To the surprise of many I write this, not a bargain nor a plea. I write with intentions of scalding, to the many and myself.
Trollsbane has fallen, It now being just a ruin of the honorable city it once was. A city once grand with a comparison only to that of the righteous people that upheld it.
I have failed.
You have failed as well.
I speak from one fish to another caught in a net by the hungered Halfling, ashamed but not alone. We have no one to blame but ourselves, victims of our own trust, empathy, and self preservation. We can blame the Temple, Archduke, Nobles, even the Gods but when it comes down to it, you and I are the harbingers of our own defeat. We are the channel that the waters of corruption have flowed, and it is through us that we have given away our heart.
An opportunity has presented itself, a light that peers deeply through this shroud. The former governing body has made its departure and in it place sits the very individual that welcomed them the first time. We have a brief opportunity to act, speak, and reclaim. A time has come that we can make amends for our sins of the past, those days of idly watching as our city was eaten from within, afraid to speak, afraid to uphold. Now is the time that we can use that voice, use it for what we know is right and add hear to new leadership of the land.
The Nobility system is an ingenious piece of work, one that I congratulate Edward Cromwell on for developing. The time and effort he has invested into the system and cabinet are both recognized and appreciated. Though his attempt with the chosen candidates for nobility where askew, power in the place of honor, wealth in the place of integrity. My goal is not to replace this system he has brought in, on the contrary I wish to correct it. Those few Nobles they did right in choosing such as Fredrick Hawkmoon, citizens of heart such as Artimer Fault, these are the golden hearts that should make up Nobility in Trollsbane. With the current status of Trollsbane the Nobility system can not sustain. With leadership I would govern the town until the moment was right for such a system. The time should not depend on when we set the dead line, but on the status of character that makes up our town.
It is easy for evil to flourish in our land, the temple has proven this time and time again. Though in the wake of the temple cloaking our town, the light has seemingly been smothered away. The knights that once walked our land, the paladin of good and justice, the adventurer not afraid to stand against a greater foe, and the citizen seeking for our jewel to prosper, they are now far and in between. Evil and corruption has grown large enough in Gobaith, the time has come for a new beacon to stand. Under my leadership Trollsbane would stand as a home for righteousness, a haven for those that committed to justice and what is holy. It is my intention to begin the center that will be come the opposition of the darkness in our land.
I offer an age of unity in Gobaith, a time of partnership that has never before been seen, between towns and factions, guilds and academies. We are the jewel of Gobaith and it is time we shared our gem with our neighbors. Protection should be give to allies and to the neighbors in need, assistance should be given. As a first action under my leadership my first decree would be to unsure that it is known throughout Gobaith, that the new union is under the protection of Trollsbane.
There is little more I can do with the current opposition against my efforts. I am not even sure how the voting process will work, as the town organizers have refused our request for voting pillars. Though I will voice that we have more than one option in this day and in this time. For we are Trollsbane and we are much more powerful than the two men that try to speak on our entiretys behalf. It is through Zelphia that I offer my protection, my leadership, and commit my efforts, though I say whole heatedly to you, the citizens of Trollsbane, that is not you that need me, though I need you. Only with your effort can we give our voice, rebuilt our home, and find our redemption.
~Taliss Kazzxs of Gobaith.
citizens of Trollsbane voice freely