Zar-Zamin, a city built by the Ahn’Khali’s own hand, now stood on the precipice of becoming a powerful influence within the sands. A home built by the will of the aspiring queen, Anzhela had always enjoyed the fruits of her labor as the frontal gates opened before the warrior. With Sandslout now under the wings of Verisia’s governance, it opened many opportunities forward with the food it supplied. The swarm of apis warriors made their way within those walls, returning to the barracks to settle down after the march. The hive queen traversed the city back to the palace with the entourage that always remained vigilant. The walk provided ample time to mull over some options along with a need to further their ability to produce food to fuel the vanguard. Soon enough, the doors to the palace and the throne room were opened to make way for Anzhela. The thumps of their boots emitted outward as the guard returned to their posts. The Queen then commanded her servants to seek out Samara and inform the tiefling of the insect’s return, before heading off to the quarters to strip off the armor. The Ahn’Khali then worked to make themselves more presentable in a queenly fashion, before returning back to the throne to seat that thorax upon it.
Upon the seat of power, the woman then began to mull over the future actions to take. The Queen could not afford to become stagnant both in terms of the house and her own capabilities. With the facility, perhaps there would be more ways to use the energy underneath their feet. With an understanding that her wife had absorbed magic before, it may be a worthy endeavor to find a way to siphon some of the latent energies to slowly empower the empress of the hive. Of course, it wouldn’t be a replacement for actual training, but it would bolster the strength of the hive. With the securing of the breadbasket of the Sands, it led to the possibilities of taking in experienced agricultural workers of the land to assess the soil around the grand city. Should it be usable, it would further their house. Finally, came the rise of other houses and what to do with them. The hive would need to keep a watchful eye, and perhaps cooperate with the other powers in the Sands. The goal never strayed from unification, and to work diplomacy could lead to less bloodshed and maybe an even stronger sands. The future held many mysteries and many paths, leaving Anzhela deep in thought as she awaited for the crimson lady of the house’s arrival.