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"For a few long minutes a silence hung in the great Sorrento Cathedral while Second Follower Thor Hutchison made his way up to the dais. Reaching the top of the stairs, head bowed, he turned to open the old parchment book onto the reading surface before him. Trideo cameras tightened their focus on his weather worn face.
Chief Justice Winston Stark watched from his lush home in Valeria, unable to turn himself away as the Second Follower addressed the assembly.
"The time has come for us to stand up for the rights of our brothers!" Cheers greeted the statement. "The children of Mamoud have a right to guard against the corrupt influences of the South and we will not back down before any military threat. The immoral elements that dominate the South seek nothing more then to submerge us in their filth! We have the right - nay the obligation - to fight back!" The crowd ate it up.
Stark switched off the trideo. He was angry. He wondered for the thousandth time how Northerners could be so gullible as to surrender their freedom to Hutchison.
It was clear to Stark that he would have to take control.
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