To me, the most distressing thing about this prolonged war is that countless citizens (Human, Keidran and Basitin) are oppressed and devastated once in the crossfire, sometimes even manipulated by their own people and/or government. Keith Keiser, a mixed-race Basitin who lost his parents and two friends to his own government, is a prime case example. Frankly, I was incredibly disgusted with how Keith and Maddie were treated by their own kind.
Our heroes of this webcomic (e.g. Trace, Flora, Keith, Natani, etc.) have fought time and time again to overcome such perilous boundaries for the sake of love and peace. Alas, from what I've seen in the recent Siege of Edinmire, there are still many who refuse to abandon their pride and prejudices. Thus, the blind and misguided (e.g. The Templar, The Edinmire Guard, etc.) continue to fan the flames of war, clinging onto the prolonged conflict as if it's their raison d'être. Worse yet, there are still notorious crooks, like the selfish Clovis, who shamelessly take advantage of this war for personal gain.
With this much conflict being blindly spread across Mekkan over the years, I must ask you this:
How would you deal with such a war?
Personally, if I lived in Mekkan, I would fight against all sides to rescue those oppressed by their people (Human, Keidran and Basitin) and rebel against their oppressors (e.g. The Templar, The Guard, The Basidian Empire, etc.) even if it costs me my life.