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    [Druidism] [MA] Awaiti Aureon

    MC Name: GaiaLoTC Character's Name: Awaiti Aureon Character's Age:80 Character's Race: Wood Elf What magic(s) will you be learning?: Blight Healing Teacher's MC Name: Eranikus Teacher's RP Name: Taynuel Xayarath Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: N/A Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yes Have you applied for this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: N/A
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    Druidism [MA] Awaiti Aureon

    MC Name: GaiaLoTC Character's Name: Hurricane Druid Awaiti Aureon Character's Age: 80 Character's Race: Wood Elf What magic(s) will you be learning?: Unattunement Teacher's MC Name: Murlocs Teacher's RP Name: Renn Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: N/A Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?:Yes Have you applied for this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: N/A
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    The Irrinites

    The Irrinites Established 1662 by Lady Awaiti Aureon, The Hurricane, and first Keeper of the Irrinites, our founder and leader Purpose The Irrinites are a warrior sect of el’Naelurir Druidic Priesthood. Where conventional Naelurir priests maintain the Aspectist rite of the wood elven people through teaching, ritual, conversion and ceremony, Irrinites are warrior-monks that dedicate the primacy of their lives to honing the art of combat, and defending the faith and the mali’ame Seed tradition through martial prowess. Irrinites are still priests, and are expected to do their part to spread the faith of the forgotten folk, but hold among them a duty to uphold the religious law of their homeland, Irrinor, and be prepared to do combat with any creature or entity considered antithetical to the mali’ame way of life and enforce the law of the mali’ame people onto those who defy it. The core tenets of the Irrinite warriors are as follows; To uphold and spread the true Ame’ faith of Aspectism to the mali. To protect and strengthen the Ame’ people in all dealings. To ward off antithetical magics, entities and practices in the wood elven homeland. To guide the Ame’ people onto the path of aspectism, and into the Ichorian and Emerald creeds. To preserve the wood elven culture through both the arrow and blade. History In the closing act of the Axios Era, the Dominion of Malin found itself wrought in two between its loyalists and the Bronze Rebellion. When brother fought brother, the ties that held mali kind together for so long were shattered, and a sacred trust was broken. Amongst these such shattered bonds were those of the Naelurir. The Elven Priesthood was divided and weakened as priest had fought priest in the war, and sloth took hold of the remaining druids. In the opening days of Atlas, during the reign of High Princess Awaiti Aureon, the Naelurir were pushed to continue in their divine mission, to double down on their efforts to convert the surge of new mali returning to the Dominion, in the Elven jewel of Caras Eldar. The Naelurir were permitted an inquisition within Irrinor, to spur the mali to the true mali’ame religion of Aspectism. This gave some effect, bringing many back to the path. But there was still much work to be done. The realm had lost much of its way, and a large portion of the mali’ame were paradoxically divided by virtue of being united in a single city populated by their dark and high elven cousins. In addition, the Dominion was on the brink of war. There was little time for the protection of the old mali’ame rite from internal erosion while defending the city from external threats. But amongst the priesthood, Sister Hurricane had an idea; To bring together the might of the sword and the faith under one banner, in defense of the Aspectist way and the city. And so she gathered the first Irrinite Warriors, beginning a new chapter of faith and might for both the Naelurir, and the good mali’ame of Irrinor with the authority granted by the Evarir Act. Doctrine of Warrior Priest Piety Above all else, guardians of Elven Culture must be fierce defenders of their faith, and must be fully dedicated to the way of Aspectism. To be a bastion of faith and tradition to mali’ame kind and all that stand for, Irrinites, like all Naelurir, must be masters of Aspectist scripture and doctrine, to know the stories of the Mani, of the Green Spirit, Irrin and the Seeds, and be able to teach and preach with charisma. Through faith, clarity. Through clarity, might. Martial Prowess To fight as our ancestors did, as stalwart as a minotaur and agile as a faerie, to be a master of the bow, the spear, the sword and the tomahawk. To be able to defend your honour and the honour of the old rites of Irrin and the Green Spirit through trial by combat. One must be willing to lay down his life for the Aspects, but also know when not to throw it away, how to survive, and continue to serve another day. Life is the currency of the Aspects, preserve it well, and spend it wisely. Honor There's no greater honor than a service to the Aspects towards the Dominion and her kin. The Ichorian Way dictates that this honor is worthy above all else, and a failure to perform camaraderie and solidarity in these times would he dishonorable. The creeds teach that when the Dominion and the Aspects are challenged it's your duty to defend it. No greater honor than to walk with the Aspects. Loyalty To be a warrior is to carry the weight of every living mali’ame on your shoulders. Warriors of any creed must be fiercely loyal to their people and their faith. Only with an indomitable sense of duty can the ame’ be left unshakable. Thusly, those of the creeds must carry a fierce sense of duty and loyalty to their people and their faith. Blood makes kin, Loyalty makes family. Integrity In all things, warriors of all creeds must remain true to their own word above all things. A follower of the creeds knows the weight of their words, and when they speak, they shall speak the truth, or not speak at all. In all things they will strive to fulfill what they say they will do, or die trying. A lie from an Emerald Blade is as good as treason. Speaking and doing are one in the same. Humility Respect for all, living and dead. Friend and foe. Strong and weak. Followers of the creeds must carry themselves with dignity and respect, and treat all others with such. A warrior of the faith has no need to prove their own strength to others, nor should they be needlessly cruel. The true character of a warrior comes during the most difficult times, when their resolve is truly tested. Respect must be universal. It must apply to all others as much as yourself. Charity With might comes great power. Warriors of the faith must use this power with compassion, and charity to their fellow mali. They develop power that must, in all cases, be used for the common good of malin’s children. Warriors must use their gifts to help their fellow mali at every turn. The world will always need help. If an opportunity cannot be found, it must be sought. Sacrifice To sacrifice everything in the most trying of times is the most difficult task for us all. However the creeds show us that in the worst times, this sacrifice can prove everything. To give up everything for your morals, for your faith. There’s no greater display of character, to be able to do this is to distinguish yourself in Aspects light. Courage does not hide, it strikes swiftly and truly. Duty As the creeds have spoken, your duties are what distinguish you. There are many duties you have to uphold, they are expected to be done without hesitation to the extent of your abilities. Weakness and passiveness in these tasks can breed weakness in yourself. Find the strength to always be able to perform and never relent. My duty is greatest fear and my greatest struggle. Growth Growth is an important aspect, without growth we stagnate and wilter. To never seek greatness would be to be swept away in the tides of the future. It's your duty to always seek greatness, for in times of adversity it will be the hard work and dedication which separates yourself from those you stand against. It's imperative in Aspects defense and duties that you are always prepared. I will never lose, because I have chosen not to. True Focus and Clarity To maintain a clear and focused conscience, both on the battlefield and off, is a true feat. The Irrinites are encouraged to clear their minds of all obstacles that might hinder them in their battle against the enemies of the Ame'. For the Irrinites, the world could be on fire, and they would still focus on their one goal, to protect their people, to protect their culture. Razor sharp focus is imperative. All is clear as crystal, I banish all distraction from my mind. Ranking Keeper The highest commander of the Irrinite warrior priests, the Keeper of the sect assumes full control over the order, their actions and their doctrine. The Keeper must be an Archdruid of el’Naelurir. Keeper Hurricane Commando Veteran warriors who have attained the Priestly rank within el’Naelurir, masters of all disciplines of traditional combat and well versed in the Aspectist rite. Commando is a title reminiscent of the nomadic guerilla fighters of old and hold the ability to command the Irrinite sect as officers. Commando Hawk Warrior These are the warriors of the wilds, the cloud of arrows that blackens the sky over the enemies of the faith, the storm of swords that march against threats to the faith and against the culture of our people. Warrior Leatherback Warrior Ember Warrior Birch Warrior Robin Warrior Crocodile Warrior Raenil Warrior Caribou
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    [Druidism][MA] Eryn Serene

    Yeah that's me, cheers lads.
  5. Sermons & Prayers for the Emerald Creed 'Blessed are they who follow the Emerald Way' Teachings of the Archdruid of the Hurricane 13th of Sun’s Smile, 1660 My Rock, My Comfort Praise be to the aspect mother, the Lady Cerridwen, the mother of compassion and the aspect of comfort and healing, who guides us through our troubles, so that we may give our own comforts to those with troubles with what we have been blessed to hold. The life of the mother will give comfort to all. Praise be to the aspect father, the Lord Cernunnos, your strength and rock, the ever-present blood of being. We shall not fear, for his strength withstands all, we shall not fear, even though the wind may buffet at our skin, though the earth may crack and roar, though the mountains may fall into the depths of the great seas. None shall we fear. Send out your doubts and your fears to them, to the lord and lady of the earth, and you will endure, for they will not allow their followers to be shaken. Do not doubt the path they have given you, children of the aspects. Though the trees may fall dark, and though fire may fill the skies, and though you may suffer, look always to the lord and lady. When you pass through raging fire, they will not burn you, the flames cannot set you ablaze. Prayer of Fortitude “Let nothing shake my soul, Let nothing strike fear in my heart, For when the world falls apart, I remember this: The Aspects never fade. Your faith in them gives you the world Whoever has the light of the lord and lady lacks nothing; The Mother and Father alone bring great treasures” Fortress of Light Blessed are you lost souls who turn your eyes to the green light again! For you are no lost soul! Though you may be weak, and weary, though you may bleed on the earth, though you may be consumed by fire, those who look to the Aspects above will have their strength renewed. The crippled will fly, and leap through the air like eagles! The broken will charge through the glades like stags, and all will tremble before their strength! The very name of the aspects is a great fortress! Let the righteous souls turn to it, live in it. Be safe and hold to it, for there you will find peace and safety. You shall not be harmed, and you will find your comfort. I have told you these things lliran, that you may find your peace in them. We live in a world of great and terrible dangers, a world where we may find great trouble in our lives. Take heart, and hold your lord and lady of the earth, for they will overcome them all! Reaffirmation of the Faith O Lord, O Lady, I put myself entirely in your benevolent arms. I swear myself to do your work in all things, from this day to the end of my days: I will love the aspect mother and father with all my life, and all of my spirit. I will not murder. I will not bear falsities. I will strive always for the salvation of our people. To bring comfort to the poor and destitute. To always tend to the sick, to the best of my ability. To bury the dead and complete the cycle of life. To help others in times of dark trouble. To bring peace and sanctuary unto the woeful. I will hold nothing higher than the kingdom of the wilds. I will not give way to anger, but to let your strength guide my hands. I will not seek out revenge, but to let all things happen through you. I will not dance with falsities, but let you speak through me always. I will not guile and pretend, but I will show the world the way of truth. I will not trade wrongdoing for wrongdoing. I will give no injury, cept for those that dare harm your children, O aspects. I will love the enemies of myself and my people. I will not bear curses for those that transgress against me, but I will bless them for testing my faith and patience. I put my trust in you, O Lord, O Lady. I will remember that you, the mother and father know my every deed and that you will surely remember them all. I will call only upon your green light for defense against wrongness and discord that arises in my spirit. I will avoid speaking too plentifully. I will avoid purposeless speech. I will always seek absolution for my transgressions against others, my people, and you, and will search for ways to atone for my evil deeds. I will obey those above me in all things just. I will not desire the approval of others, but I will seek benevolence through you, always. I live through the tenets of the Emerald Way. I will not seek bloodshed. I will honor the Oracles of your faith. To pray for my foes and allies alike, for all live in your kingdom. To make my peace with others before the moon should rise, for the night is dark, ever so dark. Never to shy from your salvation. Blessed be to you, and your followers. Blessed be to the Green Faith. Speak as the Aspects Do Speak as the Aspects do. Speak true and firm in all things, lliran. The world may jeer at you, and spit curses filled with wrath, speak softly to them. Raise not your voice, for a soft word will turn away the rage of the strongest beast. A harsh word breeds only anger without cause. Do this without thought on who you speak to, whether it be an enemy or a friend, all will make way for the beacon of light within you, should you speak to allow it to shine. When you should rise from your bed, take with you a compassionate heart as the aspect mother does, and let it shine to others as a ray of life and joy. Speak with the strength of Cernunnos, and your words will be rooted in the ground like the great elder trees of old. Speak not with grumbling or petty disputation, for you must speak as the aspects do. Speak blamelessly, speak innocently, for the children of the forest must be without a blemish on their souls. We live in the midst of a world marked with blood and greed, we must be beacons of light in the darkness. Speak without blemish on your soul. Prayer of the Essence of War (When drinking of the Essence of Cernunnos) O’ Lord of Death, strengthen my arm: In our time of need, I beg you to come to your people’s aid. Fill my heart with the honor of those past as I face this newest trial As we remember you in all our earthly troubles. Blessed Lord of the Hunt, give me courage: You who guides my arrows, and steels my soul, Father of mercy and end, the blessed rest that we are given in the end, Even as the world turns from you, and forgets your kingdom. Benevolent mother, wipe fear from my heart: Never abandoning your children, always tender, Preserve me that I may see my children and yours live, I place my trust in you to hold my life from the end. O’ fairest mother of mercy, help me to be right and just: Even as I face my cruelest foes, Help me to love my enemy, for only then will I understand them Bless my heart oh heavenly mother! Fill me with the light of your justice Glorious aspects above, please send your light down upon me: (Share your request) Hear this, the cry of your children. Guide me and others to your light in this, our time of need, For I recognize no kingdom but the kingdom of the wild. The Great Duty of Mothers and Fathers We are all charged with great duties through our being, by the aspects and our brethren. We are charged. The forested halls are quiet, and will be quiet. But we all must protect the faintest whisper of the children of the forest, we must all strive to grow and prosper, as is the destiny we have been charged with. Husbands, wives! I speak unto you. You are charged with bringing children into this world. Men, I speak unto you. Seek for yourself a good aspectist mali, a reflection of the mother above. Give to her your love, you happiness, let her bloom with your love. Your wife must be your happiness in life, a ray of hope for you and your people. Wed her, care for her. Lead her not into dangers, let her feel not alone. To leave a wife alone is to neglect a child. A man that cannot be there for his wife cannot be there for his child. You are creating of her a great wife and mother, a reflection of the aspect mother above. Maln is a blessed word! You must earn it! Women, I speak unto you. Settle for nothing, for you are to be a reflection of the mother above. Where the mother goes, the father is not far behind. Find for you a reflection of the father above, a great warrior, with a strong arm and even stronger faith. He will be your rock to rest upon, your great shield. Be for him a great ray of joy, give him your love as he shall give you his. Hold him to his responsibility to you above others. To let him stray from you is to see your children running away. You would not neglect a child, it is a great trespass. You are creating of him a great husband and father, a reflection of the aspect father above. Haelun is a blessed word! You must earn it! Children are a blessing from the lord and lady above, behold! The fruit of your love and life are a reward unto you both! Rejoice! Prayer for the Dying Lady of Life, Cerridwen, as you watched over the body of the Sparrow and gently guided her to the Great Forest above, so guide every faithful soul about to die to a paradise of lush green forests and peace. Let the cries of your faithful stand testament to our love for their souls and their worthiness to find peace. They have used the gift of life in your service, and hold the grace of an honorable death. Guide them, o’ mother above, as you have guided me. On Gifts We are the recipients of a great many gifts in life. Blessings cover our path, like leaves in autumn. Hearth. Bed. Family. Love. Some are blessed with the voice of the heavens, others are blessed with sharp minds. Some are even blessed with what can only be considered a piece of the aspect’s power, and a way into the eternal forest. We are showered with gifts, like a rain from the heavens above. Even when your path is wrought with great and terrible frights, when troubles lead you to suffer and your eyes grow dark, when the world rips many of your gifts away, remember still children of the lord and lady above. Remember their greatest gift to the world. Nae, remember no gifts given unto you, think not on yourself. Remember that the aspects have given a great blessing upon this world. Life is their most beautiful gift. Rejoice! You are life, you are their greatest gift! As each has received a great gift, think not on what the world can give to you. Use your gifts to serve one another, as great stewards of the lord and lady aspects above, and spread their good grace that all mali may share in the good experience of being. For if those that have the goods of the world and sees his brother and sister mali in need, yet shuts their heart to them, how may the love of the aspects live with them? Do they truly have gifts if they shut themselves away from their brothers and sisters? Each and every one of you mali has the power to do great deeds upon the green earth. Do not withhold goodness from those whom it is due, when it is within your power to do it. You are a gift, yes, and you have great gifts. Go out in peace, and share it with the world. Prayer of the Essence of Healing (When drinking of the Essence of Cerridwen) O’ earth Mother, benevolent to the weak and weary, Who spreads the gifts of life and good health over the green fields. You who gifted me my own life, and their life, Pray for my soul and bless my hands with your healing light. O' compassionate Mother, look down upon me, I ask that you help your dutiful servant: (Share your request) so they may continue to serve you and spread your goodness across the land. Kingdom of the Aspects Sons and daughters of the aspect father and mother, look here! Look upon the earth, upon the foundations we have laid for this great city. There, at the crack in the stone. See the grasses push through, how through time they’ve overtaken the stone. It is theirs now, for all will be reclaimed by nature’s endurant heart. For though we may raise great towers on the land, and build great vessels over the waters, though we may build vast cities and empires that stretch over the horizon, all will fall into ruin and be reclaimed by the kingdom of the wilds. All stone will crack and shake, and all steel will rust and break. The wilds were here long before us, and will endure long after the last of us have perished. It will endure long after the last castle has crumbled. Look only to this kingdom, followers of the lord and lady, for when the world has fallen away, there will be no other kingdom but the kingdom of the aspects. Dominionites, look to the wilds, look to your own country. The Dominion is a place of the aspects, look around you all. Our homes are nature, we live as one together. This is a place for aspectists, a temple of nature. Recognize no kingdom but those allied with the kingdom of the wilds, for they will endure. Blessed be unto the Aspects. Blessed be. [!] The tome was sent out to the Naelurir
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    The Emerald Way

    The Emerald Way ‘Blessed are they who follow The Emerald Way’ Teachings of the Archdruid of the Hurricane 13th of the First Seed, 1660 On yesterday's eve, I witnessed a sight most common, though for some unknown reason, it struck me strange. An elk was torn into by a beast, and ripped into, to eat. A common occurance, yes, this is known. Tis’ the way of nature, the beasts eat the common gazelle, and so on the predator eats the prey, and the prey feeds on what they can. There is no evil in it, the predator must eat as much as the prey, and the prey must eat what it can, and there is only survival in it. The predator feels naught for devouring its prey, nor does the prey when it grazes upon the grasses, despite life from the world being taken out. Such is the unseen way of all natural life, life passes on and on and through each moving piece of it. There is naught evil or good, only what is and what survives. Such also is the way of druidism, our gifts are given without thought of good and evil, but with only this delicate balance of the cycle of life in mind. Druids are expected to be as neutral as nature in this sense, are we not? It is the duty of druids to correct the balance, wheresoever it may be corrupted, without heed for borders. It is our duty to correct it, we must. We have been charged by the aspects above to do our sacred duties, and the order has decided we must do it without heed for borders. But this charge ignores a most fundamental principle of our life as descendants, of how we have grown and developed too live with morality, to have the sense of good and evil, and all in between. It is what makes us what we are, it is what gives us our humanity, and this makes us truly and beautifully unique. We are not a part of this balance the aspects have created for us, but we surely live with it. To attempt to live without morality, to attempt to live neutrally and strive to think as the aspects do, without heed of what is good and evil, this is unnatural of our own being. It makes us only as simple as the beasts and prey that are in the balance we seek so desperately to protect. We cannot, and we should not deny what we are, how we think, but we must find a balance of our own, and look over the balance with a sense of right and wrong. This is what I feel the Aspectists have found quite rightly in the founding of the Naelurir. To live along with both the balance and the descendants, separately, yet together. In this, we are allowed to exercise our sense of right and wrong and do our duty to protect the balance with great strength. It is not the nature of men to keep out of everything, we, as Malin's kin, must be involved in the survival of our people, and our culture, for surely the theatre of the world seeks to stamp us out yet. One would say it distracts us from our duty, to be a part of a nation. This is not the case, nay. I might even say it better allows us to perform our duties. While we cannot live as neutral, we are able to do our best to spread what is good, and what is just. It is of the utmost importance that druids maintain strong ties to the world they live in and protect, they cannot fly above it all. Neutrality is a disease that leaves men weak, and staggeringly alone, as many beasts are. Fellow priests of the balance, I say to you. Do not catch the disease of neutrality. Hone your sense of right and wrong, fight always for the path of good for you and your people. Do not become unnatural men, stripped of all sense of what is good in the world. In morality, we find our strength together. I do wish to begin a great awakening in our faith, an awakening of our morality and duty. Altars lie around our sacred city, placed there by what seems to be a Nightingale and a Falcon, and upon them is inscribed the phrase ‘Blessed are they who follow The Emerald Way’. I take it as a sign, as a great stroke of faith that we must revitalize ourselves, and make something of that phrase. During my pilgrimage, I have meditated a great deal, and I shed a brilliant ray of light on myself and our faith. I have pledged myself in blood to tenants I now establish, tenets of the Emerald Way, and I do thusly take them upon my soul along with my oath as a Naelurir. I encourage others to take the same vows with me, so we can move toward a better future for us all. May the aspects strike us down where we do stand should we break them, and may their wrath be furious and swift. Tenets of the Emerald Way I. Thou shalt honor thy seed and its tenants For we are elves and the life of the family is most sacred. Should we not honor them, we do a disservice to both our faith and our country, and degrade our unity through each dishonor. II. Thou shalt uphold thy sacred duty to your people in all things For we are charged with great purpose in our nation, to spread and uphold the tenets of the Aspectist faith. To neglect our duty to our people is to neglect a child in need of care, for we are yet budding still. III. Thou shalt remember the aspects and hold them holy in thy heart For there ought to be no higher power in the lives of elves. Nature is our life and way, and so we must give thanks and bless them above that have allowed us these lives we do so live. IV. Thou shalt not bear falsities, for thy faith is the way of truth For a lie is a deadly fault, and our faith is the green way of truth. Lies only breed destruction and sow guilt through the people, and we will not live in a world governed by falsities. V. Thou shalt remember thy kin and shield them from the descendants of the world For together we find our strength. We are few, yet long-lived. In order to survive, we must stick together, and protect each other from the outside world, in our blood, in our homes, and in our lives. VI. Thou shalt strive in all things for the salvation of you and your people For the threat of conquest constantly looms, and our people are looked down upon by the other descendants of the world. Too many times have we been shoved into the dirt. We must all work together as one race, one people. VII. Thou shalt not give in to baseless lust and honor the sacred bonds of marriage For we are few, yes. But we cannot bring upon ourselves greater curses than we already have. Baseless lust leads to the interbreeding of races and taints the waters of life. We are cursed yes, but we must band together. We cannot look to others to save our race. VIII. Life is precious, and thou shalt not murder For it is our greatest gift from the aspects, not the powers of druidism. Life must be protected when it can be, though when life threatens other life, it must be ripped from the world. “Thou shalt honor thy seed and their tenants” For all races of the world,family is important, that is no lie. But for mali, important is an understatement. Strong families provide for the whole of our people, strong seeds people our province. To betray your family is to betray your people as well, for a week see leads only to a withered tree. Be not like the boy Faenel, do not weaken your family. Faenel was a boy, long long ago, in a great seed that brought strength to our people. Great charity flowed from the blood of his family and enriched the very soil our kin walked upon. They provided for all, a great, and bountiful seed, donating their time, their sweat, and their blood need be. Faenel was one of 2 sons, a sign of great fertility for the seed. He was the youngest, yes, and his brother and he worked the land from the dawn of day till blink of night. He was given food, water, clothes on his back, and good kin to rely upon. He worked very honestly yes, and he was paid fairly enough for his work upon the rich soil. But his seed was no rich seed, no. They did not carry with them great mounds of minae, they had what they had to get by, no more no less. But Faenel did not like this, he saw a great many others within the city, richer seeds, with fine clothes, and great feasts to greet them when they were home. He wanted this for him, for him family. One day, the boy Faenel saw a great set of fine green robes within a store, but he lacked the money to get such a fine piece. Greed took his heart, and he fell to it. The boy took to his home, and in the dead of night robbed from his own parents. He took what he needed to get these clothes, and he hid them away, that he may reveal them at some lavish occasion. That night, when he had gotten home from the fields, he saw food to greet him at the table. He saw merry faces, welcoming him back from his work. And on it went. Days turned to months, and Faenel returned from his work each day, but this time, he came home to an empty table. No food to greet him, nor welcoming smiles. Just hungry souls set around a table. He had taken too much, and left the family with too little to provide, to eat. And that winter, without enough minae for food, the family soon starved, and the seed vanished into nothingness. Such is the fate of all mali who succumb to greed and selfishness, and of those that put themselves before the survival of their family. If we betray our families, we all fall to naught. “Thou shalt uphold thy sacred duty to your people in all things” The pack cannot survive long if the hunters neglect their duty to hunt, nor can they carry on from generation to generation if they do not bear children. Just as the pack, every citizen of your nation has a sacred duty, and you have yours as well. When these duties are neglected, our people fall to ruin quickly. Crops are not sown, the land is not tilled. Beasts run rampant, and our people starve, with no children to replace them. These are our duties. Achikr. A horrid word for a neglectful parent. I cannot hope to have these words pass my lips anymore in my life. We are cursed with infertility, and every person matters when contributing to the society. When a mali lives and dies without having two children, we must consider it as equal to a death in the society. For without having two children, we cannot hope to maintain our numbers. For those mali with one, we must push them, we must encourage them to continue. For those blessed with three, we must rejoice! For they have brought life to the society. Mothers must teach their children the same, how to care for others. They must be gentle, and compassionate, for the world will not be. To have these children is one thing. For a father to provide meat and meal for them is another. A child is no blessing without food to make them grow strong, without meal to sustain their lives, however long they may be. A father must be a successful hunter and must teach their children the same. The child must be strong enough to provide for their own, and the generation next. Behind every weak child is a weak parent, who had not the stones to bring them up properly. A father must be strong, and iron-willed, for they must face the world themselves. These are our common duties to our kin. “Thou shalt remember the aspects and hold them holy in thy heart” Mali live with and beside nature, as mutual partners. The earth provides for us all, through the crops we sow, and the light breezes. We ride ships to fish great feasts from the sea. We protect it thusly, we shield it from the greedy hands of humanity, they that would place themselves as king of the ashes, founding kingdoms on stone alone, and force the crops from the earth. We have attained this delicate balance, and shield ourselves in the world. We cannot then forget what has allowed us to live, what allows us to continue our existence. The aspects fill our fishing nets, and enrich the earth for our crops. It is by their grace alone that we survive. Remember them in everything, my kindred souls. We must place them in our hearts, upon the highest pedestal there is. Above our family, above our lives, above love. Keep them with you always, and you will never be lost in your doings upon the earth. They will not forget you, their children of the forests. “Thou shalt not bear falsities, for thy faith is the way of truth” No society on this green earth may work without trust for one another. No manner of good unity or kindness can be founded upon lies. Even the delicate balance we’ve achieved with the world cannot be broken with lies and deception. If the aspects did not trust us to protect them, they would not give unto us the bounties of the earth. If we did not trust them to give us good food, and an abundant hunt, we would starve ourselves to our own deaths. We must not allow lies to slip into our society, or we all fall apart. Truth, no matter how heartbreaking, no matter how upsetting, must be told. Truth is goodness, and truth will set you free. Lies chain us to them, and they weigh us down. Can a hawk fly to the forest if it is weighed down with stones? It cannot, and we cannot be weighed down in the same way. We cannot hope to reach peace in our lives if we are tethered to discord with lies. It is the base of fault and allows corruption to exist. Without lies, we find goodness. Do that which is good, and no harm will come to you, nor your people. And when it comes to it, tell your truth. Though your heart may break, you cannot flinch! Speak your truth, and only good will come to thee. “Thou shalt remember thy kin, and shield them from the descendants of the world” We live in a world of grave threats and have been driven near to extinction many times by the other descendants. Uruks enslave us, chain us down with metal they have driven from the earth, steal our spirit away to provide base labor. Bortu delve into the earth and claw the stones and soil from their place. Humanity slaughters us, pushing blades into our throats, and they cover history in our blood. They took upon a false symbol of nature, mocking our own aspects, as they sent us to our own graves. If we are to continue, we must act together as a shield against the others. Mali must come first, before all others. We must push others away, and keep our home for our own. We cannot mix mali and non-mali,elf with others. History has shown that we cannot trust the descendants, that we will only ever be pushed down by them. Isolate yourselves from them, gather together, and we will survive. They cannot be allowed to take root in our forest halls, they cannot be allowed to lay with our brothers and sisters. Interbreeding with the other races is a great sin against our kind. We struggle enough without we doom our children to curses born from lust, or other such curses. We must attain purity in the sense that we keep our forested home for mali. Valah dare not lay claim to our soils. Uruk dare not enslave our people. We must help one another, and fight against the seeds of struggle such as I have told you. “Thou shalt strive in all things for the salvation of you and your people” While we consider our lives to have great value, this is not the case. Our lives are worth little without their continuation from this life to the next. Without hard-fought peace in our hearts, we hold little value, for we will be naught but dustcome our deaths. We cannot hope for legacy to live on, legacy is fickle, and will fade as soon as selfishness takes hold in our children. For mali, we can hope only to bring ourselves as close to the aspects as we can in our long lives, that they may shed some shred of mercy upon our weary souls. Look upon your own hearts before you look to others, take care they do not grow black with transgressions, lliran. Only they with pure hearts may speak on the sins of others, and bring them closer to the aspect’s light. Judge them not, for no judge upon earth is greater than the aspects above. Instead, push them toward the light, urge them yourselves to seek recompense for their trespasses, do this only after you’ve cleansed yourself. Lead others not into temptation, judge not their sins. Deliver them from evil into the light of pure goodness and life. “Thou shalt not give into baseless lust, and honor the sacred bonds of marriage” Lust tears the light from us, it leads us away from goodness and brings us to serve only ourselves. Think in devotion and love, not passion and lust. We are few, yet long-lived. While that may seem to call for senseless breeding, we cannot hope for it. It leads only to neglectful parents that may leave each other long before the child is grown, and cared for. Instead, we must devote ourselves to one, and give ourselves to them fully. Then we can provide together for our children, the children of you and of the forest. Children of the gods above, the aspects of the eternal forest. Blessed are children, yes. But blessed, even more, are parents that love and care for one another beyond base lust for the survival of our race. Blessed more are parents who createfamily, not just blood. Togetherness is sacred and children are, but the bonds of marriage are more so sacred. Baseless lust leads to far more problems, and can even bring others to interbreed out of love for another. Interbreeding is a baseless lust, it surely is. Whoever in their right mind would condemn an innocent child to a life of curses and horrors, a child born as clean as Cerridwen’s fingers? Give not into baseless lust, for your children will surely suffer if you do. “Life is precious, and thou shalt not murder” Life is the aspects most precious gift that hardly ever ends. It ends for us, yes for our lives eventually all cease, and all cry and clamor quiets in our life. But that life does pass on, into the world, into it all. We are part of the cycle, mali, valah, bortu, Uruk. They were all given life as well. And it is a great transgression to rip life from the world without due cause, without the slightest whisper of doubt in the mind that they must end to protect the lives of others. Murder is of the greatest transgressions of our people, for we number so few and far between. To tear one from the world causes great disruption in our balance, in the cycles of life. Even when our courts do deal justice, we must have unblinkable proof of guilt, and no doubt may yet creep into our hearts, lest we destroy the greatest of the aspects gifts without proper cause. Rites of Absolution Nature has no moral compass, as was made clear earlier. We serve as the path of morality, we serve as the patrons of right and wrong. The aspects have left us with a great freedom, in this sense, by leaving us to decide for ourselves what is right from wrong, and thus is the task of the Naelurir, to bring good and evil into nature. It is our divine duty to bring the followers of Aspectism into the light of goodness, to bring them back to a holier path, that they may also see the great green forests above, and find peace past their life’s end. When you leave on pilgrimage, on any journey, what do you take with you? Do you bring all of your belongings, all of your prized possessions and papers? Do you wheel your house behind you on a wagon? You do not, no. You take only what you need for the journey, you take only what is necessary. As with any journey, we cannot march through our lives carrying unnecessary weight, and we cannot be burdened with the weight of our wrongdoings and transgressions. No, we must march on with a clear conscience, all of us, both priest and devout. But we are imperfect beings, no? We commit many wrongdoings in our lives, and we trespass against our neighbors. We lie, we cheat, we stain the earth with each other’s blood and leave others defenseless against the crows that seek to feed upon mali. But all is not lost in this, no, there is hope for absolution. We need not carry our transgressions wheresoever we walk, but we cannot forget them. Instead, we must ask the mother and father for forgiveness, to cleanse us of our sins, however black they may be. By their righteous power, we must seek penance to lessen the load of life upon our backs. In my dreams, I have seen a ritual, a rite so powerful as to wash us clean of our transgressions and push us into a brighter future. I was sent this vision from on high, to give to you, my fellow mali, that we may all bathe in clean waters, that we may journey forward beyond this life with only what is necessary. I invite all to partake in this Rite of Absolution. Those touched by the aspects, those with the gifts, your priesthood. They must lead you on through this rite. They have been opened to the world by the aspects, they are closest to them. Go to them when you have trespassed against others, when you have committed these transgressions against your faith and people. You will speak your sins to them, all of them. Conceal nothing within you, for the aspects will see all. To go to your priesthood speaks goodness within you, it speaks a wish to return to the green light of the aspects. You must seek out penance, a priest will not find you. The green light will not find its way into you if you will not seek it out. If you cannot recognize your own wrongdoings, you cannot find the light. Search always within yourself for these, and you will find the way back to the green faith. Bring with you a sacrifice. A true sacrifice from you to the aspects. Penance cannot be given without great self-sacrifice, for there must be a balance. Fret not on your sacrifice, to be cleansed of guilt is a gift of itself. Burn it in the brazier that you may send it up to the aspects above. Only then will they look upon you, through the priest, only then can you be given true penance. Repeat this sacred prayer with your priest, send it up on high; In Elven; “O' Haelun, O' Maln Kae sul sioln uhiere, ay'khelan ito kae'leh narnsae, avern'ehya ito kae'leh. nae ormartillun kae illerih, ay'kae elnarnsae'taynei uhiere, karin'ento. kae'leh anniln ito iyl, ay'iyl karinah karinan'ehya orento, karin'ento.” In Common Tongue; "O Mother, O Father I seek light alone, for my path is full of darkness, and I wander without purpose. May you grant me forgiveness, for I seek the emerald path. It will be my guide, for this sunrise and all those ahead." After such, the priest will bid you a task, a task meant to atone for your transgressions. While the aspects may have given you peace, you must put the world at peace, your people at peace. Only then can you be fully returned to the side of light. After, bathe yourself in clean waters, feel your sins fall away, and the burdens lifted from your shoulders. This is the path to peace that I have seen in my heart and in my mind. Let you follow it closely. The Circle of Life We live in a cycle of life and death, do we not? The birds and trees die out, but there is ever a forest standing, no? Songbirds fill the air, do they not? We are ever surrounded by life, yet death lurks and strikes here and there. No matter how oft or how heavy death’s strikes may be, life ever moves on. I suppose what I’m trying to say is life finds a way no matter what you may put in it’s path. Nations rise and fall, peoples die out, forests are burned to the ground. But life goes on, and so it goes. We must keep this in our hearts and in our minds wherever we would walk, we must remember this circle. This is why priests have taken to signing a circle over their heart, for they know it to be the truest way of the world. Things go on and on, life spirals and they are a part of the circle of life. It surrounds them, this steadfast balance. To keep it with them always, they mark it on their own body, they circle their hearts before meals, during trying times as a reminder of the circle that goes round and round. It is also for this reason that many a good aspectist will tattoo the very circle of life onto their body somewhere, to show the world what they’ve dedicated their souls to protecting. To imprint their very duty onto their bodies, no matter how big or small, shows great dedication, and our people may look to it as a symbol of spiritual wellness, the symbol of a guide for days to come. This I call the symbol of our priesthood, of the Naelurir. Show the world who you are, lliran. Never forget it, for the aspects will not. Show this symbol wherever you can lliran, mark it as a prayer to the aspects above, that the cycle be maintained. Do it before meals, before hunts, when your family is sick, when great change occurs in your life. Carry it with you as a shield, and the aspects light will guide your way. Mark is even on your body. The world will see your good example and follow you into the light of goodness. Teach it unto others, spread the good word. Blessed be unto the Aspects. Blessed be. [!] This tome was sent out to all the Naelurir, of all rank and number. A tome from Awaiti Aureon. [!]
  7. MC Name: GaiaLoTC Character's Name: Awaiti Aureon Character's Age: 70 Character's Race: Wood Elf What magic(s) will you be learning?: Druidic Feat Druidic Transcendence Teacher's MC Name: Delmodan Teacher's RP Name: The Owl Druid Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: N/A Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yes Are you aware that if this magic is undergoing an activity trial and fails said trial, that you will lose the magic?: Yes Have you applied for this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: No
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    Between Wrath and Harmony

    The stone walls were stained a sinister crimson, and one lone bead of blood trailed below it, reaching somewhere halfway between the floor and the mark. Nearby, the statues of Cernunnos and Cerridwen stood, illuminated only by dim candlelight. Before them sat a small basin of still water, motionless before them. Before them, a small, troubled girl sat, blood dripping from her knuckles where they had collided with the wall. It had been months since she had last sent a prayer to the heavens, months since she knelt before them and tried speaking, and it showed on her form. Beneath her eyes, dark circles took place. Her hair was cut short, uneven. Her robes were unwashed, uncared for. This had not been the first night she lashed out in her own quarters, striking at walls or the occasional glass. She had hardly even tended to the orphanage, allowing her other staff to tend to the children out of fear of herself. Like many as of late, she was taken by rage at the actions of her fellow members of the faith. Words hissed at her from every corner of her mind, pricking and pinching at her psyche. Voices that were not her own screamed at her curses that set her skin aflame, and sent the hairs on the back of her neck upright in chills. Months ago, she had been angry that she had done nothing, that through her gentleness, corruption had been allowed to take root in her faith and in her city. She had believed her passivity made her weak, a coward that simply allowed things to be. And it was true, yes. But when she had turned to strike with an iron fist, the world cried out ‘brute’, and she could not fathom why. And this brought her here, in her room where she sat alone. Awaiti struck out with a roar, flipping the basin into the ceiling, causing a cascade of water to pour over her. It landed with a clatter, and she only found herself drenched, seething. Water quietly dripped from her chin as she looked forward between the statues. She did not understand what she had done wrong, nor what to do. She would not pray, no. No longer would she sit and just hope for things to improve. She looked to the lessons she had learned once more, hoping to find some missed truth to guide her. “The faith needs compassion and mercy more than anything, Awaiti. The Naelurir needs you to be you.” The words Artimec spoke to her rang out in her ears. It only infuriated her more. Compassion does not keep your people safe in the night. Compassion does not serve as a shield when a man decides to cut you down! Compassion is weak. She thought back, remembering the screams she had heard in the square, the people that cursed her down, roared at her when she struck back against a creature that defied her faith. She had done right by her faith that day, she told herself. She had upheld the tenants of the Naelurir and fought a creature that defied nature. But in doing so, she was roared down, ridiculed, insulted. Called a failure by her own people. She did not understand why, she had finally stood up for what she believed in, but she certainly did not get the reaction she expected. Compassion had not worked. Cruelty had not worked. Kindness had not worked. Brutality had not worked. Nothing she tried worked. Awaiti rose with trembling legs, moving over to her bag. She rooted around, staining the side of the bag red as she moved her hand inside. She took out a jar, uncorking it to which she withdrew a small herb. She reached in again, taking out a small pipe, which she put the herb inside of, lighting it up. Shaking, she placed the pipe in her mouth, taking a deep breath of the smoke. Smoke filled the room as the minutes passed, and eventually, the room began to spin and spiral before Awaiti fell back against the bed, collapsing against the frame. When she awoke, the cave had opened into a dark, cloudy sky, where thunder cracked off in the distance. Thick haze filled her vision, and smoke clouded the air around her. Around the new island, a deep black sea threatened to swallow the island as heavy waves crashed against the sides of the rock, spraying the air with water. She scrambled to her feet, looking around. In the distance, water and air swirled together in the form of a hurricane, howling louder than a hundred wolves. There was nothing else around for as far as the eye could see, only her small island in the sea. She was completely vulnerable to the storm. She had nothing that could save her. It grew ever closer, the waves around her island reaching new heights that threatened to swallow her whole. She could not face the storm, she could not fight it. Raw force would not save her. She could not run. Nor could she cry out to the gods. Mercy would not help her today. In the inevitability of the coming storm, she merely collapsed to her knees, bowing before the storm. The earth beneath her hands parted as she dug her hands into the stone. And then she merely breathed a moment, allowing the world to howl and cry. Allowing the waves to crash into the island. She only breathed. And all became clear just before the hurricane hit. All at once, the girl erupted into fae energies, causing a cascade of white and green light to reach out, creating a shell around her. But it did not stop there, reaching out even further to the storm that now engulfed the island. The waves crashed against the tendrils of light, and against the shell that surrounded her, but did not touch her. At this, she stood, crying out into the storm as the energies mixed with the gale, creating a typhoon of water and light that danced around her. She stood in marvel, standing silently as the shell began to envelop the island. Slowly, the eye of the storm reached the island, and all was quiet. Awaiti could see the storm all around her, swirling. But it was no longer dark. While the storm was upset, raging around her, the energy had silenced all but a gentle breeze. She was in control of the storm, through her own will and power. It was not chaotic, nor was it quite peaceful. It was in an odd place, somewhere between wrath and harmony. Awaiti stood, and quietly whispered “Fall.” And the storm flipped on itself. All at once, water surrounded Awaiti in waves and crashes, and the world fell in on itself. She could see the ocean in every direction, east and west, up and down. All the water had mixed with the light, and before long, settled beneath her. The hurricane did not finish whirling though, and the island sat now in the center of a maelstrom, which raged around her powerfully, yet silently. And all faded into darkness. The girl awoke, glancing about the darkened room. Roots had bitten through the walls, poking down into the cavern. She slowly sat up, lowering her head before she thought to herself. “True power comes from somewhere between wrath and harmony-... I am no longer Sister Orison who prays, I must be more than that. But I will not be held by violence. I must fall between, and lay in the eye of the storm." "I am Sister Hurricane.” ((Hey everyone, just doing a quick little post to signify the change of Awaiti's totem, leave some feedback if you'd like))
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    A Farewell to a Family

  10. Article I. Henceforth from this date, the creatures known as Zephonim are barred from entrance into the district of Irrinor without excluding factors such as affiliation to nation, religion, or other circumstances. The faith has identified these creatures as abominations against nature as twisted forms of descendants, and will no longer be tolerated in the district of the aspectist folk. Section I. In the event of Zephonim being found within the district of Irrinor, the punishments are as follow: Lashings Branding Mutilation After such punishment, the creature will be escorted out of the city Article II. Any such citizen of Irrinor who attempts to breed with the creatures known as Zephonim will be charged with interbreeding, no matter the prior race of the Zephonim. Article III. Zephonim may be escorted by Uniformed Virarim through Irrinor in a timely manner in order to access other districts. Any Virarim member who does not escort them in a timely manner to their destination will be punished for aiding banished folk into the city. By the authority vested in Lady Awaiti Aureon of the representative court of the Dominion of Malin, this act henceforth goes into effect in the district of Irrinor.
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    Sleep My Love

    The young mali'ame started awake in her bed, panting. She'd look around at the empty halls of her house, wide-eyed, thoughts flashing through her head as she pondered the meaning of these... dreams, if she could even call them that. They weren't dreams, they were more. It seemed, to her, a message. The young druidess paced throughout her home, down the halls and such, finally grasping a door handle to open it. It led her to meet the cool air of the night. She immediately knelt down, pressing her face against the ground as she began to pray, begging to find some sort of answer, some clue as to what she might do... As the girl prayed, she did not notice a peculiar anger take root. While she was vested in her thoughts, frustration and a dull sort of anger took hold in her heart. Perhaps it was driven by fear, or by duty, or by some buried frustration with the state of being. Or perhaps it was as the dream had told her. Perhaps it was the city that was leading her to this anger. She didn't know, at that moment, she was locked in prayer. And she would be for days on end, hoping to find some semblance of what was going on, some root of these visions. "Please... send me a sign." she whispered. She whispered it over and over and over again, until her voice was hoarse and some more.
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    Changed Status to Under Review
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