NationStates Jolt Archive

Kobold Kontroversy

Blood Moon Goblins
29-04-2005, 03:38
"Dey've been slaves for foreva! How are dey s'posed ta do 'nythin else?" The speaker waved a pale hand in the air. Being one of the Frozen Claw clan he was naturaly very...white. The normal Goblin shades of green only barely showed, "I tink dey're happy dis way anyhow. I ask a few O' dem meself, dey dont complain 'bout it, most O' em say dey dont wanna be free."
"Squee joo is stoopid as ever. Da Kobolds say dey don wanna be free 'cause dey're 'fraid joo'll cut dere furry little 'eads off for sometin'." The second speaker, identified as Krek, was of Blood Moon stock, shorter than Squee, but stockier, "We are da civi-liz-ed nashun now. We not 'sposed ta be havin' slaves. It is 'Not Done.", joo know what dat means."
"Deres lotta nations out dere wit slaves, deyre perfectly fi-"
"Nobody likes 'em! Lotsa people try ta attack 'em and dats da last ting we want now! Lookit our army, s'made of stuff dats older dan dis mountain and twice as rusty!"
"Shut up da both of joo!" King Krark stood and gestured angrily at both of the speakers, "Dis is not da time ta be talkin' bout dis. We're 'ere ta arrange da stoopid meeting, not kill each oder now!"
"'E started it. I was ju-"
"No! No arguein' now. Da Kobold fing is ta be dealt wit later. I have sent a message out now ta some people, humans mostly. Dey should be respondin' soon and den we can start talkin'!.
"But I don' see wh-"
"Quiet! Joo want ta talk 'bout sometin' you save it for da meeting!"
Embers fell from the massive torches hung on the sides of the Great Hall, Krark had a temper, and wasnt good with these new 'politicians', but having been King for a number of years he could at least boss people around well enough.

To: Anybody
From: The Kingdom of the Blood Moon
Re: Kobold Issue
Greetings esteemed leaders of the many nations of the world.
The Blood Moon Clan is in the middle of a controversy regarding what many see as a sub-Goblin species, the Kobolds.
Kobolds are similar to Goblins in a number of respects, with a few differnces as well. First thing is that they have iron-based blood (Goblins have a copper based system), fur and are blue. They are, however, rather stupid even when compared to a Goblin.
The issue is that, for many, many, many, years the Kobolds have been slaves in all but name, forced to work for the Goblins. There are a number of factions which support freeing the Kobolds and granting them a small land plot to establish their own nation/state. The other factions respond that it would collapse into civil war in no time, or would be taken over by warlords or something nasty.
We ask that the nations of the world send representatives to participate in the debate in the Great Council, which is a sort of combined parliment and cabinet, and assist the Clans in reaching an acceptable desecision for the current problem.
It should be noted that Goblin politics are somewhat...hazerdous. We will attempt to keep Council members from challenging forigners to death matches in regards to personal issues.
Speaker for King Krark
Camel Eaters
29-04-2005, 03:46
We'd a like tae send Kellin Hannon tae this meeting. No worries he's gonna be fine when eating dose who challenge him. We also understand yaer politics. What wit das clans and all. For we ha'da same here. Kellin is the most respected of our people, Nephew of the King, and The Face of the Hannon Clan. He shoulda do fine wit y'all.
-Great Big Haggis III
Blood Moon Goblins
29-04-2005, 15:22
The Blood Moon will happily accept your representative, the council will start when we have a few more people to advise.
Blood Moon Goblins
30-04-2005, 03:33
30-04-2005, 04:06
The Holy Imperial Empire of Belem would be interested in purchasing a small number of kobolds for examination and experimenation of their abilities and possibile uses in the Empire. We will of course pay what you would consider fair market value for the specimens.
Blood Moon Goblins
30-04-2005, 21:40
For now Kobold sales have been stopped, we can send you some recently deceased Kobolds, though.
02-05-2005, 03:21
The Imperial Empire as of this time has no no use for Kobold corpses. However if the trade of live Kobolds should begin again or if at a future time the Empire deems it neccessary to purchase deceased kobolds we will of course contact you.
Blood Moon Goblins
02-05-2005, 15:18
If you could promise us that the experiments would not:
a. Kill the Kobolds
b. Cause excessive pain/harm to them
We will send you a few for free. We can also give you a list of nutritional requirements.
The shouldnt cost you much, Kobolds have relativly slow metabolisms compared to Goblins.
02-05-2005, 16:32
We can give you our assurance that the Kobolds will not be killed or unduely tortured or harmed. Any medical experiments conducted shall be done humanely. The kobolds main purpose will be the same purpose they serve in the clans of course on a much smaller scale.
Blood Moon Goblins
03-05-2005, 01:11
Very well, we can arrange for ten voluntiers to be sent to Belem under the supervision of a small number of Goblins.
If you have any questions regarding the Kobolds, feel free to ask them.
03-05-2005, 01:30
That will be quite acceptable. Can you provide us with some basic information on there society, intelligence and general health and physical abilities.
Blood Moon Goblins
03-05-2005, 01:39
Ask the Goblins who arrive, they are experts in the field of Kobolds.
03-05-2005, 01:42
Understood. We are prepared to accept shipment and holding facility has been prepared. Ship them at your convience.
04-05-2005, 00:58
bump for confirmation of shipment
Blood Moon Goblins
04-05-2005, 01:35
kobolds and Goblins shipped.
04-05-2005, 01:39
We eagerly await their arrival. The Empire once again thanks you for your genorisity and hopes to continue doing business with the Blood Moon Clan in the future.