Walking through the palace, they reached the Asthana Mandapam with Vandiya Devan in the lead. There he saw Chinna Pazhuvettarayar, sitting on a throne with his soldiers and servants around him.
A servant was holding olai suvadis - palm leaves on which were written messages for Chinna Pazhuvettarayar. The accountant was waiting with the daily accounts and the soldiers for orders from their master. In short, Chinna Pazhuvettarayar looked the very image of power!
When he saw Vandiya Devan, his face brightened and he asked, "Who are you thambi?"
Whenever Chinna Pazhuvettarayar saw young warriors like Vandiya Devan he became very gracious. That was because he wished to enlist all bright young warriors in his band of warriors.
"Thalapathi, I have come from Kanchipuram. Prince Aditya Karikalan has sent a message."
As soon as he heard that Vandiya Devan was from Kanchipuram, Chinna Pazhuvetar's face fell.