The Gem Dragons who have joined Tokiwong (Iuz) are satisfied.
None of them are volunteering to become an ambassador of Iuz, though ...
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The leader of the Metallic Dragons, who has scried all of this, seen it all, looks at Hazen (who has also seen it all through the scrying magic of the dragons.)
The gold dragon just shakes his head sadly.
He comments, quietly, to Hazen:
It is not just the hearts of men and women who have fallen to the Shadow.
It is also the hearts of dragons.
At least some of them did not fall, those who joined the Alliance of the Crescent.
(He sighs, and bows his head)
Nuclear weapons should not be allowed.
Any Power with them should be required to abandon them.
They are the weapons of madmen.
They are not the weapons of those who seek victory, for with these weapons there is no victory.
However, I do not think they will listen to me.
Winning, at all costs, is paramount.
Winning, overrides all other directives.
They are as bad as the City of the Gods.
(The gold dragon frowns darkly)
Except that the City of the Gods simply followed a set of orders set down when I was young.
It is nothing more than a mindless automaton, incapable of doing anything more than following it's programming ... I will explain that term later.
It cannot, and did not, make moral judgements.
Hazen, I know that the Lortmil Technomancy is an ally of the Kevellond League.
I know that you need their power badly.
But no victory is worth this price.
No victory is worth what these new weapons mean.
For I have seen these weapons in use, when I was young.
I know what they will do.
I know the consequences of their use.
I urge you to talk to the Lortmil Technomancy; to ask them to abandon this nuclear program.