To the Commanders of the Matari Ground Forces of Floseswin IV,
I, Ekaterina Mariya deSilvestris, Captain of Alpha Company, deSilvestris Household Naval Infantry, currently engaged in sporadic fighting with Matari Ground Forces in and around the settlement known as East Hav or Mining Settlement 45, respectfully request a 24-hour truce and ceasefire in the immediate area of the aforementioned urban area.
This truce will be for the sole purpose of evacuating remaining civilians to areas of safety, in order to avoid further unnecessary, unwarranted, and unwanted innocent casualties and deaths. There are a number of civilians remaining, including eldery, infirm, incapacitated, and children. I ask you, respectfully, to honour the spirit of Yuill, and allow these people free passage to wherever they wish to go, without threat of harm or reprisal.
Upon the termination of the agreed-upon truce period, hostilities shall resume. You should be aware that some inhabitants of this settlement have voluntarily taken up arms in the defence of their home, and, having discussed with me the repercussions for them of this willing decision, they agree and accept that Matari forces may perceive them as enemy combatants.
I hope that in the spirit of true, honourable warriors, the leaders of the Matari Forces, and those with influence over them, shall seriously consider my proposal and answer in the affirmative.
Aspirant Ekaterina Mariya deSilvestris, Captain, deSilvestris Household Forces.