Joshua Graham declares independence!
The leader of the Morovan terrorist cell, located out of the Zion desert, has declared independence from Morova. In a recorded speech he mailed to the MPR from an undisclosed location, Graham announced that Zion will announce itself as an independent nation, free from the tyranny of Karamazov and Myshkin. Graham's deep and gravelly voice speaks clearly and methodically.
"Zion is God's temple. He has built this land of great stones and mountains and rivers for us to worship him. Here, today, I announce that Zion will be free from Morova. We declare ourselves our own land. This small piece of the desert belongs to us and to God. I pray for the safety of my people, but we cannot expect God to do all the work. We are prepared to defend ourselves and the good people that search us out. I have lived through pain and suffering. I have been burned alive. I have fought a war. Yet, I survived, for the fire inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me. Zion may be surrounded by the fires of the gentiles, but we will not fall. We will not despair. In this world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that in the end, there is a light in the darkness. We will redeem Zion and become a carrier of that light to the world."
The Morovan People's Assembly voted unanimously to ignore the declaration and sent a formal request to Grand Admiral Karamazov to dispatch Morovan soldiers to Zion to end the rebellion. For some reason, Karamazov has only dispatched his rangers and scouts, ordering them to remain hidden.