Theydim is Warring from Within
When my father died, I was to take his place as High King. I have been raised to this position my entire life. I am not my father, yes, but we are not in a time where we need a leader claiming they were cut from the same cloth as my father.We cannot cling to the past when the past is no longer a system that will work. Kerlbror claims we have enemies waiting to strike when we are weakest, but he is tearing Theydim apart with this war, weakening us for them. Standing as lone Arlings against the world would be like welcoming defeat to our hearths.We need to come together and follow my father's dream - we are all Thydian first, wherever we are from within Theydim.
The Capitolists are the western-based faction of the Thydian Civil War, named because the Arle of Capital started it. In general, the alliance was built on the foundational belief that Magnusdotr is the legitimate heir needed by Theydim, or her supporters.
Capitolists support the Unification of Theydim Treaty's current terms and generally want to supplement it with additional terms. In contrast, the primary opposition, Ostufer's Faction, intends to remove several aspects the Capitolists claim to be vital. One of these terms is to formalize borders between Arlings. A mere generation prior, Arlings used to change boundaries based on towns and regions petitioning another Arle to claim their town or region, causing cartography issues.
Ostufer has taken in Arlings, who had petitioned to join after the crippling debts amassed from the Unification Wars, and then the Great War less than a full generation later.This is how we have always been - Arlings rise and fall as their leaders can defend or support, and when they fall, another Arling will take them. The Treaty has halted this pattern, our tradition. If an Arle is unsuitable to rule, the people should be allowed to refuse that Arle's protection and turn to another.The late High King faltered when he promised smaller Arlings the permanence of their borders. He faltered when the economy showed who is truly supporting whom. The larger Arlings are being punished when we should not be punishing them for past successes, but rather preparing for the next Great War.
"We are all a united Theydim."
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