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Do you ever find that you know what traits and qualities you have, yet when you are asked to describe yourself, you draw a blank? Sometimes it’s easier if someone else does it for you.
Sooo, just to entertain, if you pass by this entry, leave 2-3 words (or however many you’d like to) that you think describe me most accurately. Doesn’t have to be all flattering either. If you want to say “jerkass, dinkass, wanker”, have it your way, baby ^_~
I’ll do the same for you ^_^
Talon meandered along behind his friends, his mind busilly off in another realm of workings and musings. A stray pearl-white hair fluttered in front of his face. A light poof of air blown up got the offending stray out of his eye, and he kept walking, not really seeing the road. He carried in front of him a metal doll of sorts. Arcane markings drifted across it’s surface in seemingly-random patterns, and he eyed everythin dubiously, wanting to plug a hearthstone into the thing so desperately it made his heart clench. All he needed was a new stone, and he was SURE that his creation would work this time. Of course, he had been sure last time, and that hadn’t worked out all that well, but that was beside the point. He’d corrected the Fire Glyphs and the Air Glyphs so that they wouldn’t feed on each other and cause another explosion….
A loud voice brought him out of his reflections for a moment. Tharon had stopped on the road, and examined some tall pillars that were placed to either side of the road. Upon those pillars were many words, all of which were easily decipherable. But Tharon had only recently learned to read, and was asking for Talon’s help. Running his fingers through his hair to get the offending mass out of his way again, Talon looked up, and read verbatim from the stones, “Well, it reads, ‘These are the laws of the City of Nexus as proposed by the Council. Know them well, and bide by them during your stay, or face the consequences of your actions. No taxes shall be raised, save by The Council. None shall obstruct trade. You shall bring no army into Nexus. You shall commit no wanton violence. None may falsely claim the Council’s name or sanction. None shall harbor a fugititive from The Council’s wrath.’ And that’s pretty much it. Mind your manners or get skinned alive. I’m hungry.”
The reaction of the group was somewhat mixed. Tharon visibly blanched. Glory cocked an eyebrow and shrugged her pack into a more comfortable position. Asp remained as emotionless as one of the pillars being discussed. —-
I’ll continue this later, hopefully…
Check out the first entry under Births…
61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph, for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
48 BC – Ptolemy XIII of Egypt had Pompey murdered and his head cut off on his 58th birthday. Pompey’s head and ring were kept for Julius Caesar.
855 – Pope Benedict III becomes pope.
1364 – Battle of Auray: English forces defeat French at Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession
1567 – At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Horne for treason.
1789 – The U.S. War Department first establishes regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
1789 – The first U.S. Congress adjourns.
1829 – London’s reorganized police force, the Metropolitan Police, becomes the first official police department in the world.
1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
1902 – Impresario David Belasco’s first Broadway theater opens.
1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1918 – The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I.
1938 – Britain, France, Nazi Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1939 – Poland is divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
1941 – The Babi Yar massacre begins.
1943 – U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off the shore of Malta.
1954 – The convention establishing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
1961 – The New York Times publishes music critic Robert Shelton’s review of a performance from little known singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, which will lead to Dylan’s discovery by Columbia Records representative John Hammond
1962 – Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite is launched.
1963 – The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
1964 – Argentine cartoonist Quino publishes his first Mafalda comic strip.
1965 – The NSA memorial lists ten agents lost on this date.
1972 – Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
1983 – Ornette Coleman Day in Fort Worth, Texas by mayoral proclamation.
1988 – NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster.
1992 – Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
1996 – Super Mario 64, a revolutionary platformer game for the Nintendo 64, is released in the United States.
2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
2003 – Hurricane Juan makes landfall at Nova Scotia.
2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, thereby halfway to winning the prize.
2004 – Baseball: The Montreal Expos play their last game at Olympic Stadium.
2005 – US Senate confirms John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States.
2005 – Patrick Roy becomes head coach of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
2 BC – Jesus of Nazareth born in Bethlehem of Judea. (Luke 2:1-7)
1321 – John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
1328 – Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385)
1388 – Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)
1511 – Michael Servetus, Spanish humanist (d. 1553)
1547 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
1548 – William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
1561 – Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (d. 1615)
1636 – Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
1639 – Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
1640 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (d. 1720)
1678 – Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
1691 – Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
1703 – François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
1725 – Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, British general and statesman (d. 1774)
1758 – Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
1786 – Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (d. 1843)
1810 – Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)
1843 – Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
1864 – Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher (d. 1936)
1895 – J.B. Rhine, American parapsychologist (d. 1980).
1901 – Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1901 – Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher, poet, and activist (d. 1981)
1904 – Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
1907 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
1908 – Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
1912 – Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director
1913 – Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
1913 – Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
1920 – Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
1934 – Lance Gibbs, West Indian cricketer
1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1936 – Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy
1938 – Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1939 – Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
1940 – Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
1942 – Bill Nelson, U.S. Senator from Florida
1942 – Ian McShane, British actor
1942 – Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
1943 – Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1948 – Bryant Gumbel, American television personality
1951 – Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
1951 – Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
1951 – Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
1951 – Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster
1952 – Max Sandlin, American politician
1956 – Sebastian Coe, British athlete
1957 – Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
1960 – Jennifer Rush, American singer
1961 – Stephanie Miller, American comedian and liberal talk show host
1962 – Roger Bart, American actor
1963 – Dave Andreychuk, Canadian hockey player
1964 – Les Claypool, American bassist (Primus)
1966 – Jill Whelan, American actress
1970 – Emily Lloyd, British actress
1972 – Robert Webb, British actor, comidian, and writer.
1976 – Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
1978 – Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
1981 – Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
1982 – Ariana Jollee, American porn actress and director
1986 – Thomas Rendle, British chess player and FIDE Master
1364 – Charles, Duke of Brittany
1560 – King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
1637 – Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
1703 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
1800 – Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
1804 – Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
1833 – King Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
1887 – Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
1902 – William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
1902 – Émile Zola, French writer (b. 1840)
1908 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (b. 1839)
1925 – Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
1927 – Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1860)
1930 – Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
1937 – Ray Ewry, American athlete (b. 1873)
1967 – Carson McCullers, American author (b. 1917)
1970 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
1973 – W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
1975 – Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager
1982 – Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
1988 – Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
1997 – Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (b. 1923)
1994 – Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer (b. 1968)
1998 – Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles, California (b. 1917)
2001 – Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)
Holidays and observances
RC Saints – Michaelmas – Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
England, Ireland – One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
Argentinia, Inventor’s Day – László József Bíró’s birthday.
First off. I love gaming. Second, I will blather about my Exalted campaign and see if I can get my thoughts as straight as I’d like them to be.
Overview of the campaign:
The Mask of Winters, having taken over the city of Thorns, has made progress towards conquering the surrounding territories. To date, he has taken over areas as far south as Jades. along the Grey River, and as far south as the Bayou of Regret along the coast line. (Helpful map: http://gamerchic.com/exalted/map_creation.jpg ). Additionally, his rule now extends northward to Deren’s Ford and Varsi.
He has sent feeler expedition further southward and eastward.
Meanwhile, The Walker in Darkness is making some moves of his own. The PCs have not heard his name at all, but have come across some hints that someone is undermining Mask of Winters’ attempts at taking over creation. Walker’s distinct disadvantage is lack of military might that was generated when Thorns was taken over, as well as the fact that Mask is in charge of the Juggernaut. Walker has tried to catch up in a straight-forward manner by exploring the city of Denandsor, but all forays he’s sent to that city have failed to return. Thus far his trickery has involved sending a group of Abyssals and troops down to the city of Rathess in an attempt to take over the city or at least forewarn them of Mask’s intent. This caused a disruption in a mission sent by a legitimate party from Thorns that was trying to strike up some sort of preliminary agreement with the city diplomatically. Both of the Abyssals’ missions have failed.
The link between the two is one particular Abyssal exalt. There is a shard of exaltation that is trying to get itself redeemed somehow. It’s memories from it’s original host are especially strong, and that has allowed the shard to remember that it was once a tool for good and for justice, and it doesn’t like that it’s being misused. So, it’s trying to manipulate the two deathlords into infighting to delay their efforts in Creation, as well as increase the chance that someone might discover it’s intent and assist it in some way.
For the PCs parts, they started out in the city of Rathess, where they became involved in thwarting the efforts of both Walker and Mask. The Sigil of Right, ruler of Rathess (in my version of Creation anyhow…) has asked them to take a message to Nexus to let the Emmisary know what had happened. They’ve travelled in a roundabout way to get there, and have finally arrived, with a few additions picked up along the way.
Upon entering the city of Nexus, the Emissary greets them when they’re just a few blocks into the city. He’s accepted their messages and has managed to fenagle a few favors from the group in order to pay off some debts owned by a party memeber.
Now… I just need to figure out how to proceed from here.
Oh… And if any of my players read this. I expect you NOT to metagame, or I may cast PC smiting Prana.