To Forget

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

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Marauders and Gods

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

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On War and Strategy

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.

Links, engineer

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!

King’s call

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Sacred Contradiction

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

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Duality

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.

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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

Forewarned is forearmed

On Fore-knowledge: There are various ‘states’ in which one may know something that may come to pass, among these:-

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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