Archive for June 25th, 2012


Monday, June 25th, 2012

Members of the council of Landa, two months ago I came to this House to speak to you about the state of the city of Landa. We met then in time of war. Tonight, we meet in a world blessed by the promise of peace.

From the moment Operation “Southern Trade Alliance” commenced on the 1st Day, First Hand of Month of Hesius, Year of Ar 10163, the time the ballistas fell silent at midnight one day ago, this nation has watched its sons and daughters with pride, watched over them with prayer. As Commander in Chief, I can report to you our armed forces fought with honor and valor. And as Ubar, I can report to Landa: the aggression is defeated. The war is over.

This is a diplomatic victory not only for Landa but for the south of Gor. A victory for unprecedented cooperation and diplomacy. It is a victory for the rule of law and for what is right.

And recognizing this was a coalition effort, let us not forget the forces of Treve which had been paid and all the others whose leadership played such a vital role. And most importantly, most importantly of all, all those who served in the field.

I thank the Members of this Council support here for our troops in battle was overwhelming. And above all, I thank those whose unfailing love and support sustained our courageous men and women: I thank the citizen of Landa.

Our uncommon coalition must now work in common purpose: to forge a future that should never again be held hostage to the darker side of human nature.

Tonight in the so called Southern Trade Alliance, also known as the Vosk League, Xavier, the sleen of Meqara, walks amidst ruin. His war machine is crushed. His people have been lied to, denied the truth. And when his defeated legions come home, all his people will see and feel the havoc he has wrought.

First, we must work together to create shared security arrangements in the region. Our friends in the south and of the true and NEW SOUTHERN TRADE ALLIANCE that they will bear the bulk of the responsibility for regional security. But we want them to know that just as we stood with them to repel aggression, so now Landa stands ready to work with them to secure the peace. This does not mean stationing Landa ground forces in the Tahari or in the Schendi region, but it does mean Landanian participation in joint exercises involving both naval and ground forces.

And second, we must work to create new opportunities for peace and stability in the south of Gor. The tactics of terror of Fina lead absolutely nowhere. There can be no substitute for diplomacy.

Third, we must foster economic development for the sake of peace and progress. The south of Gor and the Tahari and the shores of the Thassa form a region rich in natural resources with a wealth of untapped human potential. Resources once squandered on military might must be redirected to more peaceful ends. We are already addressing the immediate economic consequences of the aggression of the Vosk league and their allies. Now, the challenge is to reach higher, to foster economic freedom and prosperity for all the people of the region.

To all the challenges that confront this region of the world there is no single solution, no solely Landanian answer. But we can make a difference. Landa will work tirelessly as a catalyst for positive change.

Tonight, as our troops begin to come home, let us recognize that the hard work of freedom still calls us forward. We’ve learned the hard lessons of history. The diplomatic victory over the Vosk League and its marionettes was not waged as “a war to end all wars.” Even the new world order cannot guarantee an era of perpetual peace.

So, to everyone reading here and everyone watching the events from afar, think about the men and women who participated. Let us honor them with our gratitude. Let us comfort the families of the fallen and remember each precious life lost.

We’re coming home now – proud, confident, heads high. There is much that we must do, at home and abroad. And we will do it. We are Landanians.