To the Defenders of Britannia. You discover copies of this letter distributed throughout Britain and Vesper. Greetings. Not more than four winters have passed since the Ophidians - cannibals and worshippers of Pagan Gods - launched themselves against our homes in a genocidal campaign of murder and conquest. The First Ophidian War. Thousands in Vesper and Papua were butchered in their beds. Women, Children and Old Men roasted alive and devoured. Babies thrown into rivers. All for a crime we did not commit. It was the actions of simple Britannians - not the Royal Guard or the Great Council - that saved our cities from certain doom. It was the Farmers and Woodsmen, the Merchants and Hunters, that extinguished the flames of war and sent the Evil Ophidians from our Cities. Yet now Queen Dawn - Our Queen - has employed these same Ophidians in her own War of Conquest. She has sent these same Defilers of Life against Vesper in her name. Against Citizens of Vesper who had lost their families and fight for a New Order. Is this the work of a Liberator? A Queen of Virtue? I seem to remember another recent monarch who used armies of Evil to quell the Calls for Independence. - Baron Caelum.