Twice a Hero (OPEN) Apr 17, 2020 13:27:29 GMT -6
Post by King Riis on Apr 17, 2020 13:27:29 GMT -6
Riis PL: 20,000
Riis was quiet. He didn’t speak to his servants beyond giving them orders for the preparations. Though he was dressed for the occasion, his suit was a very common Konatsian garb. The King looked completely ordinary. He still kept himself in good health though. The ruler no matter how stricken with grief he was must remain strong. Or so he told himself. The truth was he felt terrified. Last time this happened he never even heard about it. Once he did he high-tailed it back to Namek to hear it for himself in person. Now an enemy unlike any other comes parading his head around like a trophy with a power level that could reduce the green planet to dust. The same planet that had the wishing orbs to bring him back.
Even without his remains though, Riis would not let his brother’s second death go without so much as a whisper. The King prepared a ceremony dedicated to the greatest hero Konats had ever known. He and his family would have their own private funeral after the fact of course. But the world deserved a chance to mourn with them beforehand. The entire planet, Konatsian or otherwise would be invited. Anyone who was a friend of Typha was welcome.
He was of course asked by the mages to speak. For once though the eldest son had no words. The now literal King of flowery speeches and silver tongue had nothing to say. He could only stare at the crowd that had gathered to commemorate Typha and his deeds. It took him a full minute of silence before he found his voice.
“This…” he began, his voice slightly choked, “I… thank you all. Typha was without a doubt Konats’ greatest hero. Not just that, but a hero to all. Honestly, I feel as though I can't even come close to doing him justice today. That is why I want us all here. Today we honor him. Celebrate his many deeds, and mourn his all too early passing. We’ve lost him twice, but he was twice the hero.” With tears tugging at his lids and cries pulling at his voice, Riis raised a cup into the air. “To Typha.” Through all of his speech though he managed to stay strong. He would not even notice if the people toasted with him. Riis was too focused on the threat of Cress looming over him and his guilt in only doing this just now. But he couldn't let them know. To all of them, he had to be the strong leader.