On the relationship between Creation and its Enemies

Date: 06/19/2013 at 04:44
From: Siduri Azagnanna
To : Anachaine Sentinel Erikka Darkthorne-Windsong, Oaken Hand
Subj: On the relationship between Creation and its Enemies

You have my salutations Miss Darkthorne-Windsong.

My objective is not to attack you, and I will do my best to remain just and even-worded, since Achaean is not my mother tongue. I come here with some food for thought.

Imagine a reed, standing in a pond. The clear waters reflect this here reed, and make it seem as if the second reed is in all appearances equal to the one who stands out of the waters. Disturb the pond, and the image will be broken, yet the original reed will stand proud. Cut the original, and its image will be destroyed with it. Image and prototype share an unequal relationship of dependance.

In this, you are right when you say that without Creation, there could be no Good, no Evil, no Darkness nor Chaos. They all are, like the second reed, consequences of the first existence.

Yet, of these, three conspire against Creation. Their actions threathen the integrity of the world. Should they destroy it, they will destroy themselves. The catch is, like the image that could be broken by a disturbance in the pond, that their disappearance does not imply the disappearance of Creation.

What Good seeks to do, through Light and Righteousness, is to eradicate these threats to Creation. And when this mission will be accomplished, Good will continue nurturing Creation and keeping watch against any future threath. For the moment, however, the world is in danger, and the existence of this peril means that any idea of a Great Balance is futile and dangerous.

The Light is born from Creation, not from Darkness, just like Darkness is an... undesirable offspring of Creation. Light does not come from Darkness, it chases it away, and the dark of night has never extinguished my candle.

Siduri Azagnanna

Penned by my hand on the 6th of Ero, in the year 628 AF.