Loose posting order? I’ll post with Astred starting new rounds every 1-2 days~
Astred, how are you?
Astred gave a dip of her head in greeting, a miniscule smile saved for the other woman alone. ”I’m well, Marceline. Thank you.” Before she could ask the woman the same, others began to arrive. Among them was a foreign-looking male the soon-to-be Valkyrie had failed to see on her premise before. Soon enough he spoke out, claiming he was a guest and acquaintance of Damien’s, which made him a guest and acquaintance of hers as well. Astred wouldn’t prohibit the travels of guests onto their lands so long as they failed to pose a threat to her family.
Her mate’s arrival and brush at her side was not taken for granted, and the woman’s own tail flicked in acknowledgement. Safira was next, followed by Daniel. The Valkyrie had reserved smiles for the both of them but soon averted her gaze when a feminine howl sounded off in the distance. Sienna’s, if she wasn’t mistaken. Was the woman a guest of the Realm, now? Did she have intentions to join now that Lestat, the male that had so opposed to travelling north with them, had perished? Whatever Sienna decided was best for herself and her newborn children, Astred would do her best to support them.
”I assume most of you know why you’re here.” She began at last, bending her hinds to take a seat and inviting the others to do the same. There was only so much pressure her injured limb could take before it gave out. ”For many days now we have resided in Kingsfall and marked the borders as our own. We’ve travelled far to find this place and sacrificed things to get here.” Like the Covenant. Like Anna. ”Today is the day we make the Northern Realm a reality.”
Her eyes floated around the area, taking the time to land on each and every figure that had gathered. ”First and foremost, the Realm will be a pack built on trust and loyalty.. We serve a purpose greater than ourselves; to not protect only ourselves and our families but the valley as a whole from wolves who would see it harmed.” Like Elliot. Like Dagður. ”I intend for the Realm to be a benevolent tribe, but we will not tolerate any threat held against us.”
Many things had changed in the course of the past few months. She’d left the south to head northwards once more, staked claim to a new home, fought against an old enemy, and now, she may even be with child. Life was a capricious thing, and annoyingly so.
”Our main aspiration is to leave our world better than we found it.” A bold and noble statement, perhaps. Really, Astred wanted to get rid of all the sick fucks that would rather watch children scream than to do something kind for another. She bet almost everyone else did, too.
”My closest comrades and I have discussed hierarchy over the past month or so. I, Astred Valfreyja, will serve as your Valkyrie. As long as I live, I promise to protect each and every one of you, and to provide you all with prosperous lives.” Gods, she hated speeches. ”The Aesir will be my second-in-command, trusted to run things while I myself am away. I trust no one more than Damien to take on this role.” She would have cast him a meaningful glance, but one, it was too cuddly, and two, she still had to finish her ‘grand lecture’. ”For every great VAlkyrie, there are three selected Shieldmaidens. Marceline Aetius, would you do me the honor of becoming mine until death do us part?” She’d discussed this months ago with the woman, but Astred believed in a numerous amount of chances for those who deserved it. She would still give Marceline a chance to back out and she would respect that decision.
”There will be appointed leaders for separate roles of hunting, fighting, scouting, and healing. They are the Jotunn, the Warlord, the Elivagar, and the Maester. Daniel Hayle, would you serve the Realm as it’s commanding healer?” Again, she’d discussed this with him. The same chance to have a change of thought presented itself to him just as it had to Marceline. Damien, however, didn’t have a choice. Ha.
”Every member of the Realm, no matter the background, size, or age, will be permitted the rank of Viking. Constantly will you be expected to prove yourselves, but I have every confidence that your presences will be exceptional. Novices are the newest recruits of the group and will be promoted to the role of Viking when either I myself or one of my counselors see fit.”
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Oct 09, 2018 08:33 AM — Post #8
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