Friday, March 30, 2012

Echoes of War

"Why would I live in Hellspout? Hellspout is the most interesting city in the whole world. For starters, the river Hell, that divides it in half, is so thick with waste that it is safer to use as a road then a water way. You've got Dwarfs, Trolls, Elves, Stygians, And Gnomes, all running from one law or another, holed up here as pirates. Everyday there's a fight in the streets, but it's all in good nature, and the watch will come in if its not. Every day we've got more ships coming in and going then there are people who live here, and with around a million that's a lot. Even those stuck up Garmarian jerks come here and have their own quarter and docks, the only one with paved streets that you can see. But, all in all, people come to Hellspout for the time of their lives, and theirs enough drink, and other things, that a man will stay entertained for a life; just so long as he watches his back."
-Captain Hurndar explaining Hellspout to his captors

"Yes, yes. This is all good then, yes? That means our troops are ready, yes? And that means our ships are ready too, yes? And you are sure they aren't waiting for us, no?"
-Rat Chief Retz before the First Battle at Sallamia 

"All right then. I just want to make one thing clear to you all: that at this point there is no return. Once we land, the only way you'll get home before us is to swim. Now I don't care where you stand on any of the issues, or if you think that I'm a crazy old gnome who's gone over his head in working with Dwarfs, Elves, Humans, and Goblins. But if we don't do this, then those Stygians will think they are our masters, and who's going to allow that?"
-Lord Mayor  Steifl Gnomegard, to his troops at The First Battle

''Epistrofí̱ sto spíti me ti̱n aspída sas , í̱ se af̱tó .''
--What Stygian mothers from Seratas say to their sons, once they go to war, meaning ''return victorious, or dead.'

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