Senator Nijstrae

The World of Langthil

From their own realm, the First World, the gods came forth and created the Second World. Filling it with all nature of beings, they stood above their creation and looked down onto it with pride, but onto none with more pride than when they looked upon the First People. While we may no longer have our memories of that world, we know this to be true, because when the gods moved on and created the Third World and filled it with all manner of creatures, they saw the undeniable: Nothing they could create could match the First People. And so they reached back to the Second World and took the First People from there and brought them here.

Thus it is not with arrogance or spite that we stand here now in the knowledge that we are beyond any doubt the greatest creation of the gods. Rather, it is with humble piety that we acknowledge what the gods themselves have already shown to the whole of the Third World: There are no people greater in their eyes than the First People, than us.

And it is thus with that humility that we must stand here united today, that we must stay together and stay as one nation. Not for our own benefit, but because we owe a duty to the gods to show the other peoples of the Third World what it is that they must emulate if they want to arise to our level in the eyes of their gods. We must not let our petty mortal squabbles distract us from that holy duty, from our holy purpose.

The gods brought us to the Third World not only because we are their greatest creation, but because they hoped we could show their other creations how to become better. We are but mortal women, and so we cannot hope to match the gods or even to elevate their other creations to our airy level – but we can… no, we must try to be better than this so that they can see what it is that we, the gods’ greatest creation, truly are.

– Senator Nijstrae, addressing the Eldrin Senate during deliberations over the threatened cessation of the Separatists’ Union

Translator’s note

In the Eldrin language, the word “eldrin” in fact means “first people”, thus in the passage above Senator Nijstrae is in fact speaking of the Eldrin people directly; this translator, however, has taken the potentially contentious liberty of translating “Eldrin” to “First People” because it is this translator’s humble opinion that it is the literal meaning of the word that is most important to the Senator’s point in describing the First, Second, and Third Worlds, however she is of course referring to the Eldrin themselves as the First People.

> From their own realm, the First World, the gods came forth and created the Second World. Filling it with all nature of beings, they stood above their creation and looked down onto it with pride, but onto none with more pride than when they looked upon the First People. While we may no longer have our memories of that world, we know this to be true, because when the gods moved on and created the Third World and filled it with all manner of creatures, they saw the undeniable: Nothing they could create could match the First People. And so they reached back to the Second World and took the First People from there and brought them here. > Thus it is not with arrogance or spite that we stand here now in the knowledge that we are beyond any doubt the greatest creation of the gods. Rather, it is with humble piety that we acknowledge what the gods themselves have already shown to the whole of the Third World: There are no people greater in their eyes than the First People, than us. > And it is thus with that humility that we must stand here united today, that we must stay together and stay as one nation. Not for our own benefit, but because we owe a duty to the gods to show the other peoples of the Third World what it is that they must emulate if they want to arise to our level in the eyes of their gods. We must not let our petty mortal squabbles distract us from that holy duty, from our holy purpose. > The gods brought us to the Third World not only because we are their greatest creation, but because they hoped we could show their other creations how to become better. We are but mortal women, and so we cannot hope to match the gods or even to elevate their other creations to our airy level -- but we can... no, we *must* try to be better than this so that they can see what it is that we, the gods' greatest creation, truly are. -- Senator Nijstrae, addressing the [[Eldrin Senate]] during deliberations over the threatened cessation of the [[Separatists' Union]] !!! note "Translator's note" In the [[Eldrin]] language, the word "eldrin" in fact means "first people", thus in the passage above Senator Nijstrae is in fact speaking of the Eldrin people directly; this translator, however, has taken the potentially contentious liberty of translating "Eldrin" to "First People" because it is this translator's humble opinion that it is the literal meaning of the word that is most important to the Senator's point in describing the First, Second, and Third Worlds, however she is of course referring to the Eldrin themselves as the First People.
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