How They Came; A Detailed Look at what started the Mee-Dis War

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How They Came; A Detailed Look at what started the Mee-Dis War

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7201 DE (456–455 BCE)

How They Came; A Detailed Look at what started the Mee-Dis War was a book written by the D'ni author Jamen in 7201 DE (456–455 BCE), looking at, as the title suggests, what started the Mee-Dis War, specifically looking at events relating to the D'ni opinion of ahrotahntee at least as far back as the reign of King Hinash. During the First Restoration, the DRC used the book as reference material, and referenced the book in five of the King Notebooks.

DRC references[edit]

In the King Hinash Notebook, a quote from the book is given, concerning the lack of a child from Hinash's marriage with an outsider, and the fact that the public did not want to have to deal with the possibility of non-D'ni blood on the throne, with the notebook stating that one author (ie. Jamen) went so far as to say "...even had they bore a child, it would have made for a very uneasy have such a being living with the palace perhaps taking the public's acceptance to far".

In the King Ishek Notebook, another quote from the book is given, following the description of the events of a xenophobic D'ni religious sect secretly being behind a group of natives of the Age of Yimas kidnapping Ishek's wife and demanding Ages in return. After the involvement of the D'ni sect was revealed, the D'ni public pushed for stricter guidelines concerning interaction with other Ages and the inhabitants thereof, with Jamen noting that "They sought the rules not because the other cultures were savages, but because our own culture could not be trusted to deal with them honorably."

During the reign of King Yableshan, the D'ni sect known as the Blood of Yahvo (which, according to Relyimah records was the same sect that had been behind the Yimas event during Ishek's reign) kidnapped Yableshan's first son, demanding that one of their own leaders be released, otherwise they would kill his son. The Relyimah, who at the time were dealing with the problem of a mole, were seemingly incapable of finding his son's location, and so Yableshan released the leader, only for the Blood of Yahvo to kill his son anyway, delivering his body to Yableshan. In the DRC's King Yableshan Notebook, with a reference to How They Came, it is mentioned that due to these events, the D'ni public became much further separated into the sides of those who wanted to end outsider interaction and those who did not, and that there were none who were capable of bridging the growing divide.

In the King Rikooth Notebook, it is mentioned that in 6676 DE (981–980 BCE), Rikooth met with leaders to discuss the involvement of outsiders, though it became clear that closing down interaction with outsiders was a ridiculous thought, with Rikooth citing the 'immeasurable' contribution of non-D'ni peoples to D'ni culture, art, construction, technology, and resources.

The King Kerath Notebook mentions Kerath's views regarding outsiders, and that he had managed to convince most of the public of Gish's teachings, with Kerath regarding the outsiders as a threat, and often saying "If not now, then soon," with regards to an attack from outsiders.