Simon sat down in front of the woman and her… bodyguards? standing beside her. The whole of the situation was slightly intimidating, though being an ambassador for 20 years had numbed Simon’s anxiety. Simon placed his briefcase on his lap as he sat.
“Hello,” Simon said. The Woman before him simply looked up and replied “Yes?”
“I am Simon Alther, foreign ambassador of the Swiss Confederacy.”
Simon looked around the room as he talked. The office was adorned in intricate traditional Japanese decoration, various weapons lined the walls, and paintings and tapestry were hung neatly elsewhere. The women standing next to the woman at the desk both looked straight ahead. Simon could see they were holding blades in their hands, which were crossed behind their backs.
“I am here on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council, who are interested in a trade deal with your great nation.”