The voice is clear and calm, the message unequivocal, the dream far-flung and very public: "Baron Herod– In the sense that a person is judged by the quality of their enemies, I cannot fault your character by the actions you have taken, as they have afforded you a caliber of enemy you would be otherwise hard-pressed to encounter in your land. Your judgment, on the other hand, is at risk of further scrutiny. Though Squire Hildr’ is herself young in years and experience, she is sworn to a noble house that is lacking in neither. The knight to whom we are sworn, General Baron Sir Marcus Husarri Saephis, Baron of Kettle Valley, Lord Knight of the Order of Morgan and Lord of House Phoenix, is well traveled throughout the wider world your shard has only just begun to open its eyes to, and has seen the rise and fall of many lands older and more storied than your own. If you had any allies among the adventurers at the Outpost, some who had seen Voridium could speak of Sir Eli Saephis, Knight of the Anazatae and Lord of Andar, and of the Mortal wounds they have witnessed him open, by mundane strength of arm alone, in those who stand in suppression of free will. If you yourself had stepped beyond the bounds of your barony, you may have heard of Dame Ashlyn Husarri Saephis, Knight of Death, who bent Nightmare to her will and now walks through it with the ease of a garden stroll. Your abuses of power and of the people over whom you have power may have been tolerated within the shores of your own shard, but as your world is widened, the ripples of your actions grow across the surface of Fortannis, and draw the eye and wrath of powers whose depths your own shallow shoals have yet to weather. I recommend that you release Squire Hildr’ of House Phoenix unharmed, or begin to consider how you would like your legacy to be remembered. In Ministerium, Lady Vellis Valeriana Tsalarioth of House Phoenix Squire to Baron Sir Marcus Husarri Saephis"