Most of King Regglind’s faithfuls had proved anything but, pledging allegiance to her before his funeral had even occurred. All who showed up were slaughtered anyway. The trap had been set. She was going to spring it regardless of who had sworn loyalty to who. Her advisors had disagreed but she had forged ahead anyway. In her mind, their loyalty wasn’t worth much if they would switch to her side so easily.
After the funeral she had marched with her troops and, shining as bright as the noon day star in their sky, had led them to victory after victory until the whole of the continent succumbed to her rule. Then, and only then, did she finally heed her advisors and take a break from war. She spent five years ruling the continent. She was fair and protective of all of her new subjects. She ruled so well that she won all their hearts and minds, she was their brilliant shining queen. They would fight for her on any front. They would carry her purpose to the next phase.
Ships, yellow as their star, yellow as her sigil, were built on the western shores. The fastest of them were sent on with her blessings and protections to spread the word: she was coming and all would bow to her before she was done. That was her purpose. That was her ultimate goal.
When her ship was ready, she set sail immediately. It was a beautiful day. Their star was shining and she cast the spell that made her shine brightly too. The sea reflected and amplified the competing lights until it looked her ship was a star too, crossing the sea as a ball of radiating fire. She loved every minute of it.
The five years of patience had been hard on her. She didn’t mind ruling. She wanted to be a god and that meant she had to be there for her people. She enjoyed that part of it. Being patient to continue on her quest had been difficult. She could feel how close she was to her goal and it called to her constantly. Why pause? Why wait? Your glory is just beyond the horizon. Your immortality is there waiting for you to seize it.
The seas were calm. Her spirit sored. Her troops adored her.
As she looked to the horizon she knew it was only a matter of time before she had everything.