Aria had arrived three days ago along with most of her entourage... Most of them. There seemed to be one or two ships that were really late. As in, nearly three days late and counting. Needless to say, it was boring as hell waiting for them, but no more boring than being cooped up in her castle would end up being. At the very least, the food was great, there were some pretty okay sights, and she had ample time to practice her swordplay - something that she wouldn't have as much time to do if she were back in the Trade Empire.
It was on the third day that a runner came, bearing a message from - wouldn't you know it - the other ship the 'squad' was waiting for, telling her, along with the rest of the expedition members, to meet up in the meeting hall. Once the runner had left, the princess' smile faltered as she threw her hands into the air and ranted to nobody in particular, especially since nobody was actually there in her room to rant to.
"Oh so now they show up, eh?"
She paced around the room, wanting to say more, but she was saving that for some passive-aggressive socialization for sometime in the future. She wasn't mad, just slightly irritated that she had to wait three days... Never mind the fact that she actually had some semblance of fun during their absence.
"Oh well. 'Might as well not delay the expedition any longer," she mumbled as she fitted on the supplementary items of her wardrobe, namely her cape, gloves, and belt. Checking herself in the mirror, she realized she had almost forgotten one nearly essential preparation for traversing wilderness.
Once she had finished tying her hair up, she set off for the designated meeting hall