Ara Zambrano | Kailari Selanno | Darth Carnifex
Lucius smirked as Kailari began to find her balance and hit back at him over his comment.
He obscured the smirk with a sip of his glass, but the rim couldn't hide the corners of his mouth and in truth Lucy wasn't even trying. "Oh, I am certain that the Emperor of Zakuul has the allure as the Emperor of the Sith Empire." It was an insult, but one wrapped into a compliment. Surely even a blind man could see that an Empire of one held little in the dominion of hundreds of planets?
That shadow was all-encompassing as far as Lucius was concerned.
That concern spoke boldly and he didn't pretend to try and hide it. "Inward perfection- many nations have found themselves too allured by the glory of what is and became blind to the dangers that could be."
This counted for Zakuul, yes, but in a way it had also counted for the Reach.
Who had ever expected Zambrano to come and break their traditions apart in few fell swoops. Lucius' gaze was drawn back towards that pair- the grandfather and the granddaughter. One small, one tall, both ruling sectors that span many upon many star systems.
It truly didn't look like the Dark Lord had been cast out of the First Order space now.
"What do you think of them, then, the Dark Lord of the Sith and his granddaughter?" Another sip, tilting his head so she could answer him quietly, if she wished. "Everything you imagined them to be?" Because imagine the young princess had, surely. The wonder of other figures of power. How they acted, how the strong grew stronger by the day while her Empire was slowly eaten by the Order.