❝ There was a sort of emptiness in the pit of his stomach as he stepped up on his post, looking down on the crowd who gazed up at him. He didn't expect to be doing a meeting this week, or every week now. It didn't settle quite right in his brain, to not look to the side and see his fellow Shepherd standing beside him. It was just him, a little white speck, looking down on his clan. Not theirs or ours, his.
"Sanctuary, please gather for a meeting," he stated, a mild bleakness in his voice as he waited for everyone to arrive. Usually, he tried to be in high-spirits, or at least have some sort of zeal, but there wasn't a trace of that anywhere.
Once everyone made their way over, he would begin. "Time to get the bleak news out of the way," he started, "Grave is stepping down as Shepherd.". His tone was blunt, like a boulder smacking on the grass, the blades trembling from the impact. He wasn't sure what it was about this news that made it so hard to say; he had seen blood splattered on tranquil meadows, fires crawling up sturdy trees, but this was the worst. It wasn't like anything happened, it wasn't like she was even gone. He just missed it, he supposed, the nights they spent sketching hundreds of maps, sprawling across pages and pages of his sketchbooks. It was all changing now. "I hold the great honor of giving her the Ancient title, as is customary for all past Sanctuary leaders,". He sucked in a breath, hoping to quell the sight tremor in his voice. "Her determination in battle, her focused mind, and her complete dedication to the Sanctuary make her well-deserving of this title.". He paused for a bit, let the quiet breeze whisper through his ears before continuing on, as he had to.
"As for regular announcements, welcome our newest member Magdemi ! Shoutouts go to Onepunch and Crysantha!".
Now, some good news for once; the promotions. "As for promotions, Onepunch is promoted to Neophyte and...". Another pause, but not as bleak this time, instead, it was more him wondering if his decision was truly a good idea. "Mischievouswonders, you've shown great interest in the Harbinger of War position, and, if I tell the truth, you've shown us all multiple times that you could easily handle the position, so, I am promoting you to Harbinger of War.". Man, that was something he never thought he'd say. "There are no demotions, but Illuvatar and Rhodostephes are getting their first official warnings. All of us would really like to see you around more."
"Regarding everything that's going on, we are hosting our harvest ball, so please attend if you would like! Mysticpaw is hosting a lesson about wisps and Missy is holding a battle assessment. As for more fun things, it seems Onepunch has a new pet and Chrysantha has set up a juice bar,".
"Unless anyone has any questions, meeting dismissed,".
- grave is now stepping down as shepherd and has received the anicent title
- welcome to our new member and shoutouts to onepunch and crysantha
- onepunch is promoted to neophyte and missy is promoted to harbinger of war !!
- no demotions, but illuvatar and rhodostephes are getting their first official warnings