Hunting for History

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Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Thu May 04, 2017 1:20 am

[Holding out for a Hero]

I saw him as clear as you can see anyone. The city was different then. People filed out of the Meeting Hall looking tired and frustrated from putting in a full days work before someone ran up and yelled in distress that the water was poisoned. Everyone's eyes turned to the grimy cobble streets as ankhs drew themselves in blood.

That didn't seem to slow him. He sped past the crowd, halting at the well in front of the Temple of Torm and drank from it like it was nothing. He was sure then that the water was diseased; the city would have to take precautions. He told them.

I have to confess my first image of him came from a very lewd statue that has a hard time leaving my mind but, then and now, he looks like he always does in subtle gold and white attire and his signature mask; (the one and only) Amadeo Pneuma.

I notice subtle difference in his gaze sometimes. Enough times that when I think back on this vision I can see that he is not the same. His look at the well reminds me of an old tiger; comfortable in his space but weary.

Still, I'm glad that that old tiger remained. I asked Our Lady for someone that had been there when she presented herself. I wanted a clearer view. More of a view than the documents I gathered from the library among Euclio Cartan's things could give me.

She gave me Amadeo. Praise be.
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Re: Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Fri May 05, 2017 10:26 pm

[Map of the World]

We were set to see the Pax. All of it. While we were at it, I suggested that we tend to the merchant's complaint about the 'newness' of Cordor. It seems the old merchants couldn't be sure where to find the materials they needed on the Pax and the new merchants couldn't be bothered. It is a strange complaint to have but that sort of staleness isn't uncommon on the island.

I never have the problem of 'newness'. The city sometimes feels like a fuzzy dream in which all of the lines are soft and nothing ever seems to add up. I can see the different versions of it; the infernal flags outside the barracks, the Thayan Conclave where the slums stand, or the tall shrine of Chauntea near the old windmill. Even the people, long since gone, make an appearance...on the harder days.

On days like that I like to visit the cows in the farmlands. I love those cows. Although, lately that double-dealing cow thief; Faeren Ashlight gets on my mind. I never much liked thieves, least of all a cow thief.

It can really ruin the visit.
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Re: Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Mon May 08, 2017 12:01 am

[Zombie Stomp]

I met Obren in the farmlands one night. We both share a disdain for the undead there; for different reasons. He is a sweet man but I find all Triadists strange. Anyone that has to wait for 'orders' to do the right thing or get started on the right thing is odd to me. I suppose that is true of all Knights, most of all the 'Benwickian' ones. You'd think people would learn their own history and get the hint but I suppose that is just my wishful thinking.

I've been searching for the answers on those undead. Thanks to poor record keeping, it is very hard to pin any theory down but every tenday I get a little closer and this time I am keeping records, just in case.

Pity I'm the only one.
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Re: Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Mon May 08, 2017 11:55 am

[Criminal Mind]

I never knew that the Mayfield's Inn used to be on the Pax. It is so cramped and loud now. I can see why people don't enjoy it anymore. As I walked in, so did the Rogue; adorned with daggers and a charming smile. He was on his way to the bar when the Monk came from upstairs. He was dressed in black with grey trim and a large helmet on that, sort of, reminded me of a pot.

The Monk was a man of few words. The air around him seemed heavy with the tension of violence; a brutal man. The Rogue threw a quip, a bit of humor but his gaze was cold and stiff. He changed his position to prepare for the fight.

The Monk was sure of himself and struck first but the Rogue drew a red glowing dagger, attacking with it. This seemed to come as a surprise because the Monk drew away, as if to cast but the Rogue fled back out the door...and then the vision was over.

I looked into them both with Amadeo's help. Rumor has it that the Rogue didn't make it to Fort Bendir before the Monk caught up with him and slew the Rogue and his lover on the Trader's Road.

They were both Cordorians. This was an important vision to have after the Healing incident with Ortega because I was...conflicted, I guess you could say. Don't tell Vincent, though. I don't think he'd approve.

In the vision, the history, both men were Cordorians and criminals, in their own way; moving outside the law while also incidentally doing good for the city. Now you could break down the amount of good and the bad and tally it up till you could satisfy yourself with an answer of who the true Cordorian was but you would still have to play with the grey. Not everything is black and white, no matter what the paladins try to tell you.

This city has parts to it. Its not all a potential bastion of 'Light'. If you saw the city the way I have seen it, in many of its versions, you would notice that we have made every effort to push back the slums. We have divided our taverns and our theatres.

You cannot throw out everything you believe to be 'bad' or opposite and still thrive. History has shown that, at the very least. Cordor thrives on change and that cannot happen under that level of restriction.

Even knowing all that, I was hurt by Ortega's actions. I suppose that in my mind I like to imagine all Cordorians, at least, working with some vague aim to better the city so when someone does something so opposite, it spears me in my warm, plushy heart.

Still, I couldn't shake my distaste for how the guards handled the matter. At first I spoke with Jadoth Dawnfire. He worried me with his bloodthirsty manner. If I'm honest, he still worries me. I'll have to look in on him. Anyway, he was eager to tangle with even the commoners; the poor and the sick, suggesting that he shouldn't have to protect those that weren't glad or grateful for his aid.

I was beside myself with that but Amadeo assured me that that was unlike him. Not that it helped much given the way they handled Ortega's case. Now, I'm sure you will say “but you can't be against the criminal and then against the punishment”...but you can though because when the punishment is handed down without diligence then the guard is no worse than those they are trying to punish.

In this case, the guards took one statement; mine and ran with it. Granted, I know what happened. Its hard to miss red attire in a sea of rags but that's hardly the point. They constantly get on about how those of the Clover are up to no-good but that means nothing if you do not have proof (and if you had proof you could press charges already). You have only your suspicion.

I'm not saying this is true of all guards but Cordorian Guards boast being morally upright and working within the law. That can't be true when they wait for an excuse to act on a suspicion. If the suspect was someone else, they would have dropped it to a warning due to insufficient evidence.

At any rate, I don't feel too traitorous by holding this opinion since, at least, Amadeo agrees with me. The entire mess makes me think a Rashemi proverb I found in the library; “You can't have the sheep and the money.”

Anyway, both the vision and the incident brings me back to that problematic question; What does it mean to be Cordorian?
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Re: Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Sat May 13, 2017 5:56 pm

[I Feel a Change Comin' On]

There is something refreshing about Cordorian elections. It used to be more chaotic when there were three Councilors but it still has that pop of flare that the other settlements can't grasp. They always do things peacefully or devolve into violence. Only Cordorians seem to be able to generate the appropriate amount of spite for one another but return to work together when its all over. It is uniquely us.

There is always that one candidate that wants to take Cordor back to the 'Good Ol'days' because they believe everything here is broken. Candidates like that usually don't know their own history and should be ashamed to ever describe themselves as Cordorian.

Then there is the professional business man or professional politician. Most people are worried about these candidates because they tend to be out for themselves but, honestly, Cordor was moved forward by people that were out for themselves so I can't really provide any fault on them until they do something that hurts the city.

Of course, there is also the Eldafire candidate. Now you will say, how can one family be their own category but I will tell you. Every few generations, one of theirs comes along and tries desperately to stuff the city back into the mold that they have envisioned. That is not the Cordorian way, to go backwards. Jadoth said it the best, it is very Myonian elven.

Naturally, most people don't see it but when the current reiteration of the Eldafire has to run on the platform of 'promising not to rewrite the law system' then you can gleam some notion of how bad it is. They won't tell you how many times they stepped in to revert changes in the guard, in the laws and in the leadership. Too many times. It is no wonder they are so disliked. It is now made worse by the Benwickian paladins after the Fall of Light Keep. There are no two elements that have hurt the city more.

I could go on for hours detailing how but I'll spare you. I'm sure you see it. I know you see it because I saw it in the words and glances of Cordorians during the election. This is why I encourage all Cordorians to think and act rather than just side with their 'factions' or faiths.

Think it through. Always.
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Re: Hunting for History

Postby Emotionaloverload » Fri May 19, 2017 3:00 am

[We're Off to Meet the Wizard]

I caught sight of the Red Wizard while I was following the Nomad Elf. He is so pretentious; I love it. You should see him pour wine. Its practically an event. I try to find the Old Thayan Enclave at all hours and wait outside just to see him come or go.

He loves to have a crowd with him. To be see, to be known, talked about and what have you. He always has some real characters with him. Its never a dull moment. It might be strange to say, given that we have never met, but it makes me miss him.

In a city overrun by paladin types, I miss all those true characters like him and those that he seemed to attract. They were full of life and action. They were drive by desires and passions, not just faith and duty. You might think its sad to constantly be searching through the city for the older versions of it but when you are surrounded by paper cut-outs...its hard not to.

He scares me a little, though. Sometimes the space around him bends in a way that I've not seen another Wizard do and he seems to look at me. I mean really look at me, like he sees me. I'm sure he doesn't. He couldn't.

...Right?
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