Ver had done her best to learn about the history of the Kingdom but most didn't concern what they were now, clans constantly shifted leaders came and went their reigns lasting as long as their personal sun was high when their destinies were as warm and admired as the suns rays. She knows hers has become crestfallen. She would never be a great, not once capable of achieving that lineage or greatness set by the Arcaniums or the other leaders before. She was just Ver, a Knight who'd had to take the position in a kingdom that was in Ruins from a leader who's allegations ruined alliances and made their enemies so much more inclined to rip them apart and kick them while they were down.
She was more of a warrior than most at the time, had raised them up and gave them their spine and strength but now they were renewed they had what made them Solarians back. She wonders how the older creatures feel about them, about her in particular who wears their crown but who's morals have never aligned with theirs or the telling's of the crowns that came before her. She set alliances yes had done good but it was her name that was raised in bloody banners, it was her name that brought them raiding in. Her name that caused Georgie to die, her name that caused Nine to die, her actions that led them to war and destroyed the friends they' made before her time. She was a Ruiner, their once long time enemy and her litter and lover made that very clear where her loyalties had shifted.
She thinks of a dead friends words, her questions and prodding as well the harsh and damning cries about proclans and anticlans and the melding she had tried to spear head. Wilhelmina understood her, had been at similar footing to her before she kicked the bucket leaving her with no one to share her complaints with or vouch for what she was doing. She knew they spoke in whispers and thought ill of her ire and anger. They just didn't speak it to her face, hid behind curtains of polite respect that she never wanted. She was always used to people telling her what they wanted, what they needed. They'd stopped that the minute she rose to the throne. Maybe she was wrong to stay here for as long as she did, to keep them out of the loop with what she did just to have them targeted to fight battles that frankly edged more on personal affairs rather than helping allies or supplying the Kingdom with resources.
She wishes she could've been a better Queen, that her final chapter here would be one of glory where she could pat the back of Meenah after a successful raid or when her kids outnumbered her more than they already did and retire. She hadn't led for a year, almost exactly she'd led for 5 months. A drop in the bucket of time, but it was time to let the sun fall and let another begin to rise. Ver can already feel the stress and pain of regret leaving her sore body as she makes her way onto the stone leaping onto it for one of the last times. Calloused paws itching against it and her head raising to howl.
Long live the Queen they'd said. But why live on as leader when she was killing them, when they were dropping like flies?
”Solarians! Please if you will gather beneath me to hear me out one last time” she barks loudly voice projecting and deathly serious, so unlike her. She gulps as they come but she'd waste no time in biting the bullet ”I will be stepping down from the throne of Dawningcrown and will be departing from Solaris shorty. I know this may seem sudden, but I will always stay connected to all of you. You supported me in-spite of everything, been with Solaris throughout it's up and it's downs... Which we are certainly in the ladder right now” she chuckles dryly, licking her lips uncomfortably ”I will be leave when the crown is passed down to MEENAH // in our traditonal festival. It was Ryad who gave me mine instead of Fourthwall but we will do it right this time... and, I've decided to elect another to rule besides her, And not to be married of course, so don't get the wrong idea” she would gesture for the wolf to come up to her, smiling gently at her old friend. She looks past her for a moment scanning the crowd for his eyes ” Claes G.D. you have proven more than anyone your devotion and loyality to Solaris, you've been a friend, a confidant and a fantastic medic. And you'll make a fantastic King as well, I ask you to step up here and claim your right besides Meenah but keep in mind you'll have to the ceremony to truthfully decide” she explains to him slowly her voice still loud so all could hear.
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Hey guys! I know this is very sudden from an ooc stand point, but it just feels naturally right for her to leave within her character bounds from the conflicts going on with her and just developmental purposes. I love Solaris deeply and this has been such a wonderful experience leading with her and getting to you know you all, you as a community have helped so much and made every day on the discord or roleplaying with you wonderful! It's an honor to say this was my first to lead! I will be around ofc to help out still and I will eventually bring a character here (That's not Ver) when the time is right!