Part of Hivera’s plans involved getting the townspeople on her side. She targeted women. If women wanted a patriarchy instead of a matriarchy her plans would be more successful. She believed the real power was with the wives and mothers.
At first she met resistance.
But the way she put it, that her father had the better claim and had been unjustly treated, made people listen.
Eventually she gained support.
Others were much easier to persuade.
Hivera felt her support was gaining momentum. If she bribed the particularly resistant ones, she would have enough to take action.
Hivera’s disgust of the royal family extended to the queen’s sister, Silencia. She shooed her off and made sure the nun didn’t hear any of what was being said.