I've heard reports that General Malgoth intends to attack Vullain. If Vullain falls, our neighboring villages will soon fall as well. We're a simple people. Our archery and swordfighting skills are those of hunters, not warriors.
After many talks, I've decided to ask the Nereids for help. I pray they will listen. I know death is inevitable, but perhaps there is a way we may not die in vain. General Malgoth will keep the Meat Mandate. If we can beg a poison from the Nereids, we may win this battle, though we would not live to see our victory.