| The Queen of Roses
Location: First Halo -> Quests! -> Queen of Roses
Requirements: Completion of Culture Shock
Release Date: August 18th, 2018
Objective: Queen Victoria is burdened by the reign.
Objective completed: Akanthus, just as Jaania, has found his conviction.
Experience rewarded: 0
Gold rewarded: 0
*In Swordhaven Castle, a distressed Robina stands on a balcony to contemplate her new responsibilities as the Queen of Swordhaven.*
Robina: *deep sigh*
*Robina looks up at the sky, wishing the best for King Alteon's recovery; however, Robina is heavily burdened by her new responsibilities.*
Robina: I hope you are well, father.
Robina: I'm not cut out for this. I never thought ruling a kingdom was so... exhausting. You do it with such ease.
Robina: You know how to deal with the dignitaries. Which hands to shake.
Robina: I should have watched you. I should have been around.
Robina: Brittany's much better suited for this than me. Even Tara.
Robina: Brit's not doing well... Whenever she starts regaining even a sliver of health, the next day she's robbed of it.
Robina: She's getting worse and I don't know what to do.
Robina: I'm trying everything. The best mages and medics in the kingdom.
Robina: I can't do anything...
Robina: I can't do anything right...
Robina: Even though people tell me otherwise, I know that the kingdom is crumbling under my "rule". I was never good at this.
Robina: I can't sleep...
Robina: I have no one...
Robina: No one I can trust here.
Robina: I'm surrounded by sleeziness...
*Robina begins to cry as she laments that her simplier days is behind now.*
Robina: I don't want this!
Robina: I want to go back to the days I could just...
*Robina cries in silence until she hears a familiar voice that shows up on the balcony to see her.*
???: That's not how a queen should act.
*Robina's eyes widened in surprise as she turns around to face whoever comes to see her.*
*Robina's expression changes from surprise to exasperation when she realizes who actually came to the balcony.*
Robina: It's you.
*The individual is revealed is none other than Jaania herself, who returned from her travels to The Fissure; Robina is not pleased to see Jaania.*
Robina: Don't you ever knock?
Jaania: Greetings, my Queen. I just wanted to notify you that I've returned and I'm ready to serve you as you see fit.
Jaania: My Lady... if you ever need advice, please don't hesitate to knock on my door.
Jaania: I know a thing or two about managing people.
Jaania: You said you can't sleep. I'll be more than happy to help you with that.
Jaania: Although... a good leader loses sleep, so that their subjects can rest well at night.
Robina: Thank you, but I don't require your advice.
Jaania: Very well.
*Jaania smiles despite that Robina is resistant of her advice.*
Jaania: I'd make a good queen...
Robina: I beg your pardon?
Jaania: Ah, my apologies. Fare thee well, my Lady.
Jaania: I'll be in my study, if you need me.
Robina: I won't.
*Robina and Jaania briefly exchange glares at each other until Jaania turns around to leaves the balcony, leaving Robina by herself once more; meanwhile, in the Ivory Tower, Akanthus can seen holding a focus point from Bolemira when Amadeus approaches him from behind.*
Amadeus: General Akanthus.
*Akanthus's eyes shift toward the direction of Amadeus.*
Akanthus: Don't you ever knock?
Amadeus: Lady Jaania has returned from her voyage and asked me to deliver these reports to you.
Amadeus: She expects you to familiarize yourself with them and report to her post haste.
*Amadeus hands Akanthus the reports; Akanthus puts down the focus point on a desk as he look over Jaania's reports of The Fissure.*
*Akanthus is surprised by what the reports document and becomes alarmed when he finishes reading them.*
Akanthus: Have you read this?
Amadeus: I didn't, obviously. These documents were sealed.
Akanthus: This... this is huge.
Akanthus: The Fissure...
Akanthus: You're dismissed.
*Akanthus walks out of the room while Amadeus looks at him from behind without turning around; after Akanthus leaves, Amadeus looks at the focus point that Akanthus put down on a desk; scene shifts to focus back at Amadeus before it fades to black.*
Thanks to Occavatra for original entry.
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 8/1/2023 22:00:45 >