OOC: Jam between Indigo Individual and I.
IC: Akiri Hewkii and Antedil
The door opened and the Akiri of Po-Koro stretched his gaze from the dossier in his hands to the visitor. "Ah, yes, thank you for coming."
Antedil bowed his head slightly as he entered, closing the door behind him and smiling. "Akiri Hewkii. I'm glad to be here. I understand you are likely already somewhat aware of my proposition?"
"Yes, and I wholeheartedly agree," Hewkii said as he stepped forward and clasped Antedil's hands with his own. The brown-coated sentinel before him had unsettling indigo eyes but Hewkii held them for a moment before moving on. "What we need is more good cheer around here. After Makuta was defeated I thought things would be looking livelier but..." He paused and walked toward the window with a melancholy expression. "The truth is things only seem to have grown more grim. We need something to liven everyone's spirits, especially Po-Koro. It's been hard having to make sure we were safe, but I feel it's time enough to let the rest of the island know we're not a bunch of paranoid matoran hiding in the desert from the rest of the world."
Antedil's eyes followed Hewkii as he approached the window, and stayed on him as he considered his response, his mouth gradually turning into a frown. "I don't think we have ever needed cheer more than we need it now. Even when Makuta's presence still loomed over us, the people found a place in their hearts for hope, and this is true for Po-Koro perhaps most of all, on every count. I fear even the villagers have begun to wonder... But that's why I'm here. I want to do anything that is within my power to help bring Po-Koro back to what it once was, and I felt that this was the best way about that. The people need hope, Akiri, and I want to help them find it."
"And I appreciate it." Hewkii looked back at Antedil and smiled, then traversed the sandy floor of his office to the wooden desk. "Tell you what. The new kohlii field was completed a couple of days ago and I've been looking for a good opportunity to break it in. Why not an island-wide Kohlii championship?" He rolled a shoulder to release the tension and continued with, "perhaps I'd even join in on the Po-Koro team. It feels like forever since I played a game.
"The other thing we need though is publicity. I want the island to see Po-Koro as attractive, not a sandy wasteland. I was thinking of Ostia being our focus with its coastal views, or something like that. I'd like to make you a promoter."
Antedil nodded at the Kolhii suggestion. "I could not better support the idea of you playing on the team. It would be the perfect opportunity to show everyone that you are still involved and happy to be out in public, and with an island-wide game that would certainly be a good impression to make."
With that, his face relaxed again slightly, his own smile returning. "And I would very much enjoy working on promotion. It's about time we start taking action to attract people here, show them that we're ready to welcome visitors and have more to offer than they would be inclined to suspect. In both cases, of course, some measures regarding security would have to be taken -- although, it would probably be best to keep it subtle. I imagine people would pay a lot more attention to any kind of security detail to usual given our current reputation."
"I agree." Hewkii clasped his hands behind his back, nodding as he paced the office. "I think it would be good if you went to each Koro, talking about the kohlii stadium or the good parts of Po-Wahi. With hope it'll spread some interest. I'll leave the rest of the details up to you, Antedil. Thank you for your support to Po-Koro."
OOC: Kriigata coming soon.