On Truth

Date: 11/24/2013 at 19:14
From: Dawnlord Silas Maynard, the Voice of Light
To : Taraus Bravi'os, Gypsy Captain
Subj: On Truth

Thank you, mother.

It's been a while since the public was given a demonstration of the disarming lies of the Nihilists; longer still since we were shown an example of the pervasive nature of Darkness, even with Twilight long dormant and His city floundering in the dubious care of Chaos sympathisers.

You see, Sapience, this is what we must all safeguard ourselves against. This is the Nihilists at their most dangerous. You will all know of their proclivity for proclaiming the inevitability of Oblivion, but make no mistake: that too is just part of their attempt to herald in Babel's vision for the end of all Creation.

Oblivion is only inevitable if we children of Creation stand by and do nothing. If we yield to these agents of Chaos, or if we believe that there is nothing that we can or must do, then Chaos will surely triumph.

We must open our eyes to these very real dangers - to the threat posed to the very fabric of Creation itself. Mordanyconus made the claim over a century ago that over 10,000 planes had already fallen to the destructive nature of Chaos, their eradication never to be undone.

This, Sapience, is the goal of the Nihilists for all of Creation. They would work with the Chaos Lords, with the court of Golgotha and with Babel Himself, to see everything come to nothing in their selfish and misguided search for power and their false enlightenment.

We must open our eyes to the Truth. We must align ourselves, all of us, under the banner of Good, under the dual beacons of Light and Righteousness, as we did when we stood against the beast god Bal'met. We must drive these Occultists back underground to ensure that their threat is minimised, as the threat of the taint was minimised when the priestess Dawn Illoriel, who became the late Lady Mithraea, chased that decay underground as the phoenix, never again to threaten this plane.

We must make our choice, Sapience, and we must make our stand. It is no longer enough to stand by and do nothing. You can stand with us, in defence of all that we are, or you are no better than our enemies. To enable them by standing aside stains your hands with the blood of all who stand and fight and die as surely as it stains theirs.

These are the choices we make. Make your choice while you still can.

In Their eternal service,

Dawnlord Silas Maynard de l'Evanoir
The Voice of Light

Penned by my hand on the 5th of Daedalan, in the year 641 AF.