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[NEWS] Clainin's Memorial Service

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Vallend, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Vallend

    Vallend Sage
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    Feb 16, 2005
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    Clainin the former Royal Court Wizard for Lord British, was slain in what can only be called a unprovoked malicious attack by the forces of the Shadowlords Faction. Clainin, was recently moved from New Haven where he was known to be in a near comatose state for nearly a two year period of time, till he awoke dazed and confused a few weeks ago. It was decided by Lord Casca then to have him escorted to Trinsic in Felucca in an attempt to hide and protect him from harm as he slowly recovered from the long illness. It was there that his life was taken from him way to soon. Clainin was a beacon of hope for the people in these dark times will be missed and mourned by many.

    Clainin was first came to public notice when he served as the famed mage Nystuls apprentice where he served his master faithfully. Little did Clainin know that Nystuls had been training him to be his replacement so he could leave the lands to join the king. Clainin proved himself to be more then up to the task put before him, and rose to a position that men like Dupre sought him out to ask council.

    Clainin soon had his skills tested when the Meer, Juka and the forces of Exodus appeared. He had a part in finding Dawn so the people had a hero they could rally behind. When through a accident Yew got turned into a swampland by the decay spell cast by the Meer he helped them work to find a cure for the land.

    When Lord British left the lands for the void Clainin was made a member of the Royal Council. Where he work diligently to protect the kings lands and people. He found a cure for Sir Geoffrey the Royal Guard Commander when he had been poisoned during a battle with Keeonean, one of Minax’s generals. He also aided Avery in investigating the followers of Armageddon only to be caught in the disaster that destroyed the town of Haven and ending up in his long lasting coma. Clainin was a man that cared for the people and the land and will be missed very much.

    Lord Owain Surrey presided over an special memorial for Clainin in the throne room of Lord British’s castle and here is what he said of the great man.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I hope you are all well, and in better spirits than I.
    Lord Owain Surrey: Let us begin
    Lord Owain Surrey: It brings tears of pride to my eyes to see so many gathered here this day.
    Lord Owain Surrey: To honor such a man whose loyalty to Britannia cannot be summed up in mere words.
    Lord Owain Surrey: To honor a such a man whose magnanimous actions, time and time again,
    Lord Owain Surrey: protected all living things from the travesties of blinding evil.
    Lord Owain Surrey: Only his penetrating gaze could detect Ramuz the Shadowlord when he walked among the people.
    Lord Owain Surrey: Only his powerful machinations protected Britannia when Yew and Cove were overrun by Orcs.
    Lord Owain Surrey: *relights his candle*
    Lord Owain Surrey: Only his great leadership rallied the people, side by side with Dupre.
    Lord Owain Surrey: *bows his head, remembering a time long ago*
    Lord Owain Surrey: And only his gentle words prevented me from drowning in despair, when my life was in ruin.
    Lord Owain Surrey: He was the last of the council whose whereabouts were known,
    Lord Owain Surrey: and thus an era of great men of Britannia,
    Lord Owain Surrey: men whose good deeds we could not fathom to match, even if wed lived 10 lifetimes,
    Lord Owain Surrey: comes to an end this day.
    Lord Owain Surrey: *looks out and over the crowd, his eyes moist with sorrow*
    Lord Owain Surrey: It is our duty, then, to carry on as protectors of valor and virtue, of honor and humility,
    Lord Owain Surrey: *raises head up*
    Lord Owain Surrey: to stay the hand of evil till we breath our last breaths,
    Lord Owain Surrey: till we can no longer grasp the hilts of our swords in old age, for long have we fought damnation.
    Lord Owain Surrey: *takes a deep breath*
    Lord Owain Surrey: When word reached my ears of Clainins awakening, my heart leapt from my chest.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I am sure I am not the only one here who felt thus
    Lord Owain Surrey: eh?
    Lord Owain Surrey: I ran to New Haven, my mind racing, my mentor, after 10 long years, finally awake!
    Lord Owain Surrey: Yet when I arrived, only the outline of Clainin remained in the linen on his sick bed.
    Lord Owain Surrey: Word later came to my ears that Casca had moved him to a safer place and
    Lord Owain Surrey: as my heart had leaped moments ago, now it collapsed in my bosom.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I knew nothing good could come of such a thing, and my premonitions did not lie!
    Lord Owain Surrey: And alas, here we are today, to honor the fourth innocent soul
    Lord Owain Surrey: that the Shadow Lords have rent from my life, from our lives!
    Lord Owain Surrey: *Scans about the crowd and scoffs*
    Lord Owain Surrey: I also see that Casca is not here today, perhaps that is in his best interest,
    Lord Owain Surrey: for we demand answers!
    Lord Owain Surrey: As much peril as I risk in this statement, if he cannot bow his head to honor Clainin,
    Lord Owain Surrey: I cannot bow my head to recognize him as king!
    Lord Owain Surrey: But alas, today is not a day of revolution; it is a day of remembrance.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I remember Clainin as a great teacher, for I was his apprentice, as he was Nystuls.
    Lord Owain Surrey: He taught me not only the arcane arts of the magician,
    Lord Owain Surrey: but more importantly the love of the land and its people.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I carry that love with me this day and for always, and I share that love with you all.
    Lord Owain Surrey: Let us not lament for the man that once was,
    Lord Owain Surrey: but rather let us rejoice for the legacy that forever will be! Long live Clainin!
    Lord Owain Surrey: Never forget!
    Lord Owain Surrey: *looks about the crowd*
    Lord Owain Surrey: Shall anyone else like to say a few words before we march to his memorial in the gardens??
    Lord Owain Surrey: Come, let us go then!
    Lord Owain Surrey: let us form
    Lord Owain Surrey: a line and march!
    (Lord Owain Surrey then led the group outside the castle and led them to a private spot in the northeastern corner of the courtyard.)
    Lord Owain Surrey: *bows head gently*
    Lord Owain Surrey: The flowers have an enchantment upon them
    Lord Owain Surrey: they will never wilt nor die
    Lord Owain Surrey: forever shall they smell sweet to honor Clainin
    Lord Owain Surrey: Does anyone have any items they wish to add, as an everlasting memorial??
    Lord Owain Surrey: Come, hand it to me, I shall place it
    (Many people gave Lord Owain Surrey items to be placed around the memorial in remembrance and out of respect for Clainin at this time, and he placed them carefully around it.)
    Lord Owain Surrey: Thank you all, these items will help us to remember Clainin and all he has done for us
    Lord Owain Surrey: * bows head, saying his final goodbyes*
    Lord Owain Surrey: If there were ever a time when the land needed you, Clainin
    Lord Owain Surrey: it is now
    Lord Owain Surrey: I will heed your words of wisdom
    Lord Owain Surrey: and adhere them to the best of my ability
    Lord Owain Surrey: I pray I do not disappoint.
    Lord Owain Surrey: I shall retire to the Counselor's hall, for a few drinks in honor of Clainin.
    Lord Owain Surrey: If any would join me, comfort is always needed
    Lord Owain Surrey: *bows one last time for Clainin*
    (The gathered group then dispersed some going for the drinks and others to mourn a fallen hero of the land in their own way.)
  2. Bob_the_fart_guy

    Bob_the_fart_guy Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 26, 2005
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    Thank you for posting the screenies.