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    [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    Standing on an old, complaining dock Yosamu stared into the horizon. His right hand forming a lateral shield over his brows as he squinted his eyes in the midday sun. His slender, young body swayed ever so slightly in the marine wind, he allowed this to happen- it was a hot day after all. Behind him stood his squire, Kyōsuke. He was more of a companion than a squire anyways, he stared at Yosamu's back as he peered over the edge of the old boards at the seas. The smell of raw fish and sea salt was rancid.

    Ever so often he would look around at his friend as if to signal he would soon be ready. But that would happen in hourly intervals and he was getting tired of crumpling his forehead from the sweat. After about the 3rd hour a small black object broke the horizon. He felt his hand clench involuntarily, he signal to the men at the docks.

    "The ship is here, ready the docks, men.." He said calmly, without looking to his right where they sat eating dried codfish.

    "Yes, Lord Yosamu!" The man chanted in a near song like tune. Their dirty, ragged bodies swiftly angled the ropes and moved the various objects with expertise.

    Kyōsuke then walked up beside him placing a hand on his shoulder. The ship was carrying a fellow Lord of the Ancarth, a very important one at that. They had decided to meet and discuss ideals and possible alliances. He was just excited to meet the person as he had never met another Lord before, in his own lands. The pirates, the thieves of Marcath, had finished clearing the docks in record time, after which they nonchalantly returned to the fish nets and buoys as their make shift sofas and beds.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    It had begun to become quite late, the sea was quiet as ever and the sun was on its way down towards the horizon. Hannibal was sitting in his cabin, while the ship was slowly swaying from side to side, and he could hear his men yelling out on the deck, while he was looking at his stone table which had the map of Ancrath laid out over it. Hannibal was assessing the situation, Amaimon was in the north, claiming his right to rule, while a new Lord had arisen, Yosamu. He also knew that if he was not careful about his actions, others may take action and enter the realm of Ancrath. Suddenly Hannibal was snapped out of his trance like state, as his right hand man, Jayce, busted the door in telling him that land had been spotted and that they are arriving shortly. Hannibal would use this last short time before they would make harbor to prepare himself to meet this new Lord and his lands, since it has been a while since Hannibal had been to these parts. When the ship arrived at the harbor, it would tower above almost any ship there would have been present, having three masts, and the crew was several hundreds of men. From the ship approximately 40 men would come ashore, where all fourty of them were knights wearing full body heavy armor and chainmails, while wielding a large round wooden shield and spear, and having a sword sheathed by their side. They would form two lines on the shore before Commander jayce would come walking down the ramp wearing his shining armor and a blood red cape, with his enormous hammer by his side. He walked up to the end and simply stood there looking around at what would seem like pathetic old, young and ugly pirates and thiefs, it didnt seem as if they had any kind of hygiene. While he stood there a man would appear upon the reeling of the ship, he stood there with his almost black armor and bear fur over his shoulders, and a long red cape sprouting from beneath the bear fur. His chest was covered by a large metal plate engraved with the symbol of House Lecter, the Black Bear. His head seemed dark from down there, his hair was black as the night and his eyes shined with pinpoint red while he was wearing a crown made of bronze which possessed thorns that sprouted from all around it and out in al directions. This man was Hannibal Lecter, Head of House Lecter, Lord of the Southern Isles, King of Ancrath and Leader of the Brotherhood. He who was mentored by Garrett Hawke the former King of Ancrath. Hannibal would make his way down to his commander before merely standing there, with ice cold eyes, no expression on his face, all he did was wait, while his hand rested on his large longsword by his side, which also bore a wooden piece that resembled a bear on it.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    What an entrance the Great Hannibal Lector had! Yosamu stared in awe at the level of militaristic values the man held, his men fully clad in armor. His right hand man's garments, and most of all his own armor and the famous Black Bear sigil. Yosamu on the other hand wore a simple light armor that appeared grey in the shade of the tavern behind but was actually made of the finest silver mined from the very island. Behind the light armor was a long sleeved black shirt with protective bracers on his forearm of the same material as the main armor. The black undergarments also covered his feet completely with similar bracers guarding his shin and a generic pair of sandals. Nothing fancy, as he wanted to keep it informal, but what a sight to behold of his fellow Lord. That is how a People's King should dress!

    He turned to Kyosuke who was in equivalent awe. Kyosuke was clad in the same uniform as Yosamu only instead of silver his was light blue, glimmering as an iridescent purple in the sunlight this was due to his special KG, the only one found in all the islands. Lifting his right hand an iron bridge connecting the docks and the docked ship was unhinged and began plummeting towards the ground but instead of a loud bone rattling clang the bridge came to an impossible slow and very quietly locked onto the other platform forming a bridge for the visitors to walk across. There Yosamu could see just how magnificent this Lord was, and he wasn't surprised. Although, he did feel a bit uneasy at the amount of armored men he brought. But little did this 'Hannibal' know that the scalawags and vagabonds that seemed to hang around the area with aimless thoughts were actually hand picked, intensely trained assassins with a 100% success rate. Their weapons were hidden among the fishnets and crates, and below their ragged clothes they wore light chain mails with the house sigil on the chest, of course this was hidden very carefully. They eyed the approaching Lord while fiddling the dried codfish and old apples with tiny shivs.

    Yosamu smiled first as he saw the fierce face of the man, trying to break the tension. Their armor shone like individual mirrors in the bright sunlight, it was like a shipment of gold and silver on the docks. People peered through dusty windows at the scene, some stopped their everyday business just to burn their eyes from the expensive metals that alighted the ship. He then made his way towards the men as slow and respectfully as possible, any false moves and a war could sprout, he signaled to his right hand, Kyosuke to follow. They both walked across the metallic bridge staring at each and every man before stopping at the feet of Hannibal's right hand man.

    "You must be Jayce of House Lecter. Pleasure to meet. You stand before Yosamu Uchiha of House Damabiath, the Samunobi, Sea Sage, King of The People, and Bringer of Justice. This island is Nero and the town, Marcath. I am Kyosuke Hyobu of The Polar Forces, hailing from House Damabiath." Said Kyosuke smiling radiantly with pride.

    He then glanced at his superior, who seemed pleased with the intro then he continued,
    "Would you so politely introduce us to your Lord, commander?"
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    Hannibal and his right hand man did not seem to flinge or even take notice of anyone around them as they stood there listening to the mans short speech. Hannibal was analyzing the two men before him, Yosamu and Kyosuke. They both seemed quite young, did not have the same amount of experience, but power possible an option that they possessed. The title of Sea Sage, indeed interesting, he must be quite the naval commander. Hannibal wondered if their naval power was as strong as he might have predicted, yet he did not say a word, he only noticed that the men scattered across the dock was seemingly pretending not to kno anything about their surroundings. Yet quite interestingly enough, there was only men present at the dock which was supposed to be a trading port, there should be women both from brothels and women selling goods, but there were only men, a bit suspicious perhaps. Jayce glared a moment at Kyosuke before stepping aside. Then Hannibal proceeded to step forward standing at his full almost 2 meters tall stature, rising above almost everyone in the area, looking first at Kyosuke then at Yosamu.

    "I am King Hannibal Lecter, King and Lord of the Southern Isles, Supreme Commander of the forces of Ancrath and Lord of Oishiden... I do not wish to hide behind a glorified squire like your Lord, I am came to talk to him and not to you. Now is this a way to greet a King? standing here with a your Lord and a band of bandits and sailors all around us..."

    Hannibal responded with such a calm voice that it could have been mistaken for a whisper, yet his pinpoint red eyes shot into Kyosukes eyes, penetrating them and into his mind, or well somewhat trying to intimidate the young man. He knew very well the land of Ancrath, and it was mostly build by pirates, bandits and so forth, almost no one led a descent life. Hannibals Knights would form a small square formation behind him, with two banner men on each side of him, having the banner of the Black Bear, and Jayce standing by his side.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    As the towering man walked through his own crowd the metal walkway rattled a bit. What a mighty fellow, Yosamu thought. But he wasn't intimidated all the same. As Hannibal spoke with both confidence and disdain at Kyosuke the authority was evident.

    "Well you see, it would be nice to show you the bad side of my lands before the good. The other way around would just be shameful don't you think? This here, Marcath is undoubtedly the worst view I can offer you. I rarely visit here myself but you may find it unorthodox to invite a guest to these parts." He paused to study the expression of the man, "I am a very unorthodox Lord Lecter. In fact, I would like to if you consent to bring you around the island. There is more to Nero than this rancid dock." Yosamu spoke in a nonchalant tone, almost as if he was about to laugh. But his face showed sincerity.

    He then signaled to the right hand man, Jayce. "Commander, it would be good will if you could accompany us, but please. Leave your....accessories behind will you?" He said, looking at the studious formation of the heavily armored guards. "Of course, Kyosuke here will also accompany us."

    His crimson eyes darted at each and every armored man that stood before him, staring at the slits between their helmets at their dark brown, determined eyes. He the looked Jayce dead in the eye, a sign of trust, then lastly at Hannibal. After which he signaled his hand away from him meaning 'follow me'. A seagull screamed over head, emphasizing the sudden silence that hung over them as Yosamu waited for the man's reply. It flew in a circle, screaming at the men handling fish down below, it was oblivious to the amount of power that stood just meters before it, it knew not how fragile its life was and how quickly its annoyance could be eradicated. But it stayed ignorant, squeaking its loud call over the entire docks. As the sea breeze shook the men's hair Kyosuke stepped back and behind Yosamu to give both Lord and Commander way on the somewhat slim metal bridge.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    Hannibal signalled his men to stay with the ship as he stepped down the metal bridge together with Jayce. His armor was clinging against the different pieces, while his sword was so long that it almost scraped across the ground. He stepped forward so that he walked next to the Lord, not behind or in front, just so that he was there and he made sure to keep a distance of one arms length. He would follow Lord Yosamu, while Jayce would be walking closely behind them both.

    "So... what is it that you wish to show me Lord Yosamu, it is almost evening and you know what that means..... besides I need to get to business..."
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    "I'm glad you've accepted my offer Lord Hannibal. I'll do my best not to disappoint, we'll be heading to Whiterun, where the true testament of Nero's beauty lies. There will be a carriage waiting for us at the end of this street." Yosamu beamed with gratitude.

    Seeing the towering man walk beside him he knew he couldn't complain, who knows what either of the men could do? Kyosuke hung at the back at arms length from Jayce as well. The both eyed each other as if deducing their abilities. Jayce seemed to be fascinated by Kyosuke's rare ability. Of course Yosamu acted as if he didn't notice all of this but instead continued walking at the slow pace Hannibal had adopted. He waved to a few people who peered over walls and window sills to call to him, the people loved him greatly, and he never took it for granted.

    As they left the dock the scent of raw fish and dirt left their nostrils and was replaced by the aroma of roasted meat and fried fish and tobacco smoke. This was the market area. Busy women and men hurried to their respective stalls, hoping the two Lords would so much as look at the goods they had to offer. Yosamu stared at each stall, most of the items mediocre but ever so often he would something he liked, but instead of buying he would pay them for the item but allow them to keep it and sell it to someone who needed it. After all Marcath was filled with thieves and vagabonds so earning an honest coin was hard enough. He stopped in a awe at the sight of a captured red tailed Falcon, it seemed so tranquil among the other captured animals such as snakes, lizards and small monkeys who rattled their cages and created uproars. This bird simply sat there and stared Yosamu dead into his crimson eyes, no other animal had ever given him such a penetrating look. He immediately gave the seller 2 gold coins and opened the cage, much to the objection of the seller. The bird stepped on to his silver braces, its claws creating tiny scraping sounds. It reared its wings as if ready to fly off but Yosamu's eyes immediately swirled into a 2T Sharingan staring into the creatures own eyes. It immediately folded its wings and sort of bowed towards Yosamu. It was now a tamed bird, he deactivated his Sharingan and stared at the near impressed Hannibal.

    "I'll call you Metra." He whispered to the calm avian.

    He the continued his walk through the market looking at various items, feeding his new found friend rabbit's meat he bought from a previous vendor. He glanced to his side at the tense Hannibal from time to time, his face was stern and impassive. Yosamu feared not, Whiterun was sure to blow that bland look off his face and replace it with the warm vibe the place naturally brings. At the end of the market a grand chariot made of fine ivory wood lined with gold bracers, engraved with the motto of the house 'Out of Many, We Are One'. Three snow white horses stood impatient at the golden reigns of a tall, handsomely blonde fellow with a devilish smile. He tightened his hold on the reigns as the tall Hannibal approached. The chariot itself was black from the ivory with yellow linings complemented by the white horses and their shiny golden harnesses. It was a beauty to behold, even the dirt of the road seemed to meander around the beautiful chariot, it glowed in the sunlight. Yosamu signalled to his guest to have the honors of stepping into the carriage. After his right hand went in Yosamu and Kyosuke went in behind.

    "Hey there Yubi, take us to Whiterun, we have important guests." Yosamu said, calmly.

    "As you wish my Lord! Hyah!" He breathed as he shook the reigns, the horses responded with an eerie synchronous trot between themselves.

    ...........................

    After a somewhat long, comfortable ride the chariot neared the flat bricked road up to Whiterun. A guard approached the chariot for a routine check, he froze in his tracks when he saw it was Yosamu and another powerful leader aboard. He stuttered an apology, bowed then signalled the other guard to open the huge wooden doors. The smell of pure happiness flew through and filled everyone's nostrils. Even the horses seemed to wriggle in the good smell. The chariot entered the mighty town.


    "Welcome to Whiterun, King Hannibal.." Yosamu said, as he stared at the surroundings. As if it was his first time there too. He then pointed at a magnificent castle standing on a tall rock over looking the city. "That's the King's Realm, where will be having our business talk and food if you so wish." He then glanced at the impatient Jayce in the back "We also have a harem in the top floor to.....relieve you of the pains of your tiresome sea voyage."

    The carriage made its way ever so daintily up towards the great building passing all the rich artisan, blacksmiths, cloth smiths, and street performers. Children ran to and fro the carriage just to touch Yosamu outstretched hand and giggle to themselves. He hoped this would please his stern guest.
     
         
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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    All the time they walked through the streets, Hannibal was walking with slow and heavy steps, and with every step it would sound to those nearest like an army marching forward, and the very foundation of the ground below would shake. He looked around, not with curiosity, but with a calm mind assessing the surroundings, seeing how Yosamu treated his people and how happy they seemed to see him. In the end when they reached their "ride" Hannibal only nodded before stepping in and situated himself in a corner leaning against the wall of the carriage. A bit of a boring long journey, but the land seemed quite interesting, it felt into his kind of taste, and the castle on the large rock sure looked promising.

    "Lord Yosamu, I wish to not spend anymore time out here, as I would like for our business to proceed... perhaps at the dinner table or in some confined rooms in your 'magnificent' castle..."

    Hannibal stated with a rough and clear voice, though he slowly began to take a liking to the place. It was rich on gold, fish and the realm was filled with wood perfect to increase his own naval force in the near future, but first he neede to persuade the young Lord to do as he wished.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    Upon hearing this Yosamu nodded and patted Yubi on the shoulder who in turn whipped the horses for a faster pace. In no time they stood before the large wooden gates of the palace entrace. Two guards clad in the high tier Damabiath white gold armor with a bright red circle in their chests. The Damabiath emblem. Their radiance was to behold, of course Yosamu had grown tired of seeing this. They saluted with precision as the men alighted rather tiredly.

    "Lord Yosamu, we are thankful for your safe return." One on the left breathed.

    "At ease, captain. As am I" He jovially dismissed the men.
    He then turned to his huge guest after leaving the carriage first. They followed and the guards pushed the doors to reveal the luxurious interior of the King's Realm. The torches and fireplaces cast a soft orange glow on the delicate hardwood that made up 80% of the setting. A ground level fireplace crackled and sparked with the finest pimento wood creating an aroma like no other and the silver goblets and plates reflected this light with such beauty a state of euphoria washed over place. The top half had expertly crafted notches and holes to allow the beautiful evening sun to penetrate with a soft yellow haze mixing with the orange of the fireplace. The result was a beautiful gradient of golden brown that shown from every inch of wood. A nearby person played a rather peculiar instrument that gave the place an eerie homelike feeling while women danced to the tune, their stomachs moving in an enchanting manner.



    As he entered he signaled with the wave of his hand for everyone to leave. After which they did he sat at the table on his right and signaled to his company to do the same. Once all the armor had finished rattling and scraping his delicate wooden benches he picked a grape from one of the bunches and offered it to them. Metra on his shoulder hopped on to the table and went away with a whole roasted pheasant. Yosamu didn't mind at all.

    "Now that we're out of the busy streets what is it that we've to discuss Lord Hannibal?"
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    As the company entering the great halls of the Castle, Hannibal sat down on a large wooden bench, how primitive he thought for a moment as he sat there, no resting place for his back or his arms. His right hand man, Jayce sat down on the floor in the corner of the room, all by himself, almost fading into the dark corner with his massive hammer lying on the ground, as he rested. Hannibal on the other hand looked at Yosamu whom had now offered him a grape from the table. Hannibal placed his right hand on the table, letting the metal cling against the wood before it rested, while his other hand followed, as he folded his hands together.

    "I'm sorry to reject your grape, but I do not eat fruit or vegetables unless they are part of a homemade dinner table, and that table must offer the most delicate and delicious pieces of meat and recipes.... now as for the reason for my visit...."

    Hannibal paused as he smiled for a moment as he raised his hand waving it for a second, and a scroll came flying through the air. It had been thrown by jayce, and Hannibal caught it with extreme precision and elegance, not even looking at the incoming scroll, as if he knew its exact trajectory. He then placed the scroll on the table and let it roll to Yosamu, it bore the Kings Seal and the Seal of House Lecter.

    "This scroll contains mostly my reasons for visiting... but I will explain further, there are several topics. The first being you, you are a new Lord in these lands, and as such you must know the rest of the lords, who rules these lands, your capabilities and your 'opponents'... anyways I am also here because I have heard rumors that your naval force is one of the greatest in our realm? that I have a slight difficulty in believing, while I myself need supplies to expand my own.... the final topic is Lord Amaimon in the North.. this man arrived in the land and took one island for himself, claiming Kingship... that I cannot allow, splitting the country, that is why I need alliances, or i need people to swear their loyalty to me... either way I need you, your land and your people..."

    Hannibal paused, as to give Yosamu time to think and respond, as Hannibal did not wish to put too much on the table at once.
     
         

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    An abrupt military decision. It took Yosamu by surprise, in fact he took a short gasp as he heard the words spill from Hannibal's mouth. He didn't know much about this 'Lord Amaimon' of the north, but he must be someone or something of formidable strength for this mighty leader to ask for his help. His naval force was to be reckoned with yes, only Hannibal's naval came close to it. Its what his people strive on, and as a result all his islands house warships and trained sailors at all times.

    But it echoed through his bones, "that is why I need alliances, or i need people to swear their loyalty to me..." this was truly a broad chested statement or request or whatever it was intended to be. Yosamu and his lands were a neutral entity, he'd rather not place his safety nor that of his beloved people into jeopardy. He stared at the huge man across the table, grape still outstretched in surprise. He surely can't be serious?. Never the less, he kept a straight face and thought long and hard. He then turned to Kyosuke who immediately came to his ear. After whispering and nodding a few times he turned to Hannibal, while placing the grapes gently on the hard wood table.

    "If I or my men should form and alliance with House Lector, what is in it for us? What can guarantee or loyalty Lord Hannibal?"He said calmly, studying the man's face for any signs of contemplation.
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

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    An abrupt military decision. It took Yosamu by surprise, in fact he took a short gasp as he heard the words spill from Hannibal's mouth. He didn't know much about this 'Lord Amaimon' of the north, but he must be someone or something of formidable strength for this mighty leader to ask for his help. His naval force was to be reckoned with yes, only Hannibal's naval came close to it. Its what his people strive on, and as a result all his islands house warships and trained sailors at all times.

    But it echoed through his bones, "that is why I need alliances, or i need people to swear their loyalty to me..." this was truly a broad chested statement or request or whatever it was intended to be. Yosamu and his lands were a neutral entity, he'd rather not place his safety nor that of his beloved people into jeopardy. He stared at the huge man across the table, grape still outstretched in surprise. He surely can't be serious?. Never the less, he kept a straight face and thought long and hard. He then turned to Kyosuke who immediately came to his ear. After whispering and nodding a few times he turned to Hannibal, while placing the grapes gently on the hard wood table.

    "If I or my men should form and alliance with House Lector, what is in it for us? What can guarantee or loyalty Lord Hannibal?"He said calmly, studying the man's face for any signs of contemplation.
    Hannibal looked at the young Lord, almost with a distant yet annoyed glare, while he began to let his fingers play with the table, tapping them all gently on it, while it seemed that he was thinking. While doing so Jayce slowly stood up from his position and left the room to go to see to the knights which Hannibal had brought with him to the island. Hannibal then proceed to let his arms slide off the table and pulled out a second scroll from his sleeve, this scroll being significantly larger than the previous. He then slowly let his hand slide across the scroll causing it to unfold before his and Yosamus eyes. This was the map of Ancrath, the isles which their realm contained. The map was marked by colors signifying each Lord, their lands and their alliances, and it even showed their exact military force, which he had obtained through different means such as espionage, but who knew how he did it, afterall, people merely want money, grant them that and they give you their soul.

    "You are quite hasty my Lord, you have not even heard my entire plan, all your concern is your own people, where in fact the entire nation of Ancrath should be your concern. The reason for this is because Ancrath was once a nation united under one banner, yet over almost a hundred years the nation has been split through Lords and different Houses claiming to be the rightful owners of the lands and waging wars against one another... I will show you something that I acquired in an old library on one of 'your' islands in fact..."

    Hannibal quickly as if with a reflex pulled out a book, it was an ancient book, it was dusty, old and it had taken some damage over the years. Hannibal slid it across the table.

    "This book contains all the original houses of Ancrath, the Royal Bloodline and the Houses loyalty towards that bloodline... as you can see from the first page the Royal House is no more and only one of the original houses still exist.... mine.... Garrett Hawke was the last of his House, and the rightful ruler per the law of the land..."

    Hannibal paused for a moment as he stood up from the bench letting the armor make as much noise as possible while walking around the table scraping his gloved hand across the sides of the wooden table, when reaching the end of it, he smiled for a moment.

    "What I am trying to say is that, both your house and Amaimons is a new house. The nation is split and so are the people, family and friends can no longer visit one another because of the splitted nation... and as the tension grows stronger, the closer we get to war... I am trying to prevent war, through the use of diplomacy, by creating a united nation through a single alliance, which you are going to be the first piece of.... its all up to you if you want your people to continue to live a secluded life without the rest of Ancrath... or share in the wealth and prosperity of the rest of the realm...."
     
         

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    Re: [Ancarth]Marcath- The City of Thieves

    Yosamu knew what he was trying to say, but he wanted him to say it from his own lips. And he did, leaving the entire hall in silence. Yosamu's face changed from the passive type to a look of stern concern. He placed both his elbows on the table while interlacing his fingers on both hands and rested his nose on them, hiding his mouth. His crimson eyes seemed to eclipse into a darker shade of blood while his voice became deep.

    "Are you suggesting you become the one supreme ruler, Hannibal? Should I hand over my wealth and that of my people to a stranger with a diplomatic fantasy?" He spoke, slowly so his correspondent had the time to hear each syllable.

    He had more to say, but depending on how Hannibal answered this question he would add the rest to his speech. This was serious matters after all and a mere fancy show of history and books would most certainly not be enough to bend an entire nation. Especially one that took so long to become the peaceful, loving kind it is now. This was the dream of a Mad King. Coherence, however, is possible. But amalgamation? No.
     
         

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    Hannibals look during the entire conversation had been quite passive with a slight sight of ignorance and dismay, but when Yosamu folded his hands and sat with his mouth covered, beginning to speak, Hannibal was capable of hearing every single syllable in the sentence, yet the way this man adressed him, the way he spoke, the way he treated their so called meeting, it made him furious. Hannibal was standing at the end of the table, looking at this so called Lord, and just the moment he finished his sentence, Hannibals face turned into something that seemed to be from another world. His eyes widened like peaches, the red in his eyes almost shooting out towards Yosamu, while his mouth opened wide to reveal wolf like teeth but smaller, as he turned into a small grin and laughter, while he dragged his hand through his hair before slamming both of them into the table, sending a powerful shake through the table causing it to crack near the end where he was standing. This would result in complete silence, as Hannibal was breathing heavily, and one could notice blood dripping from his mouth which fell down on the table and further down onto the floor, he was looking at the table. A sign of weakness, from his side, and he noticed it himself the moment it happened, afterall he had tried to keep it at bay for so long.

    "You do not understand... You are taking the words I am giving you and turning them into what you want to hear me say, so that you can merely wave me off as some crazy, idiotic old man, who thinks that he can change the world... I am trying to change this nation into a unified realm under one banner yes... but it has been proven not only here but in the nations around us... The Land of Fire and many others, that a single leader cannot control everything, that is why I suggest a different approach.... split the power between number of individuals, each holding the exact same amount of power... so that no one can abuse it without having concequences...... and finally if you ever call me a stranger and a man with diplomatic fantasies again... I will kill you where you stand and I will turn you into a beef stew and serve to my men... are we clear?"

    Hannibal finished his sentence, almost whispering, yet due to the massive room it was enhanced considerable. His fists being tighter than ever, while his teeth were grinding against each other, before he began to couch for a moment, more blood coming up, though quickly wiping it off.
     
         

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    Yosamu stood up very quietly, his eyes swirling into his Sharingan. And a sinister aura seemed to radiate from him, the very fireplace in the middle of the room dimmed giving the surroundings a gothic shade of black. His red eyes shining like crystals he spoke to Hannibal very clearly.

    "Don't we all have equal power as it stands? Have ever crossed your lines? Has the King of The North ever crossed yours or mine? Have you ever tried to cross ours? There is no turmoil, there never will be..." Yosamu started, staring into the man's soul. "Unless you are willing to wage war for peace. Which is a foolish gesture. My advice to you Hannibal, maintain the peace. A unification could take years if not generations, it might take your great grand son's son to achieve what you're proposing. Its a noble cause I must say, but I speak for the other kings of these lands when I say everything is ok as it is. If you require help for anything other than destruction the House of Damabiath will help, otherwise, you're on your own." He dictated.

    He paused to look at the huge crack the man had placed on the table. He sure was a boisterous one, he thought. He then looked at the huge man while stepping over the bench he sat on. As he turned his body to the door, his back to Hannibal he glanced back, his Sharingan looking as menacing as it was intended.

    "And don't you ever come to my own lands and threaten me with such barbaric intentions." He said in a deadly tone, he then picked up a small parchment from a chest that hung on a nearby wooden post. He then took a quill and dipped it in ink which was also in the small chest. "If you agree to my terms of extended tranquility I will allow trade between my people and yours, and festivities and all the works of peace. We can get along as two nations yet united by friendship. If you disagree, however, I will ask you to leave this place and never return unless you house your entire army at your back and the artillery of a thousand suns." He finished.

    Yosamu placed the parchment on the table, quill ready in hand while looking up at the man, he was ready to sign for either peace or war. And the answer literally laid in the tongue of the Great Hannibal.
     
         

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    Hannibal knew that Yosamu had given him the final response, there was no turning back no matter what Hannibal did at this moment, either he forced a war to turn this entire realm into a wasteland of destruction, chaos and death, or he could choose to give up his dream of unifying the nation and let the Lord have his way, that peace should be sustained, yet with no form of unification whatsoever, simple trade, which would in fact only increase the wealth of Yosamus region, as Hannibal already possessed that wealth and trade which granted his southern region with the wealth equal to three times the wealth of Yosamus region. Hannibal looked carefully at this young, well almost a boy, and he possessed the Sharingan, interesting. Hannibal had already made up his decision the moment he arrived on the beaches of the island. He picked up the pen and with his thumb he coughed blood onto it and smeered it on the pen. Yes his body had weakened, and he had become mortally sick, yet not many people knew of this. He proceeded to place the pen on the parchment and wrote down a single word before folding it together. He slowly stood up from his sitting position, leaving the parchment behind and everything he had brought with him. He walked towards Yosamu with slow and heavy steps, fixed on him, yet walking right by him on his way to the door, Jayce waiting by the harbor.

    "You know... this alliance will not last forever, people in this region are born and raised as barbarians, pirates and savages... they live a life filled with blood, war and rage, and it wont be long before the bloodlust will return..... you know I met an Uchiha before you... he also came to this region to speak with me, he actually looked similar to you yet older.... stronger... he could have been quite the commander for my forces.... but he refused..."

    Hannibal stood at the door looking at Yosamu, whom would probably have seen his answer by now, the answer was no, he did not come here for a trading agreement, he did not come here to disguss ridiculous concerns with a boy who was barely out of his crip, he came here for one purpose alone, to complete his dream, which had now been shattered, by this boy who would not want to unify his people with his even after he stretched as far as changing his plans so that more than one king would rule the realm
     
         

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    And so it was, war. The beast that tore apart lands and flesh alike. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: 'This way of settling differences is not just.'

    "This business of burning human beings with fire, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people nomally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. Only through idealism, and the inner desire for coherence, for peace." Yosamu said, without looking back at the man. "That Uchiha you speak of..." Could it be his long lost brother, Myoken? The one who he had wasted his adolescent years searching for? "Do you remember his name?"

    A slight hint of desperation in his voice, everything else seemed to fade from his conscience. The impending war, the stress of preparing his people, or the tedious journey to all the islands to warn them. For some reason Hannibal's last line echoed through his head. "Similar to you yet older....stronger". It has to be him, no one else shared the same facial construction and similar characteristics of himself. It just had to be him!
     
         
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    Hannibal had his back at Yosamu, facing through the door, as he breathed slowly and calmly, ignoring his entire speech, only hearing the desperation and concern in his voice when he asked about the Uchiha whom he had met before. He knew this was a soft spot for this young boy, but only if it was the right person he had met, so there was only one thing to say.

    "The uchihas name... it was Myoken Uchiha..."

    This was all Hannibal said before stepping through the door and down the hall, practically awaiting Yosamu to come after him or say something to him, while he was on his way out, to go back to his navy and prepare for war. These islands were already his, Yosamu simply did not know it yet.
     
         
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    It was like a tendril of mixed emotions wrapped around his legs. He felt his body slightly wobble from the emotional pressure. The words he dreaded yet longed were finally spoken. Someone who knew his brother. He turned to see the back of Hannibal leave the room, without a moment's hesitation Yosamu raised his right hand. Within seconds two well aromored guards in their ivory and golden armor splendor stopped before Hannibal, blocking him from his companion Jayce. But they didn't obstruct his path for conflict, but for Yosamu to catch up with him.

    "Lord Hannibal, you knew my brother. I can't allow this opportunity to pass. I propose an alternative, seeing you definately have something I want. I promise we will both get what we want in the end.."
     
         

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    Hannibal was stopped in his tracks by two guards, covered in golden armor, they seemed strong, they probably felt proud for wearing that armor, yet for Hannibal they were nothing but flies he could squash between his fingers if he wished. Yet he heard Yosamu moving quickly up behind him, as he began to spoke, and Hannibal listened with great care, and the guards in front of him could probably see his eyes look to the side while a small grin appeared on his face. Hannibal did not turn to face Yosamu, neither did he really care for Yosamu or this other Uchiha.

    "So that is what he is to you... your older brother... heh... and now suddenly you wish to propose a deal? for the reason that you believe that I might be in the possession of your brother or have knowledge about your brothers whereabouts.... to me your brother means nothing, you mean nothing to me... and the only thing you wish for is your brother, you care not for my ideals and goal.... im sorry to say this but you have passed your chance by declining my proposal..."

    Hannibal finished his sentence and pushed forward, forcing the guards weapons to the side as he continued walking down the hall towards Jayce.

    "But yes... I do know where he is..."
     
         

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