Aderes was currently in her full armor, standing straight and tense with her face unreadable and stoic behind and to the left of Prince Alevi and His Majesty King Kane. She positively abhorred public courts, but part of her duties was to accompany Prince Alevi whenever these took place. However, today she had a particular disdain for the court for today the King was introducing some new 'guests' (and Aderes uses the term loosely) into the palace to stay for an indefinitely period of time for 'peace talks.' Although trying to ignite a war is hardly my definition of a peace talk, she thought, inwardly scowling, although her face remained unchanging. Beneaze has been at war on and off with Illian for centuries, and the recent times of peace have recently been disturbed as groups of armed men have begun invading the towns in Illian that border Beneaze. Aderes was filled with a sense of dread as she stood there, as if something was soon to happen whether she liked it or not. Mentally shaking off the unease she felt, Aderes lifted her chin and squared her shoulders as ambassadors, lords and ladies from Beneaze presented themselves in front of the court, King and Prince. She eyed the men and women warily as they began to speak and her eyes scanned the room in case of a threat. Momentarily, her eyes skirted to Prince Alevi. She wondered if His Majesty had the same feeling in his gut as she did, she wondered what his opinion was on the matter. The sound of the ambassador of Beneaze, drew Aderes' eyes back to him. "We came here on behalf of our country, Your Majesty," the man said with a bow. The King remained unfazed. "We wanted to address the issue of the recent attacks on your border towns and cities. We investigated to find a group of rebel soldiers were responsible for the attacks and wanted to assure you that they had no attachment to the Beneacians and the Crown itself," the man said sounding sincere. Liar, Aderes thought, even as her face remained impassive. The soldier were wearing the colors of the Lord Byron of Beneaze, our patrols that we sent saw you. I knew those men, your Lord Byron killed. Yet even as she thought this, she did not speak a word, although her brows furrowed and her lips pursed into a thin line. She was not fooled, and from the looks of it, neither was anyone else in the room. However, acknowledging that a lord of Beneaze had attacked Illian towns was an act of war, and no one wanted war right now. The King said nothing for several moments and the room is tense. "A full investigation will be launched to find the cause of these attacks and put a stop to them before more of my people die," he announced. "Until then, you are all welcome guests at the palace and in a short time, a banquet ball will be held as a way to welcome you to Illian."