We truly live within trying times.
Strange beings from foreign realities bring into sharp relief the divides that cut into us as people, as immortals, and as cultures. For far too long we have allowed our differences and flaws to be acceptable and common, and now the trials have come, our systems tested, and our weaknesses punished.
The Convocation of Empyreans as an organization strives to always promote Empyrean affairs within Empire borders. We have always sought to differentiate ourselves from other Empyrean entities as we seek to work with CONCORD and the Empires, rather than in opposition.
In recent times one of our own, Ashterothi, a prominent and effective leader, has raised rhetoric that is sadly counter-productive to the overall aims of the institution. I wish to assure everyone that I have great faith in Ashterothi as an exemplar of Empyrean ideals and would like to quash any speculation of dissatisfaction of tension between the Convocation of Empyreans, and the Kybernauts.
All that said, the Empyrean Fleet, as the standing fleet of the Convocation of Empyreans, will now form under the Arataka Research Consortium. ARC has stood as the greates bulwark against the emergent threats, as well as being the pioneer in demonstrating the value of Empyreans to science, and the pursuit of knowledge for the good of all.
We must strive to not allow the crisis that we find ourselves in to divide us beyond the capability to handle that very crisis. We must remember that as immortals, we stand with responsibility and authority to view the long picture, and both guide and deliver our cluster into a more prosperous future.
Thank you for your time