The Matriarch brought her staff down and placed the tip on Minerva's shoulder.
"I hereby promote your rank to general. You are to leave this place with my orders to gather the weapons of war, in accordance with the prophecies of the Augury. You report directly to me and to no-one else."
She stood the staff upright and at rest.
"Am I clear in my orders general Khisha?"
Minerva bowed her head. "Ma'am!"
"Then I must ask why you are still here. You are dismissed!"
Minerva hurried to her feet, and strode purposefully, and quickly, from the Matriarch's chamber.