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« on: December 11, 2008, 06:06:36 PM »
Unlocking the Door

Duthash Dracum Basque VY 237(May 29)

Bastion stood on the steps of the temple and surveyed the grand building. The ornament and subtleties of the architecture held symbolic meaning that was certainly not lost on the priest. The windows of The House of Crimson Eyes were a deep ruby color befit of Sardiaor himself who, when manifested, took on the visage of a Ruby Dragon. Bastion thought for a moment that he saw a brilliance emanating from inside. Yet, Julius had told him no one had been inside for nearly a year. Perhaps it was a sign from Sardior himself?

With each step that Bastion took toward the large double doors he felt more and more at home. There was a comfort growing from within him whispering that he was where he was meant to be. He looked down at the key in his hand knowing that it was more than just the key to the temple. He looked at the door before him knowing that it was more than just the entrance to the building. He knew that unlocking the door would unlock the path to his future and his path to further understanding of truth.

Bastion could sense that the mountain river valley that cradled Threshold held a blessed magic of its own.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 11:32:43 PM »
Bastion said goodbye to his past of following and embraced fully his future of leading and bringing hope and faith to a people who had been forgotten.

Bastion unlocked the door.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 06:52:20 PM »
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The doors swung open with little effort and Bastion lost his breath at the sight before him. A fifteen foot ruby statue of Sardior rested at the opposite end of the domed ceremony room. It stood upon its haunches with wings outspread filling the grand chamber. It was almost as though the temple was built around the icon. Kossuth shed its light through the balcony windows and the lifelike statue refracted that light back out bathing the chamber in a brilliant crimson glow. Amidst the flood of scarlet light the left sapphire eye winked with a twinkle.

At the base of the statue’s pedestal, depressed from Bastion’s vantage point, was a large alter already set for daily ritual. The awe struck priest could see, even from where he stood, that the pews, the floor, and even the altar were laced with dust. The statue, however, was not. Despite the dust, the interior ornament of the wood and stone work held true and made the room of the jeweled deity that much more breathtaking.

Were it not for the divine scene stealing his attention, Bastion would have been aware of the curious crowd gathering behind him. The impassioned ensemble cooed with reverence and some even knelt down in praise of the temples awakening and the deity whose house it was.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 08:07:50 PM »
Bastion's gaping mouth closed slowly as the shock of such a grandiose place dissipated. He was conflicted. This place was obviously constructed with the best of intentions, but paying tribute to a god who treasured neutrality was nearly unnecessary, as long as the life you lead was dedicated to balance.

The sharp contrast between the wealth in this one room and that of the rest of the town nearly stung. It would have been wiser to sell these gemstones to protect the town, rather than offer them up to a god who whose values lay elsewhere.

With a deep breath, Bastion decided to let it go for the time being. Sometimes to help a person, you had to let them sacrifice of themselves. Some people needed to give in order to feel like they've recieved.

Still though, the beauty was impressive, he had to admit.

Bastion's replaced the slight frown that had found it's way to his face with a pleasant smile, as he turned his attention to the crowd within.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 09:24:30 PM »
The throng of people that had gathered outside of the temple doors stood in near disbelief at the sight of the open doors. Bastion could see an odd look of relief on their faces and noticed that some had tear welled eyes.

An older sturdy looking dwarf that was standing at the front of the crowd gave Bastion a reassuring nod. He wasn’t sure if it would offer the young priest any comfort but he nodded just the same.

Slowly the crowd began to clap their approval. It was a modest tempo but swiftly gained speed. Cheers and hoorays joined the applause and soon the noise became as consuming as a waterfall.

Three figures stepped forward and the cheering died down as fast as it had risen. The trinity seemed to be an unlikely combination of folks but echoed the diversity that Threshold offered. A female dwarf, a male gnome, and a female half-orc approached Bastion with confident humility.

The female dwarf spoke up, “Good sir, we’ve been waiting for you.”
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 10:46:47 PM »
Bastion had never been the center of a crowd's attention before. He'd given sermons before, but there was never applause. He really didn't know what to do.

With a awkward smile he waved to the crowd and bobbed his head. "I suppose you have," he said to the three.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 07:14:49 PM »
The three folks looked at each other with confused surprise. Clearly it wasn’t what they expected to hear. The half-orc suddenly realized that they had not clearly stated their interest in the newly arrived priest. “Good sir” she said with a gruff but somehow feminine voice, “We were once disciples of the priest that was here before you, Master Hewitt. We’ve been awaiting the arrival of new mentor in the ways of Sardior. At last you are here!”

The gnome spoke up and spoke in a hurried manner, “We, sir, would very much like to once again be under the teaching wing of one such as yourself. We’re not really much trouble and we have many skills that might help you in your work here. So if it’s not too much trouble for…” The gnome stopped short at a poke in the ribs from the dwarf.

Under her breath the stout woman, who was actually young by dwarf standards, said to the slender gnome, “Tander, he has to invite us…it’s not polite the other way around.”

The half-orc woman smiled a wide tusky grin at the play between her two friends.

“Master priest, my name is Gertrude” the dwarf informed. “And these are my friends, Tander and Neega.” She stated pointing to the gnome and half-orc. “Although Tander already said as much, we would humbly request to become your disciples and teach us all you can about Sardior and his ways of balance.” The other two nodded in eager agreement.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 10:54:41 PM »
Bastian, a tad overwhelmed by everything raised his eyebrows. His mouth hung open a moment until he finally responded: "uh... ok?" he nodded.

He knew it sounded more like a question than an affirmation. He composed himself and said “Sorry, this is all a lot more than I was prepared for. Well, not more than I was prepared for, I’m certainly prepared for this, this and more to be sure, but ah… Yeah, it’s I guess, more than I’d expected.”

He paused a moment, reading uncertainty on their faces.

“Hello,” he said simply. “I’m Bastian. I’ve come to return wonder of Sardior to his town, and would be delighted if I could count on the three of you to help me do so. As you can see, I’m a little bit out of sorts, and will need some orientating, as well as some time with you each, to assess what skills you’ve got, and how I can properly help you to develop.”

There, Bastian thought. that was better.

“Perhaps we can start with a tour. I’ve some belongings outside that I’d like to get settled in.”

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 09:46:16 AM »
Bastion could see that the crowd outside the temple was dissipating. They had found satisfaction that the high priest had arrived.

Gertrude spoke up, “Oh yes…of course! The three of us are quite familiar with the temple. It will be good to see the library again for sure. So much knowledge and insight there.”

“Anything we can do to help you settle in we’d be glad to do” the half-orc offered in her rough voice.

“Let’s go inside…it’s been too long since we’ve been home” Tander said eagerly. “if you have any belongings I’m sure Neega would be glad to fetch them.” he stated with a wink knowing full well the half-orcs reaction.

“And I’ll be dragging you behind me while I do it if you keep that bossy tone with me you little scrub.” Neega threatened.

“Enough both of you!” Gertrude reprimanded. Looking back at Bastion she asked, “Shall we get started Master Bastion?”
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 04:01:40 PM »
"Indeed we shall."
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 03:06:50 PM »
We done here?
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 06:31:29 PM »
I think so, yes.
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