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The Human King
Einarr Kol Vilsidr



A thin coat of frost and snow crunches underfoot on the outskirts of Bargskora, but it disappears entirely to the warmth at the city center.

Even so early in the morning, with dawn just peeking her pale head over the horizon, the fish market is bustling. Eager fishermen, just back from their morning trips on the sea, yell out their wares, and prospective customers hmm and hah over the fish and eels and sharks and mussels they’ve only just pulled from the water. (Some of them are still twitching.) The fish market is by far the most boisterous area in Bargskora; most of the other sectors are still dark. The hour is too early for most of the merchants and cooks and craftsmen.

That is not to say that Bargskora’s citizens are not awake. They know who is coming today, and, in spite of the relaxed atmosphere of the town, most of them have been awake as long as the fishermen.

A herald with a trumpet comes before the rest of the procession, harkening the king’s arrival. Even the sound of the fish market is hushed beneath the sounds of the procession. Though the members of the king’s procession are almost unnervingly silent, the clink of steel and the thump of hoofbeats would likely block out their voices even if they were speaking. A crowd gathers around them as they pass through the city, and they begrudgingly slow to avoid them.

In spite of the somber chill that accompanies his arrival, the crowd remains chatty and eager even as the king ascends the platform at the city square, taking his place at the center. (They are all likely quite eager to see who their new warden will be.) The king stares them down, his gaze passing over the crowd in a manner that is almost disconcertingly meticulous.

“Those who think they are worthy of the position of warden,” says the king, placing his hand on the hilt of his sword, “state your case.”


REPLY TO THIS THREAD ICLY BEFORE 2/1/19 WITH YOUR CHARACTER ANNOUNCING THEIR INTENT TO RUN FOR WARDEN TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR THE POSITION.


"Speech"



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