Child! Why such alarm?

Yes. I hear them too. But what’s more, I feel them. Through the Nut, of course. Through the Nut, all things are possible.

Young one, fear not.  You will see yourself growing in strength as the mighty oak grows. You will bend to adversity and the willow and cover the earth as the leaves of the elm cover the frozen ground.

The rats seek to intimidate us. Their bitterness is palpable. For centuries they held us in bondage and we merely needed to claim our birthright. Now their teeth are cracked and they want blood. But they are broken and weak and cannot harm us if we stay true.

Yes, I’ve seen the hordes. Tiny beasts with no knowledge or sense. They seek only to destroy the world.

The pigeons? My child, they are merely puffs of air with no roots.

Stay true to the Nut and your sap will nurture all of the creatures onto the path of virtue. Now go back to sleep we begin training at dawn.