The WHITE KING's outburst interrupts the opposing royalty before they can continue their statement. He claims that this is their only opportunity to earn back the favor of The Scribe and his crucible. To repent, finally aiding the aspect holders and proving their worth.

Dismissive, the BLACK QUEEN is calculated in discarding prospitian truisms. The shield will rupture either way, she says. Appeasement may still be their foremost prerogative, but don't try to lump her dersites in with this unwarranted boot-licking impulse.