When I was a young orc, I was taken care of by my uncle is Wolfsburg. He was always the straight arrow of my family. He wanted me to study, get good grades in school, land a good job and raise a family. As such, he disapproved of a few my friendships and how I conducted myself on several occasions. I was punished more than once for a variety of reasons. But despite this I did not grow to resent my uncle. He always struck me as being one of the fairest people I have ever met. Whenever I was punished, he would explain clearly as to why this was the case. Whenever I was about to do something unorthodox, he always warned me as to how this could blow up in my face. And he always seemed a good judge of what I was and what I was not capable of. To use a tired phrase, he was tough but fair. And I always found myself understanding his side of things.
Unfortunately I cannot say the same things about the Council after today.
There are many things that I fail to understand about the reprimand that that both myself and my team was given today. I fail to understand why we were punished for casting magic ‘dangerously’ when we were in a serious combat situation and the town guard magi had already opened up with fire magic against the opposition. I fail to understand how a single group of emissaries were expected to stop a veteran team from escaping, especially given that both town guard and emissary forces were on stand by. I can safely understand that we ultimately have failed, but considering what we were up against, I believe that we did everything we could in the given circumstances.
Both myself and my team have spent a lot of time, blood and sweat into securing Turnslo Ravian. We are duty bound to capture him. We brought the man in after all. However, in the fight that broke out, the likelihood of friendly casualties was extremely high. More to the point, there was little point in continuing to fight after Turnslo had escaped through magical means that we were flatly unable to encounter.
And yet despite our best efforts we are punished and reprimanded because our efforts have been considered inappropriate and not enough. I fail to understand why. There appears to be a distinct lack of transparency here from the Council. I’m willing to believe that there is a completely fair and legitimate reason for what was given to us, but it most certainly does not feel so in the communications given.
Consider this an official complaint. I understand that at the end of the day writing this will be about as useful as pissing into the wind. However I am aware that myself and my team have been put under scrutiny. Consider myself and my team returning the favor.