If is the first day of winter, and the weather is crisp, but not cold. The trees are not completely bare yet, and a layer of yellow and and orange leaves protest as servants bustle about, beginning the day's work.
Elysante and Tabanus have been staying in guest quarters; Attravere has been staying in the Mercer House. Just as every other morning, at promptly five minutes past sunrise, a servant knocks upon the door, bringing a breakfast of baked apple buns and warm milk. Unlike other mornings, however, each servant also brings a message: There is to be a council meeting immediately following breakfast, and your presence is requested in the tower.
The tall tower of immaculate white stone looks both vigilant and foreboding as it looms over the Dee Estuary; the interior is as grand and austere as the exterior promises. The council chamber itself, however, is surprisingly comfortable and inviting. From within an enormous stone fireplace, a minor bonfire crackles and dances merrily, cheerfully lighting the walls' rich tapestry depictions of hunting scenes and heroic deeds.
A long-limbed and strange-looking woman is seated at the long, black table which dominates the room. As each magus enters, the lady looks up and smiles warmly, and gestures to the empty chairs.
((Introduce yourselves as your character enters the council chamber, please. Mark is without interwebz until Tuesday; Valten will be making a big Flambeau entrance, I expect! As a reminder, this is an in-character thread, so any OOC notes should go in italics and double-parentheses/brackets.))