Weight of the Empire [Open] Mar 28, 2023 23:24:43 GMT -5
Post by Isikiy & Ozera on Mar 28, 2023 23:24:43 GMT -5
|| Isikiy’s PL: 30,000 || Isikiy is in his Encased Form || Personal Finesse is Active || PL Suppressed to 8,000 ||
“Not easy, sure, but not impossible.” In truth, Isikiy viewed very little as ‘impossible’. Isikiy allowed Yoku to converse with Taiga freely, finding this information that he was effectively being given on Mint as quite useful. Given what little he could glean from vague public opinion, the behaviours Yoku described made sense.
Things were more interesting now, indeed.
They would only become more interesting as soon as Ticoga made his first statement. He was right, this situation need not go on any further. “Correct. I would not expect much from those who view leadership as a simple game of ‘king of the hill’.”
Ticoga’s ultimate decision however, blew his initial statement far out of the water. No doubt this kind of bold play was why he was considered as a viable candidate. Such is to be expected from the Shield of Arcose. Ticoga made some daring and confident points, but he would not be alone in making them.
Isikiy looked to Yoku, his tone initially friendly and quizzical. “You said that Mint doesn’t care for who knows or does not know of his dealings, yes? Yet, he chose secret all the same... Curious, is it not?” Nary a moment later, Isikiy’s tone turned ice cold, a tone that Ticoga would have heard from Isikiy once before when they met on Konats. “That act alone tells me just how selfish, conniving and dishonest he is. He is not qualified to lead as a camp counselor let alone an emperor.” Just as Ticoga said, the Arcosian Empire could not afford to have a selfish leader.
“Obviously, a brooding child or a common criminal would not fit the bill.” Isikiy says without hesitation to Ticoga. “Of the three Triumvirs, Brumal is the most viable candidate, if only because I know the least about him. As for whom I would suggest, nobody comes to mind aside from yourself, Ticoga. Verst suits his position in direct field work, and Terium’s head is far too big for his own good.” As Ticoga predicted, Isikiy didn’t even mention himself in any capacity as a candidate— This was because he thought it would be relatively obvious that his priorities were with his family business.