Arise Khournas
Summary: Nikomachos writes a letter to Young Lady Sir Anabethe Khournas
Date: 27 October, 2013
Related: A Crusade Begins
Nikomachos Anabethe 


22 December, 3013 — Willowtree Hospital, Landing


To: Anabethe.Khournas@Volkan
From: Nikomachos.Sauveur@PalaceTowers
Subject: A call to action

Sir Bethe,

You have a lot of time to think when you're stuck in a hospital bed. And I've been thinking about what's holding us back. Haven. The War. Big thoughts, I know. It's what happens when I get stuck in a small room, I'm afraid. And afraid is the whole of it. I'm afraid for Haven.

I've seen lords and ladies more concerned with maneuvering against one another than about fighting the Hostiles, more concerned with gathering personal power than protecting the people sworn to them. I've seen Knight Lieutenants too concerned with their own personal safety to drive forward and accomplish the critical missions placed before them.

House Cindravale and House Khournas have long been at one another's throats. We have long characterized one another with stereotypes and looked down our noses at the "others." We have maneuvered against one another in court and in the halls of the Citadel for prestige, power, and influence.

We're too stuck in the old ways, the ways of political shifts, the call to power within Haven, the placing of the one before the many. With the Hostiles coming down around our ears, we need to be arrayed alongside one another, without care for whether we're Cindravale, Sauveur, Khournas, Arboren, Orelle, or Citizen. And we need to be driving forward, putting our best people where they can do the most good.

We need to come together as a people, or we will be destroyed by the war, either by the Hostiles themselves or by the infighting that follows in forty years. I don't have a plan, a plot, or a timeline, I just have a call to action, and I want to make sure that you're there with me. I want to appeal to the rest of the Generation of Vengeance, to those of us raised to win this war. I want to appeal to those like us to draw together, to put aside our bickering differences and swear to see the best person for each and every job placed where they can do the most good. To swear to put the needs of Haven before the needs of ourselves.

Will you stand with me and help me find others to stand alongside us both? Will you join me on this crusade to truly unite Haven?

-Sir Nikomachos Sauveur of Cindravale.

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