Aleph: I don’t respect them, is all.
Ipso: No one respects them.
Aleph: I try to respect them, but I can’t.
Ipso: You’re not being asked to respect them.
Aleph: I should respect them.
Ipso: They wouldn’t be dressed like that if you were expected to respect them. They dress like flowers.
Aleph: I mean, blue silk?
Ipso: I’m telling you, they’re not worth respecting. They’re circus performers.
Aleph: They’re also battle-scarred and veterans of combat. They could kill me a dozen times over.
Ipso: They’d go to prison or the locker. No one wants that.
Aleph: I should at least respect them.
Ipso: They’re just sprytes. Be as rude as you like.
Aleph: I feel guilty.
Ipso: Fuck guilt. You don’t have to respect them.
From Act I, Scene V of the Privy-Cabinet of Lord Ao-Mento, by famed playwright P. Immerstate (d. 1405)
WE OF THE WORDWOOD HAVE TURNED OUR BACKS ON OUR HERITAGE!
Today less than ONE IN FIFTY faen choose to make the leap forward to SPRYTEHOOD! The Ritual of Metamorphosis has been SPURNED by the LACKWITS and TRATIORS who support the PERFECTED EMPIRE and PREFECT CENNO’s army of THUGS!
The RAPE of the Wordwood CONTINUES apace! In the PEACEFUL DAYS before the PERFECTED OCCUPATION when the MILLION GODS were worshipped and the RUNES were beloved, SPRYTES held high esteem in our HEARTS AND MINDS!
Now — CORRUPTED by the GIANTS and the GIANTISH TOADIES who ape THEIR culture at the expense of OURS — we REJECT them!
STAND UP! BE COUNTED! WELCOME the SPRYTES of your HOME AND HEARTH who are your SISTERS-IN-ARMS!
DO NOT SELL THEM INTO SLAVERY! ALL FAEN ARE SISTERS!
RESPECT THE SPRYTE SOLDIERS WHO FIGHT FOR YOU!
FLY! Fly as Sprytes fly! Enjoy the BENEFITS of OUR SUPERIOR RACE and EMBRACE YOUR CULTURAL HERITAGE!
The TIME has COME! RISE against the Perfected OCCUPATION! BURN the Perfected garrisons! KILL every HUMAN, LITORIAN, MOJH, VERRIK, and GIANT in the WORDWOOD!
THIS PLACE IS OURS!
From a tract promulgated in the Wordwood circa 1320. No physical copies of these pamphlets now remain; this text was reproduced from the eidolon stone of Gherressi Montomaeru (1250-1320), conspirator and casualty of the First Reconstruction Expedition (aka the Faen Massacre).
SEE ALSO: the Day of Seven Errors, the Wordwood, Immerstate the Prolific