To the members of the Nexus and the clergy and faithful of the Cult of Forgotten Shadow,
It has come to my attention that the Church of Light has yet again overstepped its bounds and sent out a viciously worded letter to its allies within the Alliance – one calling for a crusade upon our people and the destruction of our kingdom based on the assumptions and misunderstandings of their own leadership. It is unlikely they will negotiate the points of it overmuch; they are as blinded as ever by their own supposed righteousness and will not see the truth of the situation.
For some time now – too long, some may say – I have been a proponent of a distant and cold respect for our enemies, a cautious sizing-up of their capabilities and talents rather than rushing in and assaulting the Church full force. I wished, with this approach, only to protect more of us from their grasp, and I admit this may have been too cautious. In the time I have had a memory, I have witnessed nothing but a callous disregard for our people from the so-called Church of Holy Light. While they preach a kindness for all creatures and a measured, disciplined approach to their followers in Stormwind and Ironforge, I have seen nothing of the sort in their actions.
They call for our eradication. They invade our lands. They kidnap us. They torture us without mercy simply because we exist. More than one of our kin has been sent back to us as nothing more than a bag of ashes with no explanations whatsoever. Even now, I have it on authority they flood the streets of the Violet City in an attempt to poison the neutral forces of Dalaran against us. They have, yet again, declared the very people who need their compassion the most anathema and fair game for murder based on nothing more than their own assumptions.
As such, I am informing you all that it is in your interest as faithful Cult followers or as loyal citizens of the Undercity to begin in earnest an increase in your personal power – start your combat training as soon as you can, if you have not already. Better your armor, better your weapons. Learn more powerful spells to shut down their casters. Become better at stealth, that you can flay them from the shadows. Learn how to destroy our enemies utterly.
We will be ready. We will march.
Perhaps they will finally learn that their ill-considered words and brutal acts of violence against us have consequences, and that although they consider us deceased, we are more tenacious than they know. Perhaps they will not. They will be taught to respect us in kind, however, even if it must be bludgeoned into them one lost life at a time.
I intend to take to the front lines personally, and I hope to see every one of you there as well. For the glory of the Forsaken.
Sister Serata MacDermott