“For 100's of years we”ve been hunted and slain. Our race and the races of many others are nearly gone. Our blood runs thickly over the land and taints the water. We have let this go for to long. We should rebel and fight for this land that WE wished into being, that WE fertilized and nurtured. WE who know more than any other being around!” The night was as cold as ice, and if not for the fires around the camp everyone would have froze. The moon was full and high in the sky. There was not a cloud to obstruct the heavens. Throughout the crowd at the camp cries of outrage and agreement rang out.
“Are we not here to voice our opinions? This is mine and I shall not hide it!”
“We hear you, Thane, now I want all to listen. We should not act so rash. You all know as well as I do that if we were to attack we will be out numbered and destroyed instantly. I say we retreat to our native lands...”
“To die? Everyone of us knows that those land are barren.”
“It was years ago that we fled those lands to the safety of this one. How do we not know that the lands of old are not once again nourished? If they are not we now hold the secrets of healing the land, so we can use them as needed. Time is on our side, right? I say we go back. Who is with me?” No one said a word because there was nothing that they knew to say.
“I believe that if we all decide to go back, it should only be until we our numbers are large enough to attack and win, don’t you agree Garreck.”
“That would only work if we all agree to come back and kill our enemies, and I don’t agree with it.”
“Fine we shall go back, for a time, to at least get a reprieve from the shedding of our blood. Anyone, from all races, who wishes to have revenge on our assassins will follow me in the old land. Anyone who only wants peace shall follow the fool you see standing beside me. Every half of a year we shall switch were we live, both of which will be near an entrance to the old lands so we can make sure the lands stay safe from intruders. Those who enter the land will be captured or perhaps killed, depending on there use to us.”
“And what use would that be?”
“Their use for you is so that you can try to stop me. Their use for me will be the down fall of the human race."