They traveled through the forest to the rocky cliffs, following a well-worn trail to the border of Tiyan and Nilian, her nearest ally.
She breathed a sigh as they entered Nilian territory, assured of her safety.
The ruler of Nilian didn't come.
He sent a messenger with a warning: the king of Landis seized his family and half his kingdom and swears to destroy it all if Nilian sides with you!
Since you choose to deliver the magic waters yourself, we can't risk losing Oceanan's support as you did Nilian last night.
Sirian can stall their messenger, but if I don't bring another soon, they'll go the way of Nilian and align with Memon against us.