So many tribal leaders, and so much animosity. It was true that there were legitimate events in the past that added to the bad blood between tribes, but the constant remembrance of these events kept all from a unification process. Life was not fair, but behaving like a pup was no excuse. And fear of doing what needed to be done was something getting in their way; Lalder was smart but he had already been burned being accused of being a tyrant because of taking direct action and not checking with others. It was what happened across the UtR leadership when first addressed with the ferals, that all acted on their own and none consulted because it was their own territory. What was done, was already done. His main advisory, the Uhryu Bill had knowledge of the generous ways of Karov but without the support of those was stubbornly getting into something way over his head and would probably have ramifications for his Yagogi as well. Urik had an advantage, having worked with the earthers before in dealing with technology, and fully knew what they were capable of doing. Babi had knowledge of how the earthers were working, that every time the tribes called for the Green Privilege the earthers thought that much lower of their people. Urog had great strength and the trust of his tribe behind him; but hopefully he would not act as hypocritical when negotiating with the EEF as with the past experience with some Herald from from the north. He demanded respect, when none was given because they were came before him. Now the shoe was on the other foot, things were very serious and the only ones in the need were the Brezan people. Together these leaders were like minded, thought humbly of who they were dealing with and knew the threat of waking this sleeping giant.
“I would like to make things known plain and simple, we do not have time to be wasting. I believe that if we are to truly go into negotiations, we must take action in finding something resourceful to pass off to the EEF, something that they will need as the gogs need open trade to survive. Rather than just pawn the Mag Der’al off on the EEF, we need to take responsibility for this: take action to learn about them and take them down. I happen to have learned that our prized zela blades which my tribe have honed their skills to work most effectively with, unfortunately have no effect.”
There was a gulp and then a momentary pause, as if dreading what needed to be said next, “I have also been informed that one who has come to us, one of the former kolgul militiagogs who willing joined my Yagogi is infected and has offered himself as a willing experimentee. I look as him as if he were always one of my tribe, because of the willingness to participate and take efforts to grow into the roles of the tribe. He has shown his bravery, and has been respected by others of the tribe, choosing him at their side. If Yayi the Trumpeter is willing to give himself to finding a solution, I will stand alongside him and be subject to the same testing. What is good enough for the tribe must be good enough for the elders and especially the leader. I would request that what was voted on stands and both he and I are not put to extreme measures of final death. If this is plausible, those gathered can conduct research to find out how to track and take down the Mag Der’al. If my conditions are agreed upon, I will send for Yayi immediately and we would have suitable information to provide to the EEF.”