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Poetry over Lists

Type of Missve: Public Lists
Date: April 4th 1015
Responses: many
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The following is left in any location where notices are accepted, and may even find their way into private missive boxes.

Players that wish to participate are encouraged to e-mail be privately for details.

IC:

When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
Before the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay

There was the loss of the life that was Beast-Avatar-Five
That the Red Arrow Emporium did cruelly deprive
A heartbroken king and the Ladies’ Seer did move
The wolf part of king soul they thought to remove
The two wolf spirits off to the Wilds would play
But Hope-Shelter-Power then ended that day

When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
And then the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay

But had they known of the calamity to come
That would trap the souls by an act so dumb
It would shatter the Bridge betwixt Kal and the Land
End the Kathrani and the bond of Spirit-Hand
So too would it end the Wairdo and Silence
And make the Giri Mae Wavichi all quite tense

When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
After the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay

When the Rift between Eternity and Dissolution
Gave those trapped spirits only three grim solution:
Consumed by the bainen called Garrog and end
Or to Smiths’ hammer their Gos be forced to bend
Or lastly to languish and hope for escape
By Deus ex Machina or their own fate to shape

The Shadowking’s Legacy to the Wilds did stay
After the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay

Many years have passed since that fateful bad act
And time grows short for these spirits it’s fact
If any souls be saved from Garrog or Smith,
Like Avatars or Guardians or Kal Spirit kith,
Make haste, do not tarry, to the Spirit-Sword’s Fall
Listen, if you ever cared, don’t ignore this last Call.

Or if what moves you is self-preservation
Come try stop Garrog from manifestation
For Taint without Kal-Bond to destroy the blight
Will soul-deaths ensure – an irrecoverable smite.
Risk your bodies and minds for future soul’s born,
Or let Garrog souls’ reave, under claw, tooth and horn.

If not love or duty will move you to acts
Nor truth or courage compelled by these facts
Feel free to continue in your cot, keep or hovel
For your aid I will not continue to grovel
For you have chosen fear, sloth and hate
And I leave you to claim your unfortunate fate.
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Yo, Anonymous.

Some of us have been busy raising other kinds of Life, and any spirit or flesh-bag that attempts to tack 'sloth' onto my name can have the courage to do so to my face instead of anonymously via some little list. I've got Seance', I'll keep a timer flipped.

I'm with my Life's First Priority in the country of Chimeron at the moment, who are even now still re-building(again with the whole Life thing), but I can pass her into safe hands if you, Anonymous, "really want to go there" and throw down.

And it hasn't been many years, because a couple is two, a few is 3 to 6, and several/many is 7+(that's why seven and several sound alike). Calm yourself. And if you can't do that and continue to accuse mortals of messing things up just by being themselves and letting Life go on, then I suggest from the Ladies' Seer that "you sit down, son, and hold my beer."

You want an action? Then Rejoice, because Very Bad Things are about to happen at the Feast of Chimeron. Let's see if you're powerful enough to show up.
- Iawen
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Hey Iawen,
I'm pretty sure I got the 'in a nutshell' version of the start of this from someone shortly after it happened (or started, if you prefer) but I'd love to hear a more complete and possibly different point of view if what all happened, especially the part involving my king, if you'd be willing to cover what you know.
Appreciate it,
Cimone
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... (Blink) ... (Blink, blink)...

Yay! Someone tell Axel I'm watching his little step-sister for the day while his step mom kicks ass.

... (Cricket chirps)... Kay, fine... Don't all jump up at once. - Sayeh
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Absolutely.

Please take everything I write with a grain of salt, and double-check as facts may have changed from Winter to Spring. Also, Dani is hanging on me, so I'll attempt to be brief.

Ardra, Cecil's mate, was killed. He walked off into the woods, did some Personal Stuff that I Am Not Privy To, and when he came out of the woods he was no longer Beast Avatar Hope Shelter Power, he was just his Majesty King Cecil.

From what I can figure out from what I have gleaned and your Majesty told me to confirm: his soul is fine at the moment. However, the beast part of him, that other soul, was running with Ardra in the Spirit world/plane, and when the Northern Wildes was destroyed "somehow" those two spirits were all like BOO HOO at least we have each other, oh wait, we can't get to the Kal en Dral afterlife.

...now, why the eff they'd want the KAL afterlife, I don't know, and Cecil's not clear on that either. So, my plan was originally to work with Rua Tharr Cinn after gaining His Majesty's blessing, to either travel to the spirit world and convince the two to move on together, or if all other avenues fail then Rosetta and Rel work out how to turn the two souls into the rune for True Love or something.

...what pisses me off is that this anonymous commentator isn't a Priest or Priestess of Chronos, and isn't a god and thus can't be everywhere and every WHEN at once, so they should shut their mouths when passing judgments on those who have limitations such as Time and Life preventing them from achieving all that they want.

Check in with his Majesty about it asap, though, because I am following through on my threat and should she show, I will make it rain.

Rain what, I don't know yet. Wish me luck!
- Iawen
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Hi Iawen,

I noticed this posted near the tavern in Hope's Rest last night, but didn't get a chance to reply.
Do you know what is going on? I have some divination available to me and am curious. Keep me in the loop.

Sincerely,
Magnus

PS. Its planting season so I may be slow to respond.
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Greetings, Sir Magnus! It's been a while. I'll be planting today, actually, because Danielle became really interested in seeds in the market stalls so I'm hoping Sir Mahkta won't mind some flowers and vegetables on the edge of the Palisade.

Take everything I'm about to write with a grain of salt; also Dani is hanging on me every five minutes, so. -- Let's translate this a bit.

The basics is a spirit or a mortal is calling out the Realms for being lackadaisical concerning fixing the Northern Wildes souls, repairing the bridge to the Kal en Dral's world, and ShadowKing issues that have left a bit of Chimeron (and other peeps) in a muddle. Answers in-line below:


When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
Before the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay <-- this is referring to the FSQ gathering where the late Jonas Cooke hosted a great hunt in the Northern Wildes.

There was the loss of the life that was Beast-Avatar-Five <-- That is referring to Ardra, his Majesty King Alexander Cecil's mate.
That the Red Arrow Emporium did cruelly deprive <-- the murderers who did it.
A heartbroken king and the Ladies’ Seer did move <-- That would be Cecil and myself
The wolf part of king soul they thought to remove <-- And we removed the Beast Avatar part from Cecil without losing an ounce of soul (so he still has 200 blows).
The two wolf spirits off to the Wilds would play <-- Ardra & Beast Cecil's spirits went off to haunt and have fun guarding the N.Wildes
But Hope-Shelter-Power then ended that day <-- It's true, that part of Cecil did 'die' to be with Ardra. That has nothing to do with what happened next; it was Cecil's choice.

When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
And then the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay <-- that's when the friggin' "mountain jack-in-the-box" (I wish I was joking) was found randomly in a pile of adventurers, and Khol just happened to be the one who opened it. Mostly from Mouse and Higer egging on, but also because it's a box and it rattled! ;)

But had they known of the calamity to come
That would trap the souls by an act so dumb <-- So, THIS is where I disagree: was the act dumb? Yes. But if you have NO warning signs of any doom, I'd pick up a toy, too. I think the wizard or ancient that created a 'mountain in the box' was just as dumb.
It would shatter the Bridge betwixt Kal and the Land <-- This is true, crushing the Northern Wildes meant the Realms lost access to the Kal (Bain and Dral).
End the Kathrani and the bond of Spirit-Hand <-- sooooooooo, while I would be quick to agree, there are current signs that point to this spirit being wrong with this line.
So too would it end the Wairdo and Silence <-- This is true, it killed that circle of Munuko and it killed Tetch's granddaughter, Silence.
And make the Giri Mae Wavichi all quite tense <-- Yeah, they were all like WTF, awkward! ;-)

When the Shadowking’s Shadows in the Wilds did play
After the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay <-- After that particular FSQ.

When the Rift between Eternity and Dissolution
Gave those trapped spirits only three grim solution: <-- The trapped spirits here are all the souls in the Wildes that were supposed to go to Kal, and they can't because the bridge is out.
Consumed by the bainen called Garrog and end <-- With no Kal influence, this Bainen is free to do as it pleases.
Or to Smiths’ hammer their Gos be forced to bend <-- this is not a Bainen, but a neutral evil guy who wants the souls to power up weapons.
Or lastly to languish and hope for escape
By Deus ex Machina or their own fate to shape <-- So, this is where the Gray Man and Chiron reached out to me and were like WTF, we can't ferry these souls, and I suggested they be ferried somewhere else. The response was that it would take a lot of convincing, and I said, depends on who is doing the talking. And they were... impressed? by that? Or amused that I would be so cocky? Whatevs. And then I was told to get to it and gather up a lot of peeps. So, I did, but their Other Lives began stealing some of them away.

The Shadowking’s Legacy to the Wilds did stay
After the Heart of the Spirit World Khol did slay

Many years have passed since that fateful bad act <-- Not true.
And time grows short for these spirits it’s fact <- that is true.
If any souls be saved from Garrog or Smith,
Like Avatars or Guardians or Kal Spirit kith, <-- this line calls out to the Avatars of the Beast and of Chimeron, the Guardians of the ... hmm, how to say that... basically warriors and casters alike who make sure the world doesn't go down for Entropy or something, and the Kal Spirit kith are Kathrani new and old, and Ichigiritorrennin (peeps who wanted to be Kathrani and got trials, but never completed them).

Make haste, do not tarry, to the Spirit-Sword’s Fall <-- So, that I don't know.
Listen, if you ever cared, don’t ignore this last Call. <-- Of course I cared, but I am hard of hearing, not to mention was drowning in Life over here.

Or if what moves you is self-preservation <-- basically saying if you're only doing this to save yourself
Come try stop Garrog from manifestation <-- and want to take on this rogue Bainen by your lonesome
For Taint without Kal-Bond to destroy the blight <-- Then come at the monster, bro
Will soul-deaths ensure – an irrecoverable smite. <-- and you will friggin' destroy all those souls, including Cecil & Ardra's.
Risk your bodies and minds for future soul’s born, <-- You're going to have to sacrifice yourself, and travel to the Land of the Dead to protect the Cycle, the Wheel, where souls are reborn.
Or let Garrog souls’ reave, under claw, tooth and horn. <-- or let the Bainen refashion them.

If not love or duty will move you to acts <-- If you ever cared about people, whether with your heart or your mind,
Nor truth or courage compelled by these facts < -- or if facts won't sway you to move your behind
Feel free to continue in your cot, keep or hovel <-- Then sit on your arse
For your aid I will not continue to grovel <-- And I'll show myself to the door
For you have chosen fear, sloth and hate <-- but know you're a fucking lazy-ass coward
And I leave you to claim your unfortunate fate. <-- and you're gonna die.


Thoughts? - Iawen
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That was a wonderful summary and I greatly appreciate it.

I have decided to wander into these questionable worlds and see whats what. I don't know if I am willing to help or hinder or whatever; but I am curious to see what is going on.
Let me know when and if you wish to depart with me (assuming I haven't left already).

-Sir Magnus

PS. I'm very curious if I can force of will my way into the worlds :-)
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M - Hell yah, I want to go. Name a time and a place, and let's do it. - I

P.S. Let me drop Danielle off with Bright for a bit.
Created by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 12-30-16 04:01 PM
Last Modified by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 12-30-16 04:01 PM