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One of my bigger concerns comes from the guards' attitude towards the Cathedral and the clergy within it. More than once I, as well as my fellow brothers and sisters of the Light, have been prevented access to the Cathedral or areas of it, by guards due to an apparent crime scene or investigation. Whilst I believe some of these to be true, their overly aggressive attitude and dismissal of the clergy in a place of peace, learning and sanctuary has caused many a distress to its inhabitants and visitors who come to the Cathedral in search of peace and solace. This disregard for a well-respected pillar of the community concerns and troubles me deeply to know these individuals hold no respect for a place whose purpose is antithesis to the recent behaviour they have displayed. Should they disregard the rules of the Cathedral, its clergy and to an extent the Holy Light itself, I must wonder how far their behaviour and self-interests will go. First the citizens, now the Light. What’s next, the Crown? Both of these - the people of Stormwind and the Light - are two things His Majesty holds dear to his heart and in high regard. Our beloved King Anduin may be gone, but surely how disappointed he will be upon his return to see his city in such a terrible state.
I write this as an open letter to the citizens of our fair city and kingdom to show that you are not alone, that this spread of vile behaviour has been noticed by many and your sympathies are shared. To the guards of the city I say: Stand up and do better. There are many of you who are exemplary in the role you carry out in keeping this city safe. It is a vital role and we are thankful for all you do. But please encourage your fellow guards to follow in your steps. Call out their bad behaviour, do not sit idly by and do not participate in it. Stormwind City is the capital of the Alliance. Half the world looks towards us as a beacon of hope and compassion. This behaviour counteracts all we work towards.
You can do better. We, the citizens of the city, know you can.
Stay safe, Stormwind. Light guide you all.
__Father Aevyr Azurebloom
Priest of the Holy Light
Citizen of Stormwind__