While the Winter Ball was well attended, the event was not wholly enjoyed for long. Spirits were lifted with song and dance, and nobles and commoners alike enjoyed the lovely music that could be heard from afar. All seemed well as everyone enjoyed themselves until all of a sudden, the Queen’s guards demanded all guests to leave. Commoners were thrown out amidst the panicked order.
No one knows why the Queen ended the ball early. Some suspect there was a threat on the Queen’s life, while others still believe that the Queen had nefarious plans in mind.
Shortly after the sudden end of the Ball, the creation of a Parliament in the Queen’s Empire was announced. Further announcements were made that can be read in detail here.