Reindeer druid : Mr. Jin made a public
example of himself so we wouldn't follow his mistakes. But there's more than just that... it also ties to his teachings, his experience, among our people.
He pauses again to check on his wrist device.
Reindeer druid : ... Well, still enough time before the attack. So, it's like this...
It all started with Mr. Jin, a victim of his own pride in that regard, too. Too proud of his powers, thinking he was unstoppable. But at one twist of event, things got really bad... and he has to live in shame and humiliation ever since. He wants to make sure we don't repeat the same mistakes.A lot of us taurs were like him, overconfident in our magic too, thinking that with what we got, we could fight our way out of slavery just fine. But then he made us see just how much we'd been missing, when we were stuck with our own pride. Which, lead us to a very important part in his teaching and training, mainly about fighting, adapting and surviving... Never rely too much on magic. Instead, first, make use of everything your body has. Wings, horns, claws, talons, fangs, hooves, everything. Even tail too, if you can. Weapons and equipment are next, but no enchantment, just as plain as they are. Enchantment comes later... and finally, magic at the very last of the list of priority.His perspective about magic also changed, drastically. He came to see that magic has a lot more to offer, than just fighting, killing, and looking cool. In particular, he's... actually the very first one I'd ever seen, to do this. To him, the energy you use for magic is the same as... well, energy, in general. There's positive energy, and there's negative energy. Positive is when you use magic to help the others, such as treating their injuries, protecting them from danger, saving them from threats. Negative, is when you harm and hurt others.That's how we've been able to maintain ourselves and stick together, in this war. We are aware that magic and enchanted equipment isn't exactly for everyone... so we prioritize what we have in common first. Which is... well, everything non-magic. Put our differences aside and stick to what we have in common, so that everyone is equal. And no-one is left behind.
Reindeer druid : ... That's his way to atone for his past mistakes. His humiliation, embarrassment, and shame. He'd never forgive himself for that, and now he makes it his personal duty to make sure we don't have to deal with what he had to go through.
The young fennec looks rather down.
Fennec scout 1 : I feel sorry for him... he's out there making sure we're at our best even when he's probably at his lowest. One time, I happened to catch wind of another reason he's doing this. He was talking to his children, when I passed by... but you did not hear this from me, alright ?
Reindeer druid : ... My lips are sealed. Don't worry.
Fennec scout 2 : What did you hear ?
The young fennec gulps.
Fennec scout 1 : ... He's lonely. He just wants to care for others the same way he wants to be cared for. But this war has been keeping him and his four children apart. So, he... tries to cope with it.