Vengenace, Suffering, and Oppression

Date: 11/12/2012 at 02:31
From: Siyad de Feura
To : Cleric Alynna, the Avatar of Keresis
Subj: Vengenace, Suffering, and Oppression

Greetings, Cleric. I will make this short and to the point.

I do not deny that I have felt a lust for vengeance. I was long-asleep
and awoke only at the cries of a dying Goddess. My own father's Patron
has been eradicated. Several more Divinities lay dead in the wake of
this new abomination to plague our world.

I desire Vengeance. I desire Suffering upon those who would damn this
world. And I cannot deny my desire to Opress those who would stand
against Nature, and that which I believe. This is entirely true.

It is however within my ability as a sentient being to both acknowledge
and act on these desires without compromising my integrity.

The wolf strikes because it hungers, Alynna. It strikes down the deer,
and it feasts with its pack until it is full. It acts with the calm yet
vast strength Nature possesses. It does what it needs to do, and it does
it well.

You are not a wolf.

You are more like fire. Fire consumes. Fire is a useful tool, and a
valuable ally. But left unchecked, Fire consumes everything it touches
until there is no more. Then, it dies, for it has foolishly devoured
everything and is not intelligent enough to sustain itself on its own.

Your Seven Truths encourage little more than slavery to one's own
weakness. A vast power with no control is as useful as having no power
at all. Meditate on this, and realize your error.

Hoping Nature's Wisdom guides you,
- Siyad de Feura

Penned by my hand on the 6th of Mayan, in the year 610 AF.