Why hello there.
As some of you make or may not care to know, I just got back from helping Alex put down Redlight.
And that really fucking sucked. Between the headaches, the choke slams, fighting a supernatural house, and the near apocalypse we had to avert, the whole thing was a horrible shit storms of events and situations that both myself and the world might have been better off without.
And when I really stopped to think about it once I was finally home, it occurred to me that Redlight was a product of the Bureaucracy. Its been an entire year and half and we're still dealing with the fallout and depraved products the Bureau created when it came and went.
A full YEAR AND A HALF. That's fucking insane.
And yet, without them we find ourselves in a particularly difficult situation.
Many proxies fell when the Bureau did. A lot of them died. Those who didn't were forced to adopt to humbler and less protected life styles with nothing to protect them from the authorities and no one means of paying the bill.
And while we are not without standing remnants of organization, on the whole most proxies now operate in small intimate cells assuming they aren't entirely self dependent.
And I have done what I can to support these cells and independents find supplies, weapons, part time jobs, bases, and have even gone so far as to reward work done for Father with monetary compensation.
But I have not been able to do for these people what the Bureau did. I have not been able to keep them safe.
Without the overbearing hand of the Bureau to keep them in check, Father's Siblings [the other Fears] and our cousins [the servants of the other Fears] have been expanding at an extremely alarming rate.
I believe we've seen so little of the Fears because they are violently at each others throats. With Father's dominance crush and with Father himself now on his back tendril, every territorial fear is making a power grab.
And as the people of the dethroned king, we are assholes ever other asshole is gunning for. And where the servants of other fears have a documented history of general cooperation, proxies have always been heavily divided.
I reformed the Fire Cult as a specialized task force to try to deal with this unprecedented aggression but we are not seeing the results we were hoping for. In fact, it would seem things have gotten worse. The situation have evolved in ways I could have never imagined.
The other Fears and their servants aren't just hunting proxies anymore. They've taken to hunting OUR runners justifying the maneuver as an attack against the 'Future Proxy Pool'.
This can not go on. We need a change.
No can no longer allow degenerates pretending to know Father's will reign over us, nor can we ourselves go on with the delusion that Father's will is a thing that can be known.
Its time to go back to the basics. There has always been one absolute truth when it comes to Father. One single truth that has never changed over the course of his documentation.
Father hunts runners.
And it is with that basis that the Free Market will be moving forward. No longer will it be the job of the proxy to put down the runner for this was never really ours to do. We our not his reapers. Our job as the proud selected that Father has seen fit to tolerate and spare should be to keep runners safe until Father himself is done hunting, killing, or sparing them.
I am calling for closure on the great rift that separates runners and proxies for both are brothers under Father, one simply has not met his judgement yet and it will be our task to see that judgement be it life or death finds them.
And in light of this, psychopaths and degenerates that displayed incredibly aggression to our newly claimed brothers will not be tolerated. Monsters like the Morningstar and Arkady WILL be put down.
...That said there will be some tolerance for justified personal vendettas a single person or persons. I am still very much going to kill Sloth, Picasso, and Moth...
I know not every proxy is going to agree to this. In fact, I suspect most won't. I actually anticipate we're going to lose a lot of the cells and independents that currently associate themselves with the Free Market over this. And other standing orders like the Order of Oracles may try to rain fire on us for this.
But know this. Any threat to our runners, the runners we claim or who we approve for protection under the Free Market, that isn't tall and faceless will be neutralized. Be that threat the servant of another Fear, one of Father's proxies, or fucking Fear itself.
For these people are our brothers and we are their guardians.
-The Lord Guardian Fracture