the announcement that masters of Light and Dark have been selected to
choose their disciples and wage war in Temuair has been made, I've noticed
a large number of people saying that they will side with one particular
I challenge the wisdom of this. If one side wins,
we will eternally be robbed of one side of the universe. People despise
the things associated with the dark for the pain and sorrow they bring;
But consider this: What art has ever sprung from a world without pain
This is even assuming that pain and sorrow belong
only to the darkness; I disagree with this statement, as well. Both
sides are extremists. To glorify the light, we do away with Chadul.
What next? Well, we begin to go after the murderers and thieves. How
long until we begin to do away with lawbreakers entirely? How long does
it take before you no longer fit neatly between the straight and rapidly
narrowing lines that define a moral life?
The light will burn itself out this way, and become
Darkness cannot be allowed to win, either. The case
hardly needs be made there: A side which obsesses itself with destruction
will, surprise surprise, find itself faced with destruction.
Neither side must be allowed to win. We need both
to truly live freely.
I cast my lot with the shadow -- A darkness which
cannot exist without light, and finds itself far brighter than true
Wuhao Iosef Mythrin