I have been enjoined in a Letter from my faithful subject windcedar to contrive an online journal of mine own, that my people and minions may draw closer to the Crown in their Affections and remain true subjects of our beloved Empire. Thus beginneth a long and - I pray - fruitful Association. I am this day faced with pressing duties to the Empire, for as all know, these times are uncertain and full of turmoil. And so I beseech you, O Imperial citizenry, only trust and believe in the efforts of your Sovereign and her nearest Minions to avert disaster and preserve our worlds, even as We shall ever trust in Our people's constancy and courage. Yet now I must away - know that I have kept faith with you even as you have kept faith with me, and I remain, most truly, servant and defender of our great Empire.