So this is probably one of the first and only posts I have made on the forums. I usually just sit and skim through the pages reading the others. I decided though, that I was going to make a self-affirmation post for House Lunare. Maybe set a few facts straight, after all if opinions are going to get spouted out and about, at least complain about the right thing. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and I know full well that on this post, we most likely are gonna get bashed at even more, but its expected. Other than that, sure we'd love opinions, it's not like we are out to conquer the world left and right...or according to some we are.
1.) I want to start with my favorite bashing. The fact that the leader spit in the face of a divine. In referring to Kallah and Akimoto's eternal binding, is what I am assuming was meant by it. What you may not know, is the player behind Akimoto decided to quit of his own accord for good. It was talked about between the two of us, as well as talked about with the divine in question. A lot of ooc and ic issues arose and as agreed upon by the parties it was better this way. There was no reason for it to have escalated past that point.
2.) I believe it was Ezalor in the Ankyrean Anguish who stated we openly bash and treat Sarita with discontent. This is entirely untrue. We have better things to do, than to spend it spouting off hatred openly IG about her or any of you for that fact. If there was any that occured, it wasn't our full house's doing and only those who actually did. So sorry if you felt the brunt of it, but other than the Imperium stuff that arose, never had a problem with the other houses in any way shape or form other than the leader before Kallah chose to bring Lunare to Spinesreach. As far as the Imperium went, never said we did want it, only that we had thrown our names in for Viceroy. That was all. Never stamped our feet either. Sarita got it shortly after and this was fine as she was attempting to do things with it, even if one of those things landed us with an ultimatum. Which we acted upon by full house vote, so while words may have been slung back and forth, let's be honest that is nothing new in the land of Aetolia with people insulting others now a days. As we were on the 'chopping block' as they say, of course words got slung around. Lunare is a passionate house that genuinely cares for the house and at the time it seemed the others were out to destroy them, so we acted accordingly. Of course this does not mean that the name calling was necessary. As for the bloodhunt, Lunare went to Niuri because we assumed its what everyone wished for, only then to have it turned on, so apologies for it, but if so many would not have spoken so passionately of wanting one, we may have never gone about getting one. Erzsebet is right as well that Ve'kahi and Lunare butt heads more often than not. This is certainly true.
3.) Ah yes the living. This of all has to be one of my favorite ones I have heard and we continue to listen to. Had all of you let us explain their true purpose at the time, perhaps none of the misconceptions would have ever come to be. We even told Abhorash why we had them, something perhaps we should have been allowed to do to the others and did not get that chance before assumptions were made and gone with. Yes we had a ritual for them. This ritual was not similar to embracement. It was nothing more than branding those living in our ranks with a tattoo saying they belonged to Lunare. The misconception may have come from only the Sires being allowed to 'brand' that member with the tattoo. We had them in our house as we are Spirean a neutral city where it didn't matter, and once we were told it had to change back...we did not hesitate and booted them, most of them by Kallah's own hand. They were useful for progress and a vast majority of them we worked while they were with us to convert them. As for the Yeleni insult...we had one Yeleni, not like we jumped on a yeleni-bouncing bandwagon. She was removed even before any of the issues arose with her. None of the living ever held power save for one which was Aoi. She was a Senator on their council even before Kallah came to head of house. She also was wanting to convert and finally did so. Other than that, not sure what you thought...that we coralled behind them bowing down to them?? A good portion of the -FEW- living we did have was due to treaties within Spinesreach and that is all, on terms of furthering education for both organizations, and once this came about the treaties were made void, the members asked to take their leave.
4.) Abhorash and the Dominion: Firstly, we never said we did nothing wrong, and Kallah was more than willing to say so to the Primus. Saying we are acting as such, may be how you perceive it, but that doesn't make it true either. We know we did something wrong, and we also accepted everything thus far laid down by him, adapting to each and every change to better the house. As Kallah was told directly from him, only reason he did not invite us into the Dominion was due to our horrible standing with Loch. Well this is why we had our ambassador send our messages to the overlords. Azrael I believe posted something about this in anguish as well. We can not fix something when not given the chance to do so. We were asked to fix relations with Loch, and the first step in that is trying to speak with the heads there before anything else. So far we have been ignored, and I was unaware of any mutual hatred between Loch and Lunare to be honest. Sure a few of our members hate Loch, but they were booted and angry. However that is but a few, not us all. Kalls for one never had an issue with Loch. Some of our members reside in both. To set the facts straight on the matter about our newbies, NO we do not tell them to automatically leave Loch. We even have listed in our hhelp scrolls that you may choose either city, only that we are currently aligned with Spines. The option is theirs to make, not ours. There is no one in the house chasing down thralls with a giant stick saying "OH MY GOD LEAVE LOCH OR ELSE" So apologies if it's how it looks, but we don't. As for the Primus, we have tried nothing but to abide by what he has asked each and every time he has met with Kallah or the house as a whole. That's all there is too it. To continue to work for our house and to survive as the rest of the houses are doing and working on. How this is seen as a problem, I am unsure? We are an active house for the most part, and only doing what each and everyone of the other consanguines are and trying to survive.
5.) Being power hungry?!? I saw Sarita had mentioned that those of Lunare who join other organizations swiftly take them over? Kalls was a Senator in Spines a long time before any of this arose, and rose to Chairwoman with a council vote. Yes we may have a good deal of Lunarian's in the senate of Spines, but this still was something that happened long before. Each and every one were voted in, and not by brute force. As for other organizations, a good bit of us also were a part of the Rout/Atabahi long before. This is nothing new? Nor has it caused issues. We don't intentionally send out our members and say here...take this over would ya...thanks. If you were referring to the Teradrim..that had nothing to do with Lunare, and still doesn't. Its a Loch guild, and as has been made clear we have nothing to do with Loch. So if others have been griefed on grounds seeming as such was the case, I do apologize. Rest assure, we have no world conquering dreams in our plans, nor have we ever. If brute force was used...I had no idea it was. We have no problem keeping city/guild/and house matters each separate and on their own.
-All that being said, we as a house have only ever worked to stay active and working for our goals. Anything specific members have achieved such as positions elsewhere and such, they worked for themselves with encouragement from the rest of us. Considering we are Spirean and not Lochian, we are sheltered from outside hatred or gossip. As for any insults still continuing...if you want them made known, perhaps trying to bring them up IC instead of arguing over the forums about them? As I restate a lot of what I have seen...Kalls ic-wise has been completely unaware of, as well as many of the house as has been proven several times lately when a member comes with something they heard and are utterly confused. Something many of you don't know is Kallah was begged to take over the house from Infin, but she waited until he was ready to step down to do so. The house seems to genuinely follow her and approves of her decisions. When the ulitmatum was offered...you can ask any of them, I asked if they wished for m to step down and do what they asked. They wished for her not to, and in hopes that would continue to thrive and endure. We don't consider ourselves better than everyone else, only wishing to remain when this purge is up, much the same as the other houses. If you feel we should meet with the other houses, then we can, not a problem, but being treated with hostility when we attempt to is the same as accusing us of publicly slandering everyone else, which we don't as a House. Even we can learn to change and adapt for the betterment of us. Progress is what Lunare works for and always will. We work hard for what we do have and what we wish to see done further. So feel free to send your opinions, even if they are nothing but harsh bashings..trust me well used to it at this point. Useful opinions are most appreciated as I am sure they can help us grow more. :-)