Arise Saimhann
Summary: Nikomachos writes a letter to Young Lord Sir Jarek Saimhann
Date: 27 October, 2013
Related: A Crusade Begins
Nikomachos Jarek 

22 December, 3013 — Willowtree Hospital, Landing

To: Jarek.Saimhann@Spikka
From: Nikomachos.Sauveur@PalaceTowers
Subject: A call to action

Sir Jarek,

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.

The Vale and The Crescent 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, Saimhann, 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.

To: Nikomachos.Sauveur@PalaceTowers
From: Jarek.Saimhann@Spikka
Subject:RE:A call to action

Sir Nikomachos,

Prior to some lengthy anecdote about my personal feelings and experiences, I answer your question. Yes.
Now for that anecdote,

As you're aware, I was one of those who volunteered and helped to close the Waygate of Cape Amran. During that fight I was quite critically wounded, and thank the Six that I had Agnes there to keep me alive by more than just her medical administrations to me. I caught something while trekking back, and went through a fever and delirium for most of the journey home. Strapped to a litter, there was little else I could do but experience my own personal hell.

So I do know what happens to the mind as you get trapped to a tiny white walled room with little else to do but sit and think. Big thoughts are better than small or none. You are correct, we as Haven have spent far too long at our own throats than preparing for this invasion. Perhaps that's why they've been so easily able to near take a Waygate. To sneak up on Island resorts, and to match or out class some of our best fighters.

The people of the Drakes do not infight, we've lived our lives in the harsh realities of those mountains for generations and it has taught us to be close knit. I will speak with mine about it, but I feel that house Saimhann has much to share in the ideals of helping Haven connect and unite as a people. We need to, also, discuss major targets that we can focus on to press the attack. Far too long we've been reactionaries to the Hostile advance. It is time we strike back, time we take the fight to them.

So again, will I help? Yes, will house Saimhann help? Yes.

Jarek Saimhann
Knight Lieutenant of Haven

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