The camp was a bit disheveled after our last battle. I think we were reeling a bit from confrontation with the vampire and the harpies. I know I was stunned by the priest's sacrifice to power the protection spells that lay over the gates and portals the ravage Dragonspear.
As I looked around, i realized for better or worse – this was the basis of the kingdom we were brought here to found. All these months, all the dangers faced, all that we had endured, had been leading us to this moment. Perhaps we did not all see it for what it was, but it was in fact time to face facts, this ruin was to be our home, and we were the ones people would look to, for guidance, and for help. We were the ones people would come to, we could not longer look to others, we had to find it in ourselves, and become leaders.
I had been coming to this for a long while. I know my betrothed deserves an answer as to when she might expect to be married. Her father has the money we need to rebuild this place, but I need a place suitable to bring a wife. I pledged to the Duke that I would marry his daughter and I am honor-bound to fulfill that promise. Sooner, rather than later, I suspect.
I mentally square my shoulders for the skirmish that is about to commence, but it needs to be done. I look about at my companions, sigh and say…
My lords and Lady (with a nod to Keylieth), we need to discuss somethings that we have perhaps been avoiding, but the time is here. Our kingdom (such as it is) needs some attention and we need to decide from here on out, what this place is going to be. I know we all hope to found a kingdom, based here – but what/who are we? What kind of kingdom do we wish this to be?
Are a free state, where all are welcome? There are a few kingdoms where many walk free- like Waterdeep and Silverymoon, and all races are welcomed. Is this what we want? With our racial makeup, it would be hard to suggest otherwise, but we need to decide.
Who is going to be the ruler or the face of the kingdom? Will we rule as a council or will one person rule? Waterdeep has a counsel of Lords, with one man as the face.
What roles would other people fill? Is there someone amongst us, who is more suited to diplomacy or running the military? What are you willing to do?
We must have some laws or a charter for the kingdom. Chaos cannot reign here, people will not come to settle here, if there is not some form of order.
I ask for your opinions, as the hour grows late. We are here and must start taking steps to become what we set out to be. What say you?