Post by Mordeceye on Oct 12, 2014 18:58:03 GMT
Simply becasue this tome was written in the Undercity, and it's author is undead, does not mean it's contents are heresy. In the following I attempt to explain the role the Light plays with the Forsaken, and why we should not abandon it.
The Light, by it's very nature, is purity at its peak. It is not corrupt, nor can it corrupt. It's followers are required of nothing but faith in that what they do is right. Others views on their actions have no impact, nor should it. Faith is a wall that the unfaithful cannot tear down. It can only be destroyed from within.
The Light has many uses and applications. Most notably, it is used to heal, cleanse and protect. But it can also be used to wage war against the darkness. War is not it's primary purpose, however, and should only be engaged in such when all other options have been exhausted. A follower of the Light is a servant first, and a warrior second.
As Forsaken, these tennants can be difficult, if not impossible to follow. Many times, we, as Forsaken, know that our actions are dettestable, yet neccesary. We cannot use the Light to heal, nor cleanse. And we are servants, but not to others, only to ourselves. Only by rising above our very nature can we be Faithful and found worthy.
The Light can be called upon, but even after casting aside our own instincts, it burns us. Not because we are corrupt, but because the magics that animate us are. The Light tears at our very being, and can rip us appart, yet our faith in it causes it to refrain from doing so. Our faith is tested every time we call upon the Light's help, can any other race say the same?
Many Forsaken have forgotten the Light in their deaths. They feel as though they have been condemned to damnation by the very entity they followed in life. But this is folly! Our condition is not a curse, but another test of our faith. None other than us can claim to be burned by our very faith, yet still follow. We were created of the darkest magics, yet are able to rise above these evils and call upon the lightest. Unfortunately, many believe we should not seek to ascend beyond our place in this realm. That we should accept our fates as damnation and seek to fill the role of the monsters others claim us to be.
As a Priest of the Light many enemies are to be had amongst the Forsaken, and we must tread lightly. Not every hand can be forced with strength, but all can be swayed. And it is our duty to be the beacon in the darkness, to guide the Forsaken back from the edge of ruin toward righteousness. This is done with small, concise movements. We cannot preach as the humans in Stormwind do, so we must act as a guiding force.
The days of seperation are coming to an end. This realm faces battles that cannot be overcome by singular entities, and we, as a people, need to be ready to prove to the world that we are the same people in death, that they are in life. That we are capable of redemption...
THAT WE ARE WORTHY