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The sky was a bright blue color and resting center and high about was the sun that casted down its rays leaving a warmth over the plains of Holodrum. A cool breeze blew past the fields and with it the blades of grass gracefully waved and so too did the bangs of the young king’s hair. While the towns and workings of civilization were at an unrest with all that had occurred over the years it had seemed at the very least nature seemed to hold some form of serenity at the very least. A spot in the plains near the border of both Holodrum and Hyrule truly must have been suitable location for the talks between the two rulers of those lands.
In an area where beasts do not frequent was a huge canopy that was set filled and decorated with things only befitting of royalty. In the middle rested a table along with a glass and a bottle of wine. Two chairs rested across from each other however one was merely occupied by Asthar who merely sat upon the chair nonchalantly with his eyes closed while smiling as he enjoyed the gentle breeze. An invitation was issued out, one that was quite risky and some may even say insane, but Asthar needed to meet this man face to face. It was time to meet Eleazar face to face and who knew how that would go.
The invitation was rather a simple one, informing the tyrant of the location and time of the meeting along with the purpose of merely it being a request to merely converse with him. Who knew what the tyrant would do or how he’d act, but while Eleazar was a huge ass Asthar was kind of an ass as well so it kind of balanced itself out. Holodrum was neutral and did not really pay mind to the conflicts between Zelda and Eleazar’s forces.
While Asthar did get to see how Eleazar acted through Percy’s failed mission to kill the tyrant, but even then he couldn’t help but find interest in how the tyrant worked. While he was a tad disappointed that the tyrant could potentially end up as a mere puppet for the goddess, but it was far too early to judge.
With a glass of wine in hand, Asthar merely took a sip and rested his cheek on his knuckle and sat with eyes closed and a smirk on his face. Numerous guards were out and about the area ready to protect the king should things go south, but they were out of the way and would not intervene unless need be.
Post by Eleazar Velyris † on Oct 12, 2017 22:45:36 GMT -5
I am the monster in your head
And I thought you'd learn by now
It seems you haven't yet
I am the venom in your skin
This wasn't really something that Eleazar did, however he made the exception due to Holodrum's neutrality in the war. With Labrynna becoming hostile and Hyrule scattered military wise, there was reason enough for why he would never meet personally with these people. Holodrum, on the other hand, had the potential of seeking benefits to both sides if they were to talk with complete amnesty.
And while negotiating peacefully wasn't something that Eleazar really did, he was willing tgo test it out to see the end result. He was not a man of his word, and he realized that the King may have armies prepared in the event that Eleazar were to ambush, but for once, he had kept to his honesty. He arrived on horse, with only two guards flanked to his side for precaution.
Should they die though, his newfound power would prove to be useful, if Asthar had intended to try and get an easy kill.
As the three came into view overhead, he made note of the several guards that had arrived with the King. It appeared that he too, was willing to risk the dangers of the two of them meeting. Their first step into trust began.
They came to a halt ten meters from the small Holodran troop, before Eleazar had dismounted his horse and began to stride into the small encampment. There, the King sat upon a chair within a baldachin glittered with jewels and fancy decor. He was quite illustrious for his disposable wealth, but Eleazar found no interest in the idea of wealth and material things.
He stopped for a moment at the entrance, locking eyes with the hybrid King, before nodding in silence and letting his hands rise up and to the sides - the two guards beside him slowly removed his robe, revealing a more appropriate travel attire, before he then stepped in, taking a seat at the chair across from Asthar.
"So what, may I ask... implores a powerful King to seek an audience with a banished prince? You've stayed neutral through all of the battles thus far despite your apparent alliance to both Hyrule and Labrynna. May I ask why?"
The sound of hoof galloping and then coming to a stop caught his ears and Asthar begun to opening his eyes and smirk as he narrowed his eyes and stared over at his guest as he walked towards him. While his guest’s outfit was perhaps not the most regal under the robe however his mannerism alone was pretty regal and Asthar really was not one to really speak much when it came to acting regally. His gaze looking upon Eleazar’s, Asthar merely continued to smile as he nodded in response.
“heh powerful king? Come now you’re making me blush now” Asthar said casually as he shook his head with a chuckle before placing his now empty glass upon the table before him and then proceeded to grab both Eleazar’s glass in wine bottle in the other. “…you, who had gathered the masses and managed to claim the mighty kingdom of Hyrule for yourself…have come referring to yourself as a mere banished prince…how interesting…” Asthar said softly as he begun to pour the wine into glass and placed the now full glass before Eleazar and then proceeded to pour himself a glass as well.
“…Holodrum has always been a kingdom that distanced itself from the other kingdoms. Ever since the time of my ancestor Nessa Holodrum has always been in conflict with Labrynna and because of Hyrule’s bond with Labrynna Hyrule has also been seen unfavorably by Holodrum. After so many years of it…well to simply put it everyone in Holodrum is tired of all the other shit and drama of Labrynna and Hyrule…” Asthar said as he took the first sip of wine, a mere example to show that the wine was not poisoned or anything.
“While yes, I have reconnected with the other kingdoms and formed a bond…it is a bond that merely ends the hostilities between the kingdoms” Asthar said closing his eyes as he rested his cheek on his knuckle and smiles a nonchalant smile “After everything that happened, with Galadhion and Seith...I doubt the people would want to involve themselves with any of the drama occurring…” Asthar said looking down at his glass calmly smiling as he moved his wrist, swirling around the liquid in the glass. “What is the point in fighting a fight most do not wish to fight? Why clean up others shit when you have your own shit to clean…Even I have my own…distaste of Hyrule…” Asthar said before taking a sip. Though he had said that Daphnes was a good friend of his…could he truly say that that was nothing more than something beyond a title he used?
“To be honest…I wish to observe the two of you…both you and Zelda. Two opposing ideals, two different ways to rule…I wish to observe who will be the rightful ruler…” Asthar said narrowing his eyes and smirked as he looked over at Eleazar “tell me, what your philosophy of ruling is? How do you think rulers should carry themselves?” Asthar said
Post by Eleazar Velyris † on Nov 1, 2017 23:42:50 GMT -5
I am the monster in your head
And I thought you'd learn by now
It seems you haven't yet
I am the venom in your skin
"I call myself what I am, your grace. You see, I do not go by the formalities of being referred to as a 'king'. I am simply... a symbol. A banished prince can be a symbol." Eleazar nodded, his fingers lightly pressing against the flesh of his cheek as he leaned back in his chair.
He took note of Asthar's mention of staying neutral through the war, and he raised a brow for a moment in wonder, "Is it not true that you and the King of Labrynna, Perseus are quite close? Though I have not witnessed for myself, it has been reported that the two of you are actually very good friends."
He didn't quite care. It didn't mean that he wasn't neutral, and despite bonds simply being for truce, he kept his word on keeping his troops out of the territory. He would understand then that Perseus was a fool for attempting to front a siege on the Capitol. "Of course, I do understand that you have written on multiple occasions with your denial of entering the battles yourself, so you must understand why it was necessary to defend what I rightfully earned when his troops came knocking on my door."
His hands rubbed together for a moment, thinking hard on what Asthar had mentioned on his distaste for Hyrule. "Is that so?"
For a moment, Eleazar rose from the chair and scanned the room's decor tentatively. Circling around the seat, he then paced back and forth, looking from banner to banner that hung from the tent. "What exactly is it that you find distasteful of Hyrule? I myself, also find things to be quite... abhorrent as well."
He froze in place, his back facing the King for a moment before his eyes fixed upon the gems that hung from a tapestry, his fingers lightly tracing the fabric. "Hyrule needs to be reworked in its entirety. The distribution of wealth within the city has grown stale. I intend to change that. You see, I consider myself to be a fair ruler. In exchange for their loyalty, I provide protection and basic necessities."
"Of course, those necessities... shelter, food, water... they are not free. They will have to work for what they want, and I will gladly supply... however some may consider me to be merciless, but I simply have three rules."
He turned from the banner before flickering his focus to the other decorations that scattered. "I do not tolerate the harassment of women. Anyone caught forcing themselves upon a female will be immediately executed. I do not tolerate stealing - it cheats the system on what you earned from your work, but lastly..."
He slowly turned to face the king, his amber eyes settling its gaze upon his crimson. "I do not tolerate lying. It breaks a trust that had been established."
He paused once more, his mouth opening slightly as he thought about what to say next as carefully as possible. "You see... I'm not quite understanding what your idea of neutrality is. I find it quite humorous that you claim to have absolutely no involvement in this war when your men were directly involved in stealing something very precious from me."
Confusion suddenly dampened the air as a simper crawled upon the false ruler's face. "I had just gotten my hands on the very key to opening the Sacred Realm - a young girl whom held the title of sage, and it was her duty alone to protect the Doors of Time, and she also happened to be the last known relative of the long lost Hero!" His voice became snarled in frustration, however he continued to keep his calm demeanor. "I was on my way here to meet with you when my men and I suddenly came across a very strange girl - yI mean, she was hylian and a very long way from home, and then thought to myself 'How strange! The girl looks identical to that of the hylian my ace had plucked for me!'"
"And then it suddenly hit me as I began looking through her things that she was carrying the very emblem of the Holodran royal family... and I then took note of her immediate distress when I mentioned my audience with you! So I will ask you again, one more time."
His eyes burned with a careful glower, taking note of the soldiers that stood to the sides of their presence, but he remained still and without reach to his weapon, showing that he would not attempt attack.
"Just what exactly are your relations to Hyrule? Remember, my lord, I do not like liars. And should you withhold the truth, or attempt to bend it, consequence will follow on a beautiful young woman who is now back in my possession."
A man who claimed Hyrule and became its king yet did not flaunt the title of king and merely used his past no matter how some may look at such a title with scorn…it truly was a good answer. This whole audience truly was to really get to know who this tyrant was. How the man acted and how he carried himself were things that Asthar wished to know. Whether he got the truth or lies it didn’t really matter as there was more to it than just what is said. The way one acts and their mannerisms all mattered and Asthar did manage to witness how the tyrant acted to threats.
Asthar said his piece and allowed Eleazar to respond as well, not really answering the tyrant until he was done with his words. The tyrant did take notice of his friendship with Perseus however there really wasn’t much interest in such a thing as it merely went to the topic of how Eleazar defended himself over the assassination mission Percy took. “heh…naturally, a person must defend what belongs to them…otherwise it would just be a meaningless thing…” Asthar said calmly as the topic shifted.
While Asthar did not say anything he did watch Eleazar and listened to him speak on about his plans for Hyrule. The first two rules were quite fair and if anything they were quite noble, but Asthar did ponder a bit on the first one. For a man who cruelly seized what he desired, what exactly made it that women were an exception to this cruelty? Did the tyrant have a soft spot for women? Or rather in this case women that followed Eleazar? Asthar still remembered what Eleazar did to Aryllia and while his blood still boiled every time he thought of it, for what he desired he couldn’t get emotional nor personal.
His crimson eyes met Eleazar’s golden eyes and Walther couldn’t help but continue to smirk as he listened to the final rule. Another good rule to follow, but Asthar could already tell what the false king was implying with the last rule. Eleazar went on about how he was seeking a girl that was taken from her and he could tell he wasn’t quite pleased about it. Of course there was only one person that the king could have been talking about, it was clear as day and it wasn’t a question who he was talking about at this time. Whether it was a bluff or not was the real question.
In a way Asthar couldn’t deny he felt a bit uneasy after hearing about what had occurred, but his face was firm and resolute as he smiled and closed his eyes. “oh…is that so?” Asthar said as he suddenly rose his feet and suddenly placed on ontop the table while the other leg merely rested ontop the other as Asthar leaned back against his chair and rocked it slightly. “Come now, must you doubt me? Well…it is only reasonable to lack that trust, but even so…I have no intent to lie…spare any threats…” Asthar said as he took a sip of his wine casually. “My relations with Hyrule? It was nothing more than merely a friendship with the former princess…nothing more…” Asthar said smiling nonchalant. “Pure reliance in traditions of old…overabundant pride…stagnation…such things I cannot stand…it is as I said…I desire to see how Hyrule will turn out…the stagnation has been broken and I wish to see the result of it…” Asthar said.
A black mist began to coat Asthar’s body, swirling around almost as if it was some sort of clothing, yet the king did not react at all. “Eleazar…As I said before, you interest me…it was the very reason I chose to join Perseus in that so called assassination mission…” Asthar said as the black mist began to solidify, forming a yellow hooded cloak that coated his body. The very disguise he used on that mission now was being worn right before Eleazar. “I desired to see the regality of the tyrant first hand…to see if you were worth observing!” Asthar said, his eye glowing a crimson red from the shadow that his cloak caused over his face while a grin formed on his face as he lowered his feet from the table and continued to stare at Eleazar. He hadn’t expected to reveal his identity so early but Eleazar was not to be underestimated at all. “That girl you speak of…you see her as all these titles correct? Relative to the hero, sage, protector of the sacred realm…I don’t see her as any of that really…she is just a woman that had abandoned all those ties…” Asthar said closing his eyes with a childish grin “heh she is rather cute though” Asthar said playfully.
Carefully, Eleazar took note of the reactions that plastered upon the King's face. He stood still, unmoved by those who became uneasy; but Asthar never seemed to falter in his collection, which Eleazar could appreciate from a political standpoint.
Showing a sign of worry would be weakness, and this King seemed not weakened by the thoughts of someone he cares for in his grasp. He took a moment to speak, but his words were fluid with confidence, and Eleazar wondered how much truth supported them.
Still, it would make sense for him to simply hold "alliance" for friendship, and despite their bonds, he kept his word on staying neutral, but the words that followed were what concerned Eleazar most.
He was at the castle during the attack; disguised and kept safe in whatever secret he was behind, but he began to think more clearly; should he have some kind of relationship with the Light Sage, he must have been the Sheikah whom Aryllia was so quick to try and pull away from the battle.
"So what was it that you observed then? I must admit that wasn't my finest moment. With so much happening, it was hard to stay... completely civil. But with the goddess at my side, and the... banished queen in her unconscious state," he chose his words carefully since they were still 'friends'. "I believe the Heroes are at a standstill for now. I stand by what I said before. I will allow the hero to complete his trials and come forth when he believes he is ready... but will he ever be?"he rose a brow.
Surely, he didn't know. And if he did, he would worry about it later. It would give him time to expand his troops and win allies. He already had several plans on how to proceed. But then the King began to speak of the girl, and Eleazar narrowed his eyes.
"That girl, whether she wants to identify herself as his sister and the sage or not, was my only key to the Sacred Realm; however my intel suggests that the gates have been sealed permanently until the hero reforges the Blade of Evil's Bane," he nodded. "She is a capable scout and bounty hunter, and was useful for my special ops. However, as of late, she has been less complacent and secretive. She was then sent to be dealt with by me, and I had urgent plans for her... until my castle was breached."
Taking a seat once more, he allowed his fingers to expand over the ends of the arm rests, his back against the support of the chair. "I have not given orders on what to do next with her as of yet, since she is now useless to my plans. Is she important to you or no?"
A king could not falter as it was simply something that could not be allowed. No matter how he felt and no matter what occurred he could not succumb. To succumb to a situation was to merely open up a chance to be taken advantage and even a small moment such as that could spell a person’s end. To stand strong and firm was the king’s duty. While the situation didn’t seem the greatest, it wasn’t to say Asthar was merely acting tough or composed but merely that was just how he was. Worrying or fearing would not help at all and all it did do was merely open himself up as prey.
“Ah, but my dear Eleazar, when there are those who desire to oppose and deny you…that is when is the best time to judge a person. To see how a person deals with such a thing, to deal with those in their way…truly this is the best way to judge a ruler. Of course this applies to all, from kings, tyrants, leaders and even rebels…” Asthar said closing his eyes as the shroud coating his began to slowly dissipate into a black mist that would soon fade away as well, returning back the Holodronian king back to his previous attire. “Although, there are quite a few exceptions to my words, but I digress…” Asthar said.
“You asked what I observed, correct? One who holds firm to his authority and he who strikes at the fears of those who oppose him…no…not strike…feed and release it...utilize it as your own weapon…” Asthar said opening his eyes with a smirk, his slit like eyes growing thin in response to his rising interest “but there is more I feel I have yet to see just yet…such opposites you and Zelda are…” Asthar said as then closed back his eyes and casually let out a deep relaxed sigh as he leaned back and rested his back on his chair “To beat the hero at his prime, to show the world that even then you cannot be defeated and to break their belief of ever hoping to defeat you…I can respect that in a way…” Asthar said resting his elbow on the arm rest while he rested his cheek on his knuckle as usual. “Whether Elinkar will be able to rise up once more or not…well…it depends purely on him and him alone. That lost courage can only be reclaimed by him after all and surely I cannot say if will reclaim it as I cannot even imagine the hell that he has been through” Asthar said opening his eyes softly.
From the topic of Elinkar it had then shifted from talks of the princess and her hero to that of the hero’s sister. Quite an important question was asked and with it Asthar needed to respond. “Is she important to me? …Why yes…she is quite important to me…I would appreciate it ever so much if you would release her…” Asthar said calmly as he opened his eyes and looked across the table at Eleazar. Whether it was a bluff or not did not matter to him and whether he knew the fact that she was important to him or not matter really, but Asthar did wonder what would happen next. This truly was quite the situation
Eleazar took a moment to listen to what Asthar had to say - his observations on how each of the leaders would react during a time of war and invasion. Of course, there was little to mention of Eleazar's own plans for Labrynna now that their king has openly defied him.
He gave a quiet snicker to the king's comment on he and Zelda being opposites. Perhaps it was true; While Zelda relies on the hopes and morale of her people, Eleazar would take matters into his own hand. He started with nothing and built the foundations of his successes with it. Perhaps she could learn a thing or two from him!
Ah, but those matters aside, the two of them acted for very different reasons, but both are blanketed with their cause being for "the people." Was it truly for them? Sure, Eleazar rewarded those who complied and offered his services to him, but in the end it was much more than just the success for security - it was to see if he could even do it in the first place. To show his family that cast him aside he could build something for himself without them.
"Zelda claims to oppose me for the good of her people; to rebalance the world to its proper ways of peace. But no matter how many times she gave the same corny speech to her followers... I could see past her deceit and felt a truly selfish reason in her eyes," Eleazar noted before tipping a glass of wine to his lips.
"Her only true goal was to save her precious lover so that she could pass the torch back to him. Being everyone's hero is such a heavy burden - much too heavy for that of a princess who already carries the weight of the goddess. With so many eyes looking to her for direction, she felt herself fall apart before them and became a recluse for four years. Some hero! No, she just couldn't wait to push the burdens back to her precious Elinkar," he chuckled. "So we shall see the direction the 'Heroes of Hyrule' take from here. Will Zelda disappear again? Will Link crumble under the weight of their sovereigns' expectations?"
It was the one reason he chose to keep them alive. He wanted to give them the chance to fight for what they claimed they wanted. But with a silence falling over them for a moment, he analyzed Asthar's words about Aryllia carefully.
It was interesting to see the man keep composure over the danger of what Eleazar could assume was either a beloved or a close partner. And while he knew when it was appropriate to play games and mess with his prisoners, he also had the capability to show mercy.
"Very well then," he closed his eyes. "The Sacred Realm can wait then. I'll release her under your care on the conidition that she returns to the castle when summoned to decipher some scripts left by the previous sages. No harm will come to her and she will be free to go once they are translated completely."
Despite how calm and cool he was deep inside and despite even believing this could potentially be a ruse, a warmth filled his chest just a tad. Perhaps it was a feeling that could only be comparable to a sigh of relief for him, but even then he remained as calm as ever. Sure he could talk the talk and woo the hearts, but even then these feelings were still quite new to him. He looked down and he closed his eyes as a soft smile formed upon his face as he sighed and shook his head gently. “I am glad…and I thank you …but that offer should not go to me…” Asthar said before looking at him once again “Though she is important to me, such a decision only belongs to her and her alone…It will be her choice to comply” Asthar said. What he truly desired for her the most was something perhaps he too desired as well. He would not dare be the one to command her and even if it wasn’t complete, he would gift her freedom in whatever way he could.
Thinking more on it Eleazar and Zelda truly were opposites not just in mannerism. One held everything but lost it all, while the other lost everything and gained everything. “Eleazar…I will not say your words are wrong…though I do have a fondness for Zelda, perhaps your words are indeed correct, but to say that is all is that drove that woman in her actions is incorrect” Asthar said leaning back against his chair as he crossed his arms and smirked. “Though I do not believe in predestined bonds, I do know this…that woman is acting off of love. It is a blinding love that keeps her sane…well…sane for most people’s perspective” Asthar said. Of course Asthar himself knew the former princess was still sane and well, though Eleazar’s perspective of her most likely was opposite.
“That man is everything to her, her pillar of strength, her world itself. All her belief and faith had been placed into that man. Zelda truly believes in him and cannot do without him at all. Perhaps she has become too reliant on him and maybe as you said with him taking all the mire of a hero perhaps she desired to shift it towards the one she loves once again, but I feel it was unintentional. She merely holds onto such a belief that Link will save the day” Asthar said as he glanced down at the wine in his glass. “such a blinding and dedicated love…and look where it has gotten her…her love taken away to a fate worse than death, his name smeared from being a symbol of hope to mere failure, rejection and exile gifted by the very people she fought for…and finally after all her work to bring her love back and to rectify her actions…instead of being rewarded with her love she only brought forth disaster…” Asthar said swirling the liquid in the glass as he spoke before smiling as he took a sip.
“I wish to see where that love will take her…heh… Who knows, perhaps Elinkar may indeed rise beyond what she believes, but still…do not underestimate the girl…” Asthar said. “That girl is still growing…learning and experiencing what is needed…no matter how strong a person may get…hubris can always be a downfall” Asthar said placing down his empty glass on the table. “Eleazar…I desire to ask…what is it that you desire from the realm of the gods…or more so, why desire the power of the gods themselves?” Asthar said looking at the tyrant with his crimson eyes that sparked with an intense interest.
"Perhaps you are right. It is her decision I suppose," Eleazar shrugged. He didn't really care who made the decision, but it was imparitive whoever decided had agreed. He was willing to show mercy, but not without something in return.
He listened to what Asthar had then spoken of Zelda, to which he closed his eyes and took another sip from his wine. Once his words were finished, he sighed, shaking his head lightly. "Love is such a fickele thing, isn't it? It distracts you from your duties. Makes you do stupid thing--defy the very nature of the world around you. There's no use for it, at least, not when you're at war."
He thought of the bonds he may have to share in the future. Eventually, he would need to marry and be loyal to one. To pick his bride would be his most difficult choice yet, and it would change his pace for whichever alliance he creates.
There was always the possibility of unifiying his cause with Zelda's. But with Link's return... well, that surely put a hole in that plan, now didn't it? There were others he had in mind though.
The King asked another question, this time one more personal. Eleazar's amber eyes looked up into the crimson eyed monarch carefully.
"You ask why I desire the power of the gods..." he mused carefully. He paused, thinking about this for a moment, a smile creeping on his face as he thought of the grandeur that was his future.
"Because it is my God's will. From a young age, I heard the voices of a god. The one who has yet to abandon us with a useless human form, Majora. If you were there on that fateful night in the castle, you have seen the power she offers. It is her will that I become a pawn in her destiny, for I will have a place in her paradise."
No use for love in times of war…could Asthar truly agree with such a claim? Perhaps that may held a certain truth to it as love was something that could easily be taken advantage of. It’s hard enough to take care of one’s self, but to take care of another was a further challenge. Truly such a thing may indeed be pointless, but to live without something to love, was truly an empty life and Asthar did not wish to live that void of a life. If he was to lose whatever love he held then so be it, but to go without having experienced that love would be an ultimate shame.
Thinking about all the love stuff made Asthar wonder about what the tyrant truly believed about in regards to love. Eleazar stated there was no use for it, but then specified that there was no use for it at least in wartime. So in that regard did Eleazar merely see love as something trivial to be used rather than a mere formation of a true bond? If that truly was so then what did the tyrant have planned for his “Love”?
Time would tell what Eleazar had planned and all the talk of love was sort of dull for him. The true topic he held interest in had begun and he stared into the azure eyes listening to each word as he noticed the almost sinister smile form on the tyrant’s face. Asthar listened to every word, his eyes closing as he listened and then the tyrant stopped. A smile began to form and slowly began to grow. “Is that so?” Asthar said softly as a chuckle could be heard from Asthar. The chuckle that escaped from his mouth begun to grow and eventually it evolved into a full blown laughter as he leaned back his head. Asthar said softly as a chuckle could be heard from Asthar. The chuckle that escaped from his mouth begun to grow and eventually it evolved into a full blown laughter as he leaned back his head. “A pawn? is that it?! Is that truly so?!” Asthar said as he laughed loudly before eventually he began to slowly quiet down and let out a sigh. “How ridiculous…” Asthar said abrupt and suddenly. In comparison to his joyful and cheerful tone from before the tone instantly shifted into a piercingly cold one. His eyes reflected the tone as the draconic crimson eyes stared down upon Eleazar.
“You’ve already fallen and accepted yourself as nothing more than a pawn? I’ve seen the goddess power and indeed even will admit such power is terrifying, but even if Majora will change the world then what use does a pawn have once its task has ended? A mere pawn can never reach that higher plane and that future you desire is a falsity” Asthar said closing his eyes calmly. “To serve, to be inspired, to even fight for one’s cause that you believe in, there is nothing to wrong with that, but to become a pawn is to sell yourself. Blindly following another’s cause and aspiration robs you of your own and the blind only go oh so far…” Asthar said.
“You who had conquered the mighty kingdom of Hyrule without the aid of the divine…for me I’ve see far more potential for something more than just a pawn of a goddess…”
"You look at your life as though your role is more important than those who define the very will of this world," Eleazar stated plainly. "While we hold influence over the world around us, we cannot mistake ourselves as the sole viscount over the land. The Gods are real, and they are mighty and wrathful. Ignore them long enough, and they will surely show no mercy."
He took a deep breath, a lump forming in his chest that he tried to supress. It was annoying, and almost itchy, causing his throat to clam up as he spoke of it. Majora's strange aura surrounding her goals seemed to cloud him with such excitement, it was almost inhumane.
"I've accepted myself as a chess piece in her master plan, as do many acolytes who follow in their creator's footsteps. We are nothing compared to their beauty, and I've surrendered those temptations to think otherwise."
His triumphs were mighty and impressive, but he tried not to boast on those motives alone. While his cause started only as a mere test to see if he could pull it off, the enlightenment that followed was no revelation his tried to ignore.
"So your troops will remain neutral so long as mine do not interfere is what I presume?"
“You are mistaken, Eleazar…” Asthar let out as he let out a soft sigh as he reached out to the nearby bottle and begun to pour the beverage into his own glass before pour more into the glass of the tyrant before him. “I do not see myself as one who holds an importance over the divine, that would just make me seem pretentious…no…though I am a king who holds so much wealth and power my importance is no different than any other in this tale of life.” Asthar said as he placed the bottle of wine down upon the table before him and took a hold of his glass once more.
“The gods are to be respected; the gods are to be feared and their power is far beyond mere mortals, but to say their words are absolute? I cannot say just that. We mortals were gifted the very precious gift of a will, so long as one holds that will they can move towards seizing their own destiny.” Asthar said as he looked down upon his full glass. “While true most may not be able to claim what they truly work towards in the end it’s the journey towards end that makes it worth living. To give that will away to the divine is truly a waste” Asthar said as he closed his eyes “for beings that claim enlightenment all I see is beings that know nothing but war and strife. They are those who fight among each other as their ideals clash” Asthar said as he smirked. “Who will change this world...who will break this stagnation and who will shape it towards a new future? Majora or the will of humanity? I wish to see” Asthar said
Without taking a single sip as he held the filled glass, the smirk upon his face grew into a grin as he faced the king. “Heheh well that was enough rambling wasn’t it?” Asthar said as he rested his cheek on his knuckle as he listened to Eleazar confirming Holodrum’s neutrality. “Come now there really is no need to ask such a question at this point, but I shall confirm it. So long as you don’t interfere with my kingdom I shall not interfere with yours…” Asthar said holding out his glass. “Shall we drink to that?” Asthar said with a calm smile.