Erica you’re like a daughter to me and you are also my spiritual leader but I am going to address this issue with you in the forum as you have refused to speak with me for two days. During a time of war this amounts to childish behavior. I am sorry that you cannot leave headquarters at this time but we both know that after what happened in Paris that we can not afford to take that chance. Seven important members of the Order died in that attack and the terrorists came within inches of killing you. I will not allow them to have another opportunity. There are various factions of the resistance and this movement has only grown since Bree revealed our identity to the world. You are only safe within the confines of this building.
I don’t think you fully realize the important role you play in the world. You may only be 22 years-old but that is no excuse to ignore the responsibilities that you have. When your grandmother was alive she lived to serve the OoD and to rule. You became the leader as a child and I fault myself with failing to bring you up in a stronger fashion. During a time of war you have locked yourself in your bedroom and from what I can gather you are simply wasting your time watching fashion shows on the Internet.
As the leader of the OoD, you must shoulder the weight of the world. This is the burden you were born into. We are not just a religion but we are both a government and the Earth's largest privately held corporation. Do you even realize that it was the O.o.T. that created modern banking? If the Order were only a business then I might not be concerned but as a Sovereign Military Order during a time of war we can not be undermined from within.
After the attack in Paris you signed an order giving the O.o.T. complete decision making powers over matters dealing with the resistance. Not two weeks later you had Ms. Crowley transmit a message to Jonas regarding possibility of peace talks. You have also guaranteed the safety of this Spencer person.
Erica you do not have the power to make offers to Jonas or give Spencer assurances. The order you signed can not be retracted except through an article of faith. The one duty you never ignore is that of a spiritual leader and you know very well that until that war ends you can not speak for the Morning Star on this issue.
I therefore am asking you as your “father” to stop reaching out to these people. Let me protect you. Your actions have given Spencer the confidence to reach out to Jonas. I don’t want to hurt either of them but if they endanger the Order then I will be forced to stop them. I can’t give you an order but I am making myself very clear that you will stop behaving like a spoiled child.
Grand Master of the Order of the Temple
Monday, July 9, 2007