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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2019, 12:56:55 PM »
“Of course Your Royal Majesty” said Ambassador Karimi. As soon as the meeting was over he proceeded to have a private conversation with Pharaoh Akasha.

“Your Royal Majesty, I understand that you wanted to communicate something in private” said Karimi.

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2019, 06:15:46 AM »
"Yes, thank you," Akasha said with a smile, "although please, there's no need for such formalities between myself and a Tamoran. Please feel at ease to simply refer to me as Akasha. Now then, I know there will be concerns in Djerb and beyond, that the Kingdom is welcoming foreign boots on the ground. I'll need the Empire to have faith that this is the right course, after all, we've acquired such assistance without any conditions being placed upon Clysperis, we have foreigners considering the concerns of a Midaranye state; this is progress. What has happened today, once this civil war is over, will be something we can build from. The bonds which will be formed from these developments, from Clysperi soldiers fighting alongside those of these partner nations, may perhaps move forward several plans I've had in mind in terms of years. We must look at this as laying the infrastructure for the future Midaranye needs, and that future will require us to gain friends from beyond our shores."

"I know I hold the trust of the Emperor, but naturally, other Midaranye states may not see things through the same lens. Yet, as we both know, the present international order exists to perpetuate the dominance of the privileged few, at the expense of every other nation. This opportunity to build links, especially against a common enemy, is one that serves us well I feel, and one which brings the close of this conflict to a much sooner end. I will, as always, coordinate first with Djerb and ensure that our mutual aims and objectives are best served."

"Also," she paused with a smile, "Please send word home that Prince Naser, despite not formally wearing the Crown, is already establishing a fine reputation as a King. While here he has been ruling in my place, with the guidance of the Vizier of course, and I've yet to hear a word from Khemnen. That means I've nothing to concern myself with as we move into the future together."

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2019, 11:09:37 PM »
“Thank you, Your Majesty” said Karimi not willing to be less formal than that since it would have been seen as disrespectful to address by first name a monarch so close to the Safavid Imperial family.       

“The Empire has faith in Your Majesty, it is in the foreign powers that it has very little. I would also respectfully disagree with Your Majesty regarding the preconditions even if only slightly. We are already agreeing to fight by their rules like the Uppsala convention. I would also add that the fact that they are not putting more serious preconditions is something that unsettles many in Djerb. Why would they jump in to help so generously if they do not seek to gain something? They are they spending significant resources and most likely lives only to then return home when the fighting is over? While I do not underestimate Your Majesty’s power of persuasion when it comes to dealing with foreign leaders, Djerb is of the opinion they will ask their price once the rebels are defeated. They will demand to treat the defeated rebels by their ways and will expect economic concessions from Clysperis at the bare minimum.   

With the risk of stating the obvious, Your Majesty, those tens of thousands of foreign troops will be hard to dislodge once they get a foothold in Clysperis. That is a huge risk Your Majesty is taking because should those troops turn on Clyperis they will be a force to reckon with akin to that of the Soviets back in those dark days. Your Majesty is not just risking the security of the kingdom by having those troops in Clysperis but also the entire security of MidAranye. Should those troops turn on Your Majesty then Safrane and Vanora will quickly defect to the foreigners, they are hardly too thrilled with us now and they jump at the opportunity if given the chance. We also expect Abuqiya to move closer to them if not switch entirely to their side. That means the Northern half of MidAranye would fall under foreign influence and control in a matter of weeks, completely changing the geopolitics of MidAranye. The Empire sees these foreign troops as a Trojan horse and has begun preparations for this scenario. We will not be caught unprepared.   “

   Karimi then switched topics “ I pleased to hear that Your Majesty, and I also that Djerb looks forward to seeing the wedding of Your Majesty and His Royal Highness. “

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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2019, 05:41:17 AM »
"Your concerns are heard and recognized," Akasha said with a nod. "It was not without great thought and consideration that I embarked on this path, however, the potential rewards outweigh the risks considerably. There was a reason I reached out to the Achkaerinese Emperor first; my fear of Achkaerin was irrational, if you look at their actions they are a power which stands by their convictions and, even if they are beholden to treaties which mean little to us, they apply them fairly to friend and foe alike. While I may lack the authority to see these foreigners depart once the mission is completed, the word of Emperor Peter has that authority, and I do not believe he will be one to quash the threat of Nekhtou only to welcome a competition of foreign powers in a post-crisis Clysperis. I trust, in any case, that we shall all pray that my wisdom isn't betraying me," she said with a chuckle, "we've embarked upon the path with no turning back. We shall see it to its destination."

Some time later...


A Personal Message To Emperor Peter
This message meets the highest of encryption standards and is intended for your eyes only.

Peter,

Ever since the news broke of the attack which took Isaac's life I have thought of nothing except for your family. I am so terribly sorry to receive this news and, should Serenity and your family require anything, I shall do all that is within my power to be there for you. I remember how I felt as I stayed by Alex's side following the hotel bombing, the uncertainty, the fear, all these emotions weighing upon me at once. I cannot imagine how I would have reacted, or how I would have held up, had I lost him, and I cannot begin to imagine what Serenity is facing in this moment.

I do know that she is strong and will ultimately persevere, however, that is a long road and one which I will be ready to support. Alex, Adriana, Lucius and myself send our love and condolences for this most tragic loss.

With that being said, despite the best of my efforts, I can no longer stand by as Nekhtou's long arm strikes those I love. Hunting Girl is presently in the Great Northern Ocean with a compliment of 50 special forces ready to deploy within Clysperis to join in the hunt for Nekhtou. I understand that the Pharaoh may not be fully trusting of me, what, with rumours of Rokkenjiman support for the rebels, however I hope that our recent moves on sanctions against the Kingdom, as well as clear allowances for nations aiding the Kingdom in its fight against terrorism, will show where our intents lay. I may not support the policies of the Pharaoh, but I would not recognize a monster as Nekhtou as my ally when he has shown most clearly that his principles are completely and utterly abhorrent. I certainly would not recognize him after this.

I have dispatched a copy of this message, apart from personal matters, to the Pharaoh and hope that we may discuss this situation at the earliest conveniences of your Governments.

Solemnly,


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"Naser, is this the work of Djerb's cyber squad?" Akasha said as she handed him a tablet, "the Rokkenjiman Empress, sending me a message? Another foreign nation wishing to place boots on Clysperi soil....but," she grinned. "I shall meet with her, so long as Emperor Peter is present, and we may be able to extract something from this unexpected communication. She wishes to get the man responsible for hurting her friends, I can relate to the feeling, but if she thinks that I'll simply allow her forces to touch foot on Clysperi soil, she may well be surprised."

Pausing, she handed him a glass of water, "How do they say 'concessions' in Rokkenjiman? Do you think she knows how to accept them?"

Moments later the Pharaoh sent a message to Emperor Peter indicating she would be willing to meet with Empress Beatrice, so long as it was in his presence.

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2019, 10:33:41 PM »

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Beatrice,

I thank you for your words and I'm sure Serenity will take them to heart.

While I appreciate the offer of Rokkenjiman support in the hunt for Nekhtou, I do not believe that the addition of 50 Rokkenjiman personnel is necessary at this time as I have said I appreciate that Rokkenjima wishes to assist however there are as you I'm sure will appreciate numerous concerns not just on my part but likely on the part of the Pharaoh as such at this time I feel I must respectfully decline your offer of military help and suggest you look at other ways of showing support.

I am prepared to facilitate a meeting between yourself and the Pharoah, come to Briarwood Lodge in three days time.

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"I'll facilitate them talking to each other but  I'm not about to give any impression that the locals can't handle this." Peter said   

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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2020, 07:17:22 AM »
Beatrice would arrive first, electing to utilize the Imperial Concorde over one of her Yachts for this meeting. Shortly thereafter the Pharaoh of Clysperis would arrive, to this point the two being kept separate by their hosts. With the two remaining separate for now Akasha took the opportunity to send a message home, "Meeting starts soon, I'll keep you updated. We'll see what happens."

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2020, 06:03:48 AM »
OOC: We'll redact the Rokkenjiman move to involve itself and move on to Nekhtou.

Another trip to Valtheim, Pharaoh Akasha made the travel arrangements and arrived in short order. Presenting herself to the designated location she awaited being taken to those she would be discussing Nekhtou's fate with, as well as to ensure justice would be conducted in a manner guided by Clysperi law and tradition. This man, if he could be called that, had upset every tenet of Mayet, to allow him the afterlife would be an offense against the very soul of the Kingdom.

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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2020, 08:03:54 PM »
Kurt Ayanami, was the head of the Marble Palace Household, or to put it another way essentially the butler but with a fancy title. He approached Akasha after being called by the duty officer at the Palace entrance.
"Your Majesty if you would like to come with me I'll be escorting you to your meeting." Kurt said, he led Akasha into the palace and into the library, it was one of the larger rooms in the Palace and had quite the collection "The Pharaoh of Clysperis Your Highness."

"Thanks Kurt." Crown Princess Serenity said, Kurt nodded and left the room. Serenity turned to Akasha "Your Majesty this is our junior royal counsel Eve Acheson and our Royal Nurse Zoe Croft." both of the other women waved to indicate who they were. "I know you're here to discuss Nekhtou but if I may ask your indulgence in you assisting us with the matter of the other complication first, I speak of Ramose and we'd like you to agree to Nurse Croft taking a DNA sample from you, I know it's an unusual request but better for us to ask while we've got you here than have to wait until we're dealing with a ticking clock scenario."

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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2020, 05:03:59 AM »
Akasha chuckled a bit, "If you wish, though the records of the Church are infallible; if he were legitimate he would be in one of the Books; his name is not recorded there, nor are those of his ancestors, but I will amuse your modern technology."

After granting the sample Akasha turned her attention directly to Nekhtou. "I know you are bound by Uppsala, but I also know that sentences are determined by the laws and practices of the nation where the crimes took place. As such, I may agree to a trial by Uppsala Court," she paused, "but for his sentence to be carried out properly a Priest of my Church must be present to oversee the execution of the sentence. Furthermore, his remains must be granted to us so we may disperse of them accordingly: I cannot risk the afterlife being tainted by his perverse nature, and there can be no room for error in matters of Ma'at. If these terms are agreeable, I will give the sanction of the Kingdom to his trial under an Uppsala setting."

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« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2020, 07:39:58 PM »
"No offence Your Majesty." Zoe said as she took the sample "But written records can be manipulated, DNA is a lot more robust." she smiled and left the room.

Serenity sighed after Akasha spoke, why did everyone always get Uppsalla wrong?

"Let's be clear it's not for me to say what Nekhtou's sentence will be if he is convicted under the Uppsalla Convention, though if I were assigned the case that would be a different matter. It is true that the Uppsalla Court may use the laws of the accused's home nation as a guideline when determining sentence, so it's likely that the Court would in the event of Nekhtou being convicted consider what the penalty would be under Clysperi law." Serenity said "Now in the event of conviction and such a sentence being handed down I believe your conditions in terms of the Priest and the remains are acceptable."

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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2020, 08:19:18 AM »
"Then it is settled," Akasha replied, "We will accede to your process with that understanding. I cannot stress enough the importance that Nekhtou meets the flame; his offenses are of such a great extent that any risk of him being allowed the afterlife would cause lasting and permanent harm to the Kingdom, and as the guardian of my Kingdom and People it is my responsibility to see that his sentence is carried out as prescribed by our forefathers."

"I can only pray that one as accomplished as yourself is assigned to this case," Akasha continued. "While I have previously been critical of you, do understand it was under a misguided notion of the Empire which you represent. I am pleased that my previous understandings have been proven wrong thus far, and I've never held anything personal against you. Let us thus pursue justice," she paused, looking to Serenity's eyes, "together."

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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2021, 11:23:10 PM »
Akasha once again found herself in Achkaerin, this time to discuss a multitude of regional issues. This time she would be meeting with Crown Princess Serenity. While the two had complications in their past the Achkaerinese Princess had earned her respect and she hoped that could form a foundation for a new relationship between them.

She awaited the welcoming party and prepared herself for what hopefully would be productive discussions.

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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2021, 12:26:36 AM »

Midvale Castle

Midvale Castle was one of the smaller castles in Achkaerin, situated nicely in the countryside a little way inland from the coast. It was a place that Serenity herself held the land title of as Countess of Midvale, she sadly didn't get to spend as much time at the castle as she'd like. And now here she was in between holding the fort and prosecuting Nekhtou about to talk again to the Pharaoh of Clysperis. Stepping outside she smiled as she saw Akasha waiting.

"Your Majesty." Serenity said "We have a lot to discuss, I wonder as it's such a decent day weather wise would you like to join me for a little horse riding? We can talk as we go."

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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2021, 12:34:57 AM »
"Your Highness, first may I say I hope your father enjoys a swift recovery from his operation absent of any complications." Pausing, she continued, "It is certainly a fine day for a ride and I would be pleased to join you, though the last time I rode was during my education in Rokkenjima. Let us keep a gentle pace, yes?"

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« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2021, 12:48:33 AM »
"I can't do much else than that these days." Serenity said tapping her artificial leg before showing Akasha to the stables. Once she'd gone through providing the Pharaoh with all the necessary safety equipment Serenity brought out a good looking brown grey horse "This is Spartacus, he's a trail horse and your ride." she handed the reins to Akasha before she went to get her own horse, a white mare called Roslyn. Once they were on horseback they rode out side by side hitting a trail out into the Achkaerinese countryside, once they'd broken clear of the woods surrounding the castle, Serenity glanced across at Akasha.

"So tell me where would you like to start?" Serenity asked "I don't mind but perhaps we should deal with the more live topics first." 

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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2021, 01:08:25 AM »
Akasha enjoyed the ride, slowly but certainly it seemed as though she was getting the hang of things again. It wasn't what she expected on her way here, but the atmosphere allowed for relaxed conversation, especially considering the issues they would certainly approach. Once Serenity had glanced over one topic rose to the front.

"It may be best to start with the topic that seems to have everyone talking these days, Parbhani," Akasha replied. "The conflict is one thing, the secrecy surrounding who is being brought in is another. I am certain that I may be called a hypocrite, seeing that I invited the Holy Empire and other nations to the Kingdom when we were fighting against terrorists, yet that entirely different as the process was transparent. There are too many questions with Parbhani, and their insistence upon secrecy raises my suspicions as to what is truly transpiring."

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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2021, 01:35:56 AM »
"Of course the situation's different." Serenity said as they rode along "When it was the crisis in your country all the nations involved were open about it, we had an agreement worked out and we got every ambassador from a northern ocean nation in a room and notified them about it." she sighed "The secrecy is something unhelpful, based on existing agreements and treaties that Achkaerin has I'm fairly confident that I know who these nations aren't, and that list includes practically every nation with experience in this sort of thing. In fact the lack of information coming out on this calls into question if these nations even exist, whether Parbhani is in fact simply manufacturing a narrative to suit its own purposes." she paused "But the crux of the matter is simple let's suppose these nations exist, the odds are Parbhani is inviting outside influences into the region to negotiate, in all seriousness what effect do they imagine, especially given all the implications that talks might bring, that inviting for example Rodina or worse Kaitaine would have on their fellow nations in the area?"

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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2021, 09:53:32 AM »
"It's an exercise in insanity," Akasha replied. "I'm going to be honest with you, I've probably rang alarm bells across Midaranye by coming here to discus matters with you. I'm almost certain Djerb will be unpleased, even moreso that Ispus will be preparing propaganda against me, both are inconsequential," she continued. "Achkaerin has proven itself to me, it has proven itself above petty politics, this is why I am discussing with you the situation in Parbhani and not Emperor Abbas. I hope that faith is not misplaced, and I am not making a mistake in showing this level of trust in Valtheim."

"I walk a thin line," she continued, "I hold sway in wide swaths of Midaranye, yet there are those who would view me being here as subservience to the Occident. I'm wiling to take that risk though, because your Empire didn't ask questions when the Kingdom needed help. You didn't ask us to change, you didn't impose upon our culture, and that is why to Clysperis the Empire will be one which serves the greater good. There is much to be gained in the Kingdom working with the Holy Empire, and I will always do what is best for my People."

"So, quite simply, where do we go from here?"

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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2021, 03:13:13 PM »
"That's the big question." Serenity said "It's a heck of a choice to be faced with isn't it? To turn the ships around and bring them home is to abandon a position of principle and send a message that should never be sent. To continue to have the ships approach probably keeps the outlanders out of the region but does so by likely triggering the offensive which means we can keep the outsiders out but it will sacrifice Topri. Neither is a good choice, neither is an acceptable choice, so we need a third option."

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« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2021, 08:12:26 PM »
"I'm uncertain as to what that third option looks like. Your Empire is already being painted as an aggressor in this situation, with nations such as Fleur shouting as loudly as they can that the Achkaerinese deployment is making the situation worse and is a move made with ulterior motives behind it. Then we've the situation on the ground which, having witnessed conflict in my own cities and their streets, those are sights which not one person wishes to see. We've a situation before us where all the apparent options are less than ideal, while instead of focusing on solutions we're seeing your Empire being labeled as the problem."

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« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2021, 09:12:56 PM »
"This is one of those times I hate." Serenity said getting off her horse to let the animal drink from a stream they'd been riding along the bank of, her eyes darted all over the landscape as she thought for a moment "Maybe we should let Fleur's paranoia do the running for us." she said turning to Akasha "I can't turn the fleet around because all the variables scream not to, however with the right circumstances I could be forced to divert them."

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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2021, 06:37:47 AM »
Akasha was diverted by the hum of her phone, "Heh," she said as she handed it to Serenity, "Only the Gods could play such foolish games," she continued. "I've a submarine that's seemingly lost its mind, some nutter with a gun and a few ears of the crew to sway it to the failed cause of Nekhtou, if you needed an excuse it's seemingly presented itself." She sighed, "It was an old boat anyway, do with it as you see fit."

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« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2021, 09:39:06 AM »
Serenity at first was a little bit surprised but as she continued to listen to the details being handed out her mind cleared and the look in her eyes changed, this wasn't the young woman Akasha had been speaking with a moment earlier no this was woman who would one day wear the Achkaerinese crown. Taking out her own phone Serenity dialed a number and looked at Akasha "I was always taught never to overlook a gift the God's present you with." she said before the person she'd called picked up the phone "Admiral, I need you to divert the Seonaid Ayanami east...Yes east the situation in Parbhani is concerning but there's a rogue Clysperi sub out there with the potential to be more troublesome especially if it gets in amongst this. Find it and sink it." she hung up and looked at Akasha.

"Can't say I'm used to having divine intervention or luck like that." Serenity said with a wry smile "I usually get all the bad luck. So shall we talk about Kopsje next?"

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2021, 12:00:42 AM »
"I believe it would be best to discuss the matter of foreign forces still lingering in the Kingdom," Akasha would reply, "naturally I am eternally grateful for the assistance which has been rendered, however, I believe it is best for all involved for them to return home. I do understand there may be some contention as to the matter of Tamoran forces, however, I would wish to assure you that their presence has been welcomed under a previous arrangement reached between the Kingdom and the Empire in a cooperative scheme geared toward preserving the security of Midaranye. The Royal Government believes that maintaining this arrangement with the Tamorans is critical to the Clysperi-Tamoran relationship, as well as our mutual aims for Midaranye security from foreign meddling."

"Thus, while I will be pleased to review any concerns regarding the Tamorans you may hold, their presence is one which Clysperis welcomes continuing, and one which polls well with the common Clysperi populace. As we saw with the Common Defense League the brotherhood our Peoples share grants great trust and fond feelings for the Tamorans."

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2021, 05:56:49 PM »
Serenity sighed "And there we have the problem you view it from one side and don't consider the whole board." she said quoting her father's maxim, the maxim she'd been raised on, prepared for her time on "Your flaw in that is quite simple you say that the presence of Tamoran presence takes steps towards the security of Midaranye from foreign meddling, however from where I stand that Tamoran presence is foreign meddling in the northern ocean just as much as Tamoran troops in Merina is meddling in an Albion matter, your nation sits as both a nation of Midaranye and a nation of the northern ocean, and there's no escaping that. So if you want me to be able to bring those troops home then you need to remove the Tamoran troops as well, I believe we're both intelligent enough to know that you're probably not going to do that so I'm not going to demand you do that, I'm not going to ask you to do that because I'd rather spend this time finding the path which works both ways. So make me an offer I can consider."

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2021, 06:21:25 PM »
"If the Kingdom is to move forward and place the actions of the Disgraced behind us fully it is crucial that foreign forces return home. You're aware of my intentions there, as is Emperor Abbas I imagine, that I am confident in the capabilities of the Royal Clysperi Armed Forces," Akasha said before thinking for a moment. "I  shall offer a compromise: once the process has been initiated for your forces to return home I shall inform Emperor Abbas that the continued presence of Tamoran forces in Clysperis is no longer necessary as the Royal Clysperi Armed Forces are capable of fulfilling any broader regional concerns which prompted their original deployment. This sees Achkaerinese concerns resolved, Tamoran interests satisfied, and the Clysperi requirement that the only armed forces operating within our borders are our own."

"Emperor Abbas and I view each other very much as family," Akasha continued, "he will understand well that Clysperis needs to be trusted to stand on her own two feet. I'll make clear that their presence is appreciated, but given the change in circumstances that they are no longer a necessity."

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2021, 10:43:40 PM »
Serenity half smiled "Your compromise has the right intent and it will work however I would like it fail safed." she said "My starting the process is essentially me calling my father and him issuing the order to the Ministry of Defence to begin the preparation for the withdrawal, that's planes flying to Clysperis and getting ready to pack things up. However in the interests of ensuring that this is done in the spirit of fairness and to everyone's satisfaction not one Achkaerinese soldier will be withdrawn until you have informed Emperor Abbas and we have a timetable for the withdrawal of Tamoran forces, once we have the timetable Achkaerin will match it. This way we ensure that both Achkaerin and Tamora remove their troops at the same time to an agreed schedule and we have something that both are accountable to. This must also be final, as you say if Clysperis is to stand on its own feet then I don't want to see Tamoran troops withdrawn only to see them return a few months later."

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Re: The Pharaoh Seeks Out The Flames Of The North
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2021, 12:19:59 AM »
"Do excuse me," Akasha said as she reached for her phone.

"Abbas.....I hope all is well with you as well!.......Yes, I'm going to need Tamoran forces withdrawn from Clysperis. I feel we both knew this day would come, perhaps not so soon, but I need you to have faith that the Royal Clysperi Armed Forces are capable of the mission entrusted to your forces here.......naturally, I'd expect a manner of coordination between our Commands to ensure those ends.......by the end of the month, the first troops to leave within three days.......thank you for understanding, we'll catch up once I've returned to the Kingdom.......you too."

"I do believe we have an understanding and a timetable," she said with a smile.

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