Her Imperial Majesty Catiz I, Honorable Chamberlain Cardinal Sourem Iharen, and my Lord Tunir Tash-Murkon.
I am Paladin Warden Kyle Saltz. Director of Commerce for Curatores Veritatis, Ambassador to the 24th Imperial Crusade, Hand of the Margrave, Director of Corp 54, and servant of the Empire.
The Providence Marches are falling. The Paladin Wardens of Providence are in a state of a controlled fallback of our lands. Our goal is to fallback and to regroup, rearm, and retake our beloved homeland. This is not the first time in which we have fallen back. However, it comes after 2 years and 8 months of bitter fighting.
The loss of our homeland comes at a double blow for us. As we worked with the Imperial Militia of the 24th Imperial Crusade to fight in Floseswin. From the aid of our fleets to aid in the form of resources we attempted to juggle both conflicts and failed to win both. Despite the amazing efforts of the 24th Imperial Crusade to finally take Floseswin and clear out the system of enemy citidels this victory came too late for our ground forces. I failed those brave soldiers that fought on the ground in Floseswin. That shame I will have forever.
This time our fallback comes on the heels of the region of Providence finally being annexed by the Amarr Empire. It comes after Curatores Veritatus was recognized as the rightful rulers of the Providence Marches. We had been given the responsibility to safeguard the Marches. We were honored with titles. Yet, we have failed in the task to take our home back completely. For now…
I would ask for leniency for my people. Do not strip away what dignity we have left in our time of despair. If you feel that punishments must come down. If you feel we have not lived up to our oaths and responsibilities. I ask you not to take out your anger upon the Wardens and our Margrave. I offer myself in ritualistic suicide in a form similar to Shathol’Syn if it will please any whom I mentioned here. I will turn off my clones and commit myself to the cause. I will show any doubters the honor of the Paladins of Providence. It is with our lives and our very deaths we serve the Empire.
If my life is not what you seek at our disgrace I promise you this. That every day I will work alongside my brothers and sister Paladins for the goal. The goal of purging the enemies of the Empire. To drive the darkness that has descended upon our realm. Every waking action will be done with the certainty that it is done to bring righteous vengeance upon those who dare hold one square inch of Holy Providence.
I can not tell you when our home will be free…I will tell you that one day… One day we will take what is ours and the burning wrecks of those that defiled our home will stand testament of our righteous wrath that generations from now people will look upon them and know fear. This is the punishment that comes to those that trespass against the Realm of the Amarr Empire and the Paladins of Providence.
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