Commander Daken Grimmjaw,
I would like to express my gratitude for your generous aid to Griffin Peak. I am sure that in these dark times, The Free Cities must find it difficult to spare any soldiers. Rest assured that your contributions will not be in vain.
The arrival of the first Dark Legion battalion, in addition of that of the Redemption, was the catalyst in forming the Griffin Peak War Council. With the establishment of the Selidorian Airforce, and the activation of the War Golem, War, Griffin Peak can now contribute to the war effort. Since then, we have been busy, and your Legionnaires have been put to good use.
They were instrumental in the taking of several Theocritan outposts in the Broken Isles, including the capture of about a dozen Theocritan army supply ships, each loaded to the brim. In every operation, they were brave, tactical, and effective, striking terror into the hearts of the Theocrits. We could ask for no better warriors.
I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. My hope, and I am sure is that of the people of Griffin Peak, is for us to one day stand on our own feet, not propped by friends, but proud, shoulder to shoulder. The recent inauguration of the Knights of St Cuthbert’s Griffin Peak chapter and the SAF, and their recent victories, brought us one step closer to that vision.
Lord Robert Mendenhal
P.S. Eloc Lortbane sends his regards.
Daken will find another letter enclosed in the envelope. “A Personal Note” is written on the back side.
I wish to confess something to you.
When I ventured out from Furiyundy, I had stolen the armor and shield of a dead Therinite Knight. I believed no one would even consider or even respect a green young farm boy who barely knows which end of the spear goes in his foe. I lied to Eloc Lortbane so I could join his adventuring party and become a “hero”.
Since then, I have had to do many questionable things; I “played” with spies and spiders. I have killed many people; Iuzians and Theocrats, though not all deserved it and some others surely unjustly and without thought, or even defenseless. I have made many mistakes, and failed many times as well.
For stealing the armor and lying, I sincerely apologize to you and to Therin. Though from what I hear, he doesn’t seem like the forgiving type. I am not really a religious person. I haven’t had the time or patience for religious ceremonies or service. Still, I would pray for forgiveness.
When I think about them; the things I had done, I look at Griffinpeak and its people, and reassure myself that it what I had done was necessary, and if I had not, then this state would not exist. I believe that, after being through so much, and having so much to fight for, that there is no turning back. I am beginning believing that sinning is justifiable… no, even necessary, for the greater good. The ideal of the perfect unerring hero is only that, an ideal that one strives for, but can never achieve. It is reserved for gods and saints.
But here is a question I fear we mortals have to answer at some point: What are we to do when our sins catch up to us?