The multitudes that had gathered before the palace celebrated the ascension of Empress Annette. With the completion of the coronation ceremony, she held absolute authority. No more would she need to worry about any further attempts upon her life by assassins sent by those with ambitions to usurp rule. Beholding the egg as she reflected upon her meager lifestyle at the temple, she pondered how she could best use her power to ease the suffering and turmoil still lingering from twenty years past.
Artwork by Soffanie Soffa.