To the Offices of Imperial Authority, myriad Empyreans of the Intergalactic Summit, and the public at large,
Most frequenters of these channels are familiar with who I am and whom I serve, but for the benefit of newcomers and those who may have forgotten, I shall make a renewed introduction. I am Aldrith Newelle, Lord Consort to Lady Mitara Newelle, Champion of House Sarum and holder of Damnidios Para’nashu upon Mekhios, Sarum Prime. I am also a Captain and Paladin Ordinary of the Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne order, but today I do not speak within that capacity, but solely as a representative of and on behalf of my lady and her household within the House of Sarum. We address all with this plea to the authority of God and offer for support to His moral servants.
It is no secret that this is a time of trials for Dam-Amarr. The reign of Her Imperial Majesty Catiz I, long may it be, is yet in its infancy, and is surely being tested. The Empire itself has been facing troubles for decades before her ascendancy. Assassinations. Invasions. Rebellions. Terrorist attacks. Heresies. Amarr are no strangers to combating the enemies within and without. Yet, since the death of Emperor Heideran VII, God rest his everlasting soul, there has been a marked trend of these enemies multiplying and growing more bold. But as corruptive forces have made themselves apparent, and the pugnaciousness of short-sighted foreign interlopers have grown, so have heroes stood up to resist them. Verily, these have also been times where the true servants and allies of the Empire have been ascendant, and it is up to those of strength and resolve to stand up for Her security and prosperity. The present is our moment, forevermore.
It has been some months since the time of crisis caused by the nefarious Deathglow attacks began. In this sure to be brief period of calm between assaults upon our dignity and safety, there has been time to reflect. It is clear that we face a myriad of villains in this saga, but not all are yet obvious, and they yet remain free to do ill in the future. The vile Blood Raiders and other Sanist cults are certainly involved, but the likelihood they acted alone or without a purpose greater than simple chaos was never likely, and becomes less so by the day. This is why my lady urges that the previous preparations for a formal inquisitorial tribunal into the attacks be renewed post-haste and that His Highness Lord Arrach Sarum be appointed to its head, as originally intended. Surely such an investigation will be well served by one such as he, through his readily apparent integrity, keen intellect, and sheer iron will to crush the wicked and protect the righteous. Naturally, the members and retainers of the Newelle household dedicate our full support to our Heir and the inquisition should this come to pass, and we shall extend an invitation to all those who have the best interests of Dam-Amarr and humanity itself within their hearts and souls to join us in that support.
Let us be plain. The truth of these events must be uncovered, but there are those who are seeking to obfuscate that truth; to use them to achieve their own false and selfish ends by misleading the faithful with a narrative that blames the blameless and diverts attention from the true perpetrators, perhaps to even cover their own treacheries. Those forces lie squarely within the Khanid Kingdom. The recent escape of the traitorous criminal slaver Orlon Zashev and the reaction by certain parties within the Kingdom makes this still more apparent. The transparent political posturing and derisive attacks made towards the Ammatar Mandate, House Ardishapur, and Amarr of Minmatar blood are just that; hollow and clear advantage-seeking in this time of need for unity. Whether or not these forces are fully treasonous or merely callously self-serving is yet to be seen. To assuage the fears that many within the Empire have had regarding this, we urge all relevant parties within the Kingdom to cooperate fully with any resulting inquisition into these matters, and to cease the pointless filth-flinging that has become endemic and indeed expected from those parties.
Millions of lives have already been lost to the crimes inflicted by the perpetrators of these heinous deeds. Tens of thousands more have been taken by the blindly hateful acts of those who have sought to take advantage of the resulting chaos at the Empire’s expense. Mercy shall not be afforded to those who seek to prolong this pattern of destruction upon our people and faith.
Order must be maintained. Truth must be illuminated. Justice must be enacted.
And evil must be destroyed.
We urge the cluster to either stand with us, or stand aside as we seek out these goals. Let us soon get to the work at hand; to the Ministries and Councils of Imperial law, purge corruption and bolster the ranks with the truly loyal. To the Heirs, band together and seek what is best for your own and all peoples of the Dam-Amarr. To the Empress, lead us in this time of need, and deliver us solace and prosperity in return for our faithful sercive to God and Empire.
And to our fellow Empyreans, let us be the fist that delivers the deathblow to the Deceiver’s agents when they are finally flushed out from the darkness for the light to expunge from this world.
The Newelle family stands with each of you in these sacred tasks, and let none of us shirk our duties.
Lord Consort Aldrith Ter’neth Newelle,
On behalf of my fairest Lady Mitara Newelle
Holder of Damnidios Para’nashu, Mekhios
Admiral and Paladin Commander of the Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order
Sacred and Eternal Love of My Devoted Being