Music echoes about before you can catch sight of the diplomatic entourage—percussion and brass, and a rhythm that seem to fit the natural landscape and the noises that the surrounding area usually makes. The chimes compliment the mating noises of the insects, and the brass seems to give deeper tones to the calls of the birds. An orderly parade comes into sight. Two people carrying identical banners lead a small group of large herd animals. One of the people is the height of a tall human, with skin that resembles the color of bark. He wears a formal tunic bearing black and gold stripes. At his side is a sheathed rapier, and behind his back is a banner of diagonal black and gold stripes overlaid with a cluster of darkwood leaves. The other parade leader is a few inches shorter than a dwarf and is covered in fine fur that has been dyed black and gold. He has backward curving horns similar to a goat, and he carries a lyre which he plays with dexterous fingers. Behind his back is an identical banner, attached to a guisarme. The wind toys with its free edges. Two huge beasts lumber slowly behind the leaders. They appear to be large herbivores, but their skin has an iridescent shine. As they move, small rainbows reflect against the foliage around them. Colorful black and gold banners cover their sides, and a small assorted group of fey ride on their backs, the source of the music you can hear. In the rear is a large purple and black tiger that appears to have thorns sprouting from its skin. On its back is a military saddle, built to conform to the unusual mount.
Speech: We bear greetings and well wishes from Princess Áine Charlotte Gabrielė. I am her diplomatic envoy Upla Isusly, and may I say I am honored to meet you and your people. Your bravery is already creating ripples in the Twilight Expanse, and the Princess entreated us to congratulate you on your settlement. With your civilizing touch, the Twilight Expanse can only be improved. This man by my side is the Princess’ champion, the Knight of Life Emergent. Together we come to you to offer a humble diplomatic mission that we hope you might accept so that our people can, together, become greater than the sum of our parts. Please be merry, for we come bringing gifts for our neighbors.
Offer: LN 30BP, Embassy agreement, Build a Sacred Grove in capital that must be there (they will pay), Certain hexes will remain theirs, Agree to not violate nature in obscene ways, Will help prepare 2 hexes for development, mutual defense pact, allow fey that already live in claimed territory to remain there unless they cause havoc, and will trade darkwood, Trade food, Provide trade. Detailed agreements concerning interaction and foreign citizen governance.