The False Hero
It doesn't take much to become a "Hero"...Sinroshians often reminisce about the revered Jhenalu, a great war hero who saved many innocents at the battle of Kairouan. His story can be compared to the epic sagas that tell of the mighty deeds of gods.
Towards the end of the raging world-wide conflict that shaped Ularr of centuries, Sinroshi started to face hard times. Enemy forces had taken large portions of their land, and much of their economy had been drained by the growing resources necessary for the nation to maintain their weakening position in The War. When Nastar marched on Kairouan, Sinroshi was outnumbered 10 to 1, but still they held out. In the heat of the fighting, Jhenalu was shot in the leg. He was carried off to join the growing number of wounded behind the fighting. While he lay there awaiting assistance, he saw the inhabitants of Kairouan being rounded up for what looked like execution. With his remaining strength and extreme luck, he saved the town’s people. How exactly he did it depends on who is telling the story. Claims range from flash bangs, to machine guns, to even the will of Yatyan; though all telling have him do something heroic, awesome, and impossible.
Now this sounds like quite a tall tale. That's probably because it isn't true. Jhenalu was actually a private who died of dehydration before even seeing real action. There was however, a battle of Kairouan, and in that battle someone did deeds similar to those described above. Still in need of a heroic icon, Sinroshi took on a different strategy. They pulled a random name from a list of members of the armed forces who had died in the past year, and got Hrayuatya Jhenalu. They then used the potent propaganda machine they had created over the decades to attribute all of Yetfedire Hestempeira’s acts to Jhenalu. Although people outside Sinroshi know the truth about Jhenalu, the majority of Sinroshians refuse to believe that their beloved Jhenalu did nothing. Given that the nations are all enemies, Sinroshi has been able to frame these cultural attacks as an attempt to undermine the nation.
Sinroshi: One of the four major nations of Ularr. Sinroshi has an authoritarian government and has more than it's fair share of nukes. This nation took the most casualties during the Great Wars and were the first of surrender. (No article yet, but it's in the works!) Yatyan: The creator deity to most Ularrians. The nation Silria is a theocracy built around this god, and uses him as an excuse for their atrociousness against their enemies.
Like most people in Ularr that fall prey to vengeance, he joined the Yatyanist Clergy. With the aid of his passion, Klardyen rose in the ranks of Silria, quickly distinguishing himself from the masses. Soon he had a regiment of heavily-armed Bestara (Ularrian warrior priests) and began capturing members of Sinroshian secret ops teams and making terrorist attacks. The Klardyen crisis is still unresolved and as the truth about the intent behind these attacks comes out, doubt about the legend of Jhenalu is beginning to spread.
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