The Dark Lord conceded after Ares insistence. He nodded in the end, agreeing...perhaps that was better, that he was remembered and enshrined. The sword would hold a place of honor where all could see it, it would take it's place where all would know the sacrifice that was made and seek to emulate his victories in life when they looked at it.
''Wrapping it up, he picked it up. Nodding he spoke.
''Perhaps you are right, it would be better to serve as a symbol. Of just what we fight for and show all that we do not forget our dead. That said, I believe we are finished here...I will place it where all will see it, a statue will be commissioned in his memory where the sword will be placed. A memorial. Much like how I recently commissioned one for Xaos, to be placed where most can see it.''
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'' 'Evil' is a word used by the ignorant and the weak. The darkside is about survival, it's about unleashing your inner power. It glorifies the strength of the individual.'' - Darth Lucifer
"Thank you," Ares said softly, and let the sword go. He sat back down when Lucifer had left, and finished his brandy
. . . . . . Afterword . . . . .
Darth Rayden drifted in darkness.
Carried by empty currents, he fell into the lightless places below the world. He could not see, and he could not hear. He could not taste, or touch, or smell. Even the Force was dead him. Deprived of all senses and unable to cope his mind began to splinter, turning inwards upon itself and sealing Rayden within his own mind.
So passed lifetime after lifetime, eon after eon, until his mind ceased to understand time and each moment became infinity and his fleeting thoughts an endless recursion. The one change came in an endless instant, when a purple miasma washed over his being - this went unnoticed, until finally adaymoment yearsecondcenturylater he relearned what it meant to feel with the most primal of senses: pain.
Unseeing eyes remembered how to open, and he beheld a great snake crawling across his frame. He experienced for the first time the purple miasma that oozed from his body, and watched the serpent tearing at his skin, devouring the miasma and its source. His eyes closed again, and he welcomed the pain, the only thing he could remember feeling. He let the snake break the endless loop: it hungered for the miasma, and the miasma was a part of Rayden. So it was that it devoured him, and he treasured the feeling of being devoured. Until time was given meaning again, and a voice said,
"Begone! You have feasted long enough, and grown fat with the satiation of your greed."
The voice carried with it memories, and Rayden opened his eyes, his true eyes, again. A swarm of black scorpions scurried up his legs and waged war against the serpent, tearing through its flesh with their pincers and poisoning it with their stingers. Fattened and slow, the serpent writhed in agony as they felled it, emptying it of the miasma it had so coveted. It fell away from Rayden's body, and was there no more.
The scorpions retreated with their victory, back down Rayden's legs to the legs of another. Climbing him, they disappeared into the folds of his cloak, and a pale hand was offered in their place.
"You have lain still far too long," Darth Xaos declared. "This place has ceased to suit your nature, so I have come to you as shepherd."
Darth Xaos: Talk to ya later, mate.
Sept 6, 2017 16:51:17 GMT
Darth Strigus: Alright, gotta head out. Nice chatting, though, see you soon
Sept 6, 2017 16:50:43 GMT
Darth Xaos: I might just check those out. I've definitely never read/watched any murder mysteries with such an unexpected setting.
Sept 6, 2017 16:43:24 GMT
Darth Strigus: Found it by coincidence, too. A friend found it in a sauna, knew I liked Rome, and gave it to me for secret santa. I started in the middle of series, but they're stand alone, so it's basically fine
Sept 6, 2017 16:43:22 GMT
Darth Strigus: If you like either one, I'd definitely recommend them.
Sept 6, 2017 16:42:31 GMT
Darth Strigus: It's called Roma sub Rosa, by Steven Saylor. It's a bunch of murder mysteries that are set in Ancient Rome, so it combined two things I love
Sept 6, 2017 16:41:33 GMT
Darth Xaos: Oh, yeah? What series is it?
Sept 6, 2017 16:40:56 GMT
Darth Strigus: I'm in the middle of a series now, though, so it might be a bit before I start
Sept 6, 2017 16:40:31 GMT
Darth Strigus: I might just go with NuCanon. As much good as I've heard about Thrawn, it'll probably just be hard to keep everything straight going forward
Sept 6, 2017 16:40:14 GMT
Darth Xaos: I'd say start with the books from the '90s since that's where it all began. Unless you'd like to jump right into the NuCanon in which case any of them seems a fine place, I've heard good things about most of them.
Sept 6, 2017 16:39:18 GMT
Darth Strigus: I've never read any of the Star Wars books, oddly. I'll have to give them a shot. Any starting place you'd recommend?
Sept 6, 2017 16:38:01 GMT
Darth Xaos: Just finished Dark Disciple and it's given me an itch to read a bunch of the the NuCanon books.
Sept 6, 2017 16:37:23 GMT