Blood. Smoke. Flames. Destruction. Murder. War.
An entire island is being razed, Dasaka warriors crushing everything in their path.
I wake up in cold sweat, and the first thought that enters my mind is that I need to talk to Rida.
It takes me merely minutes to get ready, and soon I'm striding through Iki's underground paths, Kasai sheathed at my side.
Despite her high position as Toroshu, Rida's never chosen to live in a large palace or anything of the sort. Rather, she resides in a simple stone dwelling like the average Mamoru citizens.
I knock on the door to this home, but receive no response.
.:Rida. Come out. Now. We need to talk.:.
Her response isn't a clearly defined thought like most Dasaka's, but rather a clumsy transmission of emotions.
Regardless, in a few minutes we're sitting in her home across a crystalline coffee table.
"Rida, we have to. We can't just sit by and let them declare war on an entire race because six individuals ######ed them off."
"Sure we can. And if we want this clan to keep it's good name within the Empire, we will."
"No." I've never felt so sure of anything in my life as I rise from my seat. "No we can't. And if you don't take action, then ######it, I will."
As I leave Rida's home, I can't help but wonder if what I'm about to do is wise.
No, it isn't. Not even close. But I have to do it.
Eventually I reach the Iki market. Though rarely of any importance, there are always some Dashi passing through for whatever reason.
"Dasaka of Clan Mamoru!" I shout, standing in the center of the market.
"For our clans entire existence, we have been loyal to the Rora and to Zuto Nui. There has now come, however, the issue of the island of Mata Nui and whether our glorious Empire will make allies with it's people, bring them to the heel, ignore them entirely, or destroy them in war and conquest.
"Well, I stand before you to tell you that I am Moeru, brother of Rida, Toroshu of Mamoru. And I will not - indeed, I can not if I wish to maintain my conscience - fight in war against a land that has done nothing to ours, regardless of what a few ###### criminals may have done to us."
I draw Kasai and stab the sword into the ground before me.
"Thus, while I cannot dictate Mamoru's course - rather, that would be my sister's place - I wish for you to spread this news around the Archipelago: Tell them that Moeru, brother of Toroshu Rida of Clan Mamoru, will not fight with the Empire should they declare war on Mata Nui. Let all who will take this position rally behind me."
I pull Kasai back out of the ground and sheathe it.
"And let all who will murder innocents beware."
OOC: Moeru open for interaction, be it assent or a challenge.
Edited by The Nold, Feb 15 2014 - 01:00 AM.