ooc: I'll let val give the reaction of the cougar tribe for this.
Khun darted off into the brush, surprised at the speed, however, he too yelled.
"HEY WAIT UP! We don't have food! Water! And this dog is old! OH COME ON!" Khun yelled, running after them. With a twirl of her staff, a video game like arrow appeared in front of Khun's eyes pointing him towards the direction he should go. Then she twirled it again.
"Oi Gandalf and Bilbo! Don't forget yer boots!" She hollered, and anklets appeared on the canine's feet! Khun felt himself no, not running, but more or so leaping and bounding, and not feeling the energy drain. Except, he knew these were only temporary. Khun did notice however, that Monique was not following! He turned around to yell.
"OI aren't you coming?!" He yelled. She shook her head.
"Watch out for that tree!" She yelled back, Khun dodged just in time, keeping his eyes ahead.
"You're right, I am busy and there's an important thing I need to be at now," Monique yelled back sadly, "I'll catch back up with you later I promise!" Khun sighed.
"I know baby doll, I know," he said, just happy that he had family here was good enough for him. Monique sighed, then shaking herself, twirled once, twice, tapped her staff, then disappeared.
"Oi, this way Bilbo! Monique gave me a compass!" Khun said to Flint, pointing to his eyes.
"Then I am pleased," she said, "Welcome to the Mantauq family my dear. And to answer your questions sweet hearts, it all worked. When the god shot his light in the sky, we could see it, affirming our decision to move here. As a sign of his power, they all worked. To answer your question Donau, yes, we burned the more dangerous items, but I digress." And here she moved to Amber.
"Congratulations dear," she said, "I am happy for you." Amber nodded, hugging her in return.
"Thank you Mother," she said, a small tear running down her cheek. Sanni brushed it away.
"Are you happy?" Sanni asked. Amber nodded.
"Then no more tears," she said, "Your mom would be proud." Amber nodded.
Not a word, Luke has to make a speech, poor thing, but I'll explain later. It's mere ceremony. Everyone should bow, then we can meet everyone else and help them move in. Amber thought to Raijda. Holding her right paw with her left. Then Sanni walked to Luke, eyeing him from head to toe. His arms were behind his back and he had a small smile with his head down.
He was nervous. He was doing his best not to let it show but he knew he was slipping up somewhere.
"So, chief Argon. You have taken my daughters unto yourself to wife," she said, already having adopted Raijda in her mind, "I DO hope you love them." Luke nodded, took a deep breath.
"Mother, every fiber of my being, every filament of my bones, every fiber in my muscles, every molecule, tissue, organ, cell, and atom, only exists because I have love for them," Luke said, blushing, "If they did not, I would die immediately." Sanni's left eyebrow went up slightly.
"I do hope so," she said, slightly impressed. Then she and the other 6 wives went back to the front of the crowd.
"Luke Argon, the gods say they have blessed you to be the chieftain of the new fourth tribe of tribe of Tricana. Congratulations. However, disgraced though he may be, we, the people of Mantauq, still have our own chieftain. Despite his willingness to follow you, we, however, still have our own voice, and can become if we wish a minor tribe of our own independence," Sanni stated, "Why should we follow you and merge the Splintered Mantauqs with the Argon Tribe, the fourth tribe of Tricana?" Luke took a deep breath, and walked forward.
"My people," he began, only to have his robe catch on a tile edge, which caught his toe on a tile edge, causing the poor cougar to fall over!
Snickers and laughter emanated from the crowd. Vera sighed and rolled her eyes.
"LUUUCKY LUKE!" Someone shouted from the back.
Off with his head. Amber thought to herself. Before mentally sighing. Then a snap from Sanni's fingers ended the jeering in a single heartbeat! Luke sighed, got up, dusted himself off, and continued walking as if nothing had happened.
A tiny, tiny, tiny invisible presence made itself known on top of Donau's head. Monique sat there watching. Luke walked forward, THEN fell forward, this time on purpose, to be prone before the procession.
He'll NEVER be heard with that quiet voice of his! Monique thought, then tapped her staff so that Luke's voice was boosted so that even those in the back could hear him.
Hubert give me wisdom. He prayed. Then took a deep breath.
"My people Mauntuq," Luke shouted, pausing a moment noticing a slight change in his voice, but continued, "My people Mauntuq, you have made a dangerous, risky decision. You have taken your lives in your hands to go to a place you have never seen. To live under and with people you do not know. To a strange land that is not yours. To a place filled with gods, demons, dangers, and wonders. I do not doubt, that the gods will not fail to reward such bravery. I and my wives have been blessed by the god to lead the fourth tribe of Tricana. My people, my brethren, my sisters. We of course would want to start the tribe with you. But of course, the choice is yours. I can not promise to be a good leader. I can not promise to be a bad leader. I can only promise to lead as lead by the gods and with the help of the wise and the shamans and the good councils. I do not pretend to know what I am doing. You know me. I am Luke Argon. I was of lonely station with little importance save the love I have of your chieftain's daughter. I am not brave or cowardly, but I will do my duty. I am not strong or wise but I will move mountains with my voice. Last but not least I am ignorant and unlucky, but I know where the library and teachers are and I will not cease to pray for my people daily. I am an unwanted, unruly, a wretched creature. Nevertheless, I will do my best, because that is all I can do, for the best for the people of Mauntuq and the fourth tribe of Tricana. My fellow tribesfolk, will you accept this base, wretched creature to be your chieftain?"