Good citizens of Port Katherine,
As you may have heard, last Festival, Julien de Bellefleur, Zeeke Estrella Daví, August Zane, and Pleasant Everhart spoke with a representative of the Winter Fae, who may or may not be the Raven, but shall be referred to going forward in this missive as the Raven. The Town Council is coordinating with the Navy on this matter and Midshipman Amity Harlow will be one of the four people to speak with the Raven.
The Raven stated that there is conflict among the courts, Spring and Summer hoping to kill us, the citizens of Port Katherine, Autumn and Winter hoping to leave us alone. He stated that if we eliminate Summer the conflict would end. Upon questioning about what would happen after the Summer Spearpoint was eliminated, he stated that he would use a procedure to make the courts come together in council. He would speak on our behalf at this council and defend us from further harm. The terms he would propose would be that they would continue to act as is their seasonal nature, but not directly attack us as the other two courts have done. We would be left alone to live in Port Katherine.
When asked why the Summer Spearpoint would help Winter or the citizens of Port Katherine after their defeat, he stated that this was how the order functioned and that Summer would have no choice but to participate in the council. It should be noted that when asked if he could provide the quartet with any assurances he would keep his word, he stated that he could not.
As the Town Council, this matter will be ultimately decided by our vote, however, it would be greatly amiss to not hear what you have to say regarding this most vital decision. At this time, the Town Council has identified 3 potential avenues, though obviously there are subtleties to each approach that are yet to be refined:
- Reject firmly the Raven’s offer.
- Inform the Raven that without further clarifications, we cannot make a deal with him, though we do indeed intend to defeat the Summer Spearpoint regardless. If that should lead to Winter and Autumn looking favorably upon us, so be it.
- Accept the Raven’s offer.
Another item to note is that if the Raven’s request to meet is similar to the last time, he will appear and expect Julien to find the other 3 people coming with him to this meeting as soon as possible. The Raven may appear at any time and for this reason, the Town Council hopes you will weigh in as soon as you can, as we may not have much or any time at the Festival to hear your concerns. The Town Council will be making a provisional decision before the Festival in order to be prepared should the Raven appear immediately.
Further, we hope to be again granted 4 questions before being required to give him our answer. Some questions which have been proposed:
- Is there a deadline to defeat the Summer Spearpoint?
- Could you define what you mean by “Defeating the Summer Spearpoint” and will it require us to go through the gate?
- This council you speak of, how binding is that decision and how long would it last?
- How does it benefit Winter directly?
We hope that you will each take a moment to weigh in here on this posting or reach out to the Town Council member who you feel most comfortable with. This is not a decision we can make alone and we ask most humbly that you share with us your view, as well as any additional questions you feel we should consider among the four we may have.
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