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Off-topic Discussion / Re: EFU:CoR Leaving/Returning Posts
« on: August 03, 2020, 08:06:54 PM »
My work has been keeping me busy for the past week or so and it is likely to continue to limit my ingame time. I don't have terribly much free time that I can devote to EFU. I hope that changes, but  for the time being: if anyone wants to speak with Saibhon please contact me on Discord and I'll try to hop on from time to time.

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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Barney Bolger, Priest of Old Grandfather
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:30:05 AM »
You were a good Knave as far as I am concerned. I also enjoyed our conversations/disagreements/sullen glances about faith-related matters. Finally, since I'm the first to reply, I'm going to say: I KNEW IT. :)

Well done!




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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Obituary: Padernig de Gaulle
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:20:22 AM »
He was a haughty bastard who was great fun to talk to! Excellent work.

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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Peter Beirwood
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:19:50 AM »
Godspeed Peter, I loved our interaction with the elves and everything that came afterward!

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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: The Domina Lucretia
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:19:17 AM »
Marvellous work! I enjoyed all of Domina and Saibhon's interactions, including the constant reminders of just how different they were. Sounding out what her idea of "redamancy" was helped refine Saibhon's own approaches.

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Correspondence / Re: [A letter addressed to Saibhon Dumein]
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:47:44 PM »
[The letter is received, a reply forthcoming whether in person or in writing.]

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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Krin Haliax
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:30:45 AM »
Obviously an influential PC and villain. His fearsome reputation alone was sufficient to keep the dangers of most duel-happy paladins and crusading do-gooders at bay -- a difficult feat for an openly-practicing infernalist.

My IC interactions with him were obviously limited to terse exchanges, but even those were fun. Well done!

I might have a screenshot or two from the raid on the ponds. I'll check up on it later!


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Correspondence / Re: [A Letter Addressed to Lucille Olivier]
« on: July 17, 2020, 11:29:36 PM »
[Saibhon checks up on where Silas put this at the request of the intended recipient.]

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Correspondence / Re: To: Saibhon Dumein
« on: July 17, 2020, 11:22:26 PM »
[A reply arrives.]


    Thaumaturge Padernig de Gaulle,

I am grateful for the invitation and look forward to speaking with you on the matter of the Renunciation, the dogma of the Lord Departed, and whatever else you may wish to discuss.

May you Endure the Suffering that you must in this Razor Web.

Best,

     Saibhon Dumein
     Phys.; Mend.

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     BEFORE UNIFICATION HALL

In recent days we have had the opportunity to mark one of the great moments of this Ring, though it was wreathed about in bloodshed and strife. At great cost in lives and suffering, the Copper Torc is laid low. The threat of the blood of innocent men, women, and children running through these very streets forestalled.

We stand before Unification Hall. A statement of a peace that may be made to last with care and Reasoned conduct. For this place has seen the coming of Lord Freward, we have seen the depredations of the Gwylherd, we have seen the opening of the planar maw by Needle's misuse, we have seen the dark works of Ib'javi the malevolent -- we have witnessed it and we have Endured.

Our capacity to Endure is the stuff of Renunciation. I say unto you: "Renounce Want," but that is another way of saying plainly that we must put aside base instinct to better understand the world.

For we are tormented constantly by a thousand needles, little pains about our person, that should drive us to undertake actions to fulfill them. Small things in the course of our daily lives, but they distract us from understanding, they cloud our consciousness. When they loom large, when hunger pangs strike our bellies in bitter earnest, when greed lashes our eyes to envy and jealousy, these Wants direct our very Wills.

This is a compulsion, make no mistake. Yet we defy it every day. When we spend time in service despite the pangs of hunger, when we bear up the bloody line for the salvation of those at our sides, when we struggle in this weary world to see a worthy path, we Endure the pains imposed by Want.

We Renounce with every sapient action, informing our Wills with Reason. The hungry child who gives half his bread to his sibling; the soldier who raises his shield to protect his comrade, knowing the blow shall fall upon him; the merchant who sees the poverty around him and lifts up the impoverished -- these souls Renounce.

From Reason we know Empathy, for we look unto our neighbor and recognize that there too is a Suffering soul, imprisoned as we are in imperfect forms. Those around us are caged to the same flesh and bitter Wants as we, bound up in this Razor Web.  Their Suffering may be different in small ways, but it is of the same type, differing only in degree!

Renunciation is a path for ordering the consciousness toward a moral aim. Empathy, not Emptiness, stands at the heart of Renunciation, for by setting aside our concerns for being sated ourselves we come to know the pains of others.

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Screen Shots & Obituaries / Re: Kaspar Silvertree R.I.P.
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:19:11 AM »
Godspeed to poor Kaspar, I didn't get much time to interact with him, but I followed his journal!

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[A poster is nailed up in the Open Door, at Ticker Square, in Glumdrum Hall, in the Peerage, and at the Burgage in the wake of the Peerage victory over the forces of the Copper Torc.]


     Men and Women of Ring Ninety-Nine,

A great trial of public health is upon us. Ere the recovery of Ticker Square by the Peerage, a great infestation of small green roaches was loosed by the actions of the Torcish dredging of the docks of Ring Ninety-Nine. Those roaches have rapidly spread, devouring all the grain in sight and stealing coin and shining objects from purses and tables alike.

They are now loosed upon the cheese halls, burrowing deep beneath them. They shall spread plague and increase the risks that the poorest among us go hungry. Yet they are dangerous creatures indeed; attracted to flame and possessing a terrible bite. A company will be needed to root them out!

If you would aid in this matter, put your name to one of these pages. We shall rally to the matter at some point in the coming week.

     Saibhon Dumein
     Phys.; Mend.



// Space is left below for the addition of any messages or names of those who are willing to aid.


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[The poem is attached to the latter, two copies provided.]


     In fair Eryngium fashion, curse withheld
     He walked among the gardens revelling
     For his eyes then did not know, undispelled
     The waiting love that yet was fledgeling

     In times of bitter war and strife there stood
     In fear of Tyrant Torc upon that main
     A maiden who in Suf'ring there endured
     She sought in prowess Velstra's grand domain

     And there in strength the Peerage did review
     The course that Empathy should bear them on
     And Velstra knowing obligee debut anew
     The heart she stilled, joined in Mercy's personne

     So Renounce, my friends, calls of other flesh
     Joined now and evermore in love's caress


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[A letter is delivered to House Velstra, a short introduction followed by the meat of the matter: a sonnet, enclosed on separate paper, two copies for the couple. A small sprig of coriander included.]


     Honored House Velstra,

My contributions to the wedding were regrettably cut short by the Will of another. I regret that I could not finish the reading. However, for you and yours, to the health of your House and the couple bound in marriage, please find a copy of the sonnet attached.

It is entitled "The Wedding of Velstra and Webber."

     Best Wishes,

     Saibhon Dumein
     Phys.; Mend.





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I'm creating a set of robes to complement the current set that Saibhon has for non-religious ritual/combat/travelling circumstances, like walking around the Peerage.

The skill enhancements don't include Heal, however, among the list of knowledge-esque skills. Not certain if this is intended or an oversight, but it would be a helpful addition!

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