>King Rufflewing unfurls his mighty wings and readjusts a large poleaxe on his back.
"The Empress warned me of those agents that Celestia would send. Looking upon you now has given me much confusion as I was expecting something more.... fierce?"
>He chuckles and strolls about the room, downing the cup of blood.
"I have ruled my Kingdom for thirty years, through two wars, and times of great hardship. No kin to follow up on my rule but now..."
>He points to the corpse of Avia.
"I shall live forever
thanks to the blood of Avia. A sacrifice I was willing to make for the good of the Kingdom. The Empress has told me what is to come."