The palace square is mobbed with people from all corners of Aretania, and even a smattering of foreign visitors. Rumors have been flying for months now, concerning the apparent absence of King Seidrik and the status of the newly born Arkadian Dynasty. Messengers told all interested parties to appear for an address from the King himself, the first of its kind. A ring of axemen held the crowd away from the Palace doors, and Archers were posted on the roof tops. Other guards were stationed in the crowd to keep things under control. As the noon hour approached, the tentions built until the guards finally sensed that the kettle would boil over and the second revolution in Aretanian history might happen. Then, to a defining sessasion of noise, and to no customer drum announcements, the great doors to the palace simply opened. Out stepped King Seidrik in his royal fineries the ivory and gold scepter in one hand and the crown of Aretania firmly on his head. Calmly, the King stepped to the front of the top most stair leading to the palace square with members of his faction trailing a short distance behind him. "Citizens of Aretania and foreign guests. Today is a sad day for me, but a day that I hope turns yet another page for us all. I love Aretania and all of her people. I do nothing, unless I can do it well and with all of my being invested in it. In this position, least of all things, can we have a ruler, who is unable to be fully devoted...fully vested. My sons are young and far away in years to be a dutiful heir to Aretania. My homeland of Arkadia also needs someone to watch over it while it is under increasing pressure from outside forces. My own life seems drawn away to other things, and I no longer believe that I have the necessary requirements to rule. We have discussed this vigorously but also very quickly within the Arkadian Faction, whom you chose to rule over our people, and believe that dutchfire has those key components within himself to rule most effectively for all of us. And so, as my last command, I order that all men, women, and children of Aretania, and in deed even the lands and waters within her borders shall now rest under the rulership of a new king." Seidrik removes his crown and transfers it to Diamondeye, the head of the Protectors of Faith, the head of the Aretanian faith, and the spiritual leader of Aretania. Seidrik then bows and hands over the scepter as well. Finally, Seidrik steps back, and dutchfire steps forward. Seidrik kneels, as dutchfire bows his head toward Diamondeye, who then places the crown on dutchfires head, and then hands the scepter over to his care and posession. Then, Seidrik stands and shouts, "ALL HALE KING dutchfire!"