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#44 . December/January 2000-01
Alendil, Azrakare, Aylssa, Begaria, Conran, Dein, Goomra,
Ilsensine, Lorel, Naithalia, Oknelim, Saraphin, Sarig, Shingo
Cersei, Elisabet and Kyrnia
Kuah Online at: realms.game.org/cod/
Table of Contents
Desk of the Editor
You want the best? You got the best...
Inside the NC
We walk the halls of the Newbie Council and learn much!
Ask the CoE
Kali takes some time to answer more questions!
Three years and all I got...
A submitted editoral!
Fear the powers that be... be silly, that is!
Looki, Tiki Talkie!
One steps aside. We Salute You!!
Quest and Contest
Elisabet's new challenge and a Realms PKill League Update!
You know the drill..
Public Submitted Works
Submitted Works and a Message from the Realms Staff!
Desk of the Editor By: Kuah
What is the good word? Busy. We have been a busy staff this
time around. This has to be one of the biggest issues and one
of the best with content in a long time.
You want Imms? You got it. You want meat from the inside
workings of the NC? You got it. You want the controversial
reunion pics that were banned from the Realms home page? Well...
so do we but no luck yet, anyway.
Find a quiet place, sit back, and dig into the latest issue of
the Cry of Despair. Thanks, and enjoy.
Feedback? Comments? Fan/Hate mail? Submissions? All welcome at
the CoD Public Boards, located: e,s,2u,s,w,s from Darkhaven
Square or south of Quills and Parchments on Market Street.
Inside the NC By: Dein
What have you found to be the biggest advantage of belonging?
You're with a whole bunch of people who love to do the same
thing you do. It relieves stress and gives a common purpose.
Besides, we have more fun sharing stories or venting over
counciltalk. It is stressful, but having a lot of people who
know what it's like, sympathize with you and make light of the
situation is very comforting. We're like a big support group.
Sometimes I think that NC was created for the people who help
newbies, not the newbies themselves... There's always going to
be people who help newbies, regardless if they're on NC or not.
It's a fun excuse for my existence...the newbies are usually
grateful and such, we don't really get perks other than a
headquarters and mana potions.
I'm not sure advantage is the absolute right word but the chance
to help people that are really stuck and seem to be going
nowhere fast gives a 'warm glow' if ya know what I mean. we've
all been there and it's nice to be able to make that little
difference. You can help without being on the council but it's
magnified to quite a degree when you are on it.
Hrm... Number one advantage is that Viracocha can't silence me
Biggest advantage? Well, besides helping people, and the good
feeling I get from that, we can always see the amusing antics of
newbiechat ;-) Also the friendships you make here. NC is very
close knit, it's like a huge family.
Being able to newbieset your lowbies with pre-auth equipment, or
the real reason is, easier for lowbies to find people that will
help them out, and it gives me something to do.
Honestly, its like having a huge database at your disposal, if
you don't know something someone else will... it's a great place
to learn while helping people out.
Advantage... Well, I guess there's lots of advantages. Like
commands, and the ability to do things other players can't.
But I think the biggest advantage is being able to help people
that need it. I usually find they AV fairly quickly and help me
with things I can't do, like run big mobs and things. ;) hehe
That's kind of embarrassing but it's very true. :P
What drove you personally to join NC?
When I first joined as Kashee, it was because I liked helping
newbies and wanted to do more, and thought NC would be the
perfect way. When I joined as Kayah, I knew better, and wanted
back in because of the people that were in NC.
I don't really have a single clear reason for that. Just looking
for the sense of belonging and fellowship, much the same as the
reason I joined the GoP.
Loril made me.
It's sort of nice to have a group to fall back on, and a sense
of community with others that are interested in the same thing
as I am. I mean, I could just as easily help people without
being in the council, it's just sort of nice.
I've always like helping people. I kinda got into the habit of
that after I AV'd. I sit around recall lots, doing nothin really,
I AV'd some alts. But when I was online, I had responded to
levelling guildies really fast and loved it. Plant there, rush so
many directions, tank the mob, etc. I got in the habit of helping
levelling guildies equip, and giving them levelling advice. So I
kinda fell into a helping roll over all. It was the next logical
step. It was something where i could learn from helping others
learn. A good way to get involved with the community and see the
realms outside of the confines of my guild. I've always been
involved in extra curricular stuff throughout my life, in
highschool and university. It only seems natural I do it here to
some degree. It's fun, and it feels good to be giving something
back and helping others just because your in a position to help.
Kwai made me. =) It's kinda funny actually, Kwai, Nightspawn
(prolly better known as Blackmane) and I started grouping
together at level 4. We av'd together, and we had a thing
called the Grand Order of the Sacred 911. We went and answered
help calls on channels. Well, he joined NC, which I'd never even
HEARD of *this was during Brittney's reign* and told me I HAD to
join. So I did. Four years later they're gone, I'm here. Miss
the guys though.
Well it was the influence of other NCers had helping me, and
other people in GoA helping me as I leveled. So I tried helping
people as I got near AV and was lucky enough to get in to NC so
I could do what I enjoy doing. I could help people without
belonging to a council, but there were some really awesome people
who I looked up to, Jott, Jonqualyn and Hoerkin, so I just wanted
to join their fun group. NC is not just about helping people,
also more of a Newbie Family. Just like a good group of friends
to whine to, ask for help from, or just chat and joke with. :)
I joined over 4 years ago, after seeing how many of my friends
were in NC, like Kattia, and Kwai.
Well, I really didn't wanna start playing realms, my boyfriend
at the time dragged me on, I liked helping people and was
seriously bored by the game when I aved. So I found myself on
channels all of the time, and someone said you should join NC. A
lot of GoDers were in NC, and they always talked about what a
big family group it was, they always seemed to have a lot of fun,
and I was looking for fun. So I applied, and Julie gave me a
chance, I've loved it ever since.
Cause there are so many awesome ppl here with the same opinion
that I would love to know better? (and) because the newbies
coming in here are the future of what is already the best game in
When I started off on the realms, I was pretty much lost. I was
helped by someone, and I was very grateful to them. From there,
I started helping others, and I felt that joining the NC would
give me more of an opportunity to show new players how to have
What's the biggest disadvantage you've found to being on NC?
Not being able to explode in someone's face when they are totally
out of touch with how the game works. lol
Hmm, from my point of view, because I don't get a great deal of
time to play with work and real life commitments my other chars
have been ignored. I don't really get that much time to potter
and do other things.
Free time during peek hours, sometimes you log on after a rough
day at work, and more often than not, find a couple tells
waiting for you asking for help.
It's harder to keep up my reputation of being evil and mean and
stuff because people think you have to be nice to be on the NC.
I do not believe that there is a single blessed disadvantage to
being a part of the Newbie Council if you were honest to
yourself about your motives to yourself and others about being
here in the first place.
The biggest disadvantage for me at least is that I'm on a lot
at night past 2 am est and there aren't many other NCers on at
that hour, which leaves me running kinda thin with what I'm able
to do with my online time.
I'd say dealing with players that expect levelling or free
equipment. It seems that since I've joined the NC, I've gotten
more of these requests, and they can become annoying at times.
Getting used to the constant channel spam as well as learning
how to manage over five conversations at once.
Sometimes it's hard to get time to just play. Even when NC:off,
there's always someone who needs some help and unfortunately,
some people get rather nasty when you wont do something for them.
ie level them, get stuff for them, etc
Do you have any memorable moments during all your time on NC?
There was a cr no one could pinpoint an area too, the newbie
couldn't do remains, so we only had memory to go by. There were
about 6 NC'ers on, and we all pooled our resources and
eliminated spots and finally found the corpse in Dunhill just
before it went to dust. It felt good to really pull together as
a team like that and come in like the cavalry at the last moment.
Hmmm...I'm sure there are things, but I cant think of any just
now. Well, I mean, really it's just the everyday stuff. All of
the other members are such nice people to be around that it's
just great to talk with them and such. ;)
Oh lord, over four years: Brittney being balzhured, Kwai taking
over, Julie joining, then co-heading, then Kwai leaving, Julie
dying. There have been so many things over the years. Not all of
them bad, not all good. I think the saddest day on NC was when
Julie died. She was an excellent leader, and a good friend.
The funniest moment was when some moron decided to make a
character named Gonads in pre-auth and let it sit there. Of
course, every NC online HAD to make a character and go do
socials at it. I wish I still had that log, I laughed so hard I
cried. Then Gorog came in. Gorog looks at Gonads. Gonads has left
the game. We laughed for DAYS.
*not at Gorog, just at the whole thing*
Hmm, when there was a former guild member Kwai as an imm head of
NC, and there were eight or nine druid guild members in nc as
Tough one. Honestly, the most memorable times were when I sat
with Julie talking about everything and anything, I really miss
that a lot. Nothing really to do with the newbies there, but
that's what it is.
This is so hard choosing just one, but I think one of my most
memorable memories since joining NC was my first CR which was
for a level five thief in Tree of Life at War, they had
inadvertently stepped through a portal that was outside DH
Academy -- which by the way is a big no no -- and since I did
that CR and helped show him the basics of the game, me and him
are good friends and I helped him out so gaining a friendship is
always good =)
It's gotta be the day I was inducted, I guess. I mean, that meant
that the work I'd always been doing was recognized as valuable.
Where is the hardest CR you've ever had to perform?
Realms of Worship. Trickiest one was attempting to get 3 newbies
out of RoW with Divine Retribution wandering and that acid thing
dripping on them whenever we got back to their corpses. =)
I killed a wee one two times at the Asp before I figured out
that was I was using to invis them wasn't a high enough level.
And then there was the incident with the narcoleptic paladin,
he kept falling asleep on me.
Aside from Cursed Lands, it's Shimmy and Devil in Tower of
The hardest CR I've ever had to do would have to have been one
of my own, since I was rather good at dieing. Shimmy was a
rather hard one, easy to get to but hard to get the person their
stuff. The other hard one I 'tried' to do was in the BL. I got
disarmed and it took another six deaths to actually get my
weapon back, so that took about twenty minutes to achieve.
I ended up grabbing my weapon and dying, then supping all my
corpses and voila, got it back :)
Well ... I was doing a CR assist for a low level Mage that found
his way into The Devil in the Tower of Enlightenment. Death
gated 53! Guardian Vampires on me and I had to whine on the
avchat channel for help. The Treves family came to the rescue
but I lost a Shield of the Ravager on one of my characters.
The hardest one I had was a newbie that had fourteen corpses in
three different areas, canopy, cursed lands, and in Blasted
Lands, and he wasnt sure where his corpse with the items was.
I really think the guy was just screwing with me, because thats
a little bit of a stretch for corpses, that happens sometimes.
Probably just to Asp. I couldn't get the person to follow me for
15 minutes and then I spent another half hour trying to get him
to loot his corpse. That's stuff you can't force them to do,
just gotta be patient. :)
A group of 6 or 7 newbies dropped in RoW. A couple had managed
to flee (gods know how!) a couple rooms forward and back from
the main group. They were scattered across 4 rooms and it was
just me and my GruntyGuy trying to make them all settle down and
stop panicking. So that we could get them in one or two at a time.
Of course, that included cr'ing myself at one point.
Today, when I sent a newbie to Gods Tracker alone? *grin, dont
add that :P* I'd have to say the four angels, they killed me as
well. You know those four angels? How you have the first one,
then the second, then the third, then the fourth. I can't
remember their real names but you have to go through them all to
get to the corpse :P
If you could tell newbies one thing, and they would all listen,
what would it be?
Well I guess it would be to learn to use the help files...
there's hundreds of them and their questions can always be
answered quickly and usually fully by them...
I'd say that having scry, and exploring areas while you're
levelling is the best thing to do. Remember to bring sanctuary
and purple potions, and have fun.
Remember always to carry recall scrolls because in a bind
they're your best friends. And always remember to look into the
portal before you enter it and last but not least remember the
"bump" method mentioned in the academy, it's a big help.
Advice, huh? Well the best advice I can say is, don't say Help!
and that's it. I realize that in the thick of battle its easy to
panic, but how can people help a person if they don't say where
or how they need the help?
Don't lose patience, levelling can be VERY hard, especially if
this is first time mudding. But, if in doubt, ask, there will
always be people happy to help.
Explore, explore, explore. It's the only way you'll become
Best advice I can give to newbies and lowbies is to always be
prepared by shopping on Market Street before heading out on an
adventure. Next to that... Learn yourself. Learn what each of
your spells and skills can do for you and learn to use them in
different situations. Watch what happens when you do. Then!
Learn about stats and how equipment can change them. Do those
things before even thinking of levelling. And while you're doing
all that, look around you! There is so much to be experienced in
this huge world. And each experience brings knowledge.
Get a scry potion, and check out every room before you enter,
then, consider a mob before you kill it. :)
Advice for newbies? Be persistent, I once saw a level 9 go it
with a darkhaven guard.. over 100 corpses later they did it.
Patience. Especially the newbietars. They need to know the value
Thanks to all the NC members who took time out to talk to Dein.
For more information on the Newbie Council, type: Help NC
Ask the CoE By: Kuah
Welcome to another group of questions pooled from the masses.
What we did was go out at random and ask people, 'If you had
the chance to ask the CoE a question about gameplay and rules,
what would you ask?'. Kali has agreed to take some time out
every issue to respond to a few of these questions.
Why are we forced to see spammy 'killer flag' shouts?
Shout used to be a channel like any other that could be turned
off. The spam from killer flags was never a problem because
the channel could be turned off. This is more a matter of
oversight than a matter of intention and will eventually be
There was some talk of implementing MSP (sound) support on
Realms, is this still coming?
MSP is still in the works, but there are so many things that
we are working on right now (I know, I know, we've been saying
that for a while but it is true) that it hasn't been
Who do we have to beg to get pasta in this world?!
Me. I prefer begging in the form of unmarked non-sequential
Have a game/rule related question you would like to see the
answer to? Then submit your question to the CoD Public boards
located south of Quills and Parchments on Market Street or
in the Town Hall, located e,s,2u,s,w,s from Darkhaven Square.
Thanks to Kali for taking the time to help us with this!
Three years and all I got... By: Alihan
I'm writing this because avchat is becoming the breeding ground
The basic "RoD is this" has become the norm for starting
conversations but I say why don't we talk about what we got from
I can claim that I learned how type by playing RoD too long and
suffering from a stiff neck. I can also brag that I learn
economics just watching the Imms torture us with multi-limits.
Heck I learned the true meaning of supply and demand when I first
AV'd and found out that I could get 2 Justices for about 400mil
only to realize that 3 years later 400mil won't even cover half
of one, and thats assuming the seller accepts cash.
I learned more about computers making it safer for me to play
with my Win.ini file while killing time. Once in a while I can
even find some answers to homework questions on those crazy
trivia quests that always ends in a handful of people getting
spammed to death.
So why complain about not getting that piece of equipment at
least you can walk off with some other knowledge like I did.
And if you remember a few years back that massive pwipe that
some how happened a lot of people lost it but I kept my sanity
cause I could claim that I actually learned something other
than what Herne does to those poor otters.
Thats just my opinion. So if you dont like it well you know
what you can do.
Submitted to the CoD
Immortal Zoo! By: Ilsensine
Ever wondered what an immortal can do other than use their
spiffy imm powers?
Well, I did! I decided we should show the whole world that our
immortals are not only wizards with their commands... oh no!
Our immortals have fantastical and amazing abilities that far
surpass our imaginations! Yes! Ladies, Gentlemen and those of
indeterminate gender! the time is now! Let the zoo begin...
The year is.... (well, the year isn't important but it was a
nice way to begin) Anyways... moving on... disaster has struck!
*insert comedy drumroll* a crazed Zookeeper (and part time otter
molester.. *Herne is not alone*) has done a very naughty thing...
he has captured all the immortals! He has stripped them of their
powers and thrown them in cages where he makes them perform
tricks in his traveling zoo! *wooo!*
(err no! bad! *slap self* megalomania is wrong! :P)
So what will our immortal heroes do in the face of such
adversity? Do they quail and quiver? Or do they fight like lions?
A question is posed... and our answers lie below....
Crowd: We want tricks! We want spiffy tricks!
Small Child: Mommy, do they bite?
Aphrael: I will doooo.. acrobatics! With fire torches!
Raltaris: My trick would be to coax beautiful female members
of the crowd into the cage and then get it locked so they can't
let any other guys in and I have them all to myself :) If that
fails, I burp Beethoven in C major!
Crowd: *cover ears and howl in misery*
Cersei: I'd just sit there and look adorable until someone
called the RSPCI. Or until someone took me home... with them :)
Crowd: Awwwwww! She's soooo cute! I'm taking her home!!
Selina: My trick is trying to dance or even move in these 5
Crowd: Agghhh! Ooooh! *several people faint at the mere
sight of such feats*
Korell: hmm... being a druid without his powers I would have
to resort to doing impressions of trees and hope that nobody in
the crowd has an axe...
crowd: He's not doing much, is he? ... That's 'cos he's a
tree, you fool!
Adonia: *hmm* juggling kiwifruit.
Crowd: *gasp* Is that safe?
Edmond: Juggling other jugglers.
Crowd: That certainly isn't! Someone could get hurt!
Thorpe: I would sing the zookeeper to sleep. Sing him a
lullaby and stuff. Then rescue the other imms and cage the
Crowd: Wooo! He's out hero! Go Thorpe! *cheerleading begins*
Iliana: Twirling a flaming baton, I used to be pretty good
at that.. but if we had our lil captive circus in a tent, I'd
probably burn it down... Been a long time since I did that...
Crowd: Ooooh! Spectacular! Aiiiieeeeee! the tent is a'fire!
Man the hosepipes!
Moonbeam: I'd eat the lion tamer.
Crowd&: Oi! She just ate my friend Bob, she did!
Kali: I'd like to be the lion tamer.
Crowd: Nope! That wasn't Bob! She ate Kali!! *mass hysteria*
Well... now you know everything! Or maybe nothing at all...
Anyhoooo! the fun is not done! Oh no Sir! All you need to do now
is pick your favorite impressive immortal trick from the above
and if your choice matches that of my panel of top class judges
you stand to win a share in our top prize of a multicolored
beanie, a clay plat pot and a rutabaga....
...answers on the back of a lifebane to:
Any references to real persons, either living or dead, are purely
intentional. This article will not cure warts, yellow fever or
chronic toe ache.
Subscriptions are non-fundable
I didn't do it. It wasn't me.
*Thanks to the imms who actually did play along
Meet Tiki By: Shingo
This is an interview with one the younger Imms around, Tiki.
Tiki arrives in a glitter of pixiedust.
Shingo: I'd just like to start by thanking you for taking
the time out of your busy schedule to do this for the Cry.
Tiki perches lightly on the edge of a desk, her wings still
Shingo: Now that your an immortal, how has your life (or
Tiki: Well, I'm finding I'm a lot busier, flying about and
helping people... it's a little different from NC. Being an Imm
is slightly less spammy. And it's funny having the roles
reversed on me... I'm suddenly the newbie again.
Shingo: How do you feel, having become an Immortal at so
young an age?
Tiki: I am asked that all the time... I simply have a
rather old soul. And I think that age means little in the Realm.
I'd love to be only 100 again.
Shingo: What was your best memory as a mortal?
Tiki: My best memory as a mortal? I'd have to say all my
days in Newbie Council were. They are a great group.
Shingo: Can you give a specific example?
Tiki: Well, there was the time we were trying to cr a lad...
he got impatient with our speed, and decided to send Kali a tell
asking for help. Unknown to the little one, Kali had just
announced a pkill, and asked participants to send him a tell.
We had a heck of a time getting him out of the Arena... and the
counciltalk was hilarious.
Shingo: How do you feel about fluttersnuggling?
Tiki: Fluttersnuggling is broken. And Kali threatens my
wings when I bring it up to the Imms.
Shingo: How do you feel with pixies now looking to you for
support, as you did looking to Elisabet and Moonbeam?
Tiki: The pixies treat me the same as they always did. They
fluttersnuggle and frolick me all the time. It's the other
races that respect me a little more now. And Elisabet has been
just sweet to me, helping me along the way.
Shingo: Are there yet times you wish you could return to
being a mortal?
Tiki: There are times that I wish I could be a little less
conspicuous... I can't be mischievous like I once could be. I
miss being able to help the newbies like I once could... and I
miss NC. But I can help in other ways now.
Shingo: As you rise up in the immortal ranks, what can we
expect to see from you?
Tiki: Free sugar for everyone!! Well, I am interested in
creating new worlds for the Realm... so we'll have to see if I
have any talent at it, I guess.
Shingo: Any advice for struggling people out there?
Tiki: Yes... spend more time helping others, and your own
problems will seem smaller. Some days all you can see is the bad,
but if you look, there are many roses among the thorns. And
remember that even on days everyone seems like an ogre, there's
a little pixie in all of us.
Shingo: How much sugar is needed to put a pixie "over the
top", or IS there a limit?
Tiki: I haven't found it... yet.
Tiki drinks sugared water from a blue jar.
Tiki eats a moist brownie in several little bites, and winces
when it is gone.
Tiki: But I'm working on it.
Tiki bounces around.
Shingo: Finally, do you have something else you'd like
Tiki: I'd just like to thank everyone that is treating me
just like anyone else... which is what I want. I'm still just
a wee pixie.
Shingo: Well, thank you, once again, for your time.
Tiki: Thank you.
Tiki flits away, her wings a rainbow blur... and your pockets
seeming a little lighter.
Goodbye Lascivias By: Lorel
I'm writting this in a little bit of shock right now. I logged
on today to notice, in horror, that one of my favorite immortals
By this time everyone should know who i'm talking about,
Lascivias. Since I started playing Realms, about 2 and a half
years ago, Lascivias has always been here.
I would like ot think of her as some kind of constant which, I
had hoped, would never leave. As time went on we all got a
chance to witness Lascivias in our own unique way. Some got in
trouble and some got hugged (as shocking as it may seem).
In all honesty Lascivias has worked amazingly hard running
quests and just being around. I can never forget the time, when
a good friend of mine, got slayed over and over again, for
telling Lascivias to get some coffee.
It's perks like that, that will keep Lascivias' days as an
Immortal in my mind for countless days to come.
I would also like to take this oppertunity, on behalf of
everyone on Realms of Despair to thanks Lascivias for her hard
work and contributions that have helped Realms grow into the
best MUD around.
We wish you all the best as you enter the mortal world, and hope
the transition will be a smooth one.
I too would like to thank Lasc and let her know there is
another who will miss her. Anytime I needed something or made
a request, she was there to help. The staff is less now that
she is not there to provide. See you in Darkhaven.
Quest and Contest By: Elisabet and Tical
*** Creature Creation ***
If you could create a super creature to cause havoc what would
it be called and what would it look like?
In 25 or words or less, please give the name, description and
any VITAL statistics/actions of your super creature.
Submissions MUST be mudmail to Elisabet no later than
Wednesday, December 20 at midnight. Submissions over the word
limit will not be judged.
Submissions will be judged by a panel, and the top submission
will be posted in the next cry of Despair.
If you have any questions, please ask, don't assume.
Realms PKill League
The Realms Pkill 1v1 League has been reset. Here are some of
the new rules.
Avatar's ONLY No attack scrolls. (Ie. Poison, Lethargy, etc.)
No disarming. No DR Cap.
No looting. 200 single heals.
No breath attacks. No poison weapons.
No trash talking before, during or after a match.
Do NOT harrass other Immortals to host your match.
Do NOT drop or give empty containers to other players.
There is a 30 minute match time limit, once hit the
match is a tie.
Rules and more information can be found online at:
Funny Bones By: CoD Staff
Sarig: I rubbed my little soldier on you, *wink*
Sarig: it was my little merman soldier :(
Shingo: Call it what you will, Sarig. And that's guts admitting
it's little ;)
Thargron guildtalks 'fighting in spectrum is better than
therapy... "You parry Life's attack." "Your spurn jolts
Innocence". "Love jolts you!"'
Dyrgil tells you 'I always feel so much less a man, when the
screen says, "your vampiric potence slowly withers away.'
Vanzank is affectionately known as Mother Theresa.
Nitsuj is affectionately known as Bob Vu.
Thargron Lorax hangs mistletoe from his back belt loop.
Grakken. ///\ .
Jeseliri. ////\\ .
Hapanoli. ////\\\\ .
Enja. ////__\\\\ .
Magiua. ////////\\\\ .
Grannel. \\\\\\\\\\\/ .
Vashan Get a straw because YOU SUCK!
Quokimokilok Deity of Sillynames.
Grakken. (\__/) .
Jeseliri. /@__@\ .
Hapanoli. ( (oo) ) .
Enja. `----' @ .
Magiua. // \\) .
Grannel. WW`---WW .
Vanzank is Reigning Queen of Piglets!.
Public Submitted Works By: Public Submissions
Submitted by: Radnor
"I have walked the paths; the shadowed roads
that led to Terror's breast. I have plumbed the depths of
Hatred's womb and scaled Destruction's crest.
For every secret left unveiled, for every power learned,
I'd sell the remnants of my soul, regardless how it burned.
And still I sought a higher wisdom few could have attained.
'Though I found it, it would leave me - broke, damned and drained.
For now I find this power gained is more unto a curse.
My spirit burns with every spell and each irreverent verse.
Despite this strength and knowledge earned, I have paid a heavy toll,
Never should've traded power for my own immortal soul."
- SEASONS GREETINGS
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