The following is excerpted from one of countless tracts which circulated in Albion shortly before the destruction of the Heroes' Guild.
"Citizen! Are you tired of fawning over Heroes not out of love, but fear? Tired of Heroes receiving special privileges? Tired of being a second-class citizen? This is a call to action: join the Oakvale Anti-Hero League today!
Heroes once protected Albion. But in the absence of the great threats of old, threats like Jack of Blades, Heroes protect us from nothing. Instead they menace, extort, and bully the people they once served. It is time to turn our backs on these relics of another time and set our sights on the future! Ask yourself, whom shall we thank for the prosperity of our age? Heroes? No! Engineers. Doctors. Inventors and natural philosophers. These people give us larger and safer cities, healthier crops, cleaner water, longer and fuller lives.
The people can solve their own problems. The Heroes' Guild is no longer needed, nor wanted, in Albion. We will deliver this message, by force if necessary! In the age of the firearm, we do not need Heroes - nor shall we fear them!"