Karsten, McQueen of the most Venerable Band of Thieves, holding steadfast to the traditions of those who joined before us; to all the Bands and parishes scattered throughout the world: may peace be with you, and with your card decks.
I am writing regarding the group known as S.W.A.M.P. S.W.A.M.P. is a traditionalist group not unlike our own, with members from the Speech and Theatre community. In the past, we have considered membership in S.W.A.M.P. to be cause for instant excommunication. However, after much discussion with many trusted bishops, we have decided that S.W.A.M.P. members may attain full membership into the Band of Thieves—they are no longer required to renounce their membership in S.W.A.M.P. to join the Band.
We await future diplomatic discussion with the leader of S.W.A.M.P., Daniel VanKeulen, regarding the relationship between our two groups.
The McQueen of the Most Venerable Band of Thieves,