Lord Mayor, Colonel Baron Wolfhaven, Alexander
Commander of the Legio Heroes
A’Davar, Eternal Sands
Twelfth Day of White Stagg, Year 3126 Under the Light
To all people pledged to Light and Life:
For millennia, our forebears have stood valiantly against the forces of Darkness and Flame marshaled against the lands of freedom, Light, and Life. Time and again, we have stood on the brink, bloody and bowed, but never broken. We have never faltered.
Yet, only once in all those centuries have we stood truly united. Only when faced with utter annihilation at the hands of the Dragon Cult and their unstoppable dragon overlords, have we set aside our differences to combat an enemy greater than our might combined. In that singular moment of solidarity we proved that our differences are our greatest strength. We did not know then what we know now.
The contest against evil and villainy is the crucible which forges us. But the blood-lust of the Kal-A-Nar Empire, the cold, dead hunger of Shaya’Nor, the greed and avarice of the Malakar Dominion, or the intolerance of the Church of Archanon, are as child’s squabbling with the grave truth we must face today; We are no longer alone on Shaintar. We are being invaded by foreign powers driven by unknowable evil, heedless of any land nor the people in it, therefore the time for unity and the time for unity is upon us once again. The assault on White Bay by the butcherous Tempest, the heartless warriors of Xaos in the desert lands, the rumors of monsters defying any description known to learned men portend a future of horrors. Should we continue as we are, the scant survivors will rule over nothing but a sad pile of ash and bone.
But this is not a pronouncement of doom, but acceptance of this new time of change. Adversity has always strengthened us. Men and women of Shaintar, you all have a place in this… from brave-hearted nobles to shoemakers children; Bitter rivals and unexpected allies. Simple people and heroes of all the realms. What blows in from the coming storm has no love for any of us. We MUST accept the lessons learned against the Dragons, embodied by the Oaths of the Grayson’s Gray Rangers, and borne out by every victory in the last four years. Only together, all free peoples united, can hope to stand against the unyielding might of these emergent threats. Only together as free people, independent kingdoms, and brothers in arms may we hope to survive!
In this time of crisis, by the authority of the Centenium Council, the Druid’s Council and the First Speaker, the Council of Archanaya and the Heart of Light Istella Nolan, Lord-Commander Lady Valinda Grayson of the Grayson’s Gray Rangers, and the signatories of the Expanded Ranger Charter, I hereby formally establish and mobilize the Legio Heroes, Legion of Heroes, as an independent force under the authority of the Centenium Council to go forth and seek out these threats from beyond the Veil.
To the free peoples of Shaintar, I swear to you, upon my House, my Blood, and my Honor, we WILL stand against the coming storm. To our allies, join us in brotherhood and know the strength of unity. And, to all those who might threaten the peace and prosperity of our lands…
…We will not falter, we will not submit. We, the people of Shaintar, will NOT fail. This is OUR Realm! Come to take it at your peril.
Your most obedient servant,
Lord Mayor Wolfhaven, Colonel
A’Davar, Eternal Sands