Tuesday, March 27, 2007

To Holy Terra; Inquisitorial Synod
From: Confessor Tomas de Santiago, Avestite Order

Have recently been to the planet Madoc investigating reports of alien artifacts and participated in raid on smuggling operation. During the course of the investigation a Charioteer’s Ship and crew were detained due to reports of illegal technology use in their engines. Further investigation found the charges to be false due to apparently faulty reporting on the part of the Eskatonic Order. During a sting operation, the parish Eskatonic Priest is found to be guilty of bribery and it is recommended to the Synod that he be detained and questioned for Republican corruption. The charges against the Charioteer’s were promptly dropped by the regional Bishop at my request. Will report on further corruption by the Eskatonic Order.

To Pyre; Eyes of Fire
From: Pilgrim Tomas de Santiago

The Eyes of Fire see ever further into the darkness, I am pleased to report the conversion of a Charioteer Captain to our Holy Cause and the destruction of a heretical Eskatonic, who corrupts the Holy Church with his golden Republican greed. Now the Republican heresies can be monitored even more closely from within the corrupt Guilds and their movements of forbidden technologies will be known to us.

However, a more pressing concern comes from the planet Madoc. The Charioteer Vessel that is transporting me across the Empire became involved in an anti-smuggling operation. While such things as usually beneath the notice of the Holy Church, it involved the artifacts of a heathen religion based in Madoc. In the details I managed to obtain, it was nothing more than the typical folk story of seven coming saviors of the universe and the usual rabble they speak of. An additional pilgrim should be sent to investigate the heathen religion further but it is not of a high priority for the Pancreator’s Work. If for nothing else, a pilgrim should be sent to oversee that the Eskatonics are not too heavily influenced by such heresy.

Excerpt from the Journal of Confessor Tomas de Santiago, Priest of the Avestite Order

Although it was nothing more than a standard folk prophecy, I am still slightly disturbed by what I have read. I now see why almost all of our Order shuns knowledge and reading as taboo, for its corruption of the mind can be deep. Still, I cannot help to be curious…no, everlasting faith in the Pancreator will see me through not some writings of the twisted reflections of the Pancreator’s glory.

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