To the people of Mercinae.
In the year 977, Thakria was invaded and totally razed by the Mercinian
army. We were left without a single barracks, shop, or commodity shed.
Our State and Chancellery buildings were leveled. Our guildhalls were
looted. Our armies were destroyed.
Mercinae took all of our SOI right up to our southern gates.
Opportunistic Springdale took all of our northeastern SOI. Our Institute
was closed. We could not feed our own people. We were totally alone
and we were forced to look within.
In the more than 100 years since that time, the citizens of Thakria have
worked tirelessly to rebuild, recover, and recapture our lost glory. First
we took our vengeance on Springdale. Now we have taken our rightful
vengeance on Mercinae.
The Barony of Thakria will soon deliver our city's terms for peace. I
suggest you all readbb public 13997 and see what you and your
forefathers forced upon us. I personally lived through those dark times
and I remember them well. I have dedicated my entire life to repaying
Mercinae and I am now fulfilled. For that pleasure I thank my brothers
and sisters who TOGETHER made this happen.
Thakria recovered. You too can recover but only if you develop a
complete and unbreakable sense of community. Stop the petty
infighting that has made Mercinae the laughing stock of Avalon from
time to time. Look to each other and not towards yourselves. Show the
strength of character needed for YOUR dark times ahead.
Thakria will give you the opportunity to rebuild. Take this opportunity
and don't squander it as you have every other opportunity you have
been given in the past.
Written by my hand on the 19th of Mournsend, in the year 1083.