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The Songs of Ronen Feichín

One of the earliest of the documents included in Airtam's journals is a series of clippings from one of the more prevalent newspapers of the time, The Voice of the Empire. The series of articles follow the exploits of a musician that had begun raising a great deal of trouble in the city of Armuun , to the point of inciting riots that were discovered to be masking diversions for Burnt Crow activities that claimed dozens of innocent lives. The documents also include a confidential interrogation report from the The Bechtlarite Intelligence Bureau that detail the events that took place following his capture and arrest. Airtam's somber reflections on the events are found below, and shine a light on her feelings and concerns on the matter.      
Today has been a difficult day. As I sit in my office, surrounded by the stacks of documents detailing the events in Armuun, I can't help but feel a great sadness in my heart. As a member of the Bechtlarite Empire, I am ashamed of the actions that have been taken against the Seanachaisian people. The cataclysm that nearly wiped out their people was a tragedy, and it breaks my heart to see the scars and pain that they still carry to this day, but as I read through these documents, I am reminded of the innocent lives that were lost at the hands of the Burnt Crows. The actions of these self-proclaimed freedom fighters cannot be excused, no matter how much sympathy I may have for their cause. The open defiance of the Empire will only lead to more violence and death, and I am aware that our actions were necessary to prevent further tragedy.   And yet, despite this understanding, I can't help but feel that there must have been another way. Is violence always the answer? Is it truly merited to sacrifice the lives and dignity of others for the sake of our own security and control? As the newly appointed Headmaster of the University of the Lighted Way, I know that it is my duty to teach and guide the young minds of our society. But how can I teach them to be better than we are, when I am struggling to find the answers myself? Perhaps this is what it means to bear the weight of responsibility. To question our actions and the actions of those before us, even as we must carry out the duties that are required of us. But I will not let this sadness and guilt consume me. I will use it to fuel my resolve, to seek out the truth and to work towards a better future for all.

Document Structure

Publication Status

As part of the leaked Morenthall publications following her death, these writings are generally easy to find.

Historical Details


While these appear to be only a few of the actual articles covering the events of the Burnt Crow push for mayhem during this time, the rest have been redacted from the public record and are no longer anywhere to be found.


The Burnt Crows have been a thorn in the Empire's side for many years. Led by the unpredictable and wholly dedicated, Sighnai Oifrei , they are the subject of much debate and continue to operate under her direct leadership to this day.

Public Reaction

There was a fairly even split as to the public reaction to the leaked interrogation documents, some feeling the actions taken were justified in order to serve the well being of the common citizenry of the city of Armuun, while still others justify the actions of the Crows and used it to call for more regulations regarding their treatment and compensation for the losses they suffered, once again igniting the debates that circulated following the tragedy at Victory.
Leaked Original
Vellum / Skin
Authoring Date
12th of Vigor 142 PR to the 32nd of Vigor 142 PR
Signatories (Organizations)


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