Dearest and Most Sublime and Imperial Majesty Catiz I, care of Cardinal Sourem, Capsuleer Emissary to the Court Chamberlain,
Re: Statement “Additionally, His Grace has seen fit to commission labour acquisition expeditions to each and every system in the Upper Rebel Provinces currently held by the forces of the 24th Imperial Crusade. All labour acquisition specialist groups will be accompanied by troops drawn from the Shining Flame company, the Red and Silver Hand company, and the Order of St. Tetrimon. A priority order has been drawn up for the full reclaiming of the population of Floseswin IV.”
This is a Petition of the Khimi Harar loyalist alliance, and other Faithful and Loyalist capsuleers, humbly and respectfully submitted for the consideration of Her Most Sublime and Imperial Majesty Catiz I, Master of all Matters Spiritual and Temporal within Holy Amarr, in light of her gracious invitations for Petitions to the Throne.
The Empire has been paramount in attempting to establish the Rule of Law in the New Eden cluster: from Emperor Heideran VII, the author of the Pax Amarria who started the successful engagement with the other empires, opening the doors to trade, one of the architects of the Yulai Accords, establishing Concord, which maintains relative peace between the empires and capsuleers in high and low security space; to the sadly short-lived reign of Emperor Doriam II, known for his outreach to other Empires and for retaking the Bleak Lands from Blood Raiders; to the reign of the late Empress Jamyl I who reaffirmed the Empire’s commitment to the rule of law through the CEMWPA treaties even in the face of Matari treaty violations in the Elder invasion; to Empress Catiz I who has led the Empire into a new age of prosperity.
What is being planned here is contrary to, and places at risk, one hundred and twenty one-years of Imperial practice and undercuts progress through Reclaiming by the Good Word, whether through preaching, works or the influence of trade. While we defer to the courts and lawyers, there is a concern as to whether it is in accord with the Yulai Accord treaties entered into under Imperial Authority, if the scope goes beyond military personnel (POWs).
If escalations of this kind are allowed to happen and to stand, it will set a dangerous precedent, leading to escalation of wars, unnecessary loss of civilian life across all the warzone, economic retaliation from other empires, and perhaps unforeseen retaliations in high security space. Continued restraint will support trade, Imperial stability and strength, and the spread of the Faith.
Khimi Harar, “The Light in the Dark”, has steadfastly endeavoured to do our Duty for the Empire, the Faith and the Rule of Law since our founding, and before through our founding corporation the Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaque, by supporting the Empire and Greater Amarria in Providence, Devoid and the Bleak Lands, the Kingdom in Kahah, the Empire in the Throne Worlds, Thebeka and Anath and Mishi, the Mandate in Tanoo against Blood Raiders and Triglavians, against all manner of threats to the Empire, both from without and within.
We, and those who sign along with us below, appeal to the Empress and the Privy Council to take action against these plans before they do irreparable harm to the Empire and your Majesty’s legacy and visions for the future.
Signed, in the Name of the Empire and the Faith:
Those other loyalists and faithful who wish to join the initial signers may sign in the thread below.
Updated: Added three more signatures