|You want to summon the God of War? Oh...um...wow, kids sure are enthusiastic nowadays. Look, as I said, he needs more bloodshed and conflict to awaken. Like, a lot more. I'd love to summon him too, but it's not exactly the best time. |
Okay, I admit it. That's all a bunch of excuses. The God of War has already awoken, ever since the devastating Uprising a decade ago. He hasn't gained enough energy to manifest on the mortal plane but I can call upon his essence any time I wish. The reason I haven't is because I've become used to these years of peace. You know, for most of my life, I thought that I was destined to inflict vengeance on the natives who cast us out, and retake Frysteland from the Krampus. I still do, but...the Banishment gave me time to think. Time to reflect on the horrors of war and consider whether I want to relieve that all over again, for the sake of ancestors I never knew. And I'm not sure I do, especially after my wife and child died...hey, you say you've got something for me?
|Pah! Exile propaganda! Still, the passion in these words...this is a man who is unshakable in his beliefs, absurd as they are. It almost makes me feel ashamed of my inaction, my weakness...And it is true that people are returning from the Banishment, that the Legion-Exile conflict is intensifying...War will inevitably reach me again, and I cannot wallow in this false sense of security. It is time for me to make my stand.|
That being said, I am curious about the state of my native Frysteland. Much must have changed in the past century, especially with the ongoing Legion occupation. And the Krampus...how have they fared under Descarl's iron heels? I heard that the Endless has allowed them to regain a degree of dignity - perhaps they will think kindly of me for helping them summon they god.