The Celestial Heritage Conservatory continues to deny that Erj’s sylph population is on the decline. Nevertheless, in recent years, the Templar seminary has softened its requirements for potential initiates in order to combat dwindling enlistment rates.

While this has seen a measure of success, some of these ‘new-wave’ Templar are not exactly what the Conservatory would expect, and initiates’ psychological profiles, strength of faith, and combat effectiveness often leave much to be desired.

However, this new breed of Templar has also provided an unexpected benefit in the form of a more worldly perspective—curiosity and knowledge about other places and cultures has helped the sylph strengthen relations all over Erj.

Some consider this a dilution of the sylph faith, but at this point, the Conservatory simply can’t afford to be selective.