In a surprising moment at today's Festival for General Rysef, High Priestess Nuri gave the closing speech to the crowd of several thousand celebrants. In it, she called for the renewed unity of all citizens of Ilorim, against subversive elements within.
Here follows the text of her short speech:
//A good morning to all of you, on this day of inspiration. Five hundred and ten years before, Generals Rysef and Ishemir united all our people together, under this flag, to lead our people to victory against the Cestrans.
However, as I sit back, and in my age, consider what I have left for my people, my heart grows weary. The people are divided, between those who would erase our accomplishments and align ourselves with empires beyond the depthless voids, and those who who wish to lie down and do nothing to stop them.
We must not allow that to happen! We all stand on the brink of inescapable change, and it is up to us to open our eyes to the chaos that is developing here, in our own lands, in our own streets. It sneaks into our hearts, and our minds for this battle, dividing us from unity. Too long we have all been lax to the dangers, and it is time to strike back.
In every generation, the bonds that tie us all must be reforged, to keep the world safe from madness. I am here to say that it is not yet to late, that we can hold safe what our ancestors labored to create. It is my greatest honor, if the Gods see fit to stay me, to keep watch for this task.
May the Gods watch over us all, their children.//