The maceoran continued to look through her papers taking the chance to learn as much as she could about her new post. When she noticed that the ambassador was just standing quietly, she looked up. “What can I do for you, Ambassador Ry?”
“Well, uh, it’s Mirov, Ambassador Mirov. Our first names are our family names.”
“I see,” said the Maceoran as she made a few notes. “Well, then, Ambassador Mirov, what can I do for you?”
Mirov took the chance to look at the new administrator of the planet. She was average height for a Kevutian, but appeared thin and strong. There was nothing on her that did not serve a specific purpose and her frame and attitude demonstrated her pride and service to the military. Only her dark rimmed glasses displayed any sign of decoration. Even her short silvery hair, cropped high and light, appeared as if no hair moved in any different direction that she did not deem proper.
“I have to admit that your arrival so soon has taken us all by surprise, Ambassador, uh...” said Mirov.
Looking a bit perturbed the maceoran collected her papers in her hand then put them at her side. “Rinishetti, or Rin, if you prefer. I had been dispatched to this post before Maceoran Kotygal met his early demise.”
“You were sent to relieve him?”
“May I ask why?”
The maceoran moved to a point behind her desk set against the far wall and flung down her papers before taking the simple chair behind her. She motioned towards another plain chair set in front of the desk and sat. “Suffice it to say that there have been reports of erratic behavior concerning the leadership here. The Supreme Magnate felt that it was time for a change and I was asked to fulfill the position.”
Mirov moved to the chair shone him and sat. “Well I hope that this may mean a greater degree of peace and harmony between our people.”
“In my experience, ambassador, peace and harmony are not the result of wishful thinking. Cooperation will be maintained through discipline, clear lines of information, and well defined responsibilities for each member of the Conglomerate and its custodians.”