deliberations were acquainted, Vishnu Vardhan giving his ultimatium
of abduction after a week's time, if they dared to reject the
left for his capital, ordering his commanders to keep guard the city
with full preparations for any untoward. Hearing it from his spies,
Kusuma Sreshti altered the youth force to take immediate steps to
retaliate the aggression, if forced upon.
Turning to the elders of
102 gotrikas, who desired to stand by him in thick and thin of the
disastrous calamity, to take pledge of dedication noble cause and
remain steadfast in the forthcoming army encounter which was
ratified by Kulaguru with tacit consent. He reached the palace
taking leave of the Kulaguru to communicate the unpleasant turn that
came up in the fortunes of the family and the state.