An unmentioned moment in the books where Empress Kalasin learns of Keladry of Mendalin (my spelling is terrible today sorry) being awarded her knighthood.
I imagine Kalasin had to take a minute to decide how she felt about another girl achieving her childhood dream; whether she was disappointed how her life had taken a different direction, or happy that someone had the guts and the ability to work for something she thought worth fighting for.
Copics and Microns and White Gel Pen
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Empress Kalasin (C) Tamora Pierce