"Of course you want to buy more property," Taeli replied, rolling her eyes but still wearing a teasing smile. Fiolette just could not stop herself from looking for places to buy, and while Taeli appreciated her drive to want more, she also had to wonder... why? Was it just sheer boredom for her beloved? Unlike her beloved, Taeli was much more reserved when it came to purchasing land or places. Usually, if it wasn't for her company or for a new secret laboratory, she refrained and spent her wealth on other pursuits.
The escort through the citadel to their meeting place was certainly designed to, once again, show them the power and stability of this world. She could appreciate the design of the place, with its arches and sharp angles that evoked a sense of military tradition. The people they passed also spoke and acted in a similar fashion. Efficiency was the name of the game, along with showing proper respect to guests, but there was that underlying rule that duty was paramount. Fiolette must be loving it here.
Their host was waiting in the conference room, and Taeli took a moment to observe him. His greeting was polite enough, and the dark side rose off him, but she also remembered how he had interfered during the fall of Coruscant and... in her pocket, the leather journal could be felt.
The Eternal Empire though? He might want a few more worlds under his dominion before claiming that ancient title in her opinion. Still, she gave him a smile and small bow in return to his greeting.
"A pleasure to finally meet you," she said. "Just water for myself."