Cross Into Shadows - 2015-01-13 - Hendor Decree and the Burial of Walkar Wellington (log)

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From the viewpoint of Geijon on January 13th, 2015.


Walkar was laid to rest this evening by residents of the Landing. His headstone is located behind Lorminstra's temple since March 25th, 2015 and details are included in Walkar's Grave (saved posts)


Hendor Decree and the Burial of Walkar Wellington

Hendoran soldiers slowly move their way through the streets of Wehnimer's Landing, light flakes of snow falling from the sky.

A soldier declares, "Sir Thadston will arrive momentarily!"

[Town Square, East]
Here in the center of a broad plaza near the commercial area of the bazaar stands the impressive facade of the slate-roofed Moot Hall, where the citizens of Wehnimer's Landing hold various official, religious and social functions. Facing the square are some of the town's more prosperous shops, still doing business with the many customers who still frequent the streets at night. You also see the white Illuminaticus disk, the Neovik disk, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an armored Hendoran soldier, an impish aurora spirit that is flying around, a mirthful sunburst spirit that is flying around, a gold-flecked grey brushwood wolf, a depressed ocean spirit that is flying around, the Kaedra disk, the Crime disk, a forest wolf, the Khristal disk, the Balantine disk, the Roelaren disk, a black-tipped twilight grey wolf, a shadowy dire coyote, the violet Nithaxius disk, the Jook disk, the Cryheart disk, a red-tailed hawk, a large purple wooden barrel and a stained table setup with quills and ink jars.
Also here: Lord Illuminaticus, Lord Sempernox, Neovik, Grand Lord Masrath, Lord Chamorr, Roblar, Archales, Journeyman Elementyl, Anyauma, Brakian, Maags, Lady Veni, Vault Guardian Fyrentennimar, Sareyna, Glyhne, Rowmi, Aiska, Lady Lylia, Xorus, Magister Raelee, Roswiec who is kneeling, Bekke, Ephya, Katiesa, Goldtree, Svantai, Kaedra, High Lady Evia, Sir Bristenn, Tumbu, Malikh, Goldstr, Phever, Headmistress Surofee, Great Lord Kraytorh, Lord Crime, Yieshia, Fyonn, Sarvia, Lady Tykeara, Puptilian, Lord Barzillia, Lady Khristal, High Lady Roelaren, Lord Balantine, Jonks, Grand Lord Radeek, Seomanthe, High Lord Turinrond, Lord Altheorn, Greganth, Grand Lady Aurla, Elbromo, Lady Psyryn, Nithaxius, Jook, Clunk, Sir Cryheart, Chairman Shirkon, Great Lady Ichiko
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west

Sir Thadston rides through the gates of Wehnimer's on his dark brown steed, a handful of Hendoran knights following behind. He trots towards Moot Hall.

Sir Thadston rides into view, dismounting his steed and stepping up near Moot Hall.

Bristenn faces Thadston and smartly brings his right fist up to his chest. Holding it there, he bows deeply.

Clunk bows to Thadston.

Goldstr turns towards Thadston and renders a sharp hand salute.

Cryheart bows to Thadston.

You turn towards Thadston and render a sharp salute with your black pennant.

Cryheart says, "Good evening, Sir Thadston."

Surofee curtsies to Thadston.

Turinrond gazes with interest at Thadston.

Aiska nods respectfully at Thadston.

Lylia nods to Thadston in greeting.

Bristenn folds his hands behind his back.

Thadston takes a silver-edged black steel helm off his head.

You see Sir Thadston Andrews.
He appears to be a Human from Hendor.
He is very tall and appears to be mature. He has bright steel grey eyes and tanned skin. He has short, wavy golden-brown hair. He has a clean-shaven face and a broken nose.
He is in good shape.
He is holding a silver-edged black steel helm in his right hand.
He is wearing a flowing brown leather cloak, a mithril-bound steel shield emblazoned with the image of a blue phoenix rising on a field of silver, a silver-tooled black cloth pack, a suit of silver chainmail, a stamped mithril ring set with the crest of blue phoenix rising on a field of silver, a mithril mesh scabbard, some soft dark cloth trousers, and a pair of polished black boots.

Thadston says, "Good evening, everyone."

Thadston says, "Citizens of the protectorate, fellow brothers in arms, Sirs and Dames, thank you for your time this evening."

Thadston asks, "I understand you are set for a burial soon, of our once cousin Walkar Wellington?"

Thadston says, "I am sorry for your loss. While the man made many mistakes, his tales of bravery were not uncommon."

Thadston says, "I have a decree from the Northern Sentinel, and I shall answer any questions for a brief time, then allow you to mourn your once leader."

Thadston asks, "Sir Cryheart, thank you for answering the call for this meeting. Who of the Gryphons are present this night?"

Thadston peers quizzically at Cryheart.

Cryheart says, "Balantine, Geijon, Goldstr, Evia, myself."

Cryheart says, "And."

Cryheart asks, "Hmmm..where did he go?"

Cryheart gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Cryheart says, "Ahha."

Cryheart says, "Shirkon."

Cryheart nods at Thadston.

Thadston nods.

Thadston says, "Well met."

Evia lifts her chin slightly and, in a display of solidarity, taps her fist against her black steel plate twice in quick succession.

Goldstr exclaims, "Well met Sir!"

Thadston removes a sealed scroll from his cloak, breaking the seal, and slowly rolling it open.

Thadston clears his throat.

Thadston says, "By Decree of the Lord Sentinel of the North, Earl of North Hendor, and Lord Protector of the Broken Kingdom and by grant of his Imperial Majesty, Emperor Aurmont Chandrennin Anodheles, Lord Jovery hereby orders the following:"

Thadston says, "That, the Barony of Talador, immature in its nobility and inexperienced in its pride, shall be deemed a protectorate of the Earldom of North Hendor. So as the laws of North Hendor, so shall be the laws of Talador, so as the good nobles of North Hendor rule wisely with approval of the Sun Throne, so shall they now rule wisely over Talador and her people, and all this shall remain until the time arrives when the Earl of North Hendor nominates the barony as adequately prepared to rule herself to His Majesty, and His Majesty grants such nomination."

Thadston says, "That, among the principled Lords of Hendor who shall be granted dominion over Talador and her lands, Sir Thadston, raised to the Order of Llaestal's Guard, shall forthwith be sent to the northern lands under the claim of the Sun Throne, and there build and command, an outpost in the Landing of Wehnimer, protectorate of Tamzyrr, gateway of the North, and so shall remain at said outpost until a time deemed proper by the Sentinel Jovery, Earl of North Hendor."

Thadston says, "That, in augment to the soldiers of Hendor, who shall be under the command of Sir Thadston at said outpost, there shall be the knights of the order formerly recognized by the Sun Throne, now stricken from the tomes of Immuron, the Order of the Silver Gryphon."

Thadston says, "By command of his Imperial Majesty, all oaths and services of such knights as made previous to the Baron Dunrith Malwind, the Swan Lord, shall be as if they were made to Lord Jovery, Earl of North Hendor. So proclaimed by His Majesty, so it was and now shall be."

Maags bites her lip.

Lylia shifts her eyes to Cryheart.

Rowmi glances appraisingly at Cryheart.

Bekke dryly says, "Well."

Aiska blinks.

Raelee furtively glances at Bristenn.

Aiska gives a sidelong glance at Bristenn.

Thadston says, "In recognition for prior chivalry and noble sacrifice, of misplaced obedience in the orders of chastened parties, these knights will be granted the right to pay homage to the Northern Sentinel or to such representative as the Earl selects."

Bristenn furrows his brow.

Cryheart nods at Thadston.

Thadston says, "At such time as the Lord Sentinel of the North chooses, Earl Jovery of Hendor may nominate said knights to be released of their obligations, that the Order of the Silver Gryphon shall be written anew in the tomes of Immuron, and trusted once again as loyal servants of the Sun Throne."

Thadston says, "So it is ordered, so it is decreed, and so it shall be."

Cryheart nods at Thadston.

Thadston rolls up his parchment, stuffing it into his cloak.

Surofee confusedly asks, "What... what does this mean?"

You raise your hand.

Cryheart says, "Folks, we hae been in alliance and a protectorate for some time now."

Bristenn clearly reasons, "People. Calm yourselves, and allow the floor to Geijon."

You say, "This is a public meeting per our request. Please allow Sir Cryheart to respond as necassary before making assumptions."

Thadston says, "I will address your questions, for a brief time."

Thadston nods at Cryheart.

Thadston says, "At least this evening. I would not wish to delay further your ceremony for Walkar."

Cryheart nods at Thadston.

Cryheart asks, "Only question now...where will the outpost be placed?"

Thadston says, "Scouts have begun work on locations, we will seek your wisdom as well."

Cryheart asks, "And, Baron Malwind was nae consulted?"

Thadston says, "Baron Malwind is aware of the decision, but the Northern Sentinel does not need one of lesser station to take action."

Speaking to Thadston, Puptilian says, "There is the spot Talador cleared during Less work for you to clear a spot."

Thadston says, "I own land in Talador now."

Thadston nods at Puptilian.

Thadston says, "I understand your reactions, and do not take kindly to this."

Cryheart says, "Tis a bit of a surprise."

Thadston says, "Both Talador and those Gryphons, who are Knights, did not adhere to the Earl's commands."

Thadston says, "For that, the Northern Sentinel has taken actions to correct the course, and in time, Talador will once more rule itself, and in time, the Gryphon Knights will once more swear themselves to Malwind, the order restored to the tomes in Immuron."

Cryheart says, "Sir Thadston, quick not following orders."

Thadston nods at Cryheart.

Thadston says, "We will aid in rebuilding of your city, as best we can."

Surofee angrily says, "After all they just accomplished, the way this town banded together to overcome these vile threats that were before us? You're going to pull the rug out from under us all? Just like THAT?" She snaps her fingers and clenches her fist, moving toward Sir Thadston, but one of the guards steps in front of her, and pushes her back.

Thadston says, "We are not here to occupy your town, and the outpost will be built outside of your walls."

Thadston glances at Surofee.

Roelaren says, "I dont think the Gryphons have much of a choice."

Cryheart says, "We defended the Landing against an we did afore agin the Jantalarian army...we dinnae take provocative action agin Imperial forces outside of this area."

Thadston asks, "Are there no other defenders in this town, except Gryphon Knights?"

Speaking to Thadston, Lylia says, "Everyone within this town is a defender of it."

Speaking quietly to Thadston, Goldtree exclaims, "We all defended this town...this world!"

Cryheart says, "We swore and oath...and Earl Jovery, who knighted me personally, at the end stated I was to continue my charge."

Thadston says, "Yet you were commanded not to fight, and Talador was commanded not to march. Both courses shall be corrected, in time, all will return to normal."

Balantine quietly says, "We took an oath to defend the townspeople here, command or nae commmand."

Cryheart says, "I am sure this will be corrected in time."

Thadston says, "I am sure it will as well."

Thadston nods at Cryheart.

Speaking to Thadston, Puptilian says, "Your first action should be to look into the church in Talador. We have seen signs here of corruption from the church in talador."

Thadston says, "My first action is in Wehnimer's Landing, with all due respect."

Thadston nods at Puptilian.

Thadston says, "We will begin work on the outpost, while also aiding in your town's repairs."

Cryheart says, "I will accept full responsibility for my Order's action..and will accept the consequences."

Thadston asks, "May I be...blunt?"

Bristenn simply states, "It is the only language they understand."

You ask, "Sir Thadston?"

Thadston says, "Your town has been a hot bed of dark magic, chaos, and a sanctuary for imperial enemies for over a year."

Thadston says, "With that recent history, and the...power of Melgorehn's Reach, you cannot expect it would not draw more eyes from the Empire."

Thadston says, "We are here as your allies, I assure you."

Thadston says, "Hendor is NOT Hochstib."

You say, "We were pressed to make a right decisions over perhaps a lawful one in th' eyes of th' empire. I will offer you our banner until such time th' Earl, in his wisdom, seeks to restore our acceptance. Accountability is not something our Order's members should shirk."

You offer your black pennant to Thadston

Thadston has accepted your offer and is now holding a black pennant emblazoned with a ruby red silk gryphon.

Thadston bows to you.

Thadston says, "The Gryphons remain an order, and in time, with a corrected course and demonstrated loyalty, their name will once again be recognized by the Sun Throne."

Thadston says, "Those Gryphons, who are Knights, their command now lies to me, and their oaths to Earl Jovery."

Thadston says, "In time, they may return to the Swan Lord of Vornavis, Baron Malwind."

Thadston says, "Good evening to you all."

Thadston climbs atop his steed, putting on his helmet and riding off towards the gates.