The Diaspora

Date: 08/27/2013 at 04:37
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: The Diaspora

Under a crystal clear sky on the fifth of Glacian in the year 633 AF, Aurora and Deucalion appeared before an assembly of Devotion users and Faithful on a cliff overlooking the ruins of Shallam.

After briefly greeting the crowd, the Bloodsworn Gods spoke on serious matters.

They noted that much had changed in the time between Their disappearance centuries ago and Their recent return in the battle against Bal'met, the Worldreaver.

"The teachings which We set into place have become diluted with age, and the tenets and understandings are misguided, causing confusion and a distinct lack of cohesion," warned the Righteous Fire.

Pulling no punches, the Lightbringer continued, saying, "Much of the blame falls at the feet of Our Predecessors, that They watched as devotionists fractured, splits and cracks forming as many left the home of Devotion itself."

The Gods firmly stated that Targossas shall ever be the home of Good and Devotion, but made clear that They would allow devotionists to remain outside her walls. However, this brought Them to the Lumeni, a group of devotionists that had stayed outside the traditional organizations of Good, primarily Cyrenian in membership.

Neither the Lightbringer nor the Righteous Fire had seen evidence that this group was correctly instructing devotionists in the ways of Good that they would be able to protect Creation, the primary goal of any who would wield that power. To this end They abolished the group, dissolving it at that very moment.

In its place, They created the Diaspora under the leadership of a council of three, headed by the Deacon of Celestia. Beholden only to the Gods of Good Themselves but not to any other organization, the Diaspora would stand as a gathering for all devotionists who chose not to make their home in Targossas. Within, those well learned in the ways of Good would teach those who may not otherwise receive the proper instruction.

From that moment, They gave all devotionists three years to choose either to join the Diaspora or else be Excommunicated and stripped of their Devotion.

A stern, cold look in Her eyes, Aurora concluded, "You have the chance you wanted. You may stay with your kin. You may keep the blessing of Devotion within you. You do not have to join Targossas. But, you will join the Diaspora."

With that, The Bloodsworn inducted the Imperiate first into the Diaspora and departed, confident that Their Faithful would gather those from across the lands and bring them firmly into the fold, teaching them the truth of the Glory of Creation.

Penned by My hand on the 11th of Mayan, in the year 633 AF.