MWAHAHAHA that makes sense!! So the children of Mr. Dude taught their children and those children taught THEIR children and therefore the Nameless Leaders need to get rid of that teaching in general just to be able to rise to power ergo they concocted this poison to work only in a certain bloodline and therefore basically eliminate the teaching (or at least reduce it to a manageable size)? BEAUTIFUL!
And about the prologue: I LOVE IT!! It’s got the perfect amount of mystery but explanation to draw readers into your plot and hook them from page one (usually a death treat does that XD). Great job, and I can’t wait to hear more!