It had taken a few days to manage, to understand, to comprehend - anything and everything about her new position. It was leadership, and in that word alone it sounded like it should be nothing. However as her paws paced in front of the Shepard's Stone, her eye occasionally capturing what it truly meant, fear would rattle her bones once more. One should never corner a scared animal, but here she was. Terrified and prepared to lash out. She let out a low growl as she looked up at the clouds, her hawk circling around the sky as if nothing happened, nothing changed. Cassiopeia knew better, knew that she had to step up. She could pass it on, truthfully, but she didn't want to. There was no point in shoving the curse to someone else without trying to abolish it.
"Wind Haven!" she called sharply, still below the stone. She looked out for a moment, ears turned back as she took a well-measured leap up onto the Shepard's stone and sat where oh-so-many had sat before, "Gather for a short meeting," she finished, though her words were punctuated by a well-timed call from Aquila, the hawk descending from the sky to sit in front of her, tucking her chin beneath her companion's head. The protection was physical, but the comfort was enough for Cass to continue.
"I'm sure we're all tired of the change. Fucking - Wind Haven has only ever been change ever since I got here. It's disgusting, it's cursed. I'm waiting for the day that the dirt beneath our paws shifts into lava and we all burn," she began, gritting her teeth some more, "But we may as well make up for lost time and try and change that. We as the people nestled into the base of Mountain Kodiak. We as Haveners, old and new. I refuse to hold the weight of this Clan on my shoulders alone, and I expect each of you to take a piece and help out."
She looked out into the crowd, ears drawn back slightly, "I'm promoting an Advisor immediately. Lemon and Ninja, you're both very apparent to the Haven on the border, in its little events, and even in the battles. I would like to ensure that, when my time comes, Wind Haven is in safe hands and that the both of you step up in my place," she paused, "I'm aiming to have some pretty big boots to fill," she tacked on at the end. She wouldn't promise to be around forever, as that was obviously never true.
"Other than that, I would like Lemon or Balthazar to step up as a full Abbot, and for Juba to step up as a Canon. I will not be touching any of the other ranks, but activity is pretty shitty lately and we all need to step it up. Ninja, hand out weekly tasks for this week. Lemon, hold a wind-chime making party, or something, and get out the whole... wind-chime thing. It's supposed to be held pretty often, so why not start now?" she rolled her shoulders back.
"Any questions, speak up now, otherwise, everyone is dismissed. I want everyone to be doing something - garden, teach herbs, start a farm. Work on your disciplines and get asses in gear. I will be visiting each of our allies in place of the ambassadors this week, but I expect you guys to go out in the coming weeks on your own. No one wants to hold your hands."
[ hey everyone! this is very late, and i'm sorry for that, but i'm currently moving and settling into my first apartment, so it's a bit hectic for me irl! but!! i hope to have more time in the coming days, weeks, months - however long you guys will have me for. cass is very rough around the edges and not very pro-clan oriented, but i do hope everyone enjoys her reign as well as my own. any questions can be shoved towards me! i'll try to answer them to the best of my ability <3 ]
- Juba can step up as a Canon, and will therefore have Balthazar or Lemon as a mentor (to solve your small problem of mentor<3)
- Ninja is assigned to host weekly-tasks, Lemon is to hold a wind-chime making event
- Cass will be visiting allies! If you want your character (ambassador or not) to follow her, just say so and I'll tag you in a visit thread later today! Just tell me what Clan you want to visit<3