Never mind your General and his court, believe in thyself to go farther than they can imagine. It is only than that you are a boon to the Cause, if not to their credit.
[for the uninitiated, the above is Xiang Qi, a Chinese version of Indian Chess (Chaturanga). The above, starting from the top, illustrates the last 2 movements, played by ed (red), before checkmate and capture respectively. I would certainly recommend the game to all non-Chinese, as a perspective learnt from another culture can only enrich your perspectival arsenal, which is why I picked it up a couple of weeks. Absolutely love it for its difference and challenge.]