Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others, Male, from Some Lands
Finished fully reading raws of: HJC, DD2, TSW, ISSTH, ZX, DD2.5, ROTTWRTW, DL, HTK, WoC, DTW, HK, BASGS, Charm Pets. Sep 16, 2017
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When you think killing is the mark of a great man...
This is a general cliche storyline with a history no one will read.
Colour Coded for the Grammar impaired (yes, these Quotations are used in the RIGHT way...)
Colour Coded 'cause I was too lazy to do Dialogue Tags.
I made this up myself!!! Stop asking me where I got it from...
"A person who can be ruthless is a great person? What nonsense! Being merciful is the true path!"
"But gramps, if you let them go, they'll come back as a greater enemy."
"Of course they will. This is just common sense! Idiot boy..."
"If they were enemies, then the best thing is to make them friends."
"Killing them is the best way though! Getting rid of all enemies, protecting your friends, this is the way of a great man."
"Bullshit. Getting rid of all your enemies is just the simple and easy way. To be a truly great man is to make friends out of enemies. Or to not make enemies in the first place."
"A man with a million friends will be infinitely more greater than a man who killed a million enemies. What is the difference between that 'great man' who kills anyone who ticks him off and a bandit who kills to get rid of witnesses and people who would give away his actions? Or a man who kills their servants periodically to get rid of any spies and rumors?
"These are not the traits of a great man, but that of a useless fool who takes the easy way out. It's simple for one to use his strength to kill their enemy. But to confront the other and use words to convert them. To sway their minds and ease away their anger and animosity. To get rid of years and years of conflict and turn them into friends. These are the actions of a great man. The actions of a man capable of ruling his own Empire."
"But the legends—"
"The legends depicted fools who couldn't go down the harsh route. Have you not heard of the first emperor and the last emperor? The former spent years and years building up connections with the various countries. With time and effort, he forged a lasting dynasty that continued for years. It was the Last Emperor who destroyed all of that. He sought to kill and get rid of any who defied him. Families and clans fell, schools and sects crumbled. People now call him an Unyielding Hero trying to piece together a fracturing state. I see a fool who couldn't use his brain for anything but simple animalistic violence."