Russian Federal Assembly
There was a stirring chatter among the men who gathered here, called by a being one dare not deny for fear of what he could do. Summoned by the God King, the governing body of the Soviet Union had cautiously accepted his proposal to parley with a level of haste one would expect from people in fear. Methodius himself had the power to destroy their armies and level their cities before lunch and the events in France had shown that. Now they stood staring down at the herculean man as he simply stood in silence. For the past thirty-minutes he had just stood there watching them and arcing the occasional bolt of electricity across his fingertips. Distaste for the lack of a speech was shared quietly with one neighbor rather than with the man himself for fear of incurring his divine wrath. A smirk on his face would serve as a sign to them that he knew exactly what he was doing.
“[You have all already lost this discussion by showing me that you are afraid.]”He had intended his period of silence to confirm a belief he had about the peoples view of him. He wanted to know if his very presence could shift the scale of a discussion in his favor and the silence was proof that it could. “[If any other man had wasted your time like I have just done you would have had him removed by now and I know it. Instead you sit here like rats cowering before a snake but why?]”
His words were clearly insulting, their faces showed that he had just hurt their pride yet nobody dared to say anything about it. They kept their frustration hidden out of fear, a sense of fear he sought to exploit for his own benefit. Methodius was working towards something. France had simultaneously taught him a lesson about real power in the modern world as well as give him an idea. That idea had become fleshed out into a plan he called the Mortal Game and now he was making his first move. His strategy was being put into play and he would see how the world reacted.
“[I can even insult you and you don’t dare say a word because you are afraid that I will kill you if you do. So once again I ask why? The answer is simple really, you lack the power of a country like the United States or France. You know that should I start killing there are no meta’s in your country capable of stopping me.]”
From his chest bolts of electricity arced outwards looking for targets, bodies, anything they could turn to dust. Burning hot enough to turn mortal bodies into nothing more than ash and dust. Just as soon as they had appeared they vanished, there were no casualties. Lights flickered and the smell of soiled garments began to fill the air. Methodius's smile conveyed a level of pleasure with the outcome of his threat.
“[Just like that I could end your lives and nobody here could do a thing about it. Sure heroes may come but by then it would be too late because Russia is weak. Look at Japan, I'm sure you all have seen the news. If that was to happen here today what would your country do?]"
He allowed a moment of silence to let the question sink in before continuing.
"[As I’m sure you all know wars these days are not determined by who has the bigger army, no that is the way of the past. In the modern world the size of ones army is equal to the number of dead bodies they have to bring home. Mortal men cannot defend a country anymore gentleman but beings with powers can.]”
“[I didn’t come to insult you, in fact I came to do the exact opposite. I have always viewed your people as a strong and courageous group. Men and women with pride unlike any the world has ever seen much like my own. I resonate with your country and because of that I want you to be strong. Why should the United States be the controlling power in the world when they are so weak willed and weak minded with their capitalist society. It is people like ours that should be in the minority and people like us that should be in control. So I come to you with a proposal today, one that will push our two peoples closer to that goal. It all starts with…]”
So I combined the blog I was gonna write with the poll. As per the new CVU political rules I'm making a poll asking the community if they would be okay with Methodius gaining a bit of political power in Russia by forming an alliance between them and his Holy City.
Rules and such are pretty straightforward
- only one vote per user
- you must post the decision you are voting for
- I will leave this open for 3 days before doing the whole results thing