Restoration of Astorea A few days after Titanius has been vanquished, King Astor decided to hold a speech in Vintergard. The royal aids worked hard to spread the news of the scheduled event to all corners of the country, garnering a massive interest among the people. Fortunately, the weather was kind on the auspicious day, allowing many people to attend the event comfortably. Titanius is dead. Although many people are celebrating our triumph, just as many are grieving the losses we have suffered. It was a costly battle; one won with the sweat, blood, and tears of every brave hero who confronted evil head on. Many Astoreans lost a friend, a spouse, a child, and a parent that day. These souls fought bravely to ensure a better and safer future for everyone gathered here today. He paused for a few seconds before taking a deep breath and continuing to speak again. Titanius’ vile influence reached places as far as Stokbon. Had we let it be, who knows what destruction it might have inflicted upon this world. Titanius’ existence posed a serious threat to all, and the responsibility was never meant to have been Astorea’s alone. However, several factions and countries, who had promised to assist us in the battle, did not honor their word. As such, I have demanded that these forces to do their due diligence and contribute to the restoration of our nation. We have suffered through war, famine, and have had to take on the burden of a world-class crisis by ourselves. It is time for Astorea to prioritize its own needs. I believe it is time for change. Which is why, on this day, I declare my intent to abolish the archaic traditions of the upper establishment in favor of a republic democracy. I no longer believe any one person should have complete authority over the entire nation. All of Astorea’s citizens should participate in governance, have their voices heard, and their needs met. It will impart a great responsibility onto the people, but we can - and will - make it work, together, as one unified nation. I will resign from my position as king at the end of the term to make way for elected personnel to take up my mantle and lead the country into a new era. But today, let us celebrate our fallen heroes and work together to build a new and better country. Context: Astorea was founded as a result of the Season 1 story. It is the nation for players, though there are many NPCs who had come and settled there as well. During the Titanius calamity (World Boss 3), Astorea suffered a lot of damage because its neighboring countries and factions that promised to provide reinforcements were waylaid by Titanius. Even if you had not attend the speech, you would have learned about it from the NPCs, or perhaps received it in the form of a letter. OOC: This World Quest is open to all and does not count toward the DM thread limit. Astor abolishing feudalism will essentially remove all noble titles from players that have it. Donation that had been used to purchase titles can be refunded or be used in future property system. The bridge connecting the Astorean landmass to Tertoria across the Naryu Canyon is currently being constructed at the same time as these World Quests.