Post:A Letter to the Guild - 09/27/2012 - 21:46

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A Letter to the Guild · on 09/27/2012 09:46 PM CDT 353
This notice was widely posted and distributed throughout the Moon Mage Guildhalls:


Dear Guildmates,

It is with great reluctance that I write this missive for I fear it will only widen the cracks in our guild, but I can no longer stand by and watch the work of centuries crumble.

It is important to remember our history, why we came together to form this guild. It is together that we have performed unthinkable feats of magic, discovered artifacts of great wonder, and continued to further society in general. Remember the words of Jares Braun, "For together, we will create triumphs of the magical arts undreamt of." No matter your heritage, we are all Moon Mages. If we are not united, we will pass away and be forgotten by history. We must remember threats from the past and learn from them so that we may not repeat our mistakes.

I speak not only of the threat of dissension amongst ourselves, but also of those outside threats, most notably the Children of Kalestraum. Ever since Karosti has risen to power, they have represented a grave threat to the guild and all society in general. They recklessly seek knowledge that was intentionally forgotten, and in doing so they endanger us all. So many talented mages corrupted by Karosti’s vile influence, it is a shameful waste. While I do not have the authority myself, I urge the leadership of the guild to offer membership and asylum to any members of the Children of Kalestraum willing to renounce their sorcerous ways.

This is not to say that the Progeny is innocent, far too many of our members stray into Sorcery and deceit. We should learn from Tezirah’s return, learn the price of knowledge best left forgotten, of power at any cost. That is her true legacy. We should be providing an example to the guild, acting as the conscience of our membership, taking up the reins left slack by the Compact. We should be spearheading research and discovery, not politics and backroom scheming. In this the Crowthers have failed us. In this Mortom has failed us, despite his brilliance with artifice. For all that I have learned from him, it is clear that he has not truly learned from his use of Sorcery on that wretched day. The repercussions of those mistakes haunt us still.

As for Taramaine, he has my utmost respect for leading us through many troubled times, but his continual failure to rebuild the council is unacceptable. This guild was founded on unity and cooperation, and he no longer embodies any of these things. I am forced to call for his resignation and the formation of a new council to lead the guild into a brighter future.

-Tozu Ayochi

This message was originally posted in The Moon Mages \ Game Master and Official Announcements, by DR-RAESH on the play.net forums.