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[News] When Vampires Vow...

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <table bordercolor="#ff0000" width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#000000" border="1" name="tblMain"> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><font face="Arial" color="#ff0000">[​IMG]</font></p></td></tr> <tr> <td><font face="Arial" color="#ff0000"> [​IMG] n the dark of night they gathered, strange creatures of the night, come to stand around the glowing pentagram in the middle of the floor.

    "Feeling nervous, Spyderbite?" was the most commonly asked question, with "where's the bar?" a close second - for the people of the lands of Siege had come to attend the wedding of Katharine and Spyderbite!

    The guests came from far and wide, and lined up in the arranged meeting place, waiting for the announcement of the time to begin!  The Lady Miranda had outshone herself with designs for the wedding outfits, and as those taking part in the ceremony dressed, several of the women in the room began to think of their own weddings - or at least, how to get a date that night!



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    Eventually, the call was given to make our way to the temple, specially constructed for the occasion, and we all marveled at the beauty of the design! The keen eyes of my picture imp noted that Elvis had, indeed, left the building, but that was all right, since he wasn't on the guest list in the first place.

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    Unfortunately, it began to rain before the ceremony could start. Nasty, green rain, and the occasional fireball, mixed in with an arrow or two. So, we all went back inside, to keep the ladies carefully styled hair from being messed about by the rain.  In related news, I hear that Wyrm has employed a savage shaman as his weather-forcaster.

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    Kelmo, Mayor of Iantown, took his official position, and, with talisman of sheep summoning in it's rightful place, began the ceremony!

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    <table bordercolor="#800000" width="75%" align="center" border="1" name="tblCeremony"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="center"><font face="Arial" color="#ff0000" size="3">The Ceremony</p> </font> </td></tr> <tr> <td><font color="#ffffff"> Kelmo began, by saying:
    "Welcome citizens of Siege Perilous,
    I wish to thank you all for being present at this ceremony.
    This is the most sacred day for Spyderbite and Katharine
    who pronounce today their vows to each other
    and seal for the eternity the bond of their hearts."

    He then rummaged through the pages of an ancient tome, and continued:

    "For centuries, people have asked one question...
    What is my reason for being on this world?
    Many a sage hath searched for the answer.
    But they all failed in their attempts.
    There are those lucky people who do find the answer...
    They do not find it in ancient treasure troves,
    nor in the depths of secret dungeons or hidden by magic.
    Nay, they find it in places where they would least expect it:
    Drinking ale in a tavern and looking across the room,
    some even when they fight monsters on the battlefield,...
    or discuss posts of questionable wisdom in some secret skypage...
    The light comes at unexpected moments...
    For at such a time, two souls come together,
    Two souls ..."

    Kelmo looked at the couple and closed the tome.

    "who should be.....
    as one."

    A broad smile filled Kelmo's face, as he asked:

    "Who doth give Katharine to be married to Spyderbite?"

    Felinious of the Shire answered to this, after a prod in the ribs from the bridesmaids behind him.

    Kelmo opened the ancient tome again, and slowly turned his eyes to Spyderbite.

    "Spyderbite Please recite your personal vows...."
    Spyderbite nodded, and began:

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    You were my Companion in this world for the longest time
    You left my side and I was suddenly forced to walk alone
    When all hope of your return had abandoned me, I was Turned

    Somehow you heard my call, and came to me
    You did not push me away for what I had become, instead,
    you joined me, accepting the Darkest Gift.

    Now we have eternity together.
    To fight by each other's side. To Heal each other's wounds.
    I treasure the Dark Gift, Katharine.
    But you have given me a greater Gift than the Damned could
    ever imagine.. Your Love.

    I am yours now and long after our Mortal friends here today have passed
    I give myself to you today. As we can not die, I will fall in battle for you a thousand
    times while we exist, Love. I swear this to you on this day of our Union.
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    Kelmo then turned to Katharine, and, to the tune of synchronised sobbing from several of the ladies, asked her:

    "Katharine also recite your personal vows.... "

    With a soft smile, Katharine spoke:

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    I promise my loyalty to only you,
    My trust in all things,
    my strength when needed,
    My sword when required,
    My blood when necessary,
    and my life for yours.

    All that I am and all that I have
    will be yours and yours alone
    for as long as I live by your side.

    For all eternity, this is my promise to you.
    There will be no others above you in my eyes,
    There may be a time when you will fall, but I will be there to pick you up.
    There may come a time when all hope may fade, but I will be there to bring it back.
    There will never be a time my love will fade for you, in this life or the next. It will always be.
    I choose you and no other
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    Kelmo continued, asking:

    "Spyderbite,
    dost thou take Katharine to be your wife,...
    to have and to hold in love, honor and tenderness?...
    Dost thou promise to love, cherish, and honor her,...
    as long as you both shall live,...
    according to this happy union...
    and the sacred covenant of marriage?
    So sayeth "Yes, I do"      "

    The groom looked at Katharine,  and with a glow in his eyes most unlike any seen in a vampire before, replied "I do"

    Kelmo then asked "Katharine,
    dost thou take Spyderbite to be your husband,...
    to have and to hold in love, honor and tenderness?...
    Dost thou promise to love, cherish and honor him,...
    as long as you both shall live,...
    according to this happy union...
    and the sacred covenant of marriage?
    So sayeth "Yes, I do"         "

    With a mischevous smile, she looked at her nervous groom, and answered, "I do".

    Kelmo smiled at the two, and turned back to Spyderbite:

    "Spyderbite, what symbol of thy love and commitment dost thou bring? "

    His eyes grew large as plant bowls, until a hand from behind shoved a small item into his hand, at which he looked down and said "a ring!"


    The same was asked of Katharine:
    "Katharine, what symbol of thy love and commitment dost thou bring? "

    "A ring." she laughed, grinning at the nervous groom.


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    Kelmo read on:

    "A ring, hath no start and hath no end,
    but is eternal,
    as eternal as your love shall be.
    And thus they acted as a sign of love already ...
    long before scribes started to document Britannian History.
    And as many couples spoke their vows while exchanging their rings
    since ancient times,
    so shall you two today. "

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    He nodded to the couple, and slowly closed the wedding book.
    Happily staring at the couple, Kelmo continued.

    "Spyderbite and Katharine,
    the citizens have now heard thy vows to each other.
    A new age of joy and prosperity starts today for thee.
    May the powers that be bless this marriage and watch over thee,
    and let no one put assunder this union of heart and soul.
    Announce thy love, as long as you both shall live,
    and reveal the force of the sacred bond you have sealed today.
    And soo... "

    The rafters shook as Kelmo loudly intoned:

    "By the powers committed to me
    and by the laws of Siege Perilous,
    I now declare ...
    that you, Spyderbite
    and you Katharine "

    He paused, inhaled, and continued...

    "have joined as one...
    as husband and wife.
    Spyderbite you may now kiss your bride. "

    With a happy smile, he addressed the gathering:

    "Citizens and friends,
    We have now witnessed the wedding between Spyderbite and Katharine.
    May we all save for the rest of our life the memory of this sacred day.
    A new family is born today, and a new hope of peace and joy
    is brought to the lands of Siege.
    On behalf of the new couple, I wish to thank you all
    for being present at this wedding
    and I wish everybody a long and eventful life. "
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    Everyone gathered round to congratulate the happy couple, and shortly afterwards, we retired to the reception in the nearby home of Maleeka.

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    Congratulations to the happy couple! May you both have an eternity of hapiness, neck-nibbling, and may your honeymoon be memorable for all the right reasons!



    I have been asked to announce that a special Wedding Fashion supplement will be appearing soon, once my good scribe has sorted through and edited all her snapshots of the day!



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  2. Katharine

    Katharine Guest

    *cheers for Otto* Thanks sleepyhead! hehehe

    Beautifully done, even though you missed my funny parts, poor Spyder was having nervous fits cause I slid in minutes before it was to begin! Hehe Poor boy could have swore I was gonna leave him standing at the altar, but I didnt [​IMG]. *grumbles about mothers and phone calls*

    At any rate, thanks for taking the pictures and for all your support through the whole thing, couldn't have done it without you *big hugs*

    And you too Kelmo, couldn't have gotten married without you standing there jabbering it *giggles* Sorry we made you stay up so long... hope you get to feeling better soon!

    Oh and one more... to Felinous, thanks for ditching me on Spyder hehe... and Exador (Cybernickel) for coming out to play with us.. only don't give him liquor at a reception, the boy goes nuts! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    and Exador (Cybernickel) for coming out to play with us.. only don't give him liquor at a reception, the boy goes nuts!

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    Its always the quiet one's ain't it? If I had taken screen shots of last night's "When Vendors Go Wild".... ermm.. never mind.. even if I had I suspect my own personal price for regeants would have suddenly trippled. [​IMG]
     
  4. Katharine

    Katharine Guest

    What was that he said again...

    Shy your booty?

    *snickers*


    and yeah looks like my price on gold just went way way up! [​IMG]
     
  5. wavace

    wavace Guest

    WOW ! Harabec and Memnoch were both there and they werent banned on sight?! Has the SP shard changed their minds about associating with the REV guild?
     
  6. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    WOW ! Harabec and Memnoch were both there and they werent banned on sight?! Has the SP shard changed their minds about associating with the REV guild?

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    Actually all of REV did a spetactular job fighting off the "uncivilized" vampires for most if not all of the event. Memnoch and Harabec especially. [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *grabs keyboard back from scribe*

    Aye, Memnoch and Harabec were very well behaved. Of course, there was that spot where I dozed off, and woke up to find Memnoch rezzing me.. not quite sure what went on there. [​IMG]

    That was fun though. Well done to all who helped plan it!
    And thanks to so many for turning up!

    If there's any key point I missed reporting on, shout, and I'll see if Bea or I have a picture, or there's anything useful in our journals - but I think between the two [NEWS] posts it's pretty well covered!

    Thanks again to all!
     
  8. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    Of course, there was that spot where I dozed off, and woke up to find Memnoch rezzing me.. not quite sure what went on there.

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    Now, Otto.. you're much wiser than me.. and should know better.. no marriage on Siege Perilous is legal unless a well planned Wither takes place during the Ceremony! [​IMG]
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    why is the picture of me drunk the one they always post??
     
  10. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    why is the picture of me drunk the one they always post??

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    Ok my friend.. I'm sure you'll forgive me for this since you built that wall that you just walked in to...

    Cause you're always drunk? *ducks*
     
  11. Let me be the first, er, well perhaps just let me congratulate you and Kat on your marriage.

    Although, from the rumors I have heard, is white really appropriate to wear at the ceremony? *smiles*

    Perhaps a nice dark grey or black should have been in order.

    Of course, for Kelmo, white is in order since it is the same color of his favor animal. *grins*

    I'd would sing a little diddy for you and Kat, but I don't want your first fight to be because of me. *smiles innocently*

    Congrats!
     
  12. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

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    I'd would sing a little diddy for you and Kat, but I don't want your first fight to be because of me. *smiles innocently*

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    Don't worry, hon.. it wouldn't be.. *mumbles something about getting back in the Kitchen and elves all looking the same*
     
  13. Mandolin

    Mandolin Guest

    Kat and I just finished going through all the wedding gifts this morning and I just wanted to thank everyone for the very, very thoughtful presents. It wasn't necessary or expected. But, we were pretty floored at some of the stuff we got.

    Thanks to everyone who came.. Now.. who's Wyrm marrying.. after 3 weeks of preparation, I think Kat, myself &amp; Maleeka are experts.. The Wedding Planners! *chuckles*