I have spoken to Estania (which I admit I should have done first) and understand her reasoning.
I do want to clarify that I am not a seeker of power trying to take up the reigns on dark days. I have served the city before in many ways and only desire to do so again. Yes we are in dark times but that is not why I am here. I have always been here though my times occasionally limited by this or that, as they are with us all.
My desire is not for power, I have all I would ever need. But I offer my experience, my age and perhaps a few words of wisdom to offer.
I would like to encourage all citizens to vote for who they think will do the best job in this election no matter whom that may be. As for future elections I can see the want of only viable candidates but I do argue that I am one.
Yours For Mercinae's Regrowth,
Written by my hand on the 7th of Paglost, in the year 1243.