ELKMONT - Elkmont Patriarch Lortan Lomasa expressed outrage today at the recent news that Emperor Talus Kahar XIV has chosen a commoner bride. "We all have our places and our duties in Fastheld," he said this afternoon. "When the Emperor seeks to elevate his own courier rather than choose a noble bride...why, it begs the question how much else of Fastheld he's forgotten while outside the Aegis. Will the dissolution of the nobility be next? Perhaps raising his pet dog to Chancellor? This is the sort of ill-advised decision that could throw the entire order into Shadow-loving chaos!"