- Dec 11, 2010
Senator Aetius Scipion (the Reds):Senator Marcus Arrius (the Blues):
Senator Scipion, I am glad to see that at least one member of the Red Demes agrees that we must improve our navy. While I am sure there are those in the three Factions and those who remain unaffiliated that may wish to argue otherwise, I believe the Imperium must have a powerful navy to combat the Xenoi.
*Marcus turns to face Senator Wedrovander. His eyes narrow in annoyance.*
Senator Wedrovander, granting protection to Ceylon would strengthen the Imperium and show the natives the mercy of our God. I do not agree with the fanatics of the White Demes, but spreading the teachings of our God is a good thing. If we ignore them, the Xenoi or the Horde could destroy them. As for Aquitaine... Do not defend those fools. They turned their back on our God the day they insulted the Augustus and all of the Imperium. I would happily let them be destroyed by the Xenoi. However, the Augustus is kinder than I. If he wishes to allow them to exist under our protection, then who am I to disagree?
Senator Arrius, I think that everybody in this Empire agree that we must improve our navy. The last "successes" of the Navy has lead us to near bankruptcy and to the death of thousands of good Romans, as my uncle was. I do not think we must invest in a strong navy but in a strong Army and better economy.
But if it is the will of our Emperor to rebuild the navy, then we must try to assure that this time we do not sink it in the first engagement. I understand my red partner´s concerns on the navy, many of them I share, but I will need some...understanding from your friends in the blues if I want to convince them for supporting the Navy improvement bill. As I pointed before, to focus a bit more on our legions would help me to smooth things.
Senator Wedrovander, we do not talk of burning Christians. We talked about purifying Aquitaine´s king soul through fire so the blessing of God can turn to him again while our glorious Emperor take a leading position on the kingdom on behalf of its people. As good christian, we must take care of our brothers and theirs souls.
Senator Taurinus, I am glad to see your family again on the side of the true Romans. Your analysis of our droungarios "strategies", if we can call them this way, is perfectly accurate.