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    Alkhemi thought she was going to cry all over again as she dragged the bodies to the pyre. Not only was it gruesome work, but the horrible tragedy of it all...

    She tried to remind herself that things like this happened in battle, and that she should grow up.
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    Once the dead had been moved, Linne carefully placed a burning branch from the smaller fire to the pyre. From a pouch she pulled a handful of white powder, while raising three fingers before her eyes. "Sky, West, Flowing River, Falcon and Fawn," she chanted. "The direction is up and onward. The Price is Silver and Silver Alone."

    She tossed the powder over the pyre, and it immediately flared up in bright white flames. Warmth washed over the Fortold, and the air smelled of fragrant flowers and incense. With both hands, Linne formed a more complex version of the Amanist circle gesture.

    "To part is painful," she said, "so mourn the dead, o living, but do no pity them. We were born to live in the care of Lady Amana and when we die, as all living do, we are delivered to Lord Amana to guide us as we walk the White Path. For some, the Path will be short, for others long and winding. But as the Trinity made us equal, each soul will reach the end of the Path, and no soul walks alone. Do not despair: Life is transient, but so is death. For death is the path to final transcendance, where we are once again joined with Divine Amana at our journey's end. Thus the Trinity is always with us; in life, in death and beyond death. So mourn the dead, o living, but do not pity them." She gave the assembled a sad smile, then gestured to the sky. "Look."

    The sun had risen beyond the mountains, painting the morning sky in magnificent colors:



    "Night turns to day once more," Linne declared. "For the sake of us who yet live, the sun still rises."

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    Your character has gained stat points.

    Your character is now Level 3. Good work!
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    Since the first time they met her, Tabitha had never looked truly sad.

    But now things had changed, and though she did not cry, she mourned all the same.

    Four masters of their art had died, and a new day had risen. They would not be forgotten like the fleeting night that had ended so quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Once the dead had been moved, Linne carefully placed a burning branch from the smaller fire to the pyre. From a pouch she pulled a handful of white powder, while raising three fingers before her eyes. "Sky, West, Flowing River, Falcon and Fawn," she chanted. "The direction is up and onward. The Price is Silver and Silver Alone."

    She tossed the powder over the pyre, and it immediately flared up in bright white flames. Warmth washed over the Fortold, and the air smelled of fragrant flowers and incense. With both hands, Linne formed a more complex version of the Amanist circle gesture.

    "To part is painful," she said, "so mourn the dead, o living, but do no pity them. We were born to live in the care of Lady Amana and when we die, as all living do, we are delivered to Lord Amana to guide us as we walk the White Path. For some, the Path will be short, for others long and winding. But as the Trinity made us equal, each soul will reach the end of the Path, and no soul walks alone. Do not despair: Life is transient, but so is death. For death is the path to final transcendance, where we are once again joined with Divine Amana at our journey's end. Thus the Trinity is always with us; in life, in death and beyond death. So mourn the dead, o living, but do not pity them." She gave the assembled a sad smile, then gestured to the sky. "Look."

    The sun had risen beyond the mountains, painting the morning sky in magnificent colors:



    "Night turns to day once more," Linne declared. "For the sake of us who yet live, the sun still rises."

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    Edan nods, saying nothing. He observes the sky and silently thanks the Pilgrims and Lord Viir for their sacrifice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Once the dead had been moved, Linne carefully placed a burning branch from the smaller fire to the pyre. From a pouch she pulled a handful of white powder, while raising three fingers before her eyes. "Sky, West, Flowing River, Falcon and Fawn," she chanted. "The direction is up and onward. The Price is Silver and Silver Alone."

    She tossed the powder over the pyre, and it immediately flared up in bright white flames. Warmth washed over the Fortold, and the air smelled of fragrant flowers and incense. With both hands, Linne formed a more complex version of the Amanist circle gesture.

    "To part is painful," she said, "so mourn the dead, o living, but do no pity them. We were born to live in the care of Lady Amana and when we die, as all living do, we are delivered to Lord Amana to guide us as we walk the White Path. For some, the Path will be short, for others long and winding. But as the Trinity made us equal, each soul will reach the end of the Path, and no soul walks alone. Do not despair: Life is transient, but so is death. For death is the path to final transcendance, where we are once again joined with Divine Amana at our journey's end. Thus the Trinity is always with us; in life, in death and beyond death. So mourn the dead, o living, but do not pity them." She gave the assembled a sad smile, then gestured to the sky. "Look."

    The sun had risen beyond the mountains, painting the morning sky in magnificent colors:



    "Night turns to day once more," Linne declared. "For the sake of us who yet live, the sun still rises."

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    "Pretty!" cheered Alkhemi at the beautiful sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Once the dead had been moved, Linne carefully placed a burning branch from the smaller fire to the pyre. From a pouch she pulled a handful of white powder, while raising three fingers before her eyes. "Sky, West, Flowing River, Falcon and Fawn," she chanted. "The direction is up and onward. The Price is Silver and Silver Alone."

    She tossed the powder over the pyre, and it immediately flared up in bright white flames. Warmth washed over the Fortold, and the air smelled of fragrant flowers and incense. With both hands, Linne formed a more complex version of the Amanist circle gesture.

    "To part is painful," she said, "so mourn the dead, o living, but do no pity them. We were born to live in the care of Lady Amana and when we die, as all living do, we are delivered to Lord Amana to guide us as we walk the White Path. For some, the Path will be short, for others long and winding. But as the Trinity made us equal, each soul will reach the end of the Path, and no soul walks alone. Do not despair: Life is transient, but so is death. For death is the path to final transcendance, where we are once again joined with Divine Amana at our journey's end. Thus the Trinity is always with us; in life, in death and beyond death. So mourn the dead, o living, but do not pity them." She gave the assembled a sad smile, then gestured to the sky. "Look."

    The sun had risen beyond the mountains, painting the morning sky in magnificent colors:

    "Night turns to day once more," Linne declared. "For the sake of us who yet live, the sun still rises."
    "Sayonara..." The young man muttered as he watched the smoke of the funeral pyre ascend to the heavens above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Once the dead had been moved, Linne carefully placed a burning branch from the smaller fire to the pyre. From a pouch she pulled a handful of white powder, while raising three fingers before her eyes. "Sky, West, Flowing River, Falcon and Fawn," she chanted. "The direction is up and onward. The Price is Silver and Silver Alone."

    She tossed the powder over the pyre, and it immediately flared up in bright white flames. Warmth washed over the Fortold, and the air smelled of fragrant flowers and incense. With both hands, Linne formed a more complex version of the Amanist circle gesture.

    "To part is painful," she said, "so mourn the dead, o living, but do no pity them. We were born to live in the care of Lady Amana and when we die, as all living do, we are delivered to Lord Amana to guide us as we walk the White Path. For some, the Path will be short, for others long and winding. But as the Trinity made us equal, each soul will reach the end of the Path, and no soul walks alone. Do not despair: Life is transient, but so is death. For death is the path to final transcendance, where we are once again joined with Divine Amana at our journey's end. Thus the Trinity is always with us; in life, in death and beyond death. So mourn the dead, o living, but do not pity them." She gave the assembled a sad smile, then gestured to the sky. "Look."

    The sun had risen beyond the mountains, painting the morning sky in magnificent colors:



    "Night turns to day once more," Linne declared. "For the sake of us who yet live, the sun still rises."

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    At the end of the ceremony, Galena made the sign of the cross and whispered her own little prayer followed by a quiet amen, perhaps hoping her god was watching over them as well. As the flames shot higher, she looked up to the sky and saw it's beauty, but found it hard to appreciate such a sight when those she become friends with would never again be able to do the same. "No more" she thought to herself.
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    After the ceremony, Linne asked them: "So, what will you do now?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    After the ceremony, Linne asked them: "So, what will you do now?"
    "Continue with our journey. We would not let the Pilgrims' sacrifice be in vain." Tabitha answered simply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Torment View Post
    "Continue with our journey. We would not let the Pilgrims' sacrifice be in vain." Tabitha answered simply.
    Edan nods. "We still have a task or two ahead of us. We can't of let them die for nothing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Torment View Post
    "Continue with our journey. We would not let the Pilgrims' sacrifice be in vain." Tabitha answered simply.
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    Edan nods. "We still have a task or two ahead of us. We can't of let them die for nothing."
    "Your loyalty does you credit," Linne said. "I wish you luck and the Trinity's blessings on your endevour."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    "Your loyalty does you credit," Linne said. "I wish you luck and the Trinity's blessings on your endevour."
    "Blessings to you too, Venerable Karafona." Tabitha nodded. "May your journey be safe and fruitful."

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    "Farewell Linne. I hope we'll see you again." Brett smiled. "Alright gang, let's move on."
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