She sighs. "I fear that old wounds will be rehashed. I had a servant once, a brother in arms. But he betrayed me. According to my sources he has a group similar to this. Whether or not it is true, I can not be sure. My whisperers do not filter unreliable information before giving it to me, and this source is particularly versatile." She pauses. "No matter. If the rumours are true, Karith, we can not allow the risk of him marching on us. Should the notion of a chance to take down the Parade arise, the masses would be on our doors with pitchforks and torches. I have a coven to protect, and I'm preparing for the storm."