For this one, you must convince a crowd to let their village become a war zone.
BUILD (any gender, mid twenties through late life)
Listen here, people. And if, upon hearing what I say, you wish for me and my army to leave, then we shall.
My army is a group of fighters, yes. If you allow us to fight Sonrah, there will be destruction. Some of your huts may be run down, some of your fields may burn. Some of you who choose to stay here may be caught in the middle and be killed.
You all do not deserve this. Let me be clear. You all came here to build. Build your homes, build your farms, build your community. If you allow Sonrah to come into your village, you will keep all that you built. And Sonrah will build with you. But he will rule all of it and control all of you.
The choice is yours, then. If my army can defeat Sonrah, you may have to build anew. If my army leaves you now, you may continue to build... but it will be the building of your own prison.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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