“Yes, I have a bard, but she’s entirely truthful. We’re nice people. Well, we try to be. We’re not perfect, but we’re not evil. We’re good, most of the time.”

“Bang-up job you’re doing on the oration here,” Matt muttered. “Might as well tell them we’ll only murder half of them.”

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Eloquence of a King