ooc: Sorry for wall of text. TL;DR: Big national style speech. Lots of noise and patriotism. Rousing anthem. Enthusiastic crowd. Royalty assured the people they would be humble and not abuse their powers. If Valerio would be so kind as to show the crowd's reaction. :)
Heather only sighed.
"From what I heard," Borues said from behind the wolves, having quietly kept out of everything, "Is that there would be two weddings. A practice one at Merriweather, then a real one here. Birds can talk sometimes. Oh, I think there's some movement in the back there."
Mitch tapped a message on his phone and showed it to Valiant.
*Best Not Say AnyThng at 4ll.* It said. Then Mitch's ear's twitched.
"Is that? Oh I was hoping they wouldn't use the drums!" He said concerned.
There was the sound of drums. Rapping and tapping. Big sounds, small sounds, rapping and tapping, big drums, little drums.
The news crew of Red7 looked a bit stunned.
"Oh, oh I guess we're starting, see you in a bit everyone!" Said the female announcer, the camera switched back to the front of the palace.
The drummers came out, banging a triumphant refrain! One on each side of the the door, two by two, ten in total. Two large drums came out at the last.
The beat was heavy, low, and earthly. No chants, though, Mitch was relieved.Then two armored pandas came out, dressed full, swords at their sides, mini-ak-47s in their arms. Behind them was the queen herself.
Nora Grandestaffe came out decked as all get out. Several layers of kimono, headdress, and shawl. The shawl was on her right shoulder. displaying the orange blossom attached to a staff. Two more guards dressed the same followed from behind.
Nora sat next to Rikki, smiling.
"Welcome to your new way of life dear," Nora said quietly to her, "Be proud."
The drums continued to play. Two more guards came out, followed by the chieftain himself!
The chief was also decked out in several layers. Though he wore a kilt and not a robe. He strode up to the platform. He held a staff in his hand.
The drums stopped. He looked about the nervous crowd.
He took off his headdress. Nora rolled her eyes, annoyed.
"Ah, the softie," she said, "He warned me he'd do this but I hoped he wouldn't, ah well."
He removed most of his layers, going down to just a simple shawl. He placed his staff behind him. He took his notes off the pedestal and sat down in front of it. He kicked his legs a little, nervous, he got back up, and picked up the pedestal and laid it down so the mic would be by his face still. He looked over the crowd.
He began to speak.
He spoke of humility and servitude from the royal family. He spoke of the duty and honor it was to serve as a leader. He spoke of responsibility and care when it came to power. He promised to keep the mind of a servant while he was a leader to the people. He spoke of the privilege to be starting a new nation with them. He spoke of wanting to get to know them as neighbor and friend.
"And finally, just to prove you do not need us and can handle things on your own should worse come to worse," Benjamin stated, "The royal family will not be available for one week following today. Together, we can achieve great things. Together, we can prosper and grow. Together, we can begin anew! Welcome to the newest nation in the world, as voted on by yourselves, the nation of us all, of Ailura!"
Mitch sighed in relief.
For a second, he had thought that Panda McPandaFace had won, since it was so close in the polls. Mitch nervously looked out the crowd to see their reaction.