedchambers, asking a maid along the way to summon Freesia and Kareen.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: Queen of Stars Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer

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Princess Alexis Conall Aries

Her eyes widened in surprise as she saw the pieces come to life. It was truly amazing! She toyed with the pieces in her kingdom for a bit before nodding "As you can see here, I'm surrounded by two countries of the King's. Himself and Capricorn. Libra also cuts me off from the eastern side. However." She moved one of her soldier pieces through Sagittarius and Libra to Gemini. "I am most certain that's the route taken through to the Gemini kingdom. Despite being dangerous we go through the Libra kingdom, the Aries commanders know that they have reluctancy to... How do I phrase this?"

She plopped into her seat, casted arm in her lap and looking to them. "We are aware that the Libra kingdom has not pulled back from delivering food to our kingdoms. Whether if it is mercy, equality, whatever, this shows they are in a mindset to be reasoned with. My commanders, one of the most diplomatic I've seen, is going through this route. I doubt Caesar will attack them when they are simply providing protection to the Gemini kingdom." It took a moment for her to realize her slip up. She had said Caesar.

There was a difference when she said Eugene and when she said Caesar. Her voice had a tone of mocking when she used the King's name. Disdain came in from every angle and it was an outright show of disrespect. Besides, Eugene was a stupid name for a softie like him. Then Caesar... She turned away from the Libra kingdom to look at her own. There was no time for sentiment. If she had to do so for her country, she would kill him. Simple as that.

Alexis pulled back her grin, leaning back in her chair. "I could try sending an envoy to the Scorpio kingdom, too. Our kingdoms have had good relation-" As she had moved her envoy piece, the status of the nation was clear. Scorpio had joined the King's side. Alexis looked over at the others. "This is news to me."


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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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Tuliza Winden
Current personality: ”Nature lover”


Tuliza was outside in the Queen's garden. But she wasn't enjoying a walk between the trees or resting in the shadows of those trees like you would expect a lady-in-waiting to do. Instead she was hands deep in the mold ripping of weeds. She was wearing a white shirt and green skirt that was fluttering in the slight wind not caring how dirty the pretty clothes got. Working in the garden and taking care of flowers and herbs made her always relaxed. Tuliza was lucky that both Queen and the head gardener had allowed her to do gardening despite it was far from what was expected from someone in her position. She had even got her own little area for herbs - most of them were meant for medical purposes. Something her mother had taught to her.

As she stood up smiling wiping of most of the dirt, she heard one of the gardeners shout her. ”Shouldn't you be with the Queen? Since she has visitors and all that stuff.” Tuliza scratched her head.”Eh, I forgot.” she admitted, though that wasn't really news to anyone. She easily got distracted by something else than her actual tasks. ”Hurry up then. I'm sure she wonders where you are. And while you are here, mind to take these to them as you go?” the man showed her a basket of early strawberries, freshly picked from the garden. ”Though it's not really your job, I can find some servant to do it.” Tuliza flashed a smile. ”Since when I have done my job” she joked and walked to him taking the basket. It was a small task to do and she was glad to help.

As she walked back to castle stealing couple of berries from the basket she realized she couldn't show up to them in clothes full of stains and dirt under her nails. Tuliza let out a little sigh. She hated protocols and etiquette. If it had been just Queen she wouldn't have cared. But since the Queen had visitors she didn't want them to think her lady in bad light because of herself. So Tuliza headed to her room and went to take a quick shower. After that she was about to grab the first clean clothes from the closet but stopped herself once again. Letting out even deeper sigh she took out a green dress. It was way too fancy in her opinion but that was something ladies-in-waiting were expected to wear.

Once she was ready she took the basket from her table and asked around to find out in which room the Queen and her visitors were. From an old habit she was already about to step right in but one meaningful look from the guard in stand made her – once again – remind herself of the visitors. So instead of just jumping in, Tuliza knocked on the door three times and waited to get permission to come in. Once getting it, she stepped inside and closed the door after her making a curtsy. Or at least tried to do a one. Just walking in a long dress was hard enough for her and trying to move smoothly and doing curtseys was even harder.

”Excuse me, ” she said and walked closer to the Queen while now paying more attention to the room and people in it. She immediately noticed Prince Cancer and like a reflex, swallowed. She couldn't help but to remind the bandits every time she saw him in the castle. The next one she paid attention to, was Princess Aries. She had heard so much rumours about her and how she was seeking wars and fights. And now that beast was in the same room as her. And if those two hadn't been enough there was also as an added bonus Princess Virgo who was completely opposite of her.Tuliza was starting to panic hoping it wasn't showing in her face. She stopped in front of Kaia making another attempt of curtsy. ”The gardeners asked me to bring these for your visitors m'lady.” she was thinking hard every word to follow the proper etiquette while trying not to sound that she was about to break down. However the basket was now shaking in her hands and she pressed it tighter.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV Character Portrait: Caesar Libra

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As the winds swept through in the forest, little is heard outside of the rush of the wind, and the forest seemed all but quiet. That is, also outside of what sounded like a pack of wolves, though, the sounds seem heavier than a normal pack of wolves, and upon a further analysis, it was a pack of Gemini Dire wolves, as they rushed forward along a path with their riders, towards the Aquarian capitol, leading was a rather large man on a wolf, his features were rather old, a gray beard could be seen from under his hood, judging by just his facial features, one could tell that he was middle-aged, his hood didn't fully cover his face, and one could see a full mustache with the beard, along with that there was a single scar across the left side of his face, before being covered by his beard. He looked back, as Elaine had called,

"Arturus. How far out are we?" the wind had blown through, those were the words that were heard as the man looked back, trusting his wolf, whom matched him with a grey fur coat over the wolf's body, though this one had a name, Herein, though the man responded, his gruff voice could easily be heard over anything else, he almost smiled while speaking,

"We're about an hour away, Kiddo." he said, while others would be yelled at by Elaine for even so much as calling Elaine in such a disrespectful manner, Arturus could get away with it simply for his age, skill, and he and Elaine have a close bond. After Lady Ikarii had died, Arturus had taken Elaine under his wing and more or less took the role as her guardian and personal shield, in memory of the woman he loved. Moving along, Arturus spoke again, this time with a little more serious tone, "Are you sure asking Aries was the best idea? I mean they've allied with the Queen and all."

"I did what I thought would be the best. Aries hosts a large military and a strong one at that. I understand your concern, but at the moment, we have to protect the people before anything. I've declared Neutral and asked for aid, since our Military, while good in Gemini, isn't in the same league as Aries." the wind replied in several fragments, Elaine knew that the winds here were messing with her control, which limited her. Though with that, it got silent again, and remained that way for the hour that they were running.

Upon arrival at Ai Haneul, Elaine nodded, looking at Arturus, whom walked with her as they entered the Asa House, her coat and hair covered by the snow which was kicked up mainly from the wolves as they ran. Though before Elaine and Arturus entered, in a more fatherly gesture, he brushed the snow off Elaine, and with a smile, he spoke, "Can't have our little Princess looking like she went and played in the snow, now can we?" as he said that, Elaine kinda pouted, though had fun building a snowman, the main reason why they're late being that Elaine literally stopped everything to play in the snow for a little bit, leaving behind three snowmen and several Snow Fairies in the snow, before moving out again. Brushing that thought aside, Elane gently walked in with a gust of wind flowing with her, with it, she spoke, gently,

"My apologies for our lateness. For, we were delayed by the snow. It is a pleasure ti see you again, Aquarius, and Leo."





Further into the south, wolves are heard here too, a smaller dispatchment moved through the tall grass of Libra's plains, following Flare, the falcon had circled overhead where the Arian camp was, and the wolves moved faster, with Minna on one of them, she looked back at another rider, he looked a lot like Arturus in face and body, though had the difference in he was much younger, and had no scar. As he looked at Mineczka she spoke, "Enick, bank off slightly to the right. Ensure that the Aries soldiers are safe, I don't want any of them getting hurt. If Librans are here, tell them we're here to meet a dispatchment we sent."

"Got it." Enick replied before his wolf moved slightly to the right. As Mineczka moved she crossed through the grass, though not to her surprise, her wolf leapt into the air, well over what Mineczka noticed were the Arian troops, as they landed she spotted Prince Caesar of Libra, This just got worse.... she thought as a bead of sweat rolled down her face, the five others outside of Enick had caught up with plenty of wolves, Mineczka nodded, looking at whom she guessed was the Arian commander, and Caesar, and spoke, her tone sounding official as she could in her exhaustion,

"I am Mineczka, Captain of the guard of Gemini. I am here to meet the Arian dispatchment to aid them to Gemini. I apologize for the lack of notice, Prince Caesar, we are doing all we can at the moment. And to whom I'll guess is the Arian captain, sent to aid Gemini, I have brought extra dire wolves for you, since, you must be exhausted." Mineczka nodded, looking at the other wolves whom were trained well. While the situation wasn't the best, it wasn't exactly the worse either, then again, this was involving another country after all.

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Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: Princess Silvestra Taurus Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV

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Sterling listened cautiously to the woman's words. Perhaps, she misheard him? It didn't matter, considering he'd be discussing such a plan with only the Princess of Leo. He had heard that Gemini had finally been spotted in his Kingdom a few moments after the doctor had left. "Well, we don't have long, but I want this plan of sorts, this deal, strictly between us. No other. Consider it an oath, or a blood deal until this flimsy excuse for a war is over." He started strongly, his left arm draping over his knee, sword balanced and slanted against the left cravis of his neck and his left foot.

"You see, like I said a few minutes ago, it is for another Kingdom. I'm afraid Aquarius will no longer be able to perform their duty to protect Virgo in order to go through with this Plan. If you'd allow this discussion to continue in private later, the general details are this, and I'll be damned if I don't give this a good expansion in private, but the gist is to protect the Princess and Kingdom, while we both spy within the sides we choose for additional details on whoever attacked our Kingdoms. If it's what I think it is, there's bound to be someone, somewhere that knows."

His voice fell, and there was few more moments before the Princess of Gemini and her escort entered the room. Beautiful as ever, it appeared he was in a room filling up with quite the attractive guests. Of course, he still respected them highly or lowly depending on skill and rulings. It was nice to be able to discuss things with almost everyone together... But there was still that darn Princess Taurus. Tch, it might end up being an entire day before they got anywhere in this meeting. No wonder they were so... boring from what he's heard.

"Princess Gemini, it's nice to see you. Please have a seat. Your companion as well." With him at the head of the table, and Zari to the left seat closest to him, there were about six more seats, just in case everyone had brought a companion. It was clear there wouldn't be that many empty spots besides the one next to Zari. Even if their back hurt, however, the floor cushions didn't provide the back support they'd unfortunately need. "If any of you need another seat, please let me know. Now, we're just missing the Princess of Taurus."

Now came the question of trying to start off a meeting that was still missing a participant. "Shall we start without her?"

Even if she did show, no more than one other person would be able to accompany her inside the Asa House. It was simply polite, anyway. The rest of them would be allowed and able to stay in one of the other notable locations of the capital under strict supervision.

They could trust the Leos, due to the small amount, but it were the Gemini people and all those who came with more then three that could trigger another Clan's rage.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: Queen of Stars Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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What a mess. What a pure, and unfortunate mess. There wasn't much she could openly do about Capricorn just yet, though she gritted her teeth. It wasn't as if she could really speak anything about it, but when she noticed the new Scorpio siding with the king... And the fact she remembered Sterling talking about a man who went by the same name one day, it just... didn't set well for her.

None of this did.

She couldn't hold her own, yet she knew she could put her foot down if she could get Sterling to go along with her, just for a little bit. Lia didn't mother trying to touch anything. Right now, she was just trying to figure out what was needed where, and what she could honestly do. Biting her finger, there was just something about all this that irked her. 'If I withdraw my men from Aquarius, he and the clans could very well get offended... Would it be better to simply do that before he chose a side? How would he be able to keep true to the Aquarian Oath, made so long ago?'

Giovanni wasn't going to be happy about this...

But maybe there could be some way of convincing Darcy to join the Queen, instead? "Well, our trade with Capricorn is in the same state as Aries and Libra. I'll go see the man myself, there could be something I can do." She insisted. "I don't have much to add, besides the medical aid the Virian's can offer and the... uniqueness, of our soliders.

She shrugged. Really, it was all such an open and such case for them. They'd follow what was needed until actual battle. It wasn't until she noticed the Lady-in-Waiting enter the room Amalia shifted her tense position in her seat. Letting out a sigh, she tried to offer the smile to the woman, and a flawless little head tilt. "It's okay you know, no one's going to bite, I promise." Or at least, Amalia wouldn't.

There was just something about that meek, scared behavior that reminded Lia too much of herself, to really be vicious about anything.Anyway. "Okay, maybe we could get Pisces to join as well. While their ruler is relatively incompetent, surely they'd understand it's more beneficial to side with us... Should I try and send a negotiator over there?"

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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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XXXXKaia watched and listened to the words being spoken by the three royals before her. Prince Cancer had instructed Princess Aries on how the use the conference map. It was fine as the Prince was indeed familiar which was due to his various visitations here at the Dominion all permitted by her, of course. Once, the Princess Aries understood the functionality. The meeting commenced again as the Princess Aries spoke about making a path across the Kingdom of Libra to reach the Gemini Kingdom.

It was not unknown to her as the Queen, the feelings of those around her. The moment the Princess Aries spoke the name of the Prince Libra, there was the substance of softness in her tone. She would not prevent such relationships, after all that is a personal matter. Then again, the current situation with romance would be complicated that much is true. In one way or another, Aries and Libra would be placed in a compromising position of what to choose. In the end, she would not blame them for any decision that they would make.

Altering the subject, an envoy would be sent to Scorpio which soon changed from a neutral to joining the King's side. She was not surprised. It does take more than to extract any sort of emotions from her. The map displayed the new Prince of the nation. "The Prince Scorpio has chosen a side. Let it be, that is the decision of the Kingdom's new ruler." She did hear how the former Prince had been publicly executed for the reason of treason and so on. From that point, she knew that Scorpio would be a deadly enemy. This was going to be a hard-fought war especially with the numbers against them.

That was when the Princess Virgo spoke about recruiting Capricorn to their side. That would indeed lessened the amount of lives which would go to waste and but what struck her chord, the waste of time. It may appear to be a handful around her, yet that was not the case at all. "Princess Aries, do as you see fit. I will do what I demand should as well." This simply meant that she would deploying once of her Kardinal Knights, no matter what ones said. "Princess Virgo, if you have the confidence to sway Capricon and Pisces' allegiance. Then, please do so." After her words, the entrance to the room had been opened.

There in came her Lady-in-Waiting, Tuliza. She was an individual that the Apostles even now do not approve of. She understood that she defies the category done out requirements. However, it does not mirror to what she believes would be fitting to serve her as a Lady-in Waiting. Somehow, Tuliza was agreeable to the traits and terms she is looking for. That was all that ever mattered and likely so, the girl stood before her, speaking of the gardeners' wish to serve some strawberries. It was a thoughtful gesture, but what took her attention was the trembling hands holding the basket.

"Thank you very much, Tuliza." She then looked at the Royals present. "I do not believe there is anything else needed to be discussed. If so, I would adjourn the meeting." With a elegant gesture of her hand, she pointed towards the basket. "Before you do go, please do have some taste of the strawberries grown here. I hope it would be to your liking." She looked at Tuliza, knowing the girl's unique disposition. "If you would kindly give them some of it, Tuliza. It would be fine." her eyes once more gazed upon the three. "If there are any other questions please ask, I would like to expect that you would speak to me of any information you would think to be vital."

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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: The King of Constellation Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Sangre Scorpio Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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It was indeed a beautiful day, a perfect moment to talk about war, no doubt about it. Sangre was actually looking forward to it. Unlike his deadbeat cousin, he does not have any aversion towards battle or have a skewered moral compass of making peace as if some source of personal retribution. He would blatantly admit that he was nowhere noble or kind. That kind of description does not fit him, though it does make a good camouflage when he needs to take things right under the noses of people.

That's right. It reminded him of the conversation he had with Dream before leaving the territory for Crocodelle. His little princess was apprehensive of him going. War doesn't suit well with her and he understands. She was very fond of peace and not seeing people get killed. That's probably why she was rather scared, especially when she was informed about the deaths of her uncle Artos and the rest of their known relatives being exiled. Everything about their current status was new to her and then to be thrust into a situation like that.

He wanted to stay clearly and if possible take her with him to the meeting, but he wasn't fond of endorsing her to danger. It's true that at the territory of the King, she would practically be safe, however, he was not as trusting as most of the royals were. He never trusts anyone, though, he does make sure to have an advantage on every situation. Right now, Dream would be more safe back at the castle. Those people are currently embroiled in their fear against him, and that would be a perfect way to lash out.

Though, he did make an insurance policy that his daughter won't be targeted so easily. She would be having a new handmaiden near her always. That person would also serve as his daughter's constant companion and protector in his absence. It was a woman who goes by the name Anna. He personally hired her and something about that woman took his attention. It would be best to put her into his line of sight. That's why for now, the pieces he needs are all on the board. A playful smile decorated his lips as his eyes gazed at the changing scenery his carriage passes by.

It won't be long before he reaches Crocodelle. There he would meet with the King and his other allies in a war against the Queen. That's true, there would be also another factions involved in this. He did hear of other kingdoms choosing a neutral stance. From a reliable source, he did hear that Aquarius is taking the forefront in the discussions for that side. Other than that, he would also have to consider the existence of another party which was the cause for the disasters that most of the kingdoms suffered from.

There was a clear connection, that much he could tell. He had been looking into it and the things he is currently unraveling are matters that he is not willing to share to anyone. Well, at least not at the moment. There will be a opportunity for that along with the right amount of price to reveal it. He soon notice that they were now in the lands of Crocodelle as his retinue had been ushered in. Well, it's time to introduce himself, isn't it? Being new and all, he must make a favorable impression. He stepped out of his carriage and was soon escorted to where the King is. Once there, he did a proper introduction, "A pleasant day and a pleasure to meet you, Your Highness. I am Sangre von Scorpio, Prince of Scorpio, here to pledge my allegiance." It was all done with a stern yet respectful tone and a graceful arc of a bow.


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So, the rumors are true. The ram is in love with that sad excuse of a monkey-face. The way she spoke that monkey's name was enough to make his eyes roll. Of all the men existing in this world, it had to be that guy. This information made the corner of his lips rise into a smirk, but only for a brief moment. before he returned to his ever casual expression of 'don't care'. He could never see it at all. Never. There was nothing lovable about that idiot. Alexis was better off paired with some farmer or something than with that guy. Oh well, it's not his problem unless, she won't have the courage to destroy the guy when its needed.

That would be his business. "You better have the guts to kill him, if need be."

He stated that while crossing his arms over his chest. He closed his eyes at that point. He knew very well, how hard it would be to defy one's emotions. He was having that same of feeling towards the Queen, it was his only reason for continuing his existence at this point. Right now, he was definitive in doing anything for her. Nothing else mattered beyond that point for him. he opened his eyes as Aries began talking about the status of Scorpio.

He looked at it and true o that there was the sudden change of Scorpio's allegiance. It seemed they are now with that stupid Old Man. That was an idiotic move and then he saw the picture of the new ruler that the Queen had mentioned. His eyes widened expressing his surprise and the possibility that he knew this person. He made fists with his hands which was a clear indication that he was not probably in good terms with the current ruler of Scorpio. "We should be careful with that one." He noted with an odd serious in his tone, before leaving it at that.

The discussion proceeded as Virgo implied the chance of swaying Capricorn to their side. Now, that was something he would like to see her try. There was even a talk about Pisces being considered as one. Really? This is starting to look like they are some kind of institution for degenerates. There was an actual use for Aries, but he does not see anything beneficial with Virgo, Capricorn, or even Pisces for that matter. They are all useless in anything.

"Yeah, talk to them." He muttered under his breath. He has no problems if they don't turn or not. If they don't, he could just eliminate them all. He would doing everyone a favor, that's for certain. All that mattered is that the Queen wins this war. It was then his attention was taken by another at that point. The doors to the room opened presenting the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting. He doesn't remember her name, and he really has no intention to, seeing she was not by he Queen's side at all, coming late. That was very responsible of her, and he's being sarcastic at this point.

"I have no questions at this point." He responded to the Queen's query about ending the meeting. Then, there was the query about the strawberries. In truth, he would not take the strawberries at all. But, the Queen expressed her wish for it to be tasted. That's what he was going to do. "I'll give it a taste." He looks at Tuliza waiting for the girl to give his portion. Those golden eyes of his gazing at the girl's form.

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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Caesar Libra Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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Princess Alexis Conall Aries

Cancer’s words came at her- hard. ”You better have the guts to kill him, if need be.” Before she could respond, Virgo jumped in, completely oblivious of her slip up. Alexis glanced at the Queen to see if Her Majesty and noticed it as well. Nothing. Ugh, she couldn’t believe herself! No, back to the meeting. Pay attention.

She leaned back as Virgo began talks of negotiations, only barely catching what Cancer said about the new Scorpio. Her eyes stared at her neighboring country. Two of her allies, or rather, business partners, had shifted to the King’s side. This was horrendous. She was bordered on all three sides. Not that it would do anything to the Arian’s pride. She would not shift her loyalty. Her eyes moved down to Sagittarius, glad that it remained vacant. After all, it was just a site of archaeologists. No one lived there excepts “intellectuals.” Then again, they had discovered a past of great warriors. Could they have possibly contributed to the Aries attitude of life?

Wait! Nope, back to the conversation. No side tracking. She looked back up at Virgo, getting some wind of what was happening. Negotiations with the enemy. Alexis felt the large need to NOT do such a thing. She was powerful enough to deal with Cap and they definitely did need such a weakling on their side. Pisces would simply hold them back. Then again, less people on the King side to worry about. Then again… ”I’m not all ecstatic about having them join us. If Cap joins us, then I’d have to send troops up to defend his country. Pisces would be the same. Those two countries are known as ‘fortresses’. They’d be good on the defensive but I’m not sure on the offensive. If they stay on the King’s side, their troops would be more dispersed. Then again, if you do that, The water ways would open up for Cancer. More accessibility and we wouldn’t have any trouble if we were to attack Scorpio via water.” She leaned back in her chair, examining Virgo with a small grin. This girl had spunk, well, wrongly placed spunk but still spunk. ”Sway them with your words, Virgo. I want to see what happens.”

As the food came in, Alexis perked up. She examined the blue haired girl that came in, meekly. She tilted her head. This girl was cowardly and needed toughening up. Of course, not now. As the Queen asked for any other questions, Alexis’s mind returned to the Cancer’s words. ”I’ll have some strawberries,” she mentioned, waving the servant to give her some. As she sat back in wait, her eyes turned to Cancer. ”You asked if I had the guts to kill him if the need be? Or rather, threatened I do so.” There seemed to be a red glow to her eyes as she smiled. ”I have sworn my loyalty to the Queen. If the time calls that I must kill him, I will do so, no hesitations. He is simply an obstacle in our way now.” That said, she leaned back in wait for the snacks. [color]”That’s it for my part as well.”[/color]

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As something caught her eye, Draco turned her head away from the Prince Libra to the source. Ah… So these were the dire wolves they had heard about from across the long dessert. The troops began to tense at the unfamiliar creature only to have Draco glare at them once more. They called themselves Arians when they got scared of a little dog? Ok, not little but the gist of it anyway. She waited for the Geminian to finish before turning to her. ”My name is Commander Draco of the Aries Kingdom. I come with the requested troops as well as in place of the Princess for negotiation terms.” Ok, those are mostly settled but why else would the Princess send me of all people? ”We are in the service of the Gemini kingdom, solely for protection purposes.” She fought the urge to glare at the Prince Libra. ”As stated by the request.”

She could hear a sigh of relief go through the troops as they heard of the dire wolves. Draco glanced at the troops, wondering their capabilities to ride such a creature. It would be a disgrace if they did not know how. Then again, she needed to put faith in her troops. Draco turned her attention to the Prince Libra once more. ”Prince Libra, we were not here to attack but to protect. I ask that you give us passage to the Geminian kingdom.” There wasn’t really any permission needed up she needed to make sure that her Princess wouldn’t get pissed when she filed a report on what happened. Damn politics.


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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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Princess Zari Leo

Zari listened as the Prince Aquarius spoke. She couldn't be noticing how he was holding his sword, close to him and in a position it would be relatively easy to draw out in case of attack. He clearly had prepared to everything. When he had finished she nodded sharply in understanding. "Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have understood Princes Virgo has sided with Queen. And I agree with you that someone must know about the attacks and I have my own reasons to believe it's someone from Queen's side so this opportunity is a good way to find more information. But do not understand wrong, that's not a problem. I will make sure the deal will be taken care of properly and no one else will know about this." She looked straight at Sterling's eyes - or eye in this case - as she spoke to prove she wasn't hesitating or going to back off or betray him. She wasn't bothered by his missing eye in the slightest, she wasn't feeling sorry for him. The man had proven himself to Zari and everything else was irrelevant.

"However I must admit I'm surprised for your proposal. I haven't been aware of this contract of protection between you and Kingdom of Virgo you just referred to. And let me say this job you're offering is to my liking." She was speaking firmly but with a hint of excitement. For one it was sure to give her opportunity to slash a head or ten and for second getting information of the moron going against the Kingdoms and maybe having a chance to slash the head of the person. She then placed her right hand over her heart and bowed to him while sitting. Since she had already sat down she saw no point in standing up again. She wasn't doing from disrespect. It was just her style to act. Just like she preferred bowing instead of curtseys and armor over dresses. "The Leos are in your service." she said politely and respectful. The demeanor of the Prince Aquarius was telling her he was serious about doing business with her and as so was no hesitating to pay. That was why she was agreeing before the negotiation of the pay was done. "We will talk about pay and details later."

Just as she had said that Princess Gemini walked in. "Ah, Princess Gemini, pleasure to meet you." Zari bowed slightly. She bowed out of manners, but not really from respect like for Sterling. She admitted that Princess was a good leader but that was all she saw in her. And coming in with a companion would have made her roll her eyes but the manners she had been taught prevented her from doing it. She would also have preferred to continue the business with the Prince.

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Tuliza Winden
Current personality: ”Nature lover”


Tuliza was trying to keep herself together focusing her thoughts on Queen. She was surprised to hear Princess Virgo's kind words. Or at least Tuliza assumed she had meant them in kind way. It was a encouraging sentence in the atmosphere filled with dark and bloody plans. The thought of war was something she couldn't handle well and knowing that was exactly what was the subject in the room. She was hoping she had gone to find one of her cats before coming in and taken it with her so she could have had something nice to hold onto. As the Queen asked her to serve the berries Tuliza made another curtsy. "Of course my Queen." she said and turned towards Prince Cancer as he was the first one to ask for them.

That was a mistake. She froze in her place the basket shaking even more now. Despite she had seen Theon many times before facing his deep eyes staring at her was causing her memories to come back in her mind. In captivate, taken advantage by the bandits in every way possible, and getting hit daily if she made the slightest mistake, not even getting to eat every day. The pictures flashed in her mind one after another. She was breathing rapidly but knew she had to do her job and avoid getting panic attack. She took another careful step closer to him. "Come on now, you can do this. It's not like you hadn't seen him earlier." she was telling her in her mind. But then as she was offering the strawberries to him she made the mistake of looking in his eyes again and that's was when her mind broke down. In front of her was now standing the lead of the bandits, staring her with the golden eyes and in the background she barely heard Alexi's words. "guts to kill --- threatened --- I must kill him --- no hesitations --- obstacle in way"

Suddenly the tears filled her eyes as she was shaking hard and stumbled backwards falling on the floor the basket dropping down and the berries spreading all over the floor. "P-Please, don't hit me. I'm s-sorry. Please, I'm sorry. I'm sorry." she was repeating herself talking quietly and scared all while still watching Theon as she was crawling further away from him. Expect she wasn't seeing Theon or anyone else in the room. She was alone with a bandit leader that wouldn't hesitate to kill her and there was nothing she could protect herself with. Nothing but her begging words.

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Character Portrait: The King of Constellation Character Portrait: Sangre Scorpio

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Eugene began to make his way down the hall looking around slightly. Everything felt different in the strange way. The air had changed and now he even felt a bit winded. He sighed and placed a hand on his head. Was all of this getting to him now? Usually he was a calm and collected man but even he had his limits sometimes. He approached the large doors and await as they began to open before them. The room in which the meeting would be held with his allies was before him. There was only one entrance and only one exit and the doors knew who to allow and who not to allow. The room was covered odd glowing leaves that continuously fell into a abyss. There were no trees, only sky. As he walked in, the doors began to shut. He stopped.

"Funny.... I almost believed that there was something wrong..." He said before giving a small laugh. He took a long puff of his cigar and released the smoke easily. As he began to walk to the large chair among the rectangle table, he couldn't help but grow a bit exhausted. He smiled.

"Even the tree is telling me... It's amazing how many possible ways this could go. Hopefully the heavens guide me in the correct one or..." He shook his head slightly and sighed. His silence was broken as the doors of the chamber were opened. He smiled as he looked towards his new guess. He stood and went to greet him properly.

[color=#426B48]"Ah Sangre. No need to be formal. I'm not your parents."
He said in a bit of a laugh as he patted the males back. "I do hope your trip was fine. I know traversing through through the desert is a bit tough so hopefully you were at least comfortable. Can I interest you in a drink while we wait for the arrival of the others?"

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Caesar whistled slightly as he listened to the commander. What a drag. He couldn't believe that they thought they could just march on through these lands of the Librians. Even though they were a spacious people and often didn't stay in one place, this land was still their land. He smirked slightly as he gripped the cloak around his shoulders.

"Yeah. I know you don't mean harm. However, your not allow around here. I would have imagined you would have known by now." He raised his arms behind his head and stretched. "This is the path to the farm lands. If you go that way, your gonna be walking through field after field of crops and my people work way too hard for militia to come and ruin our food. And if the foods ruined, guess what, that means all of your food is too."He smirked deviously as he saw a bird fly by dropping off a large scroll. He waved his hand pushing the scroll to his hand with a small gust.

"Heh. Don't worry, you could always pass through Crocodelle if you want to head that way. But as I said, these parts are off limits." He opened the scroll and smirked slightly. The king wanted a meeting! This was very exciting.


Caesar paused slightly as he began to watch the Gemini appear. Caesar folded his arms. "Uh yeah as I was saying to the sheeps here, none of you are allowed anywhere in these lands. Seriously, were in war times and you all find it proper to just show up near the fields and converse like this. It's not that simple." He whistled waiting for his horse appear. "Listen as much as I'd like to stay and listen to reasons as to why you have to pass or why this and why that, I got other stuff to do. So I best advise you all be taking your leaving now and finding a new route and finding a new place to have your fun parties. Like I said, Crocodelle's another way there and I refuse to let you all march through our hard earned crops. We don't want any trouble so get stepping."

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Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: Princess Silvestra Taurus Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV

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At dawn the next day Silvestra left Iradena accompanied by her brother and his eight chosen soldiers. The journey leaving Taurus was pleasant as always though a bit fast paced, Silvestra anticipating the rest of their journey might take longer with the current conditions. During the beginning of the journey Silvestra questioned whether she should really be going to Aquarius but quickly shook of her doubts, knowing it was the right choice. It taking only a few hours to leave Taurus the rest of their day was spent traveling through Gemini. Much to Silvestra's surprise they were only stopped twice in Gemini, causing Silvestra to assume Princess Gemini had known they would pass through Gemini on their way. Despite their lack of interruptions Silvestra quickly grew sick of the journey as Bevan decided to use the time to lecture Silvestra about how bad of an idea it was to have left Taurus. While she knew he made a few good points Silvestra tried her best to block him out.

The second day of traveling started in Gemini but they soon reached the border and crossed into Aquarius, Silvestra taking in the scenery as it changed from grassy fields to the snowy terrain of aquarius. As they started their journey through the snow covered mountains and forests Silvestra was amazed. Despite it being spring it was as cold as Taurus mid-winter and there was much more snow, what Silvestra assumed was at least two feet.
At one point of their snowy forest trek Silvestra stopped and jumped off her horse, intending to walk in the snow for a bit, but sunk in waist deep, managing to have found a dip in the ground that had filled with snow. Stuck, Silvestra had to be pulled out by Bevan and a few of the laughing soldiers. Glaring, Silvestra remounted her horse, refusing to dismount again despite Bevan’s attempts to get her to.

Not having realized how much the snow would slow them down they had to stop at a Tsukiya village. Leaving, once again, at dawn they arrived at Ai Haneul mid-day. Stopping at an inn on the way to the residence of Prince Sterling, Silvestra paid for a handful of rooms for her men and, much to her brother's disbelief, insisted upon leaving five of the eight guards at the inn. Having to hear about it the entire way through the city Silvestra could feel her patience crumbling under her like an old bridge. Reaching the Asa residence, which was extremely beautiful her opinion, Silvestra's party was greeted in the courtyard by who Silvestra assumed was the steward. Speaking in the Aquarian language Silvestra greeted the man, thanked him for meeting them, and requested if her men could be brought somewhere to wait until the meeting was over. Surprised by her ability to speak his language the man nodded and got someone to bring them to the barracks. After a ten minute argument with her brother the three men left with two Aquarian soldiers, chatting amiably.

Once they were gone the steward offered to lead the way to the room where the Prince and other Princesses were meeting, assuring her that her horses and belongings would be taken care of. Looking down at herself she sighed at the dress she wore and rolled her eyes before nodding and thanking the man. Being intimate with her distaste of dresses Bevan had insisted she change at the inn and though she had picked the plainest of the dresses Silvestra had forgotten to supervise when Kareen packed her clothes and therefore even the plainest dress wasn’t as comfortable as her usual pants and blouse. Following the man she asked him questions about Aquarian culture and for tips on her pronunciation. Reaching the room he moved to open the door but she stopped him and asked him for a moment alone and he nodded and walked down the hall. Turning to Bevan Silvestra led him back to the end of the hall. “I want you to wait here while I speak with the others.” Bevan immediately started to argue. “Absolutely not! I will not let you be alone in there!” Turning away Silvestra shook her head and started back towards the room, trying to keep hold of her patience. “That wasn’t a request Bevan it was an order.” Following her Bevan reached out to grab her and Silvestra spun on him, not noticing they were so close to the door. “Bevan just shut the hell up and listen for once! I am going into that room alone and you will stay where I tell you! I am sick of you not following orders just because you are my brother! Go and wait at the end of the hall or go back to Taurus and make yourself useful!” Turning Silvestra noticed the door was right behind her and winced, hoping she wasn’t as loud as she thought she had been. Approaching the door Silvestra sighed and took a deep, calming breath before opening the door and walking into the room. Looking around she noticed Aquarius, Gemini , and Leo all in the room and smiled. “I am quite sorry for my lateness, the situation in Taurus is rather strenuous at the moment.” After a pause Silvestra closed the door behind her and then walked into the room, making sure to seem like incident in the hall had never happened.

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Elaine bowed as she took her coat off, as to say "It's a pleasure" to both before sitting gently on the seat, moving her fragile wings gently, keeping her balance as she sat onto the floor cushion, though Arturus shook his head, smiling a little he responded to Sterling, "I appreciate the offer of sitting with the like of you all, but I'm no good in politics. I'll remain outside for y'all." he remarked with his gruff voice resounding through the room before he opened the door to exit. Though Elaine remained, looking rather calm in demeanor, she looked for said Sign Language translator so she wouldn't have to use her magic all the time, though as Princess Taurus was entering, Elaine bowed her head again, as a hello to the new entrant. Though Taurus wasn't exactly someone whom Elaine had constant contact with, she knew the princess of Taurus was an alright person, though Elaine took a breath as the wind swirled through, and a voice through it had spoken,

"It would seem Princess Taurus is here." the wind said whilst Elaine gave a gentle smile, noting that the meeting would begin soon.




Mineczka nodded, responding in a more respectful tone to Prince Libra, "Lady Elaine has deemed Gemini a neutral country. We have no quarrel with Libra. And our wolves are trained around Gemini's crop. They aren't going to damage the crop of Libra. Secondly, I had thought I had sent a messenger to request permission to transfer the Arians through your kingdom." she paused, with an annoyed sigh, Mineczka wasn't one whom liked when people didn't listen, "But it appears that said messenger had not come. And I apologize for the trespassing, and I'm sure Lady Elaine will send a more... Formal apology." Mineczka took a breath again before looking at Draco, her calm demeanor resonating through her troops and wolves, "As for you, Miss Draco, I've brought extra wolves, and if Prince Libra is kind enough, I can get you and your troops to Gemini much faster than you can on foot. The wolves are trained and adapted to new riders, so do not fret that you cannot ride them.

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A sound made her turn her head immediately, reaching for a chair arm to use as a weapon if possible. Her vigilance turned to confusion as she looked over at the servant now on the ground. Was she… Panicking? Alexis’s eyes narrowed as she listened to the girl’s words. She was in utter shock or something as she cried out. Alexis followed the girl’s gaze to Cancer, staring at him. “What’s this all about, Your Majesty?” She asked, turning to the Queen. She never expected such a response to such a truth. Was the girl some coward, easily scarable? How disappointing. She would have thought the Queen would have had around better servants. Then again, the girl was just doing her job.

Alexis trained her attention on the panicking girl, frowning. People like her died in training or in the front lines or somewhere useless. The servant’s weak attitude was only a hinderance in Alexis’s way. What was even the matter with all these people? But the apologies… They reminded her… No! No, that was not something she cared about. She had grown past that weakness, of apologizing for something that was never her fault. This disgusting act before her made her want to puke. It soured her mood. Alexis watched, stone faced, for the Queen to act on the matter. That was the Queen’s servant after all, not her pet… Like Cancer.

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She frowned. Did he just deny them entry through this Kingdom? Huh, at least she knew he would not be swayed by her Princess. Disgusting if that were a truth. But the real matter at hand were her troops. They needed a way through to the Gemini Kingdom. The only other way would be Crocodelle or the Aquarius kingdom but that would be too much time wasted. Did it even matter to bring troops to the Gemini kingdom? No, the Princess had given her word.

As the Gemini commander attempted to reason with the Libra Prince, she allowed her thoughts to fall silent. Would this Prince shift his decision or stay head strong? Either way, she would have to plan another way through. She would not risk her troops if the monkey said no. They were heavily outnumbered, she realized this. These troops were not set to invade let alone fight to the Gemini kingdom. Then again... Draco looked back at her troops who clenched their weapons with tightened jaws. There was that bloodlust that resided in the Aries people. If she couldn't control them, the troops would most likely riot. She could see them marching through the crops, burning them with reckless abandon. Draco needed to keep control or else what would these two nations think of the Aries kingdom?


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Character Portrait: Princess Zari Leo Character Portrait: Elaine Gemini Character Portrait: Princess Silvestra Taurus Character Portrait: Sterling Salvador Aquarius XIV

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Princess Zari Leo

As Elaine's bodyguard left from the room Zari's expression did not change seemingly not paying any attention to it. However she had to admit it was a wise desicion was it Elaine's orders or the guard's own. It would make this discussion to stay inside the room and only between the rulers more likely.

Zari turned to look as she heard familiar sound behind the doors. She immediately understood what was going on as she gathered a few words from here and there. She had made business and deals with Princess Taurus in several occasions and had met Bevan almost every time despite if she had been there or if Silvestra had come to her Kingdom. Zari had never really appreciate that way of work, as often it seemed Bevan made the decision for his sister. She had always thought Silvestra was under his feet which definitely hadn't made Zari respect her highly. As Princess Taurus stepped in, Zari bowed to her again from manners. "Pleasure to see you again, Princess Taurus." Those with keen eyes might notice she bowed a little deeper to her than to Elaine mostly just because they had done business. In reality she was just waiting Bevan to burst into room after the Princess. At least he would make her tell every slightest detail to him later. In Zari's opinion either Bevan should leave Silvestra alone or Silvestra should give the throne to him. Now there was two rulers for one Kingdom and it wasn't working.

"May we start now?" she looked at Prince Sterling as waiting his agreement but not waiting his answer. It might have been rude from her but seeing as he was already ready to start the meeting without Taurus, she assumed he wouldn't be offended. She turned to look at the others. "I assume you all have got my letter, but let me do a quick recap. My main target right now is to find the moron who attacked to my Kingdom and according to my knowledge to yours as well. If any of you have information of these events or the person behind them I would appreciate if you're willing to share them. And as mentioned in my letter for those able to share pieces of information with me, no matter how small, I will keep my word and offer you a discount for my services in the upcoming war. And my services are pretty much limitless when it comes to war zone. I can offer my military for defense or offence as well as armory and weapons. And it's not limited to only one Kingdom, I can split my army for all those of you who wish to take this deal. " Her voice was formal, one of a business woman's. It wasn't anywhere near the slightly enthusiastic voice she had had with Sterling and she didn't give the slightest hint of their deal, telling her side of business like it would still be open - and for her it was. The pay and details were still open and as long as there wasn't black on white it would stay partly open.

"Oh and one more thing. Even if that person would happen to be someone close to you, I don't hesitate to kill them." She spoke perfectly calmly looking all three of them but there was a deeper meaning hidden behind her words. She wouldn't hesitate to kill even if it was one of the rulers sitting in the room with her.

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Character Portrait: Princess Alexis Conall Aries Character Portrait: Amalia Virgo Character Portrait: The Queen of Stars Character Portrait: Theon Cancer Character Portrait: Tuliza Winden

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"There are certain moments that one cannot simply stand still anymore. One must take action ensure that change should come and it always does."
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XXXXThis is indeed something that Kaia is well aware of the conditions within her handmaiden. This also included the triggers however, she had never paid attention to it for in the end that is something that Tuliza must overcome on her own. She would not interfere with the matters inside a person. "She is simply being Tuliza.". That is the only answer she will have for the Princess Aries. If the said Royal has any intention to know more, it must be revealed by Tuliza, herself. It is not her place to speak of other people's inner dealings. That said, she was still responsible over her lady-in-waiting's machinations in front of guests.

"Prince Cancer." She directed her attention towards the source of Tuliza's obvious distress. "Do kindly vacate the premises first." Her words really did not leave much of any question despite how monotone it was delivered. It still held that unwavering authority of her presence. She then stood from her seat as there were no other questions or matters being brought to her attention. She would now leave and proceed with her other affairs needed to be taken care of. There is indeed war on the horizon and she would not allow herself to fail no matter what the consequences are.

That is why she walked towards where her handmaiden was currently located. She stopped beside Tuliza and cast her gaze upon the girl. The only thing she could do really at this point, "Tuliza." Her voice echoed within the room with a dignified authority, yet was aptly loud with elegance. There was no way she would not be heard and with a pause, she stood from her seat in a fluid movement. It was like a silent hammer breaking the entire perception of a person, as she drew all their attention to her. "It is time to go." She continued as her eyes landed on Tuliza's form. There was nothing reflected in her eyes as usual or any form of expression on her face. As usual, she was her unemotional self, one could never say what she is feeling or was that even possible for her to have such things.

"I would be expecting reports from your endeavors." She looked at the three Royals present, before continuing. "Until then, I know all of you would do all in your power." She properly motioned a a nod to relate her leaving them, and then continued to walk away and soon reached the doors, not taking another look at anyone else. They now all have things to do with so little time even with that, she would ensure the destruction of the King and all those who serve him. All those who opposed must be do away with. That is the only path she has and she is willing to take it and be done with it.