Seikai no Senki:Danshou1 Preface
I think of it as an honor to have the opportunity to welcome all of you gathered here, at this site where a great endeavor will take place.
Now I say “a great endeavor”, but there are people who are not inclined to think so. As you have a look around, it appears that you all are able to see it at this place too. However please, please do not misunderstand me. I have no intention of criticizing or blaming the people of the opposing group.
Whether this becomes a great endeavor or a foolish one, it may be difficult to know in our lifetime. However, the fact that you all were present here will surely be revered proudly by your descendants. This, I am convinced of.
‘Even if the plan is successful, the assessment “a great endeavor” is worthless’ is an opinion that can also be heard. ‘A plan like this would at best make one star system livable, but looking at it from the whole of Human society, it’s an extremely tiny thing.’ Indeed, it is. The influence this plan will impart on Human history will probably be very small. All of man kind cannot be expected to approve of this plan. Furthermore, a shady part lying slightly behind it all is also a fact. However, what is wrong with that? Our ancestors turned their backs on the movements of Human society and lived life, choosing isolation, and established this city. That is why I cannot understand, why we who are content with seclusion would care for the judgment of others.
Therefore, everyone, please continue to speak proudly of now, of this time to the children that will likely witness the conclusion to come.
―—From the history of Orbital City Toyoashihara