*A letter pinned to the main board in the tavern*
People of New Haven and surrounding areas, it has come to the attention of the Temple of the Six that one of our Priestess has resigned in a manner that was unnecessarily public, and defamed our people as she did so. We as a group would like to lay these accusations to rest.
Our Temple is small in number, yes, but we are far from dying. To the contrary we are still attempting to build an organization that has a presence both physical and spiritual in this area. Our efforts have long been stifled due to a closed mindedness that did not represent the majority of us, yet still tainted our interactions with newcomers. Potential Pillars of our Temple have left due to having their views greeted with obstinance and condescension. I can assure any who worship the Eldest and seek a place of fairness and equality that, due to recent changes, this will no longer be the case. The only practices that we are staunchly against are those of necromancy and blood magic, as these are seen as affronts to multiple Eldest, as well as are against the laws of most civilized societies. Beyond this, all viewpoints are welcome here, and will be met with discussion and understanding rather than argument.
On the subject of our Temple having been influenced by other guilds, I would simply ask “what organization is not influenced in some way by outside forces?” Each of us here come from greatly varied backgrounds. Some of us are aligned with various guilds, and we have reached out to members of many others. These backgrounds and allegiances each bring their own unique perspectives and beliefs. And I honestly believe that we are stronger for this! As a Temple we seek balance. We desire a world in the light, and find all life sacred per Inil and Kierna but, we understand that logic must dictate our actions per Ordin. We concede that there are times when justice must be served, and blood must be shed in order to promote that which is good as per Noktal. And with the might of the elements granted by Memnis there are those of us willing to bring this to bear in defense of our people. And we do this knowing well that those who walk only the path of peace my sleep more peacefully in Sho’thar’s darkness for our actions. Our varied backgrounds and allegiances allow us to complete these tasks as Priests, Acolytes, Shepherds, and Paladins. There is no ideal, no allegiance or background, that we would shun unless it comes from a place that would suppress the beliefs of others. We are not a corrupt organization as our wayward Priestess has claimed, we simply refuse to believe that there is only one way to walk.
As this is the case, yes, we have representation on the Council of our fair town. Whether the council seeks to attempt to help guide New Haven, or become a governmental entity, we feel it is our responsibility to attempt to have representation. Not only does it allow our members to attain knowledge of the greater workings within New Haven, but it also allows us to attempt bring our ideals of balance to the people. We do not seek power. As the Eldest guide us, so do we hope to offer guidance to the people we seek to protect. This place, our home, has become a place that requires action for our survival, and so we choose to act in hopes that light, balance, and goodness may be preserved.
Our Temple may be small, but we are growing. Where once stood ruins, we now have a humble place for all to worship. Where once the followers of the Eldest walked their own ways, here we hope to unify them to help those around us, and combat the darkness that engulfs this world. We seek all who worship the Eldest, and welcome you all within our walls. Seek us out so that we may grow our small community and help achieve the goal of a unified peoples.
Pillars of the Temple of the Six