Lord Casca sat bored on his cushioned chair, while struggling to feign interest in Captain Nystad’s words. For the past half an hour, she had been going over a variety of reasons about why warring against the so-called independent kingdoms would be a grave mistake.
Aino Nystad: Finally, m’lord must think about the existing morale of his troops. Although we have made much progress, the wounds of the invasion are still fresh. I am afraid that another war might lead to a…
Lord Casca: Enough! I think you have proven your point, captain!
Aino Nystad: *startled* Does that mean that you are willing to reconsider hostilities?
Lord Casca: *looks amused* As you have already stated for the past half an hour, a war would be a difficult proposition without any troops!
Aino Nystad: *nods fervently* Indeed! Your wisdom is great, Lord Casca!
Aino Nystad: *senses an opportunity* Perhaps, we can give peace an another chance? I have managed to build relationships with some in the opposition. If you would command, I would gladly renegotiate with them!
Lord Casca: *makes a dismissive gesture* Perhaps in due time, captain! Let them consider the full-weight of the consequences of a rebellion for now. In the meantime, I have a more immediate task for you.
Aino Nystad: Sire?
Lord Casca: As you know, I have passed a decree to assist the Empress of Tokuno with the problems they are having.
Lord Casca: I wish to send you on an urgent mission related to this…
Day: Saturday June 27th
Start time: 8:50 PM PST
End time: 10:00 PM PST
Meeting location: Zento bank