“Records from the trial of Mellar.
Verdict: Guilty, death by beheading.
Date:First month of the year on the first day.
Where: Before the ruins of Lordaeron.
The Court of the Dark Lady recognizes that the arch heretic and crusader known as Archbishop Columban V stands before its benevolent mercy. This court now stands in session. We, the wronged people of Lordaeron demand the accused answer his charges. Is it true that you have come to the lands of the sons and daughters of Lordaeron of your own free will? Is it also true that you surrendered yourself for judgment?
The Archbishop stands charged of crimes against the surviving true citizens and rightful claimants of Lordaeron: the Forsaken and their Majesty The Dark Lady. The Archbishop stands accused of the following crimes, of which he was part and parcel to.
The Court commands the Archbishop to answer for his actions during the savage and utterly uncalled for Crusade against the people of Lordaeron. The Court will hear his words to explain his reasoning for the support of the brutalization of unarmed civilians, the breaking of the most sacred of treaty pacts and peace accords, and the wholesale and unabated murder of unarmed civilian and military prisoners. The Archbishop will explain to his victims the course of thought that lead him to consider the execution of more than four hundred unarmed non-combatant innocent men and women to be acceptable, and why those under his command felt that such a breach of contract, and an end to fair dealings between warring parties was acceptable given the circumstances. More so, why did such crimes go unpunished, and uncondemned?
In willingly coming into hostility territory, seeking capture the Arch Heretic has incited the masses against the rightful remaining People of Lordaeron and the Dark Lady. In being here the Aberration of the Light fashions himself a martyr, when in fact he is seeking suicide if only to further his political agenda. This manipulative agenda will result in the bloodshed, suffering, and death of untold others. For this charge, he stands guilty.
May his soul share in the suffering of the lives he has destroyed. May the Dark Lady’s justice be done, Shadow save our Queen. The court has ruled that the guilty shall die by beheading, and shall not have a second chance at life through undeath.”