To forget is sometimes the easier option. This is akin to stating ‘ignorance is bliss’.
Forgetting is also difficult to overcome. A state not only physical, but emotional, and it is emotion that creates the greatest obstacle.
From The Nowhere Sphere
Men stride through emotions like marauders, and as uncaring. The unfeeling will hurt … when they least expect it.
Men stride through worlds like gods, and as arrogant. The mighty fall hard … and never do they see it coming.
Arli of Pendulim
From THE NEMESIS BLADE
“A tale of humanity and the deception cast upon them to keep the diminishing immortals from their memories.”
This is the tag-line created by Eeva Lancaster of The Book Khaleesi – says it all for The Infinity Mantle!
Nothing exists in a vacuum. What this statement means has little to do with the likelihood of life in an airless space. It means all is connected, that function results from mutual reliance.
The Echolone Mine
The bigger something is, the more unwieldy. Careful planning is able to circumvent.
General Hamon, on campaign
The pilings are undermined. Whoever built this structure intended failure.
The Nowhere Sphere
Be prepared, generals of every persuasion, to include neutral territory in the field of confrontation. For negotiation without fear, for gatherings under a white flag, to bring the dead and wounded, and to breathe in. Ensure all parties agree and respect it.
Ancient Drinic War Manual
Put on your armour, soldier!
‘Does the physical universe actually exist; do tangible objects speak of touch or imagination? Would it not be more accurate to suggest that what we feel and how we act and perceive is the creation of everything around us?’
In a letter to Nemisin from Lord Sorcerer
And then there was the dark …
And then there was the light …
And then there was the desert …
And then there was the water …
And then there was civilisation …
The Nemesis Blade
The mind’s eye, now that is a cause for concern. What is it, pray tell? Does the blind man see with it? Does the stupid one become clever? Is it biological firing of grey matter? Is it the source of vision, prompt, imagination? Pray tell, sir, what is it?
Otan of Krepp at a magician’s conference
The Sleeper Sword
More Reaume concepts:
Sacred: worthy of reverence or respect; venerable
Profane: showing contempt or irreverence towards sacred things; blasphemous
Land: Territory over which rule or control is exercised; Domain, badlands, kingdom, realm, terra firma; Bring into a different state (verb)
Brinkmanship: The policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
Contradiction: Opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
Shadow and shade: A dominating and pervasive presence
Shadow and shade: Relative darkness cased by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
Shadow and shade: A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
Shadow and shade: A mental representation of some haunting experience
What is duality?
It is the two sides to each of us. On a good day we smile, on a bad day we growl. A simple answer, yes, and a simplification of the state. We are, after all, simple folk.
True duality comes with great events, and accident of birth or long years. The kind no simplification works for.
Long years is easy; give someone enough time and time will reveal the two sides in all, including the inner war.
An accident of birth curses society with the sociopath, the one able to smile on the surface while feeling nothing. Hmm, perhaps that isn’t duality.
Great events, now, is something more. A soul, a heart, a mind is forced into choices, and in the aftermath the questions lead to illumination; ‘I am two people, I must be, to do this and then that because my mind tells me to, while my heart denies every action.’
Arun, Druid of Apanthus
From The Dragon Circle
On Fore-knowledge: There are various ‘states’ in which one may know something that may come to pass, among these:-
Premonition; the state of anticipating an event
Precognition; a more neutral advance knowing
Telepathy; a distant feeling, and not to be confused with mind communication
Clairvoyance; a clear seeing- a seer is expert in this art
Dreams; where a visitation of an event occurs in the unconscious and may be recalled
Dream incubation: a deliberate state, preceded by cleansing rituals
Scrying; technique, of which there are many, to produce images of the future
Omens; a happening that precedes the vent by way of symbolism
Auguries; a form of divination based on ritualistic behaviour, a chance outcome
Waking imagery: visions
Borderland imagery; the state of semi-awareness between waking and sleeping
Lucid dreams; dreams within dreams
Oracle; person or persons claiming to possess the means to see the future