Post by smilesja on Oct 13, 2017 7:52:10 GMT
Richard drank some wine before speaking "Well, as I said, Comtessa de Fotein, the Teryn is extremely unpopular with the peasants and some nobles. They've risen up in rebellion and we could possibly see another Civil War."
Cyrus was stonefaced. His first mission in over a year and he might be in embroiled in a war. Normally Cyrus wouldn't mind this he fought in multiple wars for employers in the past. Yet he was out of practice and on an escort mission with one of the escorts a 15-year-old girl. "I don't like this, my lady," Cyrus said turning to Lavinia. "It seems that this mission just got even more dangerous we'll need to be cautious."
Richard took another swig from his goblet. "There have been rumors of multiple skirmishes among Gwaren, with nobles getting kidnapped. So I advise you two be very careful."
"Don't worry," Cyrus said taking a bite of gravy-soaked lamb. "I have plenty of experience in taking care of situations such as this, the lady does not need to worry about any harm that'll come to her or Faustine. Though news you carry Richard is distressing, to say the least. But who is Arl Millicent?"
Richard shook his head. "Arl Milicent is one of the nobles that is sworn to Jon Elain, he is an experienced politician who's ambitious to a fault." Leaning closer to Cyrus and Lavinia, Richard continued. "He coveted the title of Teryn and was a major contender for it when Loghain was ousted. Unfortunately for Milicent, Queen Anora went with Jon Elain much his disappointment. Millicent bitterly supported Elain yet noticed his ongoing corruption."
Richard then took another sip. "Rumor has it that he bided his time until Jon was so repulsive that even some of the nobles couldn't stand him. It's pretty obvious that Millicent is taking advantage of the peasants revolting. Wouldn't surprised if he convinced the peasants to rebel, they did call Millicent the man with the magical tongue. That man had a gift for speaking."
Cyrus grunted. "An ambitious noble like Milicent doesn't sound like someone who would be interested in the peasant's interests."
Richard nodded. "Millicent only cares about the title of Teryn, I've dined with the man. He couldn't care less about the villagers! He called them savages!"
Cyrus looked at Lavinia while Richard continued eating "Do you know anything about Millicent my lady?"
After the mage's answer, Richard gave Cyrus and Lavinia a serious look. "A coup seems to be inevitable. It all seems to hinge on my visit!" Richard began to smile all of a sudden. "Sounds like an epic tale!"
"The last thing I would call this is epic." Cyrus frowned. "Why wasn't your King and Queen informed of this?"
"I believed they were written to," Richard answered. "But Queen Anora despite her sharp mind is rather fond of Jon Elain since he was great friends with her father. If I were to guess, Millicent will try angle this conflict to get himself to get anointed as Teryn of Gwaren. The town is pretty valuable for the transportation of goods. Anyway, if he already has his soldiers deployed, then they'll be led by his son: Nathan doesn't have his father's political mind, but is a great warrior and tactician: Young, capable, handsome...."
Cyrus ignored Richard's ramblings and stared at Lavinia. "My lady," He whispered. "As soon as you heal the Teryn we need to exit Gwaren immediately. It seems that war is on the horizon."