"The good fellow. Sic et simpliciter! 3", - Sofia Justina has thought and, testing clear pride of the done work, for the first
time has dared to smile.
At the same moment, however, it has reproached herself for weakness because the prince and senator Kornely Martsellin,
its uncle on mother, wonderfully managing to look both at Kruna, and on the niece, has whispered to it on an ear, with the
inimitable сарказмом:Plaudite, amici, finita est comoedia: consummatum est! 4Vade retro, Satanas! 5, - in tone it was
answered with Sofia.
Prince Kornely has grinned corners of thin lips and with words: "O sancta simplicitas!" 6 has executed a wish of the niece.
It, pamjatuja that unique desire of the uncle was to spoil, certainly, to it a holiday, has resolutely got rid of its unambiguous
hints and has concentrated on last certificate srezhissirovannogo it of performance. "Eventually, - she has still thought, - the
uncle only the small envious person!".
The Fidelity oath has sounded; the Divine emperor has upraised imperiapant and has stretched it to a head narbonnskogo
the possessor. The stylised letter "F", an emblem Doma Fortunatov, has concerned a thick hair of Kruna. And here there
was a surprising: as if the cloud of sparkling azure sparks has separated from a sacred Scepter of Fortunata, this cloud has
shrouded the duke - and in the face of all present was dissolved in it! You are devoted, my son, - a sonorous voice has
uttered August V. - Gods have accepted your Oath of Fidelity.
The solemn melody has burst. Invisible musicians executed a hymn of the Amorijsky empire, invisible pesnopevtsy uplifted
praise to the Creator and its messengers who have selected with Narod Fortunata among other tribes of Ojkumeny. The
hymn glorified Empire Bogohranimuju, glorified the Divine emperor, glorified everyone who with open soul and pure heart
selects a way of True Belief... The hymn Came to an end with words: "Yes prebudet Eternity in the Changeable World!",
become by the state motto of Amorijsky empire.
The present listened to a hymn standing; following the report, Gauls have risen also - only duke Krun still was kneeling at a
throne of the Divine emperor. When music has abated and church chanting, Victor V сказал:Императорским ediktom you
have stopped, my son, affirm as quality arhonta, the duke narbonnskih Gauls, and since this day find all rights which are due
arhontu, including the right independent, within our law, management of the province entrusted to you and the right to be
called as "Its Grace" with a writing of the specified reference before your title and a name.
Words of August meant that henceforth the duke Narbonnsky became in amorijskoj hierarchies level with deputies of
imperial provinces and such important vassals of Empire as the Teutonic king or great negus to the Trampoline, that is above
imperial ekzarhov and specific princes, but below members is Doma Fortunatov and the High Consistory...
Victor V продолжал:А now, my son, rise from knees and accept from us signs on your power as ours federata.
I obey, Divine, - Krun has answered.
Without rising from knees, it has gone down to bottom of a throne ladder, then at last has risen. During this moment the
prince and senator Tit Justin, the first minister of Empire carrying the higher civil rank of the consul has come nearer to it. The
head of the government was accompanied by the three servants, each of them kept on outstretched arms on a gold tray.
The first minister has bowed to August, but not how Krun, and only having put the right hand to a breast and having inclined
a head. Having approached to Krunu, Tit Justin welcomed its easy nod of a head - Krunu was necessary to bow
osnovatelnee - and объявил:Первым a power symbol federata for a long time are crimson boots. Put on them, your grace to
confirm the power of the Divine emperor there where these boots will go.