While for most leaders a quiet week was worrying, Julian found it in fact rather relaxing, considering it was a lovely contrast to the hectic happenings at the beginning of his leadership. He was beginning to settle, despite the Devil's constant unwanted advice and presence. And... even though he'd initially not wanted the Devil's help, now... it was beginning to become useful. He hated to admit it, but working with the goat was beginning to have its benefits. "Thunderlanders, gather for a meeting!" he called, a smile settled on his face. There was an artificial quality to this expression, a tiredness to the eyes, a sorrow in his demeanour after having recently come back from Kira's funeral, but... he tried to cover it. And he did, to some extent.
"Firstly, everyone give a big welcome to Cataclysm, Hebi, Freddy and Ruffian. I sincerely hope all four of you enjoy your stay in the Thunderlands; we are boundlessly happy to have you around," he hummed, seeking out the new faces in the crowd so he could wave at them.
"It's been a rather slow week in general, so there will be no demotions or warnings." he decided; it'd be a bit hypocritical of him to point out the inactivity of others seeing as he hadn't been around as much as he should have been this week. "Though, Avilius, I would like to see you around a little bit more." Not an official warning, not yet; maybe a little nudge would help.
"Though, there is one promotion and a couple of titles to give out!" Julian chimed, expression lighting up a bit from the previous announcements. "Firstly, the titles; the Spark title goes to Kosaku and Cataclysm; great job you two, you might be looking at a promotion next week," Jules grinned, hoping he'd spot the two in the crowd. "Now... Artemis. Your activity is wonderfully promising and you really proved yourself in the ally meeting with Hyperia. I'd like for you to step up to either Thunderguard or Squalltamer; please let me know which branch you choose," he chirped, smile growing even bigger. It was always a wonderful feeling, promoting others; he hoped that Artemis would be happy with such a promotion. "Shoutouts also go to Ellijah and Ladon. Thank you both."
What was next? Allies, hummed the Devil softly, and Julian nodded to himself in confirmation. "Not much news this week about allies, luckily. And this is perhaps the first time in weeks that I haven't had to report a new leader," he chuckled, feeling a little bitter about it. Why did the sting of Kira's demise have to linger? Couldn't he feel a new pain to weaken the first? "There will be a party happening soon to celebrate the beginning of an alliance with Shadow Veil. I'm also looking for someone to be the ambassador for them, so if you're interested, please let me know," Julian hummed, mismatched eyes hovering over the crowd for a few lingering moments before he began to finalise the meeting.
"Ladon is making gift baskets; I highly encourage you to give that a go, I'm sure our allies will appreciate it. Also, the Tribe of Unbounded Sky is holding a seminar about the Luxum religion, if anyone's interested." he said, happier to shoutout his boyfriend than anything else. Despite Ladon's trauma he was still getting up and doing things, which never failed to make his heart melt.
"Unless there is anything to add, meeting dismissed." he called, hesitating to leap off the rock for a few moments unless someone else wanted to say something.
/ MEETING SUMMARY:
> PROMOTIONS AND DEMOTIONS: no demotions/warnings this week! Artemis F. is promoted to thunderguard/squalltamer; she must choose which branch she wants to partake in.
> ALLY NEWS: an event with shadow veil is in the works! jules is also looking for an ambassador. (i will be rebooting the ambassador guide soon, so keep an eye out for that too!)