Capital, Riawin Kingdom, Western Askor
Riawin. The once great empire of the south, laid low by civil war and incompetence. Doomed by a three hundred year old prophecy foretelling twenty years of strife, and the march of a draconic conqueror from the north.Now, a shadow of its former glory.
Sylvia sighed and stopped her horse and train of Dominion guards in front of the Riawinan capital. Thinking back, she was taking in just how long it had been since she had visited this city. Once a citizen in childhood, now a newly minted foreign ambassador. She still felt embarrassment for Riawinan Amberlands failures, but not enough to overcome her resentment for this country and the empresses complete indifference over the north’s fate, so fixated on Cormyral as the empress was.
Still, none of that mattered anymore. Sylvia Pendagast was now an emissary and ambassador of those conquerors, representing the interests of the Dakarrans in the court of her former homeland. While she wore the ‘revealing’ attire and had her hair dyed purple as was often associated with the people of the Riawin plains, she made it clear she was not native. The golden headdress upon her head along with the gold ornaments on her shoulders and the large neckpiece… all decorated in wings and scales. Scars marked her hands (as they did her tongue), signifying her sworn allegiance to Dakan, as well as her office of emissary and ambassador of the Dominion.
She represented a new age for the west, the arrival of a new empire. Carrying with her sealed documents concerning future relations between the Dominion and Riawin (formerly empire… now ‘kingdom’), it her mission to seek an audience with Empress Serina Runewind and then set up a Dakarragordic diplomatic mission in the foreign quarters of the city. Sylvia waited for the Riawin guards to approach her… then…
“Salutations, I am Sylvia Pendagast of the Dakarragordic Dominion. I believe you should have in your possession documents concerning the arrival of our diplomatic mission?” She said while they looked at each other quickly.
“Well, here we are, and I must speak with either the Empress or one of her dignitaries as soon as is possible”.
Sylvia waited for the guards response.Sylvia Pendagast, Ambassador of the Dominion to Riawin and Duchess-In-Waiting of Tost