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Public News Post #20562

Aegeans and Oblivion

Written by: Farrah Roualt
Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019
Addressed to: Everyone


Aegeans,

I have little desire to waste energy responding to your boastful bluster. One thing is clear, however, for all with eyes to see: The Court of Shadows is not afraid of the Order of War, or of the Seat. You know this. We know this. Your attempts at bravado are wasted on us.

There is little to be gained by arguing with the mad or delusional. I did wish to touch on the topic that began this entire conversation, however: the propriety of serving War whilst not actually desiring the end of our realm - whether one is Eleusian, Cyrenian, or whatever else.

An earlier poster asked whether we should care about far-off worlds being destroyed - whether our actions have any bearing on such distant struggles. Although much is certainly beyond our reach, there are some very real examples of impact beyond our own world in this very struggle. In 793 AF, for example, a Nihilist ritual that took place within their "temple" caverns resulted in the death of a greater phoenix in the outer planes.

It should be no surprise that those who value the continued existence of the realm might attack these unholy grounds upon which such atrocities are committed. In fact, when Hashan assaulted those very caverns, the other citystates that actually oppose Chaos (and, fortunately, lack any notable Aegean presence) did not interfere and used the opportunity to serve their own purposes in opposition to Oblivion.

Did the Nihilists oust their foes? Of course not. The Nihilists are a mad cult devoted to an outrageous purpose with neither the fortitude nor the numbers to withstand opposition. It was the Aegeans who defended these unholy grounds. It was also the Aegeans who struck back in retaliation.

I have watched Eleusian Aegeans actively aid the Nihilists in regaining control over their bog - that profane site of mad worship and dangerous ritual. I have watched the now-Imperiate act as a personal bodyguard to Dunn Lichlord, servant of the Mad God and consort of the Chaos Court, in his bid to acquire the Staff of Nicator. Aegeans always tell me they fight only for War, and that they will oppose Oblivion when it matters. But when exactly does one accept responsibility for one's own active facilitation of the Nihilists' aims?

It does not particularly matter if one world had Nature upon it, or if the destruction of one world was possible to avert. Those who are not insane should seek not to aid in the destruction of further worlds through the protection and empowerment of those who seek to destroy them.

We may despise one another, but we are all of Creation, after all.

In Progress,

Farrah Roualt

Penned by my hand on the 16th of Phaestian, in the year 814 AF.


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Public News Post #20562

Aegeans and Oblivion

Written by: Farrah Roualt
Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019
Addressed to: Everyone


Aegeans,

I have little desire to waste energy responding to your boastful bluster. One thing is clear, however, for all with eyes to see: The Court of Shadows is not afraid of the Order of War, or of the Seat. You know this. We know this. Your attempts at bravado are wasted on us.

There is little to be gained by arguing with the mad or delusional. I did wish to touch on the topic that began this entire conversation, however: the propriety of serving War whilst not actually desiring the end of our realm - whether one is Eleusian, Cyrenian, or whatever else.

An earlier poster asked whether we should care about far-off worlds being destroyed - whether our actions have any bearing on such distant struggles. Although much is certainly beyond our reach, there are some very real examples of impact beyond our own world in this very struggle. In 793 AF, for example, a Nihilist ritual that took place within their "temple" caverns resulted in the death of a greater phoenix in the outer planes.

It should be no surprise that those who value the continued existence of the realm might attack these unholy grounds upon which such atrocities are committed. In fact, when Hashan assaulted those very caverns, the other citystates that actually oppose Chaos (and, fortunately, lack any notable Aegean presence) did not interfere and used the opportunity to serve their own purposes in opposition to Oblivion.

Did the Nihilists oust their foes? Of course not. The Nihilists are a mad cult devoted to an outrageous purpose with neither the fortitude nor the numbers to withstand opposition. It was the Aegeans who defended these unholy grounds. It was also the Aegeans who struck back in retaliation.

I have watched Eleusian Aegeans actively aid the Nihilists in regaining control over their bog - that profane site of mad worship and dangerous ritual. I have watched the now-Imperiate act as a personal bodyguard to Dunn Lichlord, servant of the Mad God and consort of the Chaos Court, in his bid to acquire the Staff of Nicator. Aegeans always tell me they fight only for War, and that they will oppose Oblivion when it matters. But when exactly does one accept responsibility for one's own active facilitation of the Nihilists' aims?

It does not particularly matter if one world had Nature upon it, or if the destruction of one world was possible to avert. Those who are not insane should seek not to aid in the destruction of further worlds through the protection and empowerment of those who seek to destroy them.

We may despise one another, but we are all of Creation, after all.

In Progress,

Farrah Roualt

Penned by my hand on the 16th of Phaestian, in the year 814 AF.


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