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[NEWS] Hanging by a Thread

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by IanJames, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. IanJames

    IanJames Certifiable
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    May 19, 2008
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    Having read the recent message sent out by Lord Casca, and seeing things in it that well, are slightly troubling I decided to pay a visit on our Lord and King. Being neither omnipotent nor omnipresent (though more than slightly gifted), I recognized a strange tale brewing that perhaps with a few gentle nudges might be spun into a fine tale and an epic adventure by one such as myself. After discussing general affairs of the State with him a while I steered the conversation towards his message and received a surprising reply that I felt had to be shared.

    “Sir, have you by any chance read any of the strange tells that my
    predecessor brought to Britannia from the world of his birth? I have
    spent many a night pouring over journals of previous members of the
    court that were preserved for posterity and found an interesting
    story recorded by a court scribe, called “The Sword of Damocles”, in
    it a peasant continually gripes about the rule of the King, not
    fully understanding what being King really means. The King invites
    him to come forth and see, and the man greatly enjoys it until he
    notices a sword suspended above him by a single horse hair. When he
    asks his King the meaning of this, it is explained this is the life
    of a King, greatly rewarding, yet fraught with danger. Lately I’ve
    been pondering that story and the possible symbolism in it, and
    looking at the current state of affairs in Britannia, There are
    rumors of possible rebellion, and people both noble and peasant both
    cry for my blood, yet I fear they only see the grander sides of
    things, or the result of choices I’m left with out knowing the full
    extent of the options resting before me. In short, I fear the hair
    shall soon break if I don’t find a way to curb the rumors and the
    threats and unlike in the stories that sword is suspended over my
    own head. “

    I listened greatly interested in these words and pondering what they could mean for the future of our Kingdom, and then gently steered back towards more relaxing conversation, about Wine and Hunting, Nature and Magics. As the Evening wore down, I paid my respects and excused myself from the Kings presence, only to be left with these parting words.

    “Have you ever wondered what would happen if instead of fearing that
    sword, you grasp it and turned it against your enemies?”

    ~~EM Quantum