Proxian Empire Posted June 7, 2010 Report Share Posted June 7, 2010 (edited) The room stank of blood and disease. King Douglas had been coughing for what seemed like an eternity, unable to properly speak, unable to determine who he was. This plague like disease had spred across the entirety of the island of Great Britain, instantly killing some while slowing draining the life from others. King Douglas was one of the unfortunate who suffered from the latter, and even the best doctors could do little but alleviate the pain. The king's closest advisors stood around his death bed as they had been summoned by Queen Violet. Everyone was silent save for the occasional cough. "I've never seen anything like this," one voice muttered sadly. The King had no children. He had lived his life for his country, rarely having time for personal matters such as his wife. The Queen did love him, but for whatever reason they had been unable to produce an heir. The King had been given a pen to write his final wishes, following the doctor's assessment that he had but hours to live. As the King scribbled, the advisors became very tense. Due to required authorisation from the King, Scotland had been unable to adequately request aid from allied nations in this time of rampant disease. The little work that had been accomplished was the closure of airports, effectively placing Scotland in quarantine from the rest of the world. This did not stop the government from hearing about the treacherous manipulations of the French. They had stolen Iberian lands in their lust for power; the advisors could not help but think the King had seriously misplaced his trust in the French Empress. Significant territory had been ceded to the French, ranging from the entirety of the historical France to the Basque Region as well. Unable to communicate with the King, the government remained silent as France ruthlessly attacked allied nations of the Western European Union. Such mistakes could not be allowed to occur again. The Scottish trusted their King, but such predicaments made the monarchy appear to be a particularly ineffective means of governing. Feebly, the King lifted the paper and handed it to his wife. Taking a breath, the Queen paused before reading the note aloud. "I wish to formally end the Kingdom of Scotland. Let a Republic be born, so that my people may speak with their true voice. Farewell." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Within hours of the King's death, his wish became reality. Acting as the temporary head of state before elections could take place, the Queen immediately requested the French cease their invasion of Iberia. Valencia and Galicia were to be returned as protectorates of the Western European Union, and were formally claimed as property of the WEU. Not of France. Edited June 7, 2010 by King Penchuk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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