Creator: Zacharias Holmberg
Menidiath date: -
Tags: Fal Narn
The evening air was hot and balmy, unforgiving even at the top of the peaks. An almost impossibly colorful sunset was slowly growing colder as Raj Mesmodal, house elder impatiently waited for his sentence. He stood on a balcony gazing out over the mists below, deep in thought. The many voices from the guests surrounding him were drowned out by his own thoughts, even as they tried to get his attention. He cared nothing for them now, at this hour of his personal doom.
Suddenly, a cry broke the murmur on the balcony.
“Quiet! Quiet you damned squawkers! The Rakkhari have made their verdict!”
At once there was a great tumult and then, utter silence. All eyes sought out Mesmodal, waiting for his reaction. His heart heavy with dread, he turned and met the messengers gaze.
“The next Rajal to rule our land has been chosen?” he said, with a trembling voice.
The messenger approached and kneeled in respect. “Indeed they have, Raj.”
“Well...?” his voice betrayed him, faltering.
“They have chosen Raj Kamal to take the flower crown.”
Suddenly the balcony erupted in cheers and celebration. At once, the weight on Mesmodals heart was lifted, and he felt life return to him once more.
“Haha! They chose well, indeed! Serves that old crone right to be saddled with the Rakkhari taskmasters!” he cheered to his guests, all eager to congratulate him. Tomorrow business would continue as usual. But tonight they would feast to the honor of the new Rajal.