A shrill cawing of a raven announces the meeting; not the howl she’s so used to giving. She’d purposely done this, allowed them time to mourn allowed things to slow for the sake of a child she failed. She wanted to say it was just for her but however it was her own clouded emotions that kept her from standing tall and proud in front of them, she didn’t want to break her emotional barricade didn’t need them to see her vulnerable and pained. She licks her lips as she stares down her stony pedestal breathing deeply in and out once as she waits. Ghost sits in waiting on one outstretched wing his short talons gritting against the mottled scars that curl the bases of her larger wings. She hadn’t been bringing him out lately nor her second companion, but he was serving a purpose today and she was glad to not be alone up here. Even just having a pet with her soothed her frayed mind.
After a few minutes of wait her maw opens ”Veilers! It’s time for another weekly meeting!” it’d almost been three weeks she doesn’t want to continue this habit. She was failing them as a leader. ”It’s been a while but regardless the Veil has been doing its best regardless of the circumstances. I want us to continue doing that, we’ll move past all of this I promise you all” she woofs with a bittersweet smile swallowing hard before continuing on. ”We’ll be having a funeral for Leesha soon as a final send off to her... She’s not coming back” she had hoped, prayed to whatever fucking god was out there. Killed for her, and would kill again in her name but it was all for nothing. She wasn’t coming back to them, no longer would they see that smile or hear that voice so full of lust for life and childish glee. She was stripped of it. They all were. ”We’ve discussed things with the Ruins about both her murder and the attack of Winterpaw; they are going to help us find and allow us to punish the culprits. But until their identity is revealed I am going to have to forbid any child or apprentice from leaving the camp by themselves! A adult must be with them at all times and preferably more than one, I’m not going to lose anymore children”
She drifts out finding her mouth dry, her words feeling like toxin in her throat as she forces them out like bile. She keeps the smile does her best to not look so damned pained and unprofessional. She’s been through this before, had to lead through just as worse situations with more success, this shouldn’t be hitting her so hard but it was. ”Right moving on! I want to give a warm welcome to Calina A.R.K. , panini , BELLONA , SELENE DARLING , VALERIAN. , Orfhlaith Faelan , and xia a. r. k. you’re a big crowd but if any of you need help finding your way around come find me later” she barks giving a sip of her head towards those gathered. They’d come to fill the ranks she was sure of it, most of the names she’d heard of or even knew more personally. It was a good bunch, it was a strike of luck to have them here with the Veil in these dire times.
”Now promotions! A lot of you have shown your colors and sadly haven’t been rewarded for it till now so; STRINGTHEORY.
i’d like for you both to step up as Nightwatchers!” Littlepaw was young and still had a lot of learning to do but she could only get that if Ver trusted her enough to handle a little more responsibility. As her mentor and her leader she wanted to prepare her and test her abilities. ”As well as them Calina A.R.K.
i’d like for you to step up as Duskguard you’ve been around a lot this week and I have high hopes for you! Keep it up! DIARMUID.
will also be promoted to Duskguard” as much as she disliked the boy he did have promise, a shitty personality or not she wouldn’t let her spite get in the way of the welfare of the clan.
There’s more but this is more important, this will mark their future. ”There’s been a absence of a Duskchaser for a while now and it’s about time I’ve chosen one of you to eventually succeed us!” she still would hold out for Mercy, even if for now she’d be their only leader until her lover was ready. ”I’ve thought about it long and hard and I’m certain in my decision! RIPTIDE you've shown your loyalty since day one, you’ve sacrificed yourself in more ways than one and have given yourself to the Veil! You’re a friend, a neighbor and if you accept; our deputy!” grand formalities weren’t exactly to her liking (she’d been largely bashful during her own major promotions) but she’d learned to give them during her leadership in Solaris. Held ceremonies multiple times for a rank that was lower than what Riptide would (could) hold. ”If he accepts I’ll ask for HYPERION ! to step up in his place as Midnightbringer!” she adds in with finality before moving on as the news sinks in, wanting to give Riptide a moment to think things over.
” .:Alastor:. is demoted for inactivity” she adds in feeling it was a rather ill thing to leave on. ”As for events we’ve been invited to A masquerade ball in the Ruins! on the note of outerclan relations I’d like for ambassadors to go out!” she woofs as the meeting wraps up.
”With all that said meeting is dismissed unless there’s any questions! Oh and we also need someone to hold weekly tasks!”
”speech” ♛ tags
- Welcome to: Carina, Panini, Bellona, Selene, Valerian, Orfhlaith, Xia
- Promos: Stringtheory (Nightwatcher) Littlepaw (Nightwatcher), Calina (Duskguard), Diarmuid (Duskguard), Riptide (Duskchaser), Hyperion (Midnightbringer)
- Demos: Alastor
- Callisto inactivity removed
- Leesha’s funeral announced
- Invites: Ruins Maquerade ball,
- Ruins/Veil talked - came to an agreement
- Children and apprentices no longer allowed to leave camp by themselves without a adult