Sir Tragon, renown paladin of Iomadae walks down the hallways of the castle a mere day after a large demon smashed through the Castle of Firenze killing twelve and leaving many of the dead to immediately rise as ghouls killing another four. Among the dead are the council members Oleg Leveton and Kesten Garess.
“Sir Faisal Salaam ibn Abd Al-Wasi ibn Kalilah ibnt Dilawar ibn Amahalmuta al-Qadira, Holy Warrior of The Sarenrae, Divine Justicar of the Eternal Light, Destroyer of Undeath, Wielder of the Fiery Blade of Justice, Genral of the Duchy of Tuskany, I know not how things are done where you hail from, but here we consider releasing demonic entities and failing to protect the lives our liege lords and high priestess a sign of laxness and corruption! Perhaps you should focus on your duties of a holy knight instead of dreaming up pretty little titles, Sir!”
A number of other knights enter the hall armour polished and backs ramrod straight.
“Far be it for me to question the judgment of Sarenrae, but perhaps her vision has been obscured by dark forces concerning your failing, Sir! I shall NOT allow this Duchy to fall to demonic forces, however your obvious failures have forced my hands, until such time as I am shown that this Duchy is no danger of becoming another Mendev, my men and I shall conduct inspection of trade and the interrogation of those deemed suspicious. Perhaps we should start with you.”
Faisal stands and steps from behind the council table, stalking down the dais steps toward the armoured man, his barely controlled fury familiar to the other nobles of Tuskany.
“Your mastery of titles and their use as weapons is impressive, but your ignorance of their purpose is as lacking as the rest of the barbarians of your uncultured lands. Although a civilized introduction is apparently not necessary for a knight of The Lady of Valor and Honour, I am already aware of your identity and purpose, Sir Tragon abu-Iomadae, Paladin of The Inheritor.
“You are welcome to question and debate the actions of this Council, for it is as fallible as any mortal. But as a servant of The True Light of Purity and Justice, I shall not tolerate a follower of a Lesser Aspect questioning Her divine wisdom and ‘vision’. This land is guided by The Sarenrae and while your knights are welcome to stay here, to aid us in the eternal battle against evil, but this is not the Worldwound, nor is the Mendevian Inquisition welcome in our land.
“Now, if you wish to speak with the people of this land in a civilized and honourable manner, I am pleased to be the first to discuss the matter with you and allay your fears. If you intend to continue your uncultured shouting and insults, to terrorize the good people of this land, you will find a much less pleasant reception.”