For this one: You must convince a young man to evacuate the village you plan to conquer.
VILLAGE (any gender, mid-teens through late life)
It's difficult for you. I understand. You grew up there. I've been through it: An army wiped my OWN village away. Rebuilt everything. My family lost their home.
Unfortunately for you, Nicolas, that army was yours. Or at least the army of your elders. Of course, yes. It wasn't your army. It wasn't even your family's army. I wouldn't be surprised if ANYONE living in the village participated.
But the fact remains. That land is the land of my family. I've extended my life many, many decades, waiting. Waiting for the day that I could come back home. Waiting for the day my family would have the power.
Before your help, we tried. Do you know that? We put a curse on the villagers. A plague. But it was weak. Most of you survived. Now, Nicolas: Now, thanks to the powers you've shared... we can overtake villages three times the size of yours. But we only want yours.
You've been a true hero to us, Nicolas. You can be a hero to your village. Go down into the valley and warn them. They have until tomorrow. It will be hard for them to leave everything. But tell them what you already know: If they don't leave everything then everything will be over.
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