This story starts ages ago, as you will learn,
but we join it on Wildwind Family land in the Upper Northwest Territory.
Alexa and Alissa Wildwind are the current residents, and have spent the last few months
minding their own business, and with little concern regarding the outside world.Alissa:Marcus called yesterday … Wondering why we skipped the Council Call, yet again.
He mentioned there were rumors, and a lot of talk about the Wildwind seat on the Council
being empty … Or more precisely, absent you.
I miss seeing Marcus … We were all friends when at the Academy.
I miss going to the Gatherings, and seeing a lot of people.
The food, the fun … I know it is a lot of business for you,
but I want to go.Alexa;You’re more than welcome to go without me.
No offense, but it isn’t you they are concerned about … Even Marcus.
It’s not a good time right now.
My absence is my message, and all the Wildwind Family has to say to the Council. Alissa:I don’t understand your skepticism and opposition to the Council.
The Wildwind Family created the Order and the Council for goodness sakes.Alexa;It’s not the Council that troubles me, as much as it is Angel.
She has her sway with many Houses on the Council, and the desire to meddle in
affairs that are none of the Order’s business.
I’m sure her lapdog, Marcus, told you about their plans in Bridgeport.
She’s stirring up trouble with the Vampires, and to gain favor, power, and profit from the Humans.Alissa:Yeah, Marcus mentioned something about Angel and her desires in Bridgeport,
but it all seemed to make sense to me.
From what I understand, the Vampire Community in Bridgeport is growing unchecked.
The humans are becoming concerned, and Angel is more interested in ensuring their safety.
Why wouldn’t we want to be engaged with the conditions there?
It is my understanding that Wildwinds have always been purveyors of White Magic
and opposed to those who practice the Dark Arts.
How can we ignore the innocent people of Bridgeport and their security?
Why are you so eager to turn a blind eye towards the concerns of the Council?Alexa;This isn’t Lore Studies at the Academy Alissa, you are on Wildwind land, and part of this Family.
You may not be a Blooded Heir, but don’t forget your Ordeal and Confirmation.
Your Magic and abilities are tied to some distant relative, you never knew existed.
You recognized your skills, you have worked hard to earn your place among us, and in this Family.
But … Never forget there is a reason you don’t know where your Magic comes from.
That reason is because your ancestor that possessed the gift, hid it from everyone
and was never recognized by the Order.
Who do you think they were hiding from?
It wasn’t the other Mages or other Occults, it was the Humans they could not cross paths with.Alissa:That was all long ago, and the innocent people of Bridgeport probably don’t even know any of it.
Now, the Vampires are running rampant in the streets, terrifying the populous.
Born of the Dark Arts, they cast a shadow on the world around them.
Humanity should not suffer simply because their ancestors made mistakes.Alexa;Don’t be so naïve Alissa …
And never be swayed by the fairytale about the Innocence, or Goodness of Humanity.
It’s just a lie they tell themselves as they plot and scheme
in hopes of building what they believe to be a better society.
The Humans were nowhere to be found during the Second Blight.
They did not pick sides during the Fairy Wars, nor did they stand to defend the Innocent and Good.
It was the Vampires that were our Allies in our struggles during the Rise of the Dark Genie,
while your precious, innocent Humans, were burning our kind at the stake, oblivious to their own peril.
Constantina Wildwind created the Order, and the Council, to negotiate Peace during the Dark Ages.
That Peace was between the Mages and the other factions, Occult and Humans alike.
The Order and the Council do not have an open license to meddle in the affairs of other communities.
There are no Mages currently in jeopardy, or at risk, in Bridgeport.
It’s none of our business.
Angel desires Power above all, and will put us all at jeopardy to gain it.
However … Without an artifact, or my support among the Houses, she will never raise an Army.
She can get her way to some degree if I go to Council,
because I only need to be present for the vote to occur.
I will not give her that opportunity, and my message to her is clear.
The Wildwind Family, our Tradition, and our Good Standing among the other Occults …
Will not be at the mercy of her folly … Ever!To Be Continued …
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