In the years of darkness before the Empire, when Amarr was only a small light of hope on a single island, we learned that the only way for the Faith to survive was through strength. Until the destiny of the Reclaiming is achieved and the Light of God fully restored to creation, there will always be those who will jealously seek to stifle the glory of Amarr. This remains just as true now as when Amash-Akura battled Molok, and Amarr is truly blessed to have in the Empress Catiz a capable ruler who understands the need for Amarr to stand strong in its glorious purpose.
Our Empress, when she was still the Royal Heir Catiz Tash-Murkon, understood that an economic foundation underlies all great wonders. She used her resources admirably, even before she was chosen as our Holy Empress. Those resources gave her leverage over Amarr’s rivals and the ability to bolster our allies. They provide a firm foundation upon which to build a beacon of faith shining for all.
While she was heir, as well, she demonstrated her understanding of the importance of building sacred places for the faithful to gather. The restored Cathedral to Tal-Romon stands on Amarr Prime as a testament to the splendor of the faith. Through her faith she has made a marvel for all faithful.
As Empress she has gone from strength to strength. Those who doubted her purity were crushed under her heel and scattered to the cosmic winds. She wields her two swords of authority with grace and power. Her leadership bolstered Amarr throughout the recent war with the Triglavians and her Pax e Kilizhe Do has allowed the Empire to reach new heights of military strength.
As the seventh year of the reign of the Empress Catiz begins, I reaffirm my commitment to serving her will. God gave Amarr a true gift in the selection of Catiz as the Emperor on the Sacred Throne. Under her leadership I have complete faith that Amarr will continue to prosper and that we will live up to the great task that God has given us.
May God bless Catiz! May her reign on the Sacred Throne be prosperous and long!
-Speech given by Chapter Master Lok’ri on September 27, YC123.