Arise Leonnida
Summary: Nikomachos writes a letter to Sir Garus Leonnida
Date: 27 October, 2013
Related: A Crusade Begins
Nikomachos Garus Leonnida 

22 December, 3013 — Willowtree Hospital, Landing

To: Garus.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
From: Nikomachos.Sauveur@PalaceTowers
Subject: A call to action

Sir Garus,

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.

I know that House Leonnida has long held that strength is gained through striving against one another, and I respect that belief. However, that is striving among one another the find the one most worthy to lead your people against the Hostiles. But now the Hostiles have arrived.

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, Leonnida, 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.

22 December 3013: Castle Leonnida, The Roar

To: Nikomachos.Sauveur@PalaceTowers
From: Garus.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
Subject: Re: A call to action

My Lord,

This is a topic to which I've given much thought lately. The Hostile have landed at all corners of our society, and in many places have attacked with a disregard for many things that are the cornerstone of our great society. Our enemies, in short, simply do not discriminate between man, woman, Arboren, Khourni, Leonnidan, Awakened, or Chantry. Their war is not against our noble houses, or one particular aspect of our existence. Their invasion is against our entire society, our very way of life, and Six-I-Fear, the lives of our children and their right to live in a society of personal freedoms.

If they had come to conduct honorable war, with parlay and diplomacy alongside whatever demands they arrived with, I would find myself with a belief that the individual efforts of the houses as we've conducted for years may allow zones of safety for our people and a way to direct our Citizens to places where they do not need to fear being the collateral damage of our warfare. This is not the case. The Hostile are not honorable, and they have made no attempts to make diplomacy and give us any insight as to what will end this war. They have committed atrocities. They have butchered innocent people.

I do not believe that this is an invasion. I believe, as a people, we are fighting for our very existence.

In the end, we are all just men and women, trying to find a way to ensure the continued survival of the Citizens we have a birthright to lead and defend. We are knights sworn into the service of Haven, and our noble service is, again, to the people. I have always taken the position that while the signet ring I wear is a symbol of my status, it is far more a symbol of the responsibility that I have to the good people of the Roar. The spurs I wear and the Knighthood I received at the Chantry, is a symbol of the responsibility that I have to the very lives of the faceless, nameless people outside of the Roar, as need be, to ensure the safety and security of our survival.

In short, My Lord, your words are true and match what I feel in my Leonnidan blood is what is necessary to perform our sacred duty to defend. We are one people. Unification and solidarity will only bring the formation of a strong, resolute shield wall. Without it, the Hostile will chase and exhaust us like predator cats, waiting for the exhausted and slow, until there are too few of us left to muster a defense.

As a Lord of The Roar, it is our honor to answer the call of our Paragon Lords. As a man, as Sir Garus Leonnida, know that you have my esteem and that I will answer your call.

With Honor,
Lord Sir Garus Leonnida

04 January 3014: Castle Leonnida, The Roar

To: Garus.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
From: Peter.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
Subject: Re: A call to action


The Sauveur Lordling presents one undeniable truth. House Leonnida seeks strength through competition. He is most wise to state his respect for this custom that has seen House Leonnida succeed and flourish. If you believe that it is time to throw your strength behind his cause, then by all means you should do so. I am amused that a cocksure young man of twenty-something such as Sir Nikomachos believes he can change so much about human nature with this crusade of his. I do, of course, wish him well in his valiant charge.

Lord Leonnida

04 January 3014: Castle Leonnida, The Roar

To: Godric.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
From: Peter.Leonnida@CastleLeonnida
Subject: Your brother Garus


I have attached below a letter that some damned-fool Cindravale sent to your brother. I find it very interesting that he feels so threatened by our traditions and the drive to strength and success. Perhaps you should help him see the error in his ways.

-Lord Leonnida.

Attached Message: A call to action

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