Aster: No, I cannot allow this! Keith Keiser, I challenge y—
King Adelaide: Stand down, Alabaster.
Aster: But… it’s my right…
King Adelaide: You can’t challenge the boy while he’s injured. It wouldn’t be valid.
Lynn: Besides, he’s not taking away your position.
Aster: …He’s not?
Lynn: No, Alaric knew General Keiser would be challenged immediately, and decided he would be better suited to fulfill a new role, as ambassador. He will hold authority over all foreign matters — including the fate of the outsiders.
Aster: …You’re telling me this runt… this bastard child of a Westerner… the boy who helped murder my father just yesterday, is now going to represent our entire civilization to the rest of the world?!
Aster: Your Highness, how can you stand there and allow this?
King Adelaide: Because I happen to agree. Our society cannot remain isolated forever. The outside world is being stirred up more every day. Perhaps an ambassador is just what we need.
King Adelaide: However, if you feel so strongly opposed to my decision, you’re more than welcome to challenge me.
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