"Templars of the Court, gather for this week's meeting!"
It's already the third one he's hosted, at once as natural as breathing and yet a forever novelty — but really, who's keeping count? Low-burning blaze of the campfire sit before him, the golden tabby's face just visible above the dying hungry flicker of flames as he sits before the main tent. With the summer comes new warmth, though nothing near the heat of the Kingdom's sands. The northern winds remain as harsh and unforgiving as ever, and as his clanmates gather he finds himself thankful for the extra bit of heat that coughs up sparks into the summer breeze. Faces find their way to the normal gathering spot and Icarus dips his head in a steep nod of greeting. "Welcome, everyone. We have another joiner this week — Ellisiri C. , we hope you're settling in well." He offers an easy smile, a daydreamer's slow blink as he searches the crowd before him and gives a simple, wordless twitch of his whiskers.
Never one to linger long, the tabby feline carries on breezily. " selah-eden-dimera , you're welcome step up to Courtier. And REESE. , I'm offering you the position of Magistrate. You can let me know what particular area you'd like to be in charge of when you're ready, but for now I'd like to thank you both for your hard work." The words grow more earnest as they tumble from his jaws, weighted by a blanket of syrupy warmth. The two are familiar faces by now, something like almost like friends and ones he's pleased to continually witness and promote the growth of. Just like a few of his other clanmates too — " Kagenosuke and DAEGU both receive shoutouts; it's been quite nice seeing you two around lately, keep it up. Oh, and before I forget, I'm awarding Selah the title of Monk for her religious devotion." May Naleren smile upon you, he'd say, if he weren't certain that the goddess already was. The girl is far more strict in her faith than he is, anyhow; the Justice wagers that he could learn a thing or two from her about such worship. Maybe he'll ask one of these days, but he has to reign in the yarn spun from his thoughts until he at least finishes the rest of the important announcements.
"Our knighting ceremony for July is ongoing, so head over there if you'd like for your Templarship to be made official. Selah is also decorating the camp and Kagenosuke is hosting a game — be sure to check those out when you get the chance. If anyone wants to host this week's tasks, go right ahead." Icarus flicks an ear at each mention, searching the group once more before continuing onto the diplomatic affairs. The process of garnering allies has been a continuous one, though he can only hope that playing the long game will pay off. "This week I'll personally be visiting Solaris Kingdom, Wind Haven, Dark Dynasty, the Knights of Eden, and the Coven of Elysia to formally request alliances, but before I head out I'll be taking volunteers to fill these possible ambassador positions. You'd accompany me to prove that we have plans to ensure our allies will be well taken care of." A pause follows, silent encouragement to speak up suspended mid-air before he continues on smoothly. "Once we've at least extended some offers we'll be hosting a feast and jousting tournament to celebrate and get to know our potential new friends, so keep an eye out for that."
A long exhale escapes his lips, breakneck meeting pace finally slowed to an all-but halt. Icarus doesn't take these gatherings for granted, but he knows that others have more important things in their day and they all have work to do in the week ahead, himself in particular. Things are starting to pick up again, and each new member is another whose well-being he's responsible for. Even so, the man's shoulders appear light, the beginnings of a smile start to pull at the edges of the feline's lips. He has a good feeling about the things that lie before them. "Finally, we're looking for feedback on how the Court is doing and what you'd like to see. Unless there are any questions or issues, you're all dismissed. Thanks for your all work and let's have another great week."
- welcome to ellisiri!
- selah is promoted to courtier, and reese. is promoted to magistrate! shoutouts to kagenosuke and daegu as well
- selah receives the monk title for displaying religious devotion
- looking for a volunteer to host weekly tasks
- icarus will be going to request a few alliances this week from sk, dd, wh, koe, and coe; your character is free to volunteer to become their future/potential ambassador and tag along once the thread is up. in addition, the court will soon be hosting a feast & jousting tournament to celebrate new alliances!
- also be sure to give us feedback on how we can improve the court!! thanks for another great week everyone :-)