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by Valonia
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: As vigil, the stone
Replies: 0
Views: 78

As vigil, the stone

“The nation of all the Gauls is extremely devoted to superstitious rites... and employ the Druids as the performers of those sacrifices... Their funerals… are magnificent and costly; and they cast into the fire all things... which they suppose to have been dear to them when alive.” -Julius Caesar, ...
by Valonia
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 5
Views: 613

The Knight of Wands

https://i.imgur.com/KHLHP7p.jpg "Here begins the epitome on the knightly art of combat that was composed and created by Johannes Liechtenauer, who was a great master in the art… Because the art belongs to princes and lords, knights and squires, and they should know and learn this art, he has w...
by Valonia
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: For what you have tamed
Replies: 0
Views: 157

For what you have tamed

“Come and play with me,” proposed the little prince. “I am so unhappy.” “I cannot play with you,” the fox said. “I am not tamed.”… “What does that mean -- ‘tame’?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties… To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who ...
by Valonia
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Frayed and Undone

"...and he honored him with the ritual of cremation, burning him together with his armor. Then he raised a barrow over his ashes, and all about were elm-trees planted by mountain nymphs, daughters of Zeus that beareth the aegis..." - The Iliad, Homer “The threads that had held Britannia a...
by Valonia
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Principle and Practice
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Principle and Practice

“And I know things now Many valuable things That I hadn't known before Do not put your faith In a cape and a hood They will not protect you The way that they should… Nice is different than good…” - "I Know Things Now", Into the Woods “The Ace of Swords … indicates that one is about to exp...
by Valonia
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Blight pt. 2

Give me truths, For I am weary of the surfaces, And die of inanition. If I knew Only the herbs and simples of the wood... ...rare and virtuous roots, which in these woods Draw untold juices from the common earth, Untold, unknown, and I could surely spell Their fragrance, and their chemistry apply B...
by Valonia
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Blight pt. 1

The nectar and ambrosia are withheld; And in the midst of spoils and slaves, we thieves And pirates of the universe, shut out Daily to a more thin and outward rind, Turn pale and starve. Therefore to our sick eyes, The stunted trees look sick, the summer short, Clouds shade the sun, which will not ...
by Valonia
Thu May 27, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 5
Views: 613

The Warmth of Soil

So they sat and settled, Their ambition lulled to sleep, Without a goal to bind them, Vice within did creep. Though conquest was rewarded, Though new lands did bear fruit, In laze they were forgetful, They grew everything but roots. For all their lust to manifest, For all their plunder and toil, Th...
by Valonia
Wed May 26, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Heartlines
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Heartlines

“This first card represents the issue at hand. For this, hold in your mind a thought or a question,” Nerivanni directed. “You do not have to speak it aloud. But concentrate as best you can. The clearer your answer may be.” Valonia did her best to comply. Her intention was to ask of a way forward. Wh...
by Valonia
Wed May 26, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Heartlines
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Heartlines

I've seen it in the flights of birds I've seen it in you In the entrails of the animals The blood running through But in order to get to the heart of things Sometimes, you have to cut through – “Heartlines”, Florence and the Machine ---- Though she had stayed in Trinsic for several days, Valonia ha...