@o-louth said in House of Morning - Pcs:
@Gloomy_Sunday @miasma @Cpt-Elrad
Honored servants of the Mighty Morninglord,
I pen this missive, hoping to unite the forces of good within our fair, but struggling kingdom.
It is no secret that the Crown wishes to strengthen its existing ties with the other cities within the land. While you service the lands of Eveningstar well, the faith of Lathander and its authority within the lands outside the village are minimal at best.
I had hoped that through dedicated service in the Crownguard, I could see the influence of the light inspire my fellow countrymen, by that action alone. And while that was a lofty ambition, it had failed to consider the long, corruptive influence these past twelve years has had on the moral fiber of our nation. Such sadly extends into the ranks of those I share a uniform with, at least to an extent.
I grew up with tales of past glory as my main inheritance. Stories of valiant knights in shiny armors, roaming the roads in pursuit of foul monsters and wicked bandits. In these stories, local villages saw these valiant knights, to noble lords who understood noblesse oblige, and to selfless adventurers, who lived under the philosophy of “Ending each day, in a better state than it started.”
The Order of Aster has the potential to return the belief in a better tomorrow. Many of your knights have already made good progress in that regard. But you are hindered by the simple fact, that when you leave the lands of the Morninglord, so too does your authority. And sadly, you end up being shackled needlessly.
Together, we can change that. I wish to help you do two things.
One is to have the doctrines of the House of Morning become officially recognized by the Crown, shielding the faith of Lathander against heresy, and its corruptive influence.
The second, to grant Knights of the Aster official rights of enforcing the laws of the land.
To the second, I imagine you will argue “We already do what we must, by divine mandate”. But why not have the Knights of Aster officially sanctioned as a knightly order of the Realms? Perhaps in time, have your own chapterhouse within Arabel, so you need not travel twenty something miles to rest under safe quarters?
To make the argument more agreeable for the court and the nobles, my proposal would be to allow all Dawnknight’s this ability, and all squires accompanying said knights as acting deputies. Secondly, I would limit the agreement to what occurs inside Arabel’s walls, it already has too many attempting to force their will and rule upon the populace.
To have Lord Immerdusk attempt to recommend it to the courts, we would need some “bone” for his Crownguards to chew on. Perhaps allow all higher ranking Crownguards, to conduct their investigations inside Eveningstars lands (with various rules to ensure they recognize the church authority. Could be any investigations of a capital nature, must be brought to the attention of the church, and that at any time, a knight or priest will outrank any Crownguard operating in the area, or something similar.) Or perhaps simply your support in removing the authority of the “Cabal cultists” of the Precepts, who have failed to even attempt to bring to heel Izereth and Teth, showing their utter incompetence and corruptive nature.
Ponder it, discuss it amongst yourselves, and summon me when you have thought it over.
Sincerely and faithfully
Sabriel of House Florent
Herald of the Crownguard
This was received, I have requested assurances of aid in slaughtering the druids monsters before we discuss what is contained, but will hear preliminary thoughts.