The king states, "I'll need to let some of the guard know, to avoid any misunderstandings, but if she is willing to hide her nature, I will play my part and ensure she knows her part is valued."
Soon enough, the platform ferries people and wagons to the ground. The wagon with the deceased children is taken off to a small abode where their bodies could be cleaned and prepared for funeral rites. The one with the Prince's remains and the egg to the main tower, where a few elderly women take custody of both.
The King hear's Lawrance's words, and states, "I thank you for your diligence and skill in retrieving this child. It is my hope that some light at least can be brought from this dark tale. I may seek out a priest of Bahamut to join my court. If anyone can counter the legacy of the child's mother, it would be the resplendent one."
The holdfast's servants have gone into a frenzy of activity by the time the group returns from the castle, and in several cases even some of the guards have been pressed into service. Arranging something of this nature is no simple matter.
But soon enough, carts of supplies and foodstuffs begin to exit the central tower, and the servants begin to set up simple tables and decorations about a half mile to the east, within a grove of trees with beautiful blossoms. Music and light begin to fill the area, and guests start to filter in.Out of Character:
holding off on Melendrach greeting Zarra until I know whether or not she's going in disguise.