War threatened to encroach upon the shores of Galia's beloved homeland. No matter how the denizens of the realm struggled, there was no hope of victory. So he prepared to die for the kingdom he loved. As long as his bones were buried in this gorgeous land, he could die a happy man. Though he had arrived a foreigner, he would gladly give his life for the realm he loved. His comrades lauded him as "The Last Samurai."
Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. By the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely synonymous with bushi, and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai followed a set of rules that came to be known as bushidō (literally "military scholar road"). Bushido developed between the 16th and 20th centuries, originates from the samurai moral values, most commonly stressing some combination of frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and honor unto death.
From Lithuanian language galia translates as "power, strength; action".
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