Written by Senior Knight James Imeson
Currently, we have lost the majority of Brotherhood members to a large defector group known as 'The Outcasts'. The Outcasts are led by our previous elder and a few others. In order to ensure the long-lasting survival of the Brotherhood, I recommend we focus on a treaty, recruitment, and trying to gain better weapons and technology.
We need a focus on research, diplomacy, and recruitment. Research should focus on either improving weapons/armor, or on something that will help in the long run. Diplomacy should start with organising a truce with the Outcasts, I know they have gone to war we us and killed many BoS, but we can't survive as their enemies.
Recruitment should be a bit more linient then usual, but not just letting anyone in for the sake of it. I recommend focusing in a mix between quantity and quality. By this I mean, allow troops that are 'Okay' instead of 'Outstanding'.
Now, onto defections. We cannot completely stop those wishing to leave, but we can ask for our stuff back. I suggest, mainly, politely asking for people who wish to leave to give us their armor and technology, Or attempting to convince them not to leave. Either works.
We are in a terrible situation, we can only hope to improve, adapt, and survive. Who knows? We might become more powerful then ever before.