"You are correct: Our strength is not equal. I have killed larger and stronger creatures than you. You would be decimated, Shyvana. You are inexperienced compared to us. You would fall dismembered at our feet. I have been in the League longer than you have, I have lived longer than you have, I have trained longer than you have, I have dedicated my fist into killing those who oppose me, and you think you have the gall to think you are my greater? You are still naive. Youthful. You do not understand the pivot point of rage. The only reason you are not dead now is because, with all due honesty, a Summoner is here. You did not hear me. You did not see me. You did not smell me. You were dead the moment I was able to get behind you."
Udyr waved the half-dragon off, "But that is not the point. The point is the context of the the word 'person' and how you used it. Let me remind you."
The beast man recounted what Shyvana had said, word for word, in her own voice, "I find it amazing that you can stand here and talk about how things work in nature, while speaking to me in english and wearing your fancy armor. You are not an animal, Volibear. I never thought a human or half of one would have to argue this to an Ursine and not the other way around, but you are not an animal. You are a person. If you think yourself an animal, strip all this off and go hunt deer, interacting with your fellow Ursine only to fight for territory or breed. The moment you put this armor on and started saying 'I', you stopped being a bear. You started being a person. You have no right to speak of nature as anything more than a concept one discusses over tea while taking a break from the real world."
Udyr roared at Shyvana, "YOU DESCRIBED HUMAN SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS AND MORALITY WHILE USING THE NOUN OF PERSON RATHER THAN KEEPING THEM SEPERATE! THAT IS WHAT YOU SAID! HE IS STILL AN ANIMAL BECAUSE HE IS AN ANIMAL!"
The beast man gave Shyvana another disciplinary slap before continuing, "What does an animal mean to you? I am an animal! You are an animal! He is an animal! We are all animals! You do not say he is not an animal and then equate it with a contradictory statement such as calling them a person and then subjugate human ideals and values to him! So what if he speaks Common? Does that mean he is not allowed to? He can reason, he can think, he chooses to be a bear, an animal, because that is who he chooses to be! It is that way of thinking that gives humans and beings a sense of gross superiority! Are all bears just large, lumbering beasts that eat fish and mate as you say? Do you know why they do not speak with us? Because they do not speak Common! They do not speak human! When you have an animal that does, that automatically constitutes them as a 'person'? Varied animals use tools in order to help them! The dolphins I have spoken to use sponges to aid them when they wish to probe rougher surfaces for their meal. Does that mean they are no longer animals and are now what you would consider people?! Does animal intellect bear nothing on you? An animal does what they wish without regret, without grief, without any of the inane, enforced societal standards that are put in place by apparent civilized cultures! Do you know how the Ursine are? Do you know their culture? Do you know if they drink tea? Do you know if more than one of them wears armor? Do you know if more than one of them speaks? Do you know what their values are? Do you know what their morals are if they have them? Do you care? No, you do not! If you did, you would not be using such think upon terms such as Good, and Evil, or how Noxian in view he is! Noxian in view?! Do you realize that Ionians, Demacians and Noxians ALL SHARE SIMILAR BASE IDEALS? It is impossible not to!"
The beast man's teeth were bared as his voice grew in volume, "What does feral mean? It means to be wild, to be untamed, to not be domesticated and under the subjugation of someone else! Is the chiefdom of the Ursine people a idea created through the idea of domestication or is it more akin to the idea of a wolf pack, an idea that can still be seen in aspects of varied cultures?! To be wild, untamed, means to not be domesticated, to not be bred and forced to live under the standards of others that they deem more beneficial to them and not necessarily as beneficial to the animals themselves! Their will, their freedom, is bent, broken, shattered! Domestication, slavery, is what happened to Alistar's race! To understand the nature of others is to understand your own, and you do not! If you did, you would not be trying to invalidate him or his points when he is one who communes with the very Heavens themselves! He is the Thunder's Roar! Are you saying I am not attuned to nature, a man who communicates with any creature in their own tongue, who is host to several spiritual animal aspects because I have a human's body, therefore I am not an animal?! I can speak any language I desire, from the chirps of the birds to the clicks of a whale! If he says that he understands what nature is because he is a literalbear who has lived a far harsher life than one whose father died for being too weak to live, who communicates with the Heavens themselves and whose entire culture has been based around more primal ideals rather than the more domesticated societal ideals you grew up in?! You know nothing of his culture, of the Ursine, anything about them, and need to educate yourself before you compare them to the people of Piltover and their Gods damned tea!"
Udyr's fingers cricked as his bones rubbed against one another, "The short version of this is: Animals are people, people are animals! You do not say there is a separation between the two and instill human societal norms onto him! You do not decide what he is! His choice is his own! Should I decide what you are? How would you react to that? Do not ever, EVER, put your own ideals of what something should be onto others! I am stubborn, I say what I believe is true, and if you do not wish to follow them, then I hold nothing against you. I may call you stupid, I may think you wrong, but if you are able to continue living, to continue surviving, then who am I to say anything otherwise?"
Udyr's knuckles groaned as he hunched to the ground. He growled aloud, "Have I made myself clear, or should I act like the other, apparently irrational animals you think them to be and proceed to tear out your jugular and ravage your carcass before hibernating for the winter?"