|The Minoc Issue|
|-Credited to the Regency|
|Copied from a book found in Magincia|
|Most beloved people: Urged by necessity and by the permission of the Regent, I have come into these parts as an ambassador with a divine admonition to you, the servants of Virtue. I hoped to find you as faithful and as zealous in the service of Sosaria as I had supposed you to be. But if there is in you any deformity or crookedness contrary to British's law, with divine help I will do my best to remove it. For the king has put you as stewards over his lands to minister to it. Happy indeed will you be if he finds you faithful in your stewardship. For if British’s spirit, shall find worms, that is, sins, in you, because you have been negligent in your duty, he will call you as worthless to be thrown into the abyss of unclean things. And because you cannot restore to him his great loss, he will surely condemn you and drive you from his loving presence in the after life. But the man who is prudent, provident, modest, learned, peaceable, watchful, pious, just, equitable, and pure how can the ignorant teach others?
If anyone hates peace, how can he make others peaceable? Or if anyone has soiled his hands with baseness, how can he cleanse the impurities of another? We read also that if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch. You must let all matters that pertain to the Virtues be controlled by the law of the Regency. Keep the Virtues and the law in all its grades entirely free from the calloused hands of the heathen. See that the tithes that belong to Rufus are faithfully paid from all the produce of the land; let them not be sold or withheld.
You have seen for a long time the great disorder in the world caused by orcish and drow crimes. It is so bad in Sanctus, you are so weak in the administration of justice, that one can hardly go along the road by day or night without being attacked by heathen;
Humanity and the Virtues suffer!
Although, O sons of Sosaria, you have promised more firmly than ever to keep the peace among yourselves and to preserve the rights of the virtues, there remains still an important work for you to do. Freshly quickened by the divine correction, you must apply the strength of your righteousness to another matter which concerns you as well as Virtue. For your brethren who live in Vesper and Minoc are in urgent need of your help, and you must hasten to give them the aid which has often been promised them. For, as the most of you have heard, the drow and heathen have attacked them and have conquered the territory of the eastern mainland as far west as the dungeon of Wind. They have occupied more and more of the lands of those humans, and have overcome them in battles. They have killed and captured many, and have destroyed the virtuous and devastated the lands. If you permit them to continue thus for awhile with impurity, the righteous of Sosaria will be much more widely attacked by them. On this account the Lord Regent beseeches you as British’s heralds to publish this everywhere and to persuade all people of whatever rank, foot-soldiers and knights, poor and rich, to carry aid promptly to those peoples and to destroy that vile race from the lands of our friends. I say this to those who read and it is meant also for those who can not. Moreover, the Gods command it.
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