Natasha Syri, the great and wondrous Lady Blackbird,
Your Coming of Age celebration birthday party has been a smashing success so far. Nobles from every house came to the party on Ilysium, in the hallowed halls of Blackbird Castle: the dour Ashes, the testy Fireflys, the elusive Nightsongs, the bitter Snows (who know nothing, honestly), the gloomy Twilights, the hardy and jovial Whitethorns. Even the royal colors of purple on blue, the Moonclouds, were represented. You received a rare songbird (Nightsong bred, of course), an ever-changing sculpture of unmelting ice from the Snows, a splendid gown handsewn by the matriarch of the Ashes, a lovely griffon from the Moonclouds, and a number of other exquisite gifts to mark your passage into adulthood. What's your favorite gift, Natasha?
Isobel Firefly convinced you to take a cruise ship off Ilysium to continue the party. Why did you agree? Are you two friends or frenemies? Is she your age? A number of the younger generation of revelers came with you aboard, but very few of your honor guard. Why is that? They're primarily honorary, there's no danger this close to the capital, was it that?
The deck is filled with partying nobles and servants, dancing and drinking and talking as a few musicians play light tunes. What are you doing as this scene begins?