The Woman stepped out onto the castle terrace and spoke to whoever had assembled. There was rumor spreading around of the Woman, her ship in the harbor was hardly unusual though the amount she unloaded was. Where did she come from? When would she go? Had she been married long time ago?
"Citizens. I stand before you, Heir to the Duchy of Lumbridge. Our people are a proud people and our history is one that must stand apart. We have survived a great deal have we not? Our fathers fought against the Zamorakian Intrusion into our world and by Saradomins grace and strength we overcame. We have survived being swallowed up into empire after empire. You have been betrayed by imperialists abroad and within. Our blood and treasure stains the plane. No longer.
Many years ago my ancestor liberated this city but he did so at great cost. All was wasted as he returned this city to its oppressors out of fear of doing what was necessary to defend it. No more. I am the heir to his mistake and I shall right it.
Lumbridge stands today a beacon to the world. Bring your friendship and your trade and we shall grow stronger together. Lumbridge calls home those that seek prosperity. Lumbridge stands upon Gielinor with goodwill towards all who will engage us in good faith. My people, I stand before you today to declare the Duchy of Lumbridge sovereign and free."
There might have been applause but there was mostly confusion. They still didn't know who she was or where she came from but the gossip would spread. Her message may have resonated with some, perhaps too radical or perhaps a message Lumbridge needed. Time would tell if the people would accept her message but one thing was clear. The times were a changin.
20-Oct-2017 08:51:43 - Last edited on 20-Oct-2017 08:55:44 by DormamMagus