[For clarification, the Thief King/Akefia in this is known as Baki because when he appeared in modern times (due to a yet-to-be-written series of events...), Bakura wasn't too thrilled about him having the same name so it was shortened.]
Baki walked up the winding stairwell of the palace until he was standing on the outside loft, overlooking a crowd that was gathered beneath him. Spreading his arms apart caused a tumultuous roar from the people looking his way. He smiled, smug, and felt his heart pound upon hearing sounds of adoration seeping into his ears. His hands moved to the railing and he clutched onto it, which silenced the crowd.
"My people," he began, his voice str