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To whoever this letter reaches,
My name is Severin Forte. I was born and raised in Tiefanue as a simple man with fair ideals. Recently, I left Tiefanue, my parents, and betrothed (this last word is scratched out) childhood friend; I left with a man by the name of Sir Granville Hayson of the Blood Red Rose, to become a knight. It has been more than half-a-year since then. I found myself embroiled in the world of politics between my training as a page under Sir Granville Hayson and subsequently Sir Ostrozne. I have done my utmost to learn and follow the teachings of the Rose and I feel that I have made progress; even if I have not, I feel that I have polished my ideals. I want to believe that what I do is good. Admittedly, I am sloppy in my execution and other areas… but I am confident in doing what I believe to be right.
Within the last month, I have witnessed a tragedy – Crucible, the neighboring city of Jericho, was offered as a sacrifice by a man by the name of Sirio, of Raze. I was unable to stop this from happening; through my own fault or not – this happened. In line with the edicts of the Blood Red Rose, I have traveled to the area surrounding Crucible in an effort to aid the citizenry who may have become refugees; also, to investigate the power which claimed Crucible.
Instead of being met with slaves of the mind, I have been picked up by the Citadel. I have been given two choices, aid them in planning their tactics against Jericho, or be purged. While Jericho houses the treacherous Sirio, it also houses people I have come to care for. With this in mind, I believe it is unthinkable for me to betray Jericho as a whole – maybe if it was just Sirio. But, I fear there will be no such option. As such, I believe I shall face being purged. I can only fathom that they mean to put me to the blade.
So, here, I find myself in my current holding cell waiting for dawn when my fate will be decided.
Thus comes the point of this writing. May it stand as a record and letter to inform those of the recent events surrounding myself – Severin Forte.
I shall meditate on these topics once more and hope that I am able to find peace and resolve to hold firm to my ideals.
To the loved ones I have left in Tiefanue, I love you.
To my friends in Jericho, I pray that you will be alright in the coming weeks.
~ Severin Forte
Page of the Blood Red Rose
Originally posted here: http://www.underworldlarp.ca/mybb/showthread.php?tid=14973