15 Days Before the Wedding Mountains, Shodaire Dining Hall “Martyn Forsythe?” Lennah pondered that for a moment. “Yes, I believe I saw him from a distance. He seemed to be a rather a calm man, from where I stood. Though I never had the pleasure, or displeasure, to speak to him.” Leenah then smirked. “Oh, but that sister of his, Lady Ginnifer.” She shook her head, a smile growing larger on her face as she remembered. She raised her glass and took another sip. “Darling girl. Exactly like her mother, and yet. . .” She lowered her voice to a whisper. Though Karridan didn’t want to be seen as snooping, he leaned in even more. “Kinder. More pleasant, in the very least. And gorgeous! The whole family looks perfect. . .” And yet, a name lingered on her lips. She chose not to mention the one child who stuck out in her mind as. . .not as perfect. Before she continue, Lord Rolmar, exchanged glances with all of them, tapping his spoon to his glass. Slowly people began to hear it and stopped their conversations, glancing up at the raised dais where they sat. Desmond rose from his seat, smiling at all of them in that Kingly way. “I want to thank all of you for attending this feast. It was by chance that my sons and I were able to find such a delicious treat. It must be a sign of things to come.” His face grew somber. “And now, I must tell everyone, of the news I received upon returning to the castle. A few nights ago, while House Harrowmont slept, knights from Reynard’s own army invaded and crushed Harrowmont. It was a complete slaughter, or we assume, seeing as neither Lord Jowan nor his men have surfaced. A message managed to escape, in the last second, and reached Lord Hlaine Gideon, our honored guest seated here.” He gestured to the man. “I plan on sending a legion of our men to confront those of Reynard, a number large enough to crush them where they stand.” “This will not affect my daughter’s wedding, as this union will unite the Mountains and the Desert, creating a partnership against Lord Reynard. Also, my fellow brother-in-law, Lord Nathaniel Delmari, shall be attending the wedding along with my sister, in hopes to ignite our cause against this false king.” The men clapped and cheered for Desmond, Karridan and Ectarion joining in as well. “So eat, and be merry. For my daughter is soon to be wed! And peace will be known to all of us!” King Desmond Rolmar sat back down amongst the cheers and claps. A humble smile lay on his face. And then he turned his head to meet Safia’s eyes. And his smile faded. Safia knew, then, that he wasn’t seeing her. He was seeing Corrine. TAG: @JediMasterAnne OOC: Anne, you can go ahead and wrap this up for the night. Be prepared for a time jump. . .and the arrival of the groom.