[A dark chamber. Creatures in the darkness. The bioluminescence of shimmering wings glitters from eye facets]
The Council of Lo’ro’ra has been summoned. Let us name the names so that all may know who are present. I am No’kri, of the Worker Caste, Chief.
I am Gwo’no, of the Worker Caste, of the Growers, Chief.
I am Wi’tai, of the Worker Caste, of the Builders, Chief.
I am Kwi’ka, of the Worker Caste, of the Feeders, Chief.
Now let the Warriors name the names.
I am A’gwa’ji, of the Warrior Caste, of the Second Cohort, Chief.
I am Sa’ti’a’i’a, of the Warrior Caste, of the Nasute fortress No’sta’pan’cha. I am Liegemate to Lo’ro’ra, of the Nasute Cohort, Chief.
Now let the Holy Alates name the names.
I am Kwi’ga’ga’tei, of the Alates, Priest and Seer.
I am Mo’gri’ta’tu, of the Alates, Keeper of the Holy Chamber.
I am Di’fa’kro’mi, of the Alates. I am the Remembrancer.
[Gwo’no]: The Warriors were remiss! No warning came to the Gardens – we were overlooked. I wish to protest!
[A silent uproar ensues]