Paper? Oh, my letter? I'm sorry that it was inedible, illegible and not magical. But yes, if the Exile is nearby then we should speak to him and others. We need to work together but not at the exclusion of others.
I was once told "if you want to find someone to do something for you, ask a busy man". The idea, I assume, being that someone who is busy is busy because other people trust them to get things done or at least that you know they are not lazy. In this way, I think the annointed one chooses those who stand out and so usually those people will all have their own personal missions, agendas and callings.
The old guard as it were...I adventured with Kalist and Aquilla a few times, they are or were good people. I was present when Adreana became the anointed one and although I didn't know Loph well, I was impressed greatly by him. I did not feel their deaths in any mystical way, I mourned their loss in my own private way based on what they did in life not their positions as sentinels.
I take it you're a follower of Firin or someone with similar views? I recently spent time with Sir Lichbane of your church and he was quite zealous on the subject, I have no love for undead but Ruthgar is somewhat...different. However, that is a discussion for another time. Personally, I appreciate the power of veto and so accept him to be 'ruled out' for we need to work together.
**He takes Kalist's letter from his pocket and smooths it out**
From reading Kalist's response, he seems open to Haze as Hunter and open, although not keen, on Galatine as Explorer however does not wish to choose a Warden as he wishes to return to that post. That leaves us needing an Anointed one. Adreana was chosen originally as we were told that dark forces would seek to destroy the anointed one but that they would be unable to find them if they were not well known and not great users of essence. I suppose the more powerful the anointed gets, the more at risk they would be. Which leaves us with two different tangents: we can look at followers of Eremine, again Kar springs to mind, or those of less power so that they can be kept secret and safe.
A question for you Traveller, Kalist says here "Despite this, we will find a way to bring Aquilla back" what are your feelings on this?
"And unconscious people always count as willing"
Tome of Magic 6.0