/ooc I don't want to step on the Triad's toes, but we do need to kick off the 2nd Prime Faction election. Someday in the Fall of 775 BC in Arete, in the Palace district. A group of 6 riders approaches in a stately step, keeping an organized column with one man in front. The riders are all wearing the deep purple and ivory colors of Arkadia, a young city to the west, near the Spanish border. As they approach the western entrance to the Palace district, they dismount, tieing off their horses and approach the monument in the center of the square in front of the palace. Once there, five men attain positions around the base of the monument, while the leader ascends a couple steps. The busy market quiets, while the palace doors begin to open. There are citizens here from all of the cities and in each of their faction's colors. Many appear to only be curious, while several begin to show more than just a casual interest as several people are quickly sent running to fetch others. After a pause to guage the audience in the square, the leader opens up his arms in a gesture as if to embrace everyone within earshot. "Citizens of Aretania it is a great morning here today! It is a fine time for a new dawn for our people, a time for change! The Triad have long ruled our people. It is time for our people to look to new rulers. We have met new people, whose cultures are very different from our own. We have grown emmensely over these many years to become a powerful people. We have discovered many wonders, and now is the time to decide how best to move forward. What faction...which leaders are best prepaired to embrace Aretania's diverse peoples and lead them boldly into the future? It is time for an election! As the leader of the Arkadian Populist Regime, I am posting my faction's flag near the Monument, along with a wooden stella carved with my faction's platform. All interested factions should also place their flag and platform here, then allow Aretanians to decide. Read well the messages placed here, and listen deerly to what your hearts say we should do. Our Spanish neighbors are a threat to us from the west and seak to consume our people and claim that their culture is superior to ours! The Babylonians are our trusted friends from the East. Meanwhile, word spreads of a new people whom we have yet to learn about. Further, there are yet many new things to learn of our world and much land that needs to be harnessed to benefit us all. Come, join our faction in a call for election and post your platforms with ours in the square so that all citizens may see them and make an informed choice.