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Official responses from Degannwy, the Autumn Grove
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:51:30 PM »
[The following information is shared to elves and friends of the elves who frequent the outpost.]

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It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we lay to rest those who fell victim to the Count's human servants during their search for the kin Legos Sylvester. I know many of you feel a great many things because of this - fear, anger, hopelessness. Each of you are entitled to these things, for I feel them too, exponentially. I am responsible for safety of the Seelie and the kin who call our small outpost home, and I have failed those under our grace. Some of you question our judgement, mine in particular. It is unfortunate that ours is a predicament not understood well by those outside of our immediate circle, and I implore those seeking vengeance or justice to take the time to consider the situation and try to understand the bigger picture.

It is true that we could have resisted with force. We might have protected the lives whose grace has now escaped them. But despite actions of humans, to threaten the great and dark wolf that lies dormant within stone walls and spires to the east only brings about a greater risk to our survival in the longer term. We have a precarious position within the land, one that hangs by a thread based on neutrality and reticence. The seedling of Yggdrasil that grows under our care may very well be the answer to the great burden upon the land, but becoming a perceived force of violence will only wither that thread. We must show restraint.

Some of you gather among yourselves and discuss actions over several issues. One may be of Legos' fate, or perhaps even the thought of fighting each other. Know that such hunting is not endorsed by Degannwy and the Seelie Court. None may speak or act for Gwerydd, nor any for myself and Degannwy. I will continue to lead the Autumn Court as Marquessa, chosen by my cousins and the Seelie. I ask each of you to respect my place and your own, as well as others who visit our home. Secondly, there are some murmurings of the question of who should be permitted within our camp. I wish to remind each of you that all are welcome within, with the exception of Drow and those with bounties upon their heads. I will decide if and when we shall close our gates to the world; it is important we have them open for the lost who may need our sanctuary.



With warmth and fair winds,

-Lorelei, Marquessa of the Autumn Grove

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Re: Official responses from Degannwy, the Autumn Grove
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 08:48:31 AM »
[The following is posted on a wall within Nant Gaerwyn, offering purpose to those who pledged their service.]

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Some moons ago I asked for support from various kin who I may call upon should the need arise. They are Elves who have spent many moons with us and have shown their path to be parallel to ours:

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Active scouts, hunters, and huntresses:
Natassa Ar-Feniel, Corax Ashwind, Kith Swiftrunner, Kerinae Lyrandel, Cento Lomarias.
Duties: Scouting and reporting, hunting and foraging, counsel (on matters of the hunt), standing sentinel and to protect.

Active mages and scholars:
Lorelei, Ihel'ath'Nai, Thorn, Daewyn Orle'valsa, Lomir Meladys'varilo, Valanthe Ralathanas.
Duties: Investigation and reporting, lorekeeping, counsel (on matters of magic), sharing of knowledge and talent.

Active druids and guardians:
Gwerydd, Aduial Amakiir.
Duties: Preservation of the land and wild, guidance and protection, counsel (on matters of nature), advocation and practice of wisdom and diplomacy.

Should there be any issues that do require discussing which pertain to our place here, please leave note with them and they will pass it along to Gwerydd or myself. I hope that they are recognized for their duty and the responsibility placed upon them to safeguard our small niche in this troubling land. Their words possess weight and they can advise based on their talents. Should there be others who wish to pledge themselves to our sanctuary, I would ask that they demonstrate in some way their wisdom, loyalty and sincerity over time.

Additionally, there are a few who may not be pure blood, but wish for the same things as we. Thus, we grant them the respect they deserve:


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Non-elves recognized as friends to the Autumn Court:
Thorn (Serghei Ureche), Eleora Tealeaf, Yashila Swift, Ruben Blueriver.

Regardless if your name should not be among these, I ask with great modesty that none may bring trouble and danger to yourselves or to our small place here within the forest, particularly given our distance from the human town Vallaki.



Peace be upon us.
-Lorelei, Marquessa of the Autumn Grove

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Re: Official responses from Degannwy, the Autumn Grove
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 06:34:40 PM »

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The time has come again to ask support from those among you who call this grove 'home.' As the cycles turn and seasons change, the old are lost from us. Though their memory remains, the passage left by the loss of their strength leaves Degannwy thin. To those of long-standing and goodwill within our territory, we ask your service, your counsel, your strength. These strange tidings of the creature 'White Maw' and the mysteries of the mountain range are blown grimly, and we are faced with uncertainty as to what this might mean for the greater life of Degannwy. To this uncertainty, and to this end, we must take to our charges here as they are necessary of us.

If you would volunteer to assist this grove, leave word for me.




Sharp eyes and sharp minds.
-Lorelei, Marquessa of the Autumn Grove

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Re: Official responses from Degannwy, the Autumn Grove
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 03:36:00 AM »
[The following is posted on a wall within Nant Gaerwyn.]

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It seems both strange and fearful to consider that many of the names we once spoke of so many years ago have left us, forever. We keep a place for them in our hearts and minds, but we must continue on in this bleak world. However, not all have been lost:

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Active scouts, hunters, and huntresses:
Natassa Ar-Feniel, Kith Swiftrunner, Tinu Naur, Elrebril Galuin
Duties: Scouting and reporting, hunting and foraging, counsel (on matters of the hunt), standing sentinel and to protect.

Active mages and scholars:
Lorelei, Daewyn Orle'valsa, Beatrice
Duties: Investigation and reporting, lorekeeping, counsel (on matters of magic), sharing of knowledge and talent.

Active druids and guardians:
Gwerydd, Hadrian Amakiir, Saira Curuni
Duties: Preservation of the land and wild, guidance and protection, counsel (on matters of nature), advocacy and practice of wisdom and diplomacy.

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Saira Curuni joins us to act as my counsel and representative for matters of diplomacy outside of the forests that surround us and has been approved to seek formation of a Circle with Gwerydd's support. I ask those who are serious to face the challenges of this burdened land to contact her and together we might do good.

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Elrebril Galuin joins us with the blessing of the Autumn Grove to seek out those who might find themselves lost, displaced by the mists, forgotten, to offer these kin guidance and to bring them into the fold. To help bring about what wisdom the lessons of the old traditions might teach us, involving peaceful cultural activities.



With welcome hearts,
-Lorelei, Marquessa of the Autumn Grove

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Re: Official responses from Degannwy, the Autumn Grove
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 01:40:27 AM »
[The following is posted on a wall within Nant Gaerwyn underneath the notice prior.]

A meeting with kin today has proven that even with little to earn for themselves, others might pursue a purpose that helps others stay safe, and remembered. And so my notice has been amended.



Seelie's mirth,

-Lorelei, Marquessa of the Autumn Grove