The election of a new King is a monumental task and one that bears close consideration. Under normal circumstances I would thus never urge that this process be hurried. Circumstances are not normal however, not in the situation that now exist in the North, not in the circumstances that gave rise to the current interregnum. In Circind a hole into the Shadow exist through which each winter so far undead have come in large number. As Long as the Dwarven nation stand without a King our power to oppose these incursions by the Shadowing stand diminished by the absence of the full force of the Dwarven nation without doubt the finest infantry force in Albion. The Selection of his successor has been delayed further by the collapse of the tunnels. This has been attributed to poor maintenance which might be the case, but another darker possibility exist. The shadow king might by sabotaged have caused the collapse hoping to provoke the exact delay we are seeing. I urge the clans to consider this and to deny the Shadow king the victory he had hoped for by coming together to elect a new king the North hold conciders most suitable as quickly as possible who can bring together the Dwarven nation and once more bring the Shadow to tremble before you.
Your friend and Ally Maevïel Caern The Aelven King