Note: The following are recordings made by Kai Derensi, a young boy from a family of Shasta supporters
05 January YC 123
Hi! My name is Kai. I’m a fourteen-year old Ni-Kunni boy who lives in Amarrinn. My mother and father are both farmers. We live just outside the Amarrinn city limits.
Our family has lived on this land for at least three generations. We grow Amarrian wheat and sell it in the city, mostly to PMCs and the House Sarum military. I love to live here. It is a beautiful area, with a lot of trees and animals. The sunset is incredibly stunning.
My father is an outspoken critic of certain political figures, such as Duke Kyvon of House Ariend. I fear that his criticisms have endangered our family. Starting a few days ago, a bunch of tough-looking burly guys have been lounging around just past our property’s boundaries. I have no idea who they are, but they are very threatening. Just yesterday, a man walked up to us and “asked” us to sell our property to House Ariend. He offered to pay us ¼ of what our property is worth, and threatened to burn the property down if we refused his offer. Father refused his offer, and I fear that he will carry his threat out. I think that the man is one of the goons who have been watching our farm for the last week. Father says that people like him are bullies who have more bark than bite. He seems unconcerned by the man’s threats. I hope that he is right.
Anyways, that’s all for now. See you next time!