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(Player Event) Wepon engraveing contest

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by demonicwolf666, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. ok so here the deal i have a stealter whos name is Grim Reaper, and rightfull so i have a grim reaper's scyth, but i want o engrave it with some thing cool. So the contest is as following

    1) open for 1 week
    2) leave your best saying you think i should put on the scyth here
    3) at the end of 1 week i will choose the best and pay that player in 5 mil
    4) will end on sep 8 2010 at 3pm est

    May the best saying win
  2. Sturdy

    Sturdy Guest

    "The Kares Blade"

    from Wikipedia


    Sister of Death.

    And Nyx (Night) bare hateful Moros (Doom) and black Ker (Violent Death) and Thanatos (Death), and she bare Hypnos (Sleep) and the tribe of Oneiroi (Dreams). And again the goddess murky Nyx, though she lay with none, bare Momos (Blame) and painful Oizys (Misery), and the Hesperides ... Also she bare the Moirai (Fates) and the ruthless avenging Keres (Death-Fates) ... Also deadly Nyx bare Nemesis (Envy) to afflict mortal men, and after her, Apate (Deceit) and Philotes (Friendship) and hateful Geras (Old Age) and hard-hearted Eris (Strife).
    —Hesiod, Theogony 211, translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White

    They were described as dark beings with gnashing teeth and claws and with a thirst for human blood. They would hover over the battlefield and search for dying and wounded men. A description of the Keres can be found in the Shield of Heracles (248-57):
    The black Dooms gnashing their white teeth, grim-eyed, fierce, bloody, terrifying fought over the men who were dying for they were all longing to drink dark blood. As soon as they caught a man who had fallen or one newly wounded, one of them clasped her great claws around him and his soul went down to Hades, to chilly Tartarus. And when they had satisfied their hearts with human blood, they would throw that one behind them and rush back again into the battle and the tumult.

    As death daimons, they were also associated with Cerberus.
    Though not mentioned by Hesiod, Achlys may have been included among the Keres.[1]
    A parallel, and equally unusual personification of "the baleful Ker" is in Homer's depiction of the Shield of Achilles (Iliad,ix.410ff), which is the model for the Shield of Heracles. These are works of art that are being described.
    In the fifth century Keres were imaged as small winged sprites in vase-paintings adduced by J.E. Harrison (Harrison, 1903), who described apotropaic rites and rites of purification that were intended to keep the Keres at bay.
    According to a statement of Stesichorus noted by Eustathius, Stesichorus "called the Keres by the name Telchines", whom Eustathius identified with the Kuretes of Crete, who could call up squalls of wind and would brew potions from herbs (noted in Harrison, p 171).

    The term Keres has also been cautiously used to describe a person’s fate.[2] An example of this can be found in the Iliad where Achilles was given the choice (or Keres) between either a long and obscure life and home, or death at Troy and everlasting glory. Also, when Achilles and Hector were about to engage in a fight to the death, the god Zeus weighed both warrior's keres to determine who shall die.[3] As Hector’s ker was deemed heavier, he was the one destined to die.

    4] During the festival known as Anthesteria, the Keres were driven away. Their Roman equivalents were Letum (“death”) or the Tenebrae (“shadows”).
    Hunger, pestilence, madness,. nightmare have each a sprite behind them; are all sprites," J.E. Harrison observed (Harrison 1903, p 169), but two Keres might not be averted, and these, which emerged from the swarm of lesser ills, were Old Age and Death. Odysseus says, "Death and the Ker avoiding, we escape" (Odyssey xii.158), where the two are not quite identical: Harrison (p. 175) found the Christian parallel "death and the angel of death.
    Among destructive personifications are (not all called Keres);
    Anaplekte (Quick,Painful Death),
    Akhlys (mist, that is, of death),
    Nosos (disease),
    Ker (destruction),
    Stygere (hateful).
  3. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    1. Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me.
    Source: Emily Dickinson poem.

    2. Conquest, War, Famine, Pestilence.
    Source: Modified from the Biblical "Four Horsemen."

    3. If you see this before you see me, it's probably too late.
    Source: Nothing in particular.

    Good luck finding a cool name for your weapon.

    -Galen's player
  4. A Rev

    A Rev Guest

    I fingered death and all i got was this crappy scythe!

  5. Shurkin

    Shurkin Guest

    Revenge of the Scythe: Reaping What I Did Not Sow Since Halloween '06

    Shurkin of GOF
  6. flashy

    flashy Visitor
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Dec 28, 2003
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    The Reaper Commeth
    Quick -and to the point
  7. Sunchicken

    Sunchicken Guest

    Umm... Sheet!!
  8. canary

    canary Guest

    Death's Head

    Yamalok - Hindu 'home/ world of the dead'
  9. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    Angel of Death (Hebrew: [FONT=&quot]מַלְאַךְ הַמָּוֶת[/FONT]‎ Malach HaMavet)

    The "destroying angel" (mal'ak ha-mashḥit) Biblical Term...

    So Malach HaMavet... would be my suggestion.

    Referring to the fourth horseman of Revelation 6.
  10. Hobo Sapien

    Hobo Sapien Seasoned Veteran
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    May 12, 2008
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    Did this end or what ?
  11. Igg A Pie

    Igg A Pie Lore Master
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    Dec 19, 2007
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    I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All that man can do is smile back."

    Maximus from the movie "Gladitor" 2000
  12. canary

    canary Guest

    LOL... yeah, you would think it would be announced. Or something.
  13. AKA Harloff

    AKA Harloff Guest

    He's in the navy , He comes up missing now and then sometimes as long as a month or more
  14. Trebr Drab

    Trebr Drab Guest

    Well, if this is still going on, how about "Styx Reaver"?