Today is the eleventh anniversary of the historic announcement, that emancipated many slaves, made by Empress Jamyl 1, may her soul be at peace.
When the Empress made her announcement, she said that a New Age of light and reason, where slavery and hatred would be things of the past. Which of course gave all Imperial subjects the duty to move things in that direction.
Since the announcement, the first children of the emancipation will be nearing the end of basic schooling, and will shortly be starting advanced schooling for trades and professions, and other apprenticeships. To assist in this, over the past few years, my family and I have been investing in building schools, hospitals, colleges, and community facilities, to help the Emancipated find their place in society.
Now then, in the past year, the Empress Catiz 1 has reaffirmed the ancient Two Swords doctrine, in her work “Pax e Kilizhi Do”, the Peace of Two Swords, one of spiritual authority, one of temporal power. Her other proclamations have since led to Heir Lord Arrach Sarum announcing his Reclaiming of Floseswin.
Which is a difficult thing to try and reconcile with the Empress Jamyl’s proclamation. If the Age of Slavery is coming to an end, it makes it hard to understand how it makes sense to issue orders to conquer and enslave the population of a planet.
The stratagems used by Heirs are of course above my understanding, so instead I shall be continuing with my works to bring about the Empress Jamyl’s vision of a new age.
So on this day, and on every day, let us remember our duty to those less fortunate than ourselves, and remember the words of Saint Ageroth:
“Happiness is not measured by what you hold in your hand, but in your heart”