And so it was that the first of their guests had finally arrived and Halisera commented at the sight of the youth of the two Hildebrand siblings. However the heaviness and grief of their loss seemed to have bitten deep and lingered, taking away from their surely otherwise youthful nature. While they most likely tried their absolute hardest to bury their feelings deep within their hearts, it was the faint fragment of gleam in their eyes that exposed their true feelings as the Matriarch gave her most sincere condolences upon the tragic passing of their father and the now former head of House Hildebrand. The incident seemed to have left a certain sense of emptiness within the House, Tansy could feel it in the air as they approached. Every child, should they not perish before their time is destined to sooner and later experience the loss of their parents. But to be forced to experience such tragedy at such a young age seemed like nothing but the cruel orchestration of gods.
That is why Tansy despised their kind, for too long the Gods have amused themselves at the expense of mortals.
The Wyrmwalker followed in his Matriarch’s footsteps to greet the House in a respectful and welcoming manner. While not the directly linked to the reason behind the gathering that awaited, they were honored guests of the House of Dali. Because although unfortunate, the passing of Lord Strom Hildebrand came at a opportune time from the perspective of House Dali. Therefore when Halisera had proposed invite the Hildebrand’s to their estate, it was clear to Tansy that it was for more than just to allow them to give their wholehearted sympathy and comfort. He was sure that Halisera wanted take careful measure of the new Lady Hildebrand. She was surely in prospect of a future alliance even if such intentions had yet to part from her lips. Because while he considered himself quite adept and cunning when it came to the Game of Thrones in which they all had their part to play, he had much to learn to in order to rival the delicate hand and insight of their Matriarch.
She had been playing the game masterfully for many years when he was nothing but a spoiled little brat.
“Aye, Lord Strom Hildebrand was a great man of even greater virtue, taken from us much too soon.” He paused as he attempted to provide comfort to the children by putting his hands on their shoulders after Halisera had moved on to greet the Mythal’s that had just pulled up at that point.
Although he spoke of grief and loss, the warmth of his smile did its best to soften the mood.
“We shall all raise a glass in homage to the legacy he has left behind and perhaps going forwards together, we can give proper respect to his memory that we all hold dear. Now please, make yourself at home inside.” While Halisera had moved on to give proper greeting to House Mythal, Tansy remained with the Hildebrand’s in order to ensure that they would be properly attended to while making their way to the main hall before rejoining her side. For such was his purpose, to serve the interests of the House even at times when the Matriarch could not. When she displayed her desire to speak with the young Anson, whose impending marriage was the reason they all found themselves together this fine evening, he subtly threw a nod her while he led the remaining attendees from House Mythal towards the dining hall, much in the same manner in which he had done for the Hildebrand’s. Once they all had gathered within the large room that had been prepared for them, there was just one party that was remaining. Since Halisera had yet to arrive it was not yet time to begin their feast, but that didn’t mean that their guests should stand around with empty stomach. Before leaving the room, the sound of Tansy’s hands clapping twice echoed and bounced towards the walls throughout the large hall and he was quickly attended by several servants.
“Please make sure that our guests here are tended to while I fetch the remainder of our visitors. They have all traveled far in order to attend our feast, so provide them with something to drink and snack upon while we await the arrival of Lady Northtrail Dali.” With a graceful wave of his hand, he commanded them to their purpose as he exited the room. For there was another House that had decided to accept their invitation and while not as influential as the Mythal and Hildebrand, they were masterful engineers and crafters and as such they were of interest to House Dali.
They were the House of Tankred and had arrived a little earlier that day.
It was not surprising that they had taken a fancy to their gun room in which they had spent the majority of their visit so far. Tansy knocked twice on the door frame as he entered the room and approached the pair.
“You should listen to your sister.” Tansy advised and smiled with his typical warmth.
“Now come you two, everyone is waiting in the dining call. The feast is about to commence. I’m sure you don’t want to miss it.” He gestured at them to follow him. Arriving back the the dining hall, Tansy would do his best the guests while they awaited Halisera. He would occasionally throw a glance over towards Bernadine and Fitzhugh.
Just to make sure that they didn’t run off.