From her throne, Queen Pirouette looked down upon the ambassadors from the Empire. While most believed war with the Empire was inevitable, the Queen decided to stake all of her political clout on preventing this war. She, like many of her subjects, was tired of sending her husband into harm’s way. She was adamant.
“I will not waver in this matter,” she told the delegation. “Unless I prevail, thousands more will die. I can’t deal with that!”