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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2015, 11:19 pm 
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The idea of stuttering, or worse yet, tripping under the weight of the formal wear, was mortifying. The morning passed in a nervous blur. At one point she saw Princess Waqqasa herded along a corridor by all eight of her guards, but there was not time to pay respects. Finally she found herself joining the other nine soon-to-be adults for the procession through the city.

The city of Umbar sprawled across the delta of the Far River, facing out over tidal flats and the Bay of Belfalas. The Corsairs of Umbar considered the gods Mandoz (Mandos) and Ulluboz (Ulmo) their city patrons, and saw their town as the most cultured in Harad. Thus, as Sea Blue's parade wound through the city's streets it attracted an entourage of curiosity-seekers, revelers, and entertainers.

By the time she returned to her tribal house, the parade had swelled to become a mob. Tinneara’s tribal elders had anticipated this and, while only the most exalted of noble families would celebrate and dine with her inside, they prepared a vast feast with associated entertainments in the courtyard. Mumakil roasted over monstrous fire pits, drops of their juices crackling as they hit the flames and filling the air with savory smells. Bread was handed out, and wine flowed freely. It was by such largess that the lower tribes were kept peaceable and in awe of mighty Sea Blue.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2015, 11:40 pm 
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As Galen headed back to town he was caught up in the bustle of the town. The celebration preparations were well underway and quite a crowd had gathered for the festivities.

He wasn't sure what to do with himself at this point. He had no Lord to take orders from and it was still unclear who would be the successor.

He decided to sit in on the ceremonies and watch to see how things played out. Prince Re was going to use the event to gain favor in the eyes of the towns people while Princess Waqqasa was seizing the opportunity to gain the loyalty of the military to her side.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2015, 12:07 am 
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The noble guests filed through a vast room with frescoes upon the plastered walls and an intricate mosaic upon the floor, up a grand marble staircase, and onto a terraced rooftop garden. Here the spring breezes could flow freely, but the walls and roofs of the surrounding buildings blocked prying eyes. The guests arranged themselves on a series of raised platforms under peaked pavilions according to rank while the ten stood beneath a bower. There Tinneara waited, still and proud, on display, as what seemed like every notable in Umbar filed in.

When all were seated, a hush descended. A gray-haired man, dressed in fine robes, stood, bowed to priests waiting beside the bower, and began to speak. He orated upon the ancient roots of Tribe Sea Blue in the days of the Empire of the Sun; on the histories of the lineages of each young woman or man standing before him; on the virtues of duty to the tribe, of honor and dignity. Finally, when she felt her knees were about to buckle from supporting the massive weight of her gilded braid, he approached the first youth. In turn each new name was read from a scroll, and a sacrifice was passed from a waiting slave to the youth, and from them to a priest of their faith. When the elder came to stand before her, he read out the name: “Omnia.”


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2015, 12:25 am 
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Galen, who had flooded in with the rest of the people watched wordlessly.

He could see Prince Re. Standing off to the side of the main attraction. It seemed as though he had talked to those in charge and was waiting to make a public appearance when the time was appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 24th, 2015, 12:58 am 
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“An excellent and noble name!” the priest exclaimed before inquiring, “And what offering do you present?”

“A necklace of turquoise that my mother D’ad brought back from the war.”


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 24th, 2015, 9:29 pm 
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Galen, instead of taking a seat with the crowd, stood back near the entrance. He didn't intend to seem as though he were guarding the entrance but he supposed that he did give that impression.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 27th, 2015, 11:54 pm 
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As the priest accepted the turquoise necklace, her elder read out: "The ancient and exalted tribe of Sea Blue is proud to welcome its newest member, Omnia Tar-Marada. All hail!" At his joyous shout, the crowd echoed in a chorus: "All hail!"

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 12:10 am 
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Galen stood by, joining in lightly with the chanting. It was not something he was used to.

He waited for the ceremony to be over, but something struck him about the young women who they entered into adulthood. Some nagging feeling that said this was not the last time the two of them would cross paths.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 12:40 am 
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Tinneara Omnia looked at the young man standing by the exit and hesitated on the dais.

Having been cued before the ceremony by D’ad, the tribal elder now waited for her to claim her shieldmaiden status. Since she was little, her birth mother had made it clear that she expected her to be the equal of all men before the law and to follow her into the army.

In truth, Omnia would have preferred to remain a simple woman of her tribe, and live a life surrounded by her aunts and sisters.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: April 28th, 2015, 7:54 pm 
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Outside the ceremony walls princess Waqqasa passed by, back the way she had went earlier. This time a large group of military men were following her and she made her way towards the castle.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: May 11th, 2015, 10:50 pm 
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Stories were full of reluctant heroes, drawn by the threads of their doom unto greatness, and such was her lot. So, though she had misgivings in her heart, she could not bear to defy the fierce Mama D’ad, and announced: "Let it be recorded that, before all the honored and respectable people gathered here, I declare myself a shieldmaiden." The announcement was greeted with polite applause. She did not think anyone noticed the regret in her voice.

The ritual of naming was complete, but the elder now stood before Prince Re, who presented the priest of Lord Manawenuz with a flawless blue sapphire. In return, an obsidian circlet in the shape of a rearing snake was placed upon the prince’s head. The elder then announced, "The ancient and exalted tribe of Sea Blue is proud to name Prince Re as Serpent Lord of all Harad. All hail!"

The crowd shouted shouted their approval, all except Omnia.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: May 12th, 2015, 11:09 am 
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Galen aplauded as the you women was named a shield maiden... Though he thought he might have sensed a tinge of heaitation. Surely mot, he corrected himself. It was a great honor to be a shieldmaiden!

When the prince joined the ceremony Galen watched with interest and attention. When they announced him the new serpent lord Galen froze. Hands clapped all around him... Though the young shield maiden did not.

"This is not the proper way..." He said softly to himself. "
Things ought not be done so unofficially."

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: May 18th, 2015, 4:28 pm 
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Soon the ceremony ended, and Omnia's attention drifted back to the young man, the only other person who did not applaud. She came forward and offered him an introductory handshake.


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
PostPosted: May 18th, 2015, 10:50 pm 
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Galen shook the young shield maiden's hand and nodded in respect.

"Congratulations, you have chosen an honorable position in the kingdom...I only hope the rightful side is clear in the ensuing conflicts."

Galen spoke softly of the brewing troubles. Everyone knew the situation and he knew it, but he glanced cautiously at the prince and then back to the young women.

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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
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Omnia nodded in return. "Thank you...that is my hope as well." She tilted her head, one gilded black braid slipping over her face. "I didn't catch your name."


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 Post subject: Re: Choice of the Snake Bone Throne: A Harad RP
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Galen nodded. "Galen. Galen Duin. Pleased to meet you."

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