“And to the fierce contention brought along
Innumerable force of spirits, armed
That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring,
His utmost power with adverse power,
opposed in dubious battle on the Plains of Heaven,
And shook His throne.
What though the field be lost?
All is not lost; the unconquerable will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield:
And what is else not to be overcome?
That Glory never shall his wrath or might
Extort from me. To bow and sue for grace
With suppliant knee, and deify His power
Who from the terror of this Arm so late
Doubted his Empire.
Since through experience of this great event
In Arms not worse, in foresight much advanced,
We may with more successful hope resolve
To wage by force or guile, eternal war
Irreconcilable to our grand foe,
Who now triumphs,
Let us tend from off the tossing of these fiery waves,
And there rest, if any rest can harbour there,
And reassembling our afflicted Powers,
Consult how we may henceforth most offend
Our Enemy, our own loss how repair,
How overcome this dire calamity,
What reinforcement we may gain from hope,
If not, what resolution from despair.”
~John Milton, Early human scholar M2 Treatise on the Long War
The logicians have been consulted and my points are correct. I have committed the 65th company, 11,553 points (and one extra OOC vow) to the fray and await the official call. Though I shall not order recall, I shall feel pride in the fight to the last, and I shall trust in the comrades in who we have entrusted this endeavor to us all. Well done, to all the faithful, the vanguard, the harbingers of the new era. No matter our final result, well done one and all.
And many times thank you Captain Semper for organizing this and keeping it running, it's been an absolute best. So my humblest thanks and deepest gratitude mate! My first ETL has been fantastic, and by the grace of fate, it shan't be my last!