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Can or should the Cataclysm be averted? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12  
There appears to have been, of late, the view that the forthcoming ascendancy of the Evil Sphere is both a forgone conclusion, and desirable.

My own personal opinion is that in ordinary circumstances, I honestly couldn't care less which Sphere is prominent. Indeed as the Dreadlord is the only remaining Evil Anchor, it may well be highly beneficial to us as a people, as presumably, his power will be increased if the Evil Sphere is in ascendancy.

But we aren't really in ordinary circumstances this time around, are we? As the last portent of the Cataclysm, are those that are working so hard for the ascendancy of the Evil Sphere not-so-inadvertantly working towards the realisation of that prophecy? Is this such a good idea?

We have no idea, as far as I know, of what the Cataclysm will bring to the land. Perhaps it will be beneficial in the way that previous such events have led to the Towers, Mists etc, which allow the majority of our people to live in relative peace. But perhaps not and when it comes to Armageddon, might it not be best to err on the side of caution?

For those that advocate working towards the Ascendancy of the Evil Sphere, I would ask, why do you think it's a good idea to bring about the Cataclysm?
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Re:Can or should the Cataclysm be averted? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 26  
Garret,

Some parties have sought to spread mis-information about the Cataclysm, as it suits their own purposes. I shall correct this here.

In addition to Dreadlord Araikas, both Judge Hawson of the Shadowsfall and High Priest Andrew of Halmadons Heights confirmed with me over the last few days that the Cataclysm is inevitable.


The Cataclysm Trigger

It was set in motion by the actions of Judge Leoh of the Shadowsfall, by a ritual he conducted in the Tower of the Four Winds several years ago. A group led by Giles was one of many towered groups who entered the former Tower of Four Winds, where the Shadowsfall were determining who amongst the different towered groups would make a suitable 'vessel'.

Icthalien of the Wizards Concillium was chosen as the 'vessel' and he became a tool of the mystics - the Mist Lord - who went on to destroy the means to depart Orin Rakatha (World Window), as part of the process of locking down the plane.

The following adventuring reports will provide you with further insights should you wish more information:
heroquest-larp.co.uk/campaign-world/in-c...he-nwe-alliance.html - the Shadowsfall actions are seen on the Sativa (skip to the lines in capitals)
heroquest-larp.co.uk/campaign-world/in-c...f-the-mist-lord.html - some facts about the Mist Lord


Information About The Cataclysm Itself

  • The Cataclysm will take place, whichever Sphere is in ascendance.

  • High Priest Andrew of Halmadons Heights (the Head of the Watchers Sect and chief Seer) said that he had tried to inform Sir Danus, the Halmadonian Tower Leader, of this, but Sir Danus has chosen to disregard this fact.

  • There are only two choices for which Sphere is in ascendance: Good or Evil. There is no 'balanced' way, no neutral anchor.

  • We believe that being the Anchor for the Ascendant Sphere at the Conjunction will give the person acting as Anchor sufficient power to influence the nature of the Cataclysm.

  • Should Sir Danus ascend as the Good Sphere Anchor, he seeks to use his position of influence to completely remove the Evil Sphere from Orin Rakatha.

  • Should Dreadlord Araikas ascend as the Evil Sphere Anchor, he will use his position of influence to both ensure Alliance security and start a new age of Law upon Orin Rakatha.


What This Means For Us

For those who advocate a way of balance, I suggest that the removal of the Evil Sphere from Orin Rakatha will be exactly counter to those aims.

For those who wish to ensure the safety of our people, not only should you look at Dreadlord Araikas's excellent record of service in the field to the Alliance, but consider that casters of the Evil Sphere make up a significant number of active adventurers. We as an Alliance would be severely weakened without the strength that this brings us.

Perhaps the Cataclysm will bring death, but in the past it has delivered firstly the Towers (to house groups of common peoples), and secondly the Mists (to prevent armies). Most importantly the Cataclysm is a time of Change.

Should Lord Carfleen or Lord Cardinaris have been the remaining anchor for the Evil Sphere upon Orin Rakatha, then I too would have been extremely concerned about what that would mean for both our people and the people of this lands. Indeed, this is one reason that I and others removed them from their position as potential anchors.

However, as someone who is well acquainted with Dreadlord Araikas, I can confidently say that he will act in the way that will most benefit our people. Yes, he is a powerful caster of the Evil Sphere, but look to his actions, and the example he has set within Darkhome. For any member of Darkhome, which Sphere you choose to cast is immaterial. Darkhome stands for strength, loyalty and most importantly Law.


Alliance Declaration

After a vote amongst the Sector Lords, it has been declared that the Alliance as a whole WILL be supporting Dreadlord Araikas in his mission to ascend as the anchor of the Evil Sphere.

The Temple of Four Winds and Darkhome will be co-sponsoring a mission to assist the Dreadlord in the field in Planting Moon.


In Conclusion

Change is coming, whether we wish it or not. Other Towers, such as the Shadowsfall, are descending into Chaos.

Now is the time for us to use our power and this one opportunity to shape the future of both our people and the land for the better.

We are a diverse Alliance. It is our greatest strength.
Let us face the future boldly, with unity, and with conviction.


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Re:Can or should the Cataclysm be averted? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
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Re:Can or should the Cataclysm be averted? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 11  
We must strive to be in the best place we can for the cataclysm as all would agree.

The Sector Lords have debated this long and into many a night with advice from all schools of thought.

We have concluded that the cataclysm is inevitable.

We have voted with only one thing in mind what is best for our people.

Action must be taken as we must show are true worth for all to see.

For strength and unity.

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Re:Can or should the Cataclysm be averted? 3 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 12  
Baroness Soulfire

I thank you for your detailed reply. Indeed it does seem as though there was much confusion or disinformation circulating regarding this forthcoming event.

If the Cataclysm is inevitable, which I now understand to be the case, it makes perfect sense to use it our advantage. Besides, it's not often one gets to witness the End of the World. Should be quite an experience.

Count me in.

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