They stood aside while my planet was overrun by the Council-sanctioned vagrant Yirkin forces!
The Yirkin are wanderers.
The Council wants nothing to do with them and views the presence of your father's betrayer and your people on the planet as a sign the Yirkin are willing to share your planet rather than take it over.
There is no negotiating with the Yirkin scum or my father's killer, A'Ran thought but held his tongue, aware his only ally believed himself right in this.
His people's hope had turned to desperation in the hands of the Yirkin when every sun-cycle passed and there was no nishani.
On his death, one of his advisors, who betrayed him and allied with the Yirkin invaders, seized the title of dhjan.
Given his experience and lauding as one of the most capable strategic battle planners in the Five Galaxies-- the only reason he hadn't been driven out by the Yirkin despite his tiny army-- he found himself learning a tidbit here and there.
Maybe he missed his home, or maybe he was convinced that what the Council often said-- that the Yirkin and remaining Anshans could live in peace together-- was true.
She couldn't survive if anything happened, and every Yirkin warrior on the planet would be looking for her, once they hear she exists.
"And there must be a solution to the Yirkin," Mansr said.
That they'd ally with the dishonorable Yirkin was his fault; his affront at taking Kiera from them was enough for them to overcome their distaste at dealing with the Yirkin, whom they viewed as even less civilized than the Anshan.
Qatwali is distracted with the land battle and the Yirkin won't be looking where we launch.
He watched, confirming the far side of the planet wasn't the focus of either Yirkin or Qatwali forces.
I'm destroying all Qatwali and Yirkin on the surface of Anshan.