Re: OPPF Press Release supporting Admiral Bishop
Reply #28 –
I thought it might be interesting to sneak in a Tevarin perspective on the Vanduul and what they represent. We've been pretty focused on the human side of things because it's what we know (and also because only humans are playable thus far), but there's a whole other intelligent species that's got just as much stake in this fight as us squishy pink things do, and they're subjects and citizens of the Empire just like we are. Historically, they're also the inheritors of the remnants of a culture that was invested to the point of national self-destruction in avenging its dead, and never ever surrendering until the fight was quite literally bled out of it.
So... I'm going to try to whip up a response from that angle. Something suitably contemptuous about the Empire's apparent weakness- is this the same Empire that brought our proud ancestors to their knees? Anger at the Empire's willingness to let itself, and by extension the Tevarin whom it conquered and thereby took responsibility for, wither and die in the face of an enemy so obviously bent on conquest and destruction; praise for Admiral Bishop for his prowess in battle and for his willingness to carry the fight forward, and so on.
Good idea--maybe something disdainful of how squishy and soft the Empire today is, but how this Bishop fights with a clarity, strength and resolve worthy not only of his ancestors at their zenith, but even for any of the greatest Tevarin warriors of old to admire.