Sarah Tintagyl Posted May 3, 2010 Report Share Posted May 3, 2010 [i]Lillia Palace, Darwin Australian Queendom[/i] Lillia Palace out shown nearly ever building in Darwin, its winding spires and glass windows could be seen nearly from every point in the city and was a wonder in of itself. In truth, the entire city of Darwin had changed since the formation of the Queendom, the unification of Hanseatic and Promised Lander philosophy, architecture, culture, and drive had done wonders for the city and in years time it had evolved from a small country port down on the northern edge of the continent to without a doubt the largest metropolis on the continent, perhaps in all Oceania, only being out flanked by Pacifica or the Northern Islands, and definitely on par with the elder cities of Australia and South Wales, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney. The buildings were a cross between Hanseatic flamboyance, decorated in the French and Finnish design, showy and over the top was mixed with the flat desire and base that was formed by the Promised Landers, the perfect mixture of the two extremes and it made the country function particularly well. Or at least Sarah believed it did, until the Tahoean Campaign had begun. Since the beginning of the War on Tahoe, Australia's campaign had continued to disappoint her as a nation that she had built up as a nation to avoid warring out of puppeteering, a nation free from outside influences was now campaigning for transgressions fought in the past. Hypocritical for her to say? Of course it was, but as a mother figure to the Hanseatic people and as having given Hannah her role of successor of the leader of the Hanseatic people, Sarah took the mistakes that this war was creating personally. She had watched the news, Hannah's speeches against the Italians and other nations were dry and lacked courage, possibly for a war she didn't believe in, then beyond that, Australian troops had landed on Tahoean territory, further than the other allies had gone. This was not their war, no matter what grudges they had, there were better ways to handle and needless to say, it was a war of aggression on the side of Australia and her allies, which was something Sarah wouldn't be hypocritical about. Tahoe was a world evil, but waging aggressive war was not how it was to be handled, it was not how her vision was to be implemented, which brought her to Darwin on a humid evening in the middle of May. It was a black carriage that drove her down the main boulevard towards the palace as it stopped in front of the gates as two Lillian Guards walked up to either allow the guest entry or send her away. But when the woman stepped out, the two guards backed up. Her piercing blue eyes and calm strut caused them only to bow towards her, their hands across their chests in salute. "Lady Tintagyl, it is an honor." Sarah knew, even with a new government, the loyalty she held in Australia was near absolute from both countries. "But what brings you back to Australia? We believed that you had retired for good." Sarah chuckled and shook her head. "I tried, didn't work again unfortunately. I can never stay quiet for long and I have a new vision, or perhaps an old vision that was distorted by Her Majesty and His Grace that I must talk to them about. Would you ladies care to show me to the throne room?" "At the moment Her Highness isn't in Lady Tintagyl, we can't just allow you to go into the throne room. This is Her Highness' own house after all." "Louisa." The second guard looked at her partner. "Can we really do this...to..." "Camille, orders are orders...I..." "Camille." Sarah turned to the younger looking guard. "Where are you from?" "Brisbane, Ladyship." "And Louisa?" "French Polynesia." Sarah smiled and folded her hands. "I understand. Listen, ladies, I really must speak to Her Highness and if she comes to ask why you allowed me into the palace, explain that I had come to recant with both of them and in reality, that is precisely what I am doing." "Well..." "Please, I would be eternally honored by both of your kindness." Finally the girls gave in, opening the gates for Sarah to pass through. She thanked them and walked in to the palace, once in, things became much easier and the guards who did find her bowed low to the ground in reverence, she was after all, the Lady Protector who had brought both countries together. Nearing the throne room, Sarah found another two guards who allowed her the entrance into Hannah's imperial quarters. Here amidst the tall windows and glass chandeliers, Sarah saw the throne of the Queen and approached, finding it empty, while one of the chamberlains had come in to see the intruder. He nearly fell back in his stance at who he was facing. She asked for a bottle of Pinot Noir to be brought to her and climbed the throne and sat down with her glass of wine staring down the corridor waiting for Hannah's arrival. "I have to say Hannah, you know how to live. For that I have taught you well." When Hannah and Anthony would arrive, they would be told by the guards, those who had seen Sarah's entrance that a guest was waiting for them in the throne room and that the guest had asked not to be disturbed, it was all very cryptic and when the doors finally opened. They would be greeted by two sapphire eyes gazing through the darkness of the room. Only her eyes, her pale skin, the shimmering glass of wine, and her blonde hair illuminated as she leaned back on the throne. "I'm disappointed in both of you, Anthony, Hannah, this was not the vision I had for Australia..." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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