*The year is 796 GE, GE being the Great Era. Named in part of the Great One Year War that occurred nearly eight centuries ago. Zeon had defeated the Federation and over the years the Zeonic Empire rose and flourished without the restraints of Earth. Seven houses rule over the Empire today, and on this day the heads of each meet for the first time in a couple years. With House Ghiren and House Kycyllia engaging in minor conflicts just nearly hitting that civil war mark, there has been a call made out about three new potential recruits to the Zeonic Knights. An order made of House heirs, nobles of all kinds, and those from the common ranks with one vague mission, "Protect the Empire's ideals and honor". On this day the Grey Zabi was docked at ZABI-07 of House Ghiren, home to the council headquarters for the seven heads, Kal Greybere heir of House Ghiren, Xastur Aznable heir to House Aznable, and Kara Armer heir of House Kycyllia were on their way to the inner sanctum of the council*
"This isn't good." spoke Kal
"I know....We're never called back here for anything good." spoke Xastur, "Last time......We lost Jason Sunblance for Kara over here...."
"Don't even try and say it was a bad trade. Guy survived a Vulcan barrage in a shuttle rescuing civvies. You knew he was going to have to be replaced."
"Wasn't gonna.....But it was still bad news even if we knew. 20 Zekes says we lose another good member and get a replacement that sucks."
"Make it 30 and deal." said Kal as the three entered the chamber
*meanwhile, a Tobias Grey of House Dozel, a Mott Chapman and Healey Nash of House Garma, and the heir of House Garma himself Jacobson L Garma were all brought to ZABI-07 at separate times and are just now being led into a windowless room with two doors, the one they entered which shut and locked and the other which is still shut and locked. There are chairs, a table, and a small fridge with drinks for waiting. The three Knights had entered the center of the chamber and bowed in respect for the seven heads*
"Hail! Lord Alexander Greybere." spoke Kal
"Hail! Lady Cassandra Armer." spoke Kara
"S'up Dad. I mean, Hail!" spoke Xastur with an ever so small smirk and eye roll, "Lord Balor Aznable."
*Kal elbowed Xastur with his left into Xastur's right arm*
"Be serious Lieutenant." said Kal sternly
"All right, all right, all right." spoke Lord Balor, "The fact that we're not opening with the new Knighting ceremony means this is about more, correct?"
"Of course." spoke Antonia Avanche, head of House Dozle, a large woman standing at at least six foot five inches, and no one crazy enough to even speculate on her weight, "This has more to do with a certain grouping of conflicts that's reminiscent of civil war."
"....Of course it is.....While annoying, this method to gather us should not be used again. It lessens the Knights."
"Oh please. Everyone here knows it's a fluff squad. They're fed information about petty useless problems while each of our real, private, forces handle the actual work."
"So, why exactly are we here?" asked Kal
"Simple." spoke Lord Alexander, "Kara Armer. You are relieved of duty, your personal affects and mobile suits have already begun being moved off the Grey Zabi."
"This is your own fault, loathe as I am to agree with them...." spoke Cassandra with a bit of venom in her voice, "I mean for f*cks sake! How do you end up getting pregnant by our enemy!? Carrying that....ones child..."
*the way she spoke it and stared daggers at Kal was all she needed to do*
"Foolish and stupid. Your indiscretion has nearly caused us to war! And you Xastur! Where were you when this was taking place!?"
"Hey! It's not under any of my titles to cock block or clam block my Captain and my friend's sex life."
"How dare you attempt to place blame on my heir for your heir's actions!" bolstered Balor
"Guess what Mom, Lord Alexander, I'm carrying Kal's kid. We love each other whether history says our families are mortal enemies. Line stops with us."
"Y-yeah! Either get on board or disinherit us. I know Xastur would be more than willing to allow us a place to live within a House Azable colony."
"You wanna stop pulling me in the middle of this?" muttered Xastur
"Fine" yelled Alexander, then Kara, then Cassandra, then Kal at roughly the same time. Seemingly deciding to just put that all on the back burner instead of have an open fight in front of the rest of the Houses
"If that's the case then as of now House Ghiren and House Kycyllia are at a ceasefire. All Houses that are in favor."
*to much surprise it was "Ayes" from all seven, with Alexander and Cassandra either muttering or whispering it as they informed an aide of theirs to pass the ceasefire order on
"Good. Kara, you've had a great service to the Zeonic Knights but it's time for you to leave." spoke Balor
"Understood Lord Balor." she said with a salute, she turned and left thru a door that didn't look like it was there, as she passed into the the room she passed who she could only assume were here supposed replacements as she continued to leave
"Ugh.....Kal, Xastur head to the watching room. We'll be evaluating these three new ones soon."
*with that Kal and Xastur headed to the room after a salute, once away from everyone else Kal just curled up into a ball on the floor*
"....I hate having to see my father so much. I wish he was a cool dad like yours." he spoke, acting completely opposite of what's been said about him and how he acts when other people are around
"He wasn't always like that, but I get it dude....Need anything to help your mood?"
"Honestly I want like a full pound of cotton candy...."
"I have a flask with cotton candy flavored vodka?"
"Hooh!" he said sitting up grinning, "That's much better than my idea!"
"Know who any of the newbies are?"
"Nah mate. We're blind on this one." he said drinking from the flask, "This sucks.....With Kara gone that means our tactics are shot and I need to grab my new suit..."
"Which has been ready for the last month...."
"Shut up. I was in the Mercurius and Kara was in the Vayeate. I was on D she was on O, then you'd go blitzing by and finish things off. It was such a good team work. Now I'm gonna be stuck in some new suit that probably feels lame."
"Not from what my sources tell me. Your Schwalbe Graze is a top line suit. It's already in your classic Zeon green paintjob, even has some lance like weapon in place of a normal rifle."
"A lance is kinda cool...." he said as he took another sip from the flask
"No more!" as Xastur rushed over and pulled the flask out of Kal's hand, "We still have to meet them, you can't get drunk now. We'll both get in trouble."
"F*ckin' can't f*ckin' wait 'til this is all done and we're back on the ship." he said moody and laying back on the floor curled up
(ooc: your characters are already in one room together waiting to be called in, each can do an intro post to each other before I call you into the chamber for the discussions about whether any of you are worthy to join)