The following was the Special Memorial Event Transcript.
Special thanks to all the players involved and for Sarah Adams,
the mother of James Prosser who died in the Middle East Wars
and was a favored player of New Worlds Ateraan.

Sarah participated in the event as the mother of Rothar Telrith.

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          World Event: The Memorial of Rothar
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Dhubrin <Kingdom> All attending the memorial should gather at the Statue of Commander Rothar in Memorial Heights.
I've seen a few people wander by the Castle. Unless ye are a dignitary, ye have no reason to come to the Castle.


Duke <World> The heralds will announce when Lady Sarah has arrived and the proceedings will begin.

Seikilos <Kingdom> The place is westward of the Royal Bank in the Gahlen.

Dhubrin <Knight> keep yer wits about ye.
Dhubrin <Knight> All are still awake, yes?
Azria <Knight> Aye, Sir
Merek <Knight> Yes.
Fudyum <Knight> Carrot do be awake!
<Knight> Vaylin nods
Kelnigh <Knight> Aye sir
Thyvox <Knight> here
<Knight> Dhubrin nods
Brielle <Knight> awake, Commander.
Dhubrin <Knight> very good. Thank you
Dhubrin <Knight> A heads up. I also saw the page passing out programs while I was doing my inspection. if he hands you one, you are permitted to look at it.


Sarah enters the game.
Sarah equips Black velvet heeled slippers
Sarah equips Gold embroidered black velvet gown
Sarah equipsGold memorial wings

Duchess smiles at Sarah.
Duchess looks at Sarah.
Duchess exclaims, "Hi Sarah!"
Tavi says, "Hello, Sarah."
Tavi smiles.
Sarah says, "Hi."

Sarah smiles.

Merek <Knight> Overseer en route.
Merek <Knight> Saw him pass by.


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               <<<<<<TRUMPETS SOUND>>>>>>

              Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Lady Sarah Telrith has just
              arrived from Surik and is now at the Castle.

               Prepare for the Ceremony and Presenations by
               coming to the Memorial Plaza in Gahlen!

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Sarah smile gently.
Dhubrin <Knight> Overseer in castle
Azria <Knight> It feels weird to have the Overseer here
Dhubrin <Knight> That the Overseer would come for this speaks volumes of Commander Rothar and his influence even outside Gahlen


Sarah says, "Hello, thank you for having me."

The Duke looks at Sarah.

You see a female human,

Ageless beauty combines with elegant strength to cast an aura of nobility over this woman. Hair as luxurious as finely spun sunlight falls around her face with the straight fringe of bangs across her brow to the straight ends that brush her shoulders. Cornflower blue eyes are framed with long lashes and gaze out at the world from a porcelain complexion with high cheekbones, an upturned nose and a pointed chin. Her lips are soft, easy to smile and stained with crushed rose petals to accentuate their pretty red hue. With a slender figure and petite height, each move she makes is accompanied by an understated grace.
She has shoulder length, sunny blonde hair.
She has lovely, pale blue eyes.
She is in perfect condition.
Clothing : Gold embroidered black velvet gown
                 Gold memorial wings
                 Black velvet heeled slippers
She has no money.

Gahlen Castle
 This is the main hallway in the castle leading down a large corridor. The carpets are plush and beautifully tailored and the walls are smooth marble.

   There is one obvious exit: south.

Sarah.
Tavi.
Duchess.

Sarah says, "Thank you Duchess."

The Duke says, "Lady Sarah, along the way will be knights and others to meet you. Do not be surprised by this."

Duke <Kingdom> We are proceeding forth, be prepared.

Sarah says, "Thank you Duke, I'm ready to meet everyone."
The Duke nods.

Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 The main hallway in the castle leads north to the council chambers of the castle. The floors in this hallway are marble and covered with long carpets that have intriguing designs. Double doors are etched with gold outline and two guards stand in front of them.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

The Duke says, "This is the main hall of my castle. We will be there shortly."


Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 The main hallway in the castle leads north to the council chambers of the castle. The floors in this hallway are marble and covered with long carpets that have intriguing designs.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 Directly west of you is the Duke's Grand Ballroom. This room is normally used for state functions or events held by royalty. A smaller and more functional ballroom is south of this location. Double doors open wide allowing entrance to the Grand Ballroom.

West -
The Grand Ballroom

 Obvious exits: north, south and west.

Tavi, Duchess and Sarah follow the Duke.

Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 The main hallway in the castle leads north to the ballrooms and south to theentry gates. The floors in this hallway are marble and covered with long carpets that have intriguing designs. Directly south is the entry to the Gala Hall and north is the Duke's Grand Ballroom. Toward the east is the Ceremonial Hall that glows in light blue.

East -
Ceremonial Hall

 Obvious exits: north, east and south.

Tavi, Duchess and Sarah follow the Duke.

Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 The main hallway in the castle leads north to the ballrooms and south to the entry gates. The floors in this hallway are marble and covered with long carpets that have intriguing designs. Directly north is the entry to the Grand Ballroom and a long colorful rug leads to the west into the reception area of the Gala Hall. This hall may be rented from the Merchant's Guild.

West -
The Gala Hall

 Obvious exits: north, south and west.

Tavi, Duchess and Sarah follow the Duke.
The Duke says to Sarah, "Milady, there is a special guest from the Southlands that will meet you first. He is the Overseer of a great city."

Sarah says, "Thank you Duke."
The Duke says to Sarah, "Because of his position he would like to be the first to meet you and we grant him that honor."


Gahlen Castle - Main Hall
 The main hallway in the castle leads north to the ballrooms and south to the entry gates. The floors in this hallway are marble and covered with long carpets that have intriguing designs. Directly north is the entry to the Grand Ballroom and a long colorful rug leads to the west into the reception area of the Gala Hall. This hall may be rented from the Merchant's Guild.

West -
The Gala Hall

 Obvious exits: north, south and west.

Gahlen Castle
 This is the main hallway in the castle leading down a large corridor. To the south you can see the Castle entrance. A large opening to the west leads into the courtroom of the Duke. On the east is the offices of the Marshalls.

West -
Royal Courtroom
East - Marshall's Office

 Obvious exits: north, south, west and east.

Four Gahlen guards.
Tavi, Duchess and Sarah follow the Duke.


Gahlen Castle
 The antechamber lobby of the castle is very large with only two arched doorways that lead to the southern gates or northward to a hallway that leads further into the castle proper along with the Courtroom and Justice office. The carpets are beautifully tailored in a plush crimson with walls of smooth marble. A large framed picture of the Duke and Duchess of Gahlen hangs on the east wall above a bust sitting atop a marble pedestal of the King Von Allman.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

Four Gahlen guards.
Tavi, Duchess and Sarah follow the Duke.
> Sarah says, "I'm very honoured also."


The Great Way
 The Great Way ends at the gates of Gahlen Castle. Located here is a row of torches set in large metal holders.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

Zaaju.
Traf.
Amaylah.
Phaedri (standing guard).
Six Palace guards.
Overseer.
Dhubrin (standing at attention).
Four Gahlen guards.

Dhubrin salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Zaaju bows.
The Overseer greets the Duke, Duchess, and their guests with a smile and a bow of his head, "Good evening to you, Your Grace."

Dhubrin salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his rightfist over his heart.
Phaedri bows to you.
Dhubrin follows you.
Amaylah bows before the Duke, Duchess, Tavi, and Lady Sarah respectfully.


Dhubrin <Knight> Duke has arrived.

Traf bows before the Duke.
Phaedri bows to Sarah.


The Duke says authoritatively, "Thank you all, I present Lady Sarah."

Traf says to Sarah, "Lady Sarah it is an honor."
The Duke says authoritatively, "Lady Sarah I present the Overseer of Darmahk and his entourage."
Zaaju smiles at Lady Sarah, "Welcome, tis an honor."
The Duke nods at Overseer.
Overseer bows to Sarah.
Sarah says, "I'm very pleased to meet you all."
Amaylah bows once more to the Lady, "You honor us with your presence."

The Overseer says authoritatively, "Lady Sarah, I bring today the Warden of Darmahk, Traf, and the Palace Emissaries"
Sarah says, "It is also an honour to be in your prescence."
Traf bows low before Lady Sarah.
Sarah smiles gently.
Duchess gives a warm smile to all who are here as she watches quietly.

Sarah bows.
The Overseer says authoritatively, "Amaylah, Zaaju, and Phaedri represent me in times of international negotiation, and see the Palace orders are fulfilled."
Overseer smiles at Sarah.
Amaylah bows her head in agreement with the Overseer's words.

Dhubrin moves next to you and guards you.
The Duke nods.
Sarah smiles gently.


The Duke says authoritatively, "We will proceed forward."

The Great Way
 The Great Way ends at the gates of Gahlen Castle. Located here is a row of torches set in large metal holders.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

Sarah.
Duchess.
Tavi.
Zaaju.
Traf.
Amaylah.
Phaedri (standing guard).
Six Palace guards.
Overseer.
Dhubrin (standing at attention).
Four Gahlen guards.

The Great Way
 Great Way is the oldest street in Gahlen. It is fairly clean and designed with red cobblestones brought from the Dwarves of the Eastern Peaks. The Castle looms massively to the north.

On the side of the street a lantern burns dimly.


 Obvious exits: north and south.

Fudyum (standing at attention).
Tavi, Duchess, Sarah, Dhubrin, Overseer, six palace guards, Amaylah, Zaaju, Traf and Phaedri follow the Duke.

Fudyum salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Fudyum salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.


The Great Way - North
 Great Way is the oldest street in Gahlen. It is fairly clean and designed with red cobblestones brought from the Dwarves of the Eastern Peaks. North is the Castle of the Duke of Gahlen.

On the side of the street a lantern burns dimly.


 Obvious exits: north and south.

Kelnigh (Standing at attention).
Tavi, Duchess, Sarah, Dhubrin, Overseer, six palace guards, Amaylah, Zaaju, Traf, Phaedri and Fudyum follow the Duke.
Kelnigh salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Kelnigh salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.


The Great Way - North
 Great Way is the oldest street in Gahlen. It is fairly clean and designed with red cobblestones brought from the Dwarves of the Eastern Peaks. North is the Castle of the Duke of Gahlen.

On the side of the street a lantern burns dimly.


 Obvious exits: north and south.

Fudyum.
Phaedri.
Traf.
Zaaju.
Amaylah.
Six Palace guards.
Overseer.
Dhubrin.
Sarah.
Duchess.
Tavi.
Kelnigh (Standing at attention).


The Great Way
 Great Way is the oldest street in Gahlen. It is fairly clean and designed with red cobblestones brought from the Dwarves of the Eastern Peaks. North is the Castle of the Duke of Gahlen.

To the west is the gated entrance to a beautiful park and to the east is high street that leads to the merchant quarter.


 Obvious exits: north, south, west and east.

Merek (Standing At Attention).
Tavi, Duchess, Sarah, Dhubrin, Overseer, six palace guards, Amaylah, Zaaju, Traf, Phaedri, Fudyum and Kelnigh follow the Duke.
Merek salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Merek salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.

Sarah smiles.

High Street
 Between the Castle and Merchant Street is Memorial Heights. This wealthy residential area was original developed by the Duke's order and the Merchant Guild's wealth as a memorial to those garrison soldiers lost defending the Kingdom. Toward the north two beautiful gates are open that lead into the Heights. The carved cobblestone lane that marks the first streets into the Heights are clean and polished. Trees and bushes line the road and High Street continues both east and west along the warm lit street leading from the Arcane street to Merchant Street.

North - Memorial Heights

Obvious exits: north, west and east.


Thyvox (standing at attention).
Tavi, Duchess, Sarah, Dhubrin, Overseer, six palace guards, Amaylah, Zaaju, Traf, Phaedri, Fudyum, Kelnigh and Merek follow the Duke.
Thyvox salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Thyvox salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.

Sarah says, "It is an honour to meet you all."

High Street
 Between the Castle and Merchant Street is Memorial Heights. This wealthy residential area was original developed by the Duke's order and the Merchant Guild's wealth as a memorial to those garrison soldiers lost defending the Kingdom. Toward the north two beautiful gates are open that lead into the Heights. The carved cobblestone lane that marks the first streets into the Heights are clean and polished. Trees and bushes line the road and High Street continues both east and west along the warm lit street leading from the Arcane street to Merchant Street.

North - Memorial Heights

Obvious exits: north, west and east.


Merek.
Kelnigh.
Fudyum.
Phaedri.
Traf.
Zaaju.
Amaylah.
Six Palace guards.
Overseer.
Dhubrin.
Sarah.
Duchess.
Tavi.
Thyvox (standing at attention).
Merek smiles.


Memorial Heights - Residential
 The cobblestone street leads into this beautifully rich residential area. Cottages and houses line both sides of the lane that is marked with numerous trees and plants. Tall silver plated poles hold glass lamps that burn oil and keep the area well lit at all times.

 Obvious exits: north and south.

Tavi, Duchess, Sarah, Dhubrin, Overseer, six palace guards, Amaylah, Zaaju, Traf, Phaedri, Fudyum, Kelnigh, Merek and Thyvox follow the Duke.
Vaylin (Standing at attention).
Vaylin salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.
Vaylin salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.


The Duke says, "We are announced."

Memorial Heights - Plaza
 Rich dark cobblestones form a circular walkway that wraps around a small grassy knoll with a magnificent bronze statue residing in its center. Colorful flowers that seem in constant bloom grow around the base of a bronze statue. The elegant road of trim cobblestone continues north, east and west into the richer residential area known as The Heights.

Several benches of carved marble rest to either side of the statue with a few mature oak trees that cast a welcoming shade over the small plaza. A list of guests visiting the memorial can be seen by looking at guests. A podium is set in front of the statue.

Bronze Statue

Guests of the Memorial.

 Obvious exits: north, west, east and south.

|Podium|.

Azria salutes you crisply as she clasps her fist over her heart in a sharp, smooth motion. Brielle salutes you by snapping to attention and pounding her right fist over her heart.
Azria salutes Sarah crisply as she clasps her fist over her heart in a sharp, smooth motion.
Brielle salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding her right fist over her heart.

Nezzek kneels for the Overseer.
Faldu bows.
Orikan kneels low before the bather upon bowing.
Dhubrin nods to Azria and Brielle.
Eberline bends one foreknee as she extends the other, lowering herself into a sweeping curtsey.
Lorsh bows low where he's standing to the Lady, Royals, and entourage.
Janah kneels.
Aymeric kneels for the Overseer.
Jarani bows to the duke, duchess Tavi and Sarah in turn.
Leoxian kneels lowly and honorably to the Overseer.
Olla bows.
Amily smiles at Sarah.
Talmaun kneels for the Overseer, bowing his head to the Duke, Duchess, and Sarah in turn.
Ithaera bows low at the newly-arrived group.
Rogurch kneels.
Nirrian curtseys deeply.
Jarani bows overseerer.
Tenebres kneels.
Cidolphus bows to the dignitaries, starting with the Duke, Duchess, Sarah, and the Overseer in that order.
Saryn effects a respectful bow.
Taelis curtseys.
Saelomae bows to Overseer.
Nevica curtsies to the arrivals.
Kamasi bows as deep as she possibly can to the entire entourage.
Merial kneels, then bows deeply from her kneelin position.
Alelisa kneels before the the Overseer.
Vaylin thanks Page.
Arthas bows respectfully.
Ariellia bows bows deeply, her wings flittering.
Sarah smiles gently.
Asari bows.
Aciath bows.
Athenais dips her head gently in a respectful bow.
Nezzek rises from his kneel, then offers a polite bow to the others.
Kyra offers a curtsy in kind.
Arthas smiles.
Zaaju smiles.
Jarani smiles to lady Sarah and remains still for the ceremony.
Kaalil bows first, to the Duke and Dutchess, then to Lady Sarah as they enter.
Page gives a
Memorial Program to Sarah.
Sarah says, "Thank you."
Page says, "You're welcome."
Cleta dips her head.

The Page shows everyone the Program

     PROGRAM IN MEMORIAM
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          Rothar Telrith       
   April 14, 1488 to September 27, 1509   
                      
     April 19, 1520 at 2pm     
                      
     Schedule of Events     
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   Special Entourage meet at Castle    
   Duke addresses the Audience at Plaza   
   Invocation - High Priestess Seraphine   
   Hymn - Priest Esmer of Waylumi     
   Opening Statement - Duke      
   Comment/Presentation - Overseer    
                      
   Gift - Tavi         
   Gift - Tharia         
   A Promise to Gahlen - World News - Eberline 
                      
   Presentation from the Delegates:    
   Emissaries - Amaylah, Zaaju, and Phaedri  
   Ambassadors - Lorsh, Tharia and Thyvox   
                      
   Presentation from the Religions:    
   Waylumi - Priest Tanyl       
   Nature - Druids Taelis, Dallia, and Caellan 
   Dahkoar - Dahkoar Acolyte Nezzek    
     Gift by Orikan      
                      
   Presentations:         
   Guides - Gift - Immigrant Guild Master Torex 
   Merchants - Gift - Guild Master Ithaera  
   Militants & Traders - Gift - Warden Traf  
   Knights - Gift - Commander Dhubrin    
   Warriors - Gift - War Chief Navolin   
   Shaman - Presentation - Leoxian and Ednia  
   Mages - Pyreworks - Mage Nirrian    
                      
   Closing Statement - Duchess     
   Distribution of gift from the Royalty   
   Benediction - High Priest Orikan of Dahkoar 
                      
   *Toast to Life and Memory of Rothar Telrith* 
                      
     **After Party in Customs**    
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The Duke speaks from the podium, "I want to welcome everyone here. If you need to see the guest list just look guests. Otherwise we shall begin with the ceremony according to the program."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "As will all such Ceremonies of this import we will begin with a word of Prayer by our High Priestess of Waylumi,Seraphine."

The Duke assigns Seraphine to control the podium.

Seraphine rises, moving with a grace that seems inherent to her person, and bows before the various persons of note. She speaks softly, but with a clarion tone that carries to all who wish to listen.

Sarah smiles gently.


Seraphine invites Esmer to join her at the podium.

Seraphine speaks from the podium, "I was asked to begin this day, this Memorial service, with an invocation to the Goddess Waylumi and Her holy tenets - tenets of Love, of Honor, of Wisdom, and of Vigilance. These teachings are the bright and unbroken chain that is woven inextricably throughout the Illuminated Path and our lives, and they are the foundations of our faith. I am no stranger to such invocations. But today, I would like to offer something a little different, so bear with me."

Seraphine speaks from the podium, "Love, Honor, Wisdom, Vigilance. In every invocation, every prayer, every blessing, and every word, we of Waylumi's faith ultimately refer back to these four tenets. But, while it is always present, less often do we give voice to the fifth - the unspoken creed not just of Waylumi, but of every religion, nation, city, guild, man, and woman."

Sarah bows her head.

The High Priestess pauses a moment, patient silence serving to emphasize her next word. "Sacrifice." Tenebrous blue eyes find Sarah's, and she places one slender hand over her heart.

Seraphine speaks from the podium, "Sacrifice is ever present. Love cannot exist without the passion to make a sacrifice in its name. Honor cannot persist without the gumption to accept it. Wisdom cannot reign without the knowledge of its potential, and Vigilance... Vigilance is Sacrifice's closest companion. They walk forever hand in hand, as brothers on a long road. It is Vigilance that reminds us that when we find a battle truly worth fighting, we have also found a cause worth sacrificing for."

Seraphine speaks from the podium, "So as we turn our gaze towards the memory of Commander Rothar Telrith, let us know these fundamental truths: we stand today as free peoples - denizens of a world where we may think, and love, and act, and exist as we so choose - thanks to the sacrifices of those who have come before us."

Sarah places a hand on her heart.

Seraphine speaks from the podium, "They did not charge us coppers or crowns for this luxury. They demanded neither tribute nor worship. They did not ask for our praise or our adoration."

Seraphine asks a rhetorical question gently of all gathered, "In fact, as is the nature of sacrifice, they asked for nothing at all. How do we repay those who have given everything without asking a single thing in return?"


Seraphine speaks from the podium, "I think Lady Sarah knows the answer to this, and many here today. We repay them by remembering. As the sun falls each night, remember them; when it rises again in the morning, steady and sure, remember them. In the moments between, in the bold light of day and the soft glow of twilight... remember them, and remember their sacrifice. This is what we can do."

Seraphine bows her head, as though uttering a prayer - but the prayer is offered up not only to the divine as most prayers are, but also to everyone who stands present. "And this is the tone I wish to set for us as we share this day together. This is my prayer. Mine is not a traditional invocation because I do not call just upon my Goddess in this celebration of Sacrifice and Memory. I'm calling upon me, and you, and all of us here, too. Today, let us not be silent when observing the true nature of Sacrifice. Instead, let us speak its name and remember a man who knew it well."

Sarah smiles gently.

"Where 'sacrifice' may have been a whisper, a thing born softly in our hearts and carried quietly, today... let it become a battle cry on our lips, and a song unto the world," Seraphine offers the final words of her invocation, and then turns to Esmer with a gentle dip of her head. She bows to Lady Sarah, hand still over her heart, then cedes the podium to her guildmate.

Esmer smiles at Seraphine as he steps forward.

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<<<<<< Esmer performs with a Lute >>>>>>
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Esmer steps forward slowly strumming the lute, the melody sad as he begins to sing, "On a sunny April morning, My dear son, you were born, Until one day you were called away, And from my heart was torn." ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
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<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
Esmer's voice gains strength as he continutes strumming, "As a boy, you knew the stables, As a lad, you knew the fields, My son, you worked beside me, But to country you must yield."


<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
Esmer smiles at those gathered as he plays, "You were called to serve the country, You were called to serve the King, And from our home, you left one day, And of this, today, I sing."


Sarah bows her head.

<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
Still strumming his sad tune Esmer continues singing, "When I stood there at the marshaling, And our eyes one last time met, It was that - that moment, my dear son, 'Tis that I'll ne'er forget."


Sarah a hand on her heart.

<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
Esmer strums the lute as his clear, sad voice carries across the crowd, "Useless, now, a mother's blessing, But the country's truly free, You gave your life for all of us, And all humanity."

<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
Esmer's voice rises plaintively while plucking out the sad melody, "As I stand here at your graveside, The spring birds sing their song, My child, I love you more and more, And will, my whole life long.

<<<<<< Esmer plays a Lute >>>>>>
As Esmer continutes strumming his lute his voice is joined by Seraphine and quickly by all the faithful of Waylimi in attendance. Their voices soaring and harmonizing as they bring the song to a close, "You were called to serve our country, You were called to serve the King, And from our home, you left one day, And of this, today, WE sing."


Seraphine steps down from the podium.

The Duke smiles at Seraphine.

Seraphine blushes.
Sarah smiles at Seraphine.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Seraphine and Esmer."

Seraphine smiles at Sarah warmly.
Sarah smiles at Esmer.
Page gives a
Memorial Program to Hanzo.
Duchess smiles warmly at Seraphine and Esmer.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "I would like to now officially recognize the Mother of Rothar, Sarah Telrith, who has traveled from Surik to attend this special Memorial for her son."

The Duke nods at Sarah.

Zaaju claps.
Amaylah bows before the Lady Sarah in respect.
Loric smiles warmly.
Amily smiles at Sarah.
Keorode claps.
Cleta looks at Hanzo.
Saelomae claps.
Asari gives Sarah a warm, soft smile.
Leoxian bows his head respectfully towards Lady Sarah in a Suden bow.
Nezzek offers a sympathetic look to Sarah.
Cidolphus bows to Sarah respectfully.
Ithaera smiles softly as she looks towards Sarah, eyes warm with welcome.
Sarah nods and smiles at Duke.
Chuen applauds.
Quynne looks around and follows suit, clapping.
Aciath smiles softly at Sarah.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "It is with great sorrow but wonderful brightness that we honor your son Sarah in this memorial that has been here since the date of his death and honored annually."

Theas smiles at Sarah.
Sarah smiles gently.
Talmaun bows to the Lady Sarah.
Athenais straightens up and claps gently, dipping her head respectfully as she does.
Lorsh gives a happy smile to the Waylumi clergy before turning welcome attention to the Lady.
Hanzo bows to Sarah.
Zolixa gives a warm smile towards Sarah.
The Duke speaks from the podium, "As part of this Ceremony many guilds, religions, and people have come to honor you and your son according to the Program."

Saryn claps politely for Sarah, flashing a sweet smile.

Memorial Heights - Plaza

 Rich dark cobblestones form a circular walkway that wraps around a small
grassy knoll with a magnificent bronze statue residing in its center. Colorful
flowers that seem in constant bloom grow around the base of a bronze statue.
The elegant road of trim cobblestone continues north, east and west into the
richer residential area known as The Heights.

Several benches of carved marble rest to either side of the statue with a few
mature oak trees that cast a welcoming shade over the small plaza. A list of
guests visiting the memorial can be seen by looking at guests. A podium is set
in front of the statue.

Bronze Statue

Guests of the Memorial.

 Obvious exits: north, west, east and south.

|Podium|.

Hanzo.
Spirit totem Dragon.
Chuen.
Barnton.
Vaylin.
Thyvox.
Merek.
Kelnigh (Standing at attention).
Fudyum.
Phaedri (standing slightly behind the Overseer).
Traf.
Zaaju.
Amaylah.
Six Palace guards.
Overseer.
Dhubrin.
Sarah.
Duchess.
Tavi.
Tract.
Minsen.
Spirit totem Unicorn.
Terivan.
Kamasi.
Karam.
Silthallis (quietly standing at the very back).
Keorode.
Odonir.
Alelisa.
Spirit totem Elephant.
Leoxian.
Visemor.
Xamos.
Cleta.
Aymeric (standing with the Traders).
Anjelle.
Ugrud (standing at attention).
Khardu (standing guard).
Hrung (scanning the crowd).
Kruil (standing straight with a focused look, holding his).
Navolin.
Tenebres.
Garr.
Casimir.
Tamerlyn.
Kraal.
Elizen (standing near Seraphine).
Seikilos.
Nevica (Standing near Saryn).
Loric (Standing in the middle of the crowd).
Firsy.
Choco the collie.
Rusenne.
Quynne.
Faldu.
Torex.
Eberline.
Ariellia.
Rajah.
Caellan (holding Taelis' hand).
Taelis.
Kittra.
Amily.
Verasyn.
Grogondo.
Lorsh (Ambassador).
Dallia.
Jarani.
Tharia.
Page.
Murkent.
Varg (being quite and respectful).
Rogurch.
Zenayla.
Olla.
Cidolphus (standing near Kamasi).
Dog Ghost.
Ithaera (standing with Barnton and the bowtie-wearing Ghost).
Rae.
Arthas.
Talmaun.
Aciath (leaning against a tree next to asari).
Asari (leaning against a tree on the outside).
Kyra.
Azria (standing at attention).
Spirit totem Lioness.
Merial (standing near the other shaman, lioness beside her).
Brielle (standing at attention).
Zolixa (sitting with the mages).
Esmer.
Zandr.
Kaalil.
Nirrian.
Virischal.
Spirit totem Cow.
Ednia.
Tanyl.
Balen.
Seraphine (holding Balen's hand).
Spirit totem Jaguar.
Odiare.
Spirit totem Osprey.
Janah.
Athenais (has one arm around Chuen).
Aaryn.
Theas (standing quietly).
Saelomae (Standing beside Orikan).
Nezzek (standing beside Orikan).
Orikan.
Saryn.
Vallar.


Hrung discreetly moves to join the guards circling the Overseer.
Keorode looks at Overseer.
Kyra offers a quiet curtsey towards the lady Sarah.
Sarah smiles gently.
Sarah curteseys.
Sarah says, "Thank you to you all."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "I would like to present the Overseer of Darmahk at this time."

Hanzo smiles at Sarah.

The Duke assigns Overseer to control the podium.

Sarah smile at Hanzo.

Overseer steps to the podium and looks over the crowd gathered.
Kaalil looks at Overseer.
Khardu tightens his grip on his spear as he scans the gathering.
Eberline looks at Overseer.


Hrung takes his weapon in an iron grip making him more dangerous.

Dhubrin whispers to Hanzo.

Ugrud takes his weapon in an iron grip making him more dangerous.

Sarah looks at Hrung.

Overseer speaks from the podium, "I would express my thanks to His Grace, the Duke of Gahlen and to his lovely wife, the Duchess, for inviting me to attend this memorial service today and address you all."

Hanzo unwields short sword.
Hanzo unwields short sword.


Overseer speaks from the podium, "When some speak of honor, they speak of war, great victories, and valiant deeds. Others speak of great love for one's country, family, and fellow man. Some speak of the noble pursuit of scholarly matters, a sense of others before self, or lives lived in a sacrificial manner. Regardless of which definition its citizens prefer, when Gahlen speaks of honor, it speaks of Rothar Telrith."

Sarah smiles at Overseer.
Hanzo nods at Sarah.
Hanzo nods at Overseer.
Sarah nods at Hanzo.

Overseer speaks from the podium, "Honor is a subject that I and my Warriors hold sacred. We know that every wound honor suffers is self-inflicted. Rothar's honor was unscarred and unblemished. Men are not born knowing honor and what it means. They learn that at the knee of a parent. Rothar learned of honor from you Sarah, his mother, and he learned it well because you lived it well as an example for him. So often men are negligent in their duty to others, or ignore it completely, because the results of their time and effort remain unseen or unacknowledged until many years later. Rothar was blessed to have you, and you him. He lived your teachings to the fullest, and he spoke solemnly of his gratitude to his mother for her teaching."

The Duke smiles at Overseer.
Overseer smiles at Sarah.
Sarah bows head in acknowledgment.


Overseer speaks from the podium, "I will end my comments today with a reminder to you all of a proverb handed down by generations of Warriors. The Warrior is a master of many weapons, some of steel and some invisible, but when he leaves this life for his final reward, he cannot carry any of them with him. All a Warrior carries with him into eternity is the hearts and souls of those who loved him and respected him. To you, Sarah, I would say look upon the statue before us and reflect on both what you see and hear today. Rothar Telrith entered paradise with his arms full and overflowing, and clutched tightly in his strong hand was your heart, most precious to him forever."

Hanzo bows to Overseer.
Sarah places a hand on her heart.

The Overseer lifts a hand above his head then swiftly lowers it to his side. As he does every Warrior drops to a knee in unison lowering their heads to the mother of Rothar Telrith and the statue to his honor. "My deepest respects, Madam" is all he says before bowing deeply to Sarah and remaining there a long moment.

Sarah smiles gently at Overseer.
Hanzo bows to Sarah.

As he finally stands erect again, the Overseer's hand comes up at his side, and with it every Warrior in the square rises to their feet and raises their spear to the statue in salute. Saying nothing more, the Overseer of Darmahk steps away from the podium to stand solidly and proudly at the head of his assembled Warriors.

Navolin wields Power spear.
Sarah curtseys.


Overseer steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Grand Overseer of Darmahk your words speak volumes to us all. We our honored by your presence here today."

Sarah looks at Overseer.
Sarah smiles gently.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Our next guest is the Fiancee of Rothar. A special arrival again from Surik to honor him and his mother. Tavi..."

The Duke assigns Tavi to control the podium.

Nezzek looks at Tavi.
Sarah bows her head.
Ithaera lifts her head to look up at the podium, eyes warm.

Tavi speaks from the podium, "Many of you may talk about Rothar the soldier today. I'm going to talk a little bit about the man I knew. I met Rothar at the fountain in the center of town. He thought I had a nice bum, so he gave me a shield. It's just a wee bit embarrassing to say this in front of his mother."

Sarah look at Tavi.

Tavi smiles as she continues, "Later, he told me when a soldier gives you a shield, it's basically an engagement ring. He made it official with a ring not too long after."

Casimir looks at Tavi.
The Duke chuckles lightly.
Seraphine covers her mouth with one hand to hide a smile.
Saelomae looks at Tavi.
Asari smiles softly.
Sarah laughs.
Leoxian grins.
Taelis chuckles.


Tavi speaks from the podium, "Rothar and I spent much of his last day in Gahlen together. We stayed up talking till late in the night and eventually we both dozed off. When I woke, he was gone, but he had mailed me one last letter. It was very personal, but I want to share just a little of it today."

Ithaera barely stifles a soft 'aww', clasping a hand over her mouth.
Tharia laughs quietly.
Sarah smiles.


Tavi speaks from the podium, "He wrote, "Probably one of the hardest things to do in life is say goodbye to the ones you love.""

The Duke nods solemnly.

Tavi speaks from the podium, "With events like today, I like to think we keep him with us in our hearts so we don't have to say that goodbye." Tavi speaks from the podium, "I don't want to end on a sad note, so I'm going to share something else with you all. Rothar had an amazing sense of humor and a real joy for life. He kept me laughing and I loved that about him. He left me a little reminder of that in the sentiment he had engraved inside my engagement ring."

Dhubrin <Knight> This is wonderful. What an honor to hear such a personal letter from Commander Rothar's own mouth.


Sarah cries.

Tavi speaks from the podium, "It reads: Your bum is better. It makes me smile every time I think of it and was a better choice for us than any mushy sentiment would have been. I think he would want a smile on our faces when we think of him."

Duke smiles and nods at Tavi.

Tavi takes a step towards Sarah as she concludes, " For my gift to his mother, I have a replica of a simple ring I gave him to remind him of me and to let him know he'll always have a place in my heart. I hope it will make her smile when she thinks of how many people keep a place for him in their hearts.'

Tavi steps down from the podium.

Sarah laughs.

Tavi removes
Silver sword ring.
Tavi gives a
Silver sword ring to Sarah.

The Duke wipes a stray tear self conciously.

Tavi curtseys to Lady Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you Tavi."

Quynne looks at Faldu.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Tavi that was wonderful."

Sarah curtseys.
Tavi smiles.
Duchess delicately dabs at her eyes with a dainty lace hankey.
Sarah looks at
Silver sword ring.

Sarah cries.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Next we have a guest from Gahlen who was a relative of Rothar. Tharia if you please."

Tavi quietly wipes away some tears.


The Duke assigns Tharia to control the podium.

Sarah looks across at Tavi with love in her heart.
Lorsh smiles at Tharia encouragingly.
Tavi smiles at Sarah.

Sarah looks at Tharia.

Tharia steps up to the podium, her arms embracing a large package loosely wrapped with silk. She looks up at Sarah, her eyes shining, with her lips turned up into a soft smile and as she speaks, it is to Rothar's mother that she addresses.

Sarah smiles gently at Tharia.

Tharia speaks from the podium, "You are a beautiful, shining pillar of strength and love which is reflected in the hearts and minds of every person here. This may be your first time physically in Gahlen, but your presence has been felt here for more years than most of us can count."

Page gives a Memorial Program to Kildrux.

Tharia speaks from the podium, "You will hear from so many people today how special Rothar was. I know you have already heard it from me how much he was loved, and you will know, without a doubt, how his memory is still carried on. All of that is because you raised a wonderful boy and instilled the values and nurtured the soul of an amazing young man."

Sarah nods at Tharia.
Tharia steps to Sarah and gently pulls the silk back from the bundle in her arms, revealing a pair of glorious eagle wings.
Sarah bows her head and cries quietly.

Tharia speaks from the podium, "So for that, I have the simplest, but most heartfelt thing to say to you."

Duke watches Sarah and nods slowly in understanding at Tharia's words.

Tharia speaks from the podium, "Thank you. Thank you so much for gifting us with him."

Tharia kisses Sarah on the cheek as she gently hands over the wings.
Tharia gives a
Eagle wings to Sarah.
Tharia steps down from the podium.
Sarah smiles gently through tears at Tharia.
Sarah looks at
Eagle wings.
Kaalil wows at it all!

Sarah says, "Thank you Tharia."
The Duke speaks from the podium, "That was beautiful and touching Tharia. We thank you for your words and thoughtfulness."

Tharia wipes her cheeks as she smiles through tears back at Sarah. She squeezes the woman's hand and returns to her spot next to Ithaera.
Sarah smiles at Tharia.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "The words on the wings are inscribed: While he will always be your son, The Gods saw fit to keep him as one of their own. But now you can fly together; Him with the wings of an angel, You with the wings of an eagle. And the Gods will watch over mother and son As they soar as one."

Ithaera subtly hands a handkerchief over to Tharia, then shakes another clean one out, discreetly crossing over to politely and unobstrusively hand it to Sarah. Then she returns to her seat.
Sarah cries gently clutching the precious gifts.
The Duke nods at Tharia.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Next we will hear from the World News. Eberline if you please."

Sarah bows her hand in thanks to Ithaera.
Tavi wipes her eyes as the Duke explains the inscription.

Eberline gets a
Parchment from the Backpack.

The Duke assigns Eberline to control the podium.

Quynne looks at Zezyn.

Eberline says, "Thank you for sharing such personal memories with us all Tavi, Tharia." She pauses a moment, looking around at the assembly. "My name is Eberline. I was for some time Editor of the World News, and currently serve as Archivist for that entity as well as for the Nature faith. I was searching through the World News archives, going through records, some dating back nearly two decades, searching for references to the man we honor today."

Ithaera smiles at Sarah warmly.


Eberline taps one forehoof on the ground as she flips through several old, fading parchments, then looks back up before she continues. "The first memorial on record appears to have been initiated in 1514 as a fifth year rememberance, starting with mage runes urging citizens to 'lay a flower at the foot of Rothar's statue in memory of Rothar and all those who fell in the line of duty. May their spirits never be forgotten and their sacrifices ever honored.'"

Duke nods at Eberline in remembrance.

Eberline speaks from the podium, "Clergy of all faiths were moved to give impromptu sermons as soldiers stood silent vigil. People of all walks of life and even fealties outside the Kingdom came to pay their respects, much as they have today."

Sarah smiles at Eberline.
Eberline bends one foreknee while she extends the other leg forward, bowing her upper torso as she lowers herself into a sweeping curtsey to the Overseer and his warrior entourage.

Eberline speaks from the podium, "Gifts of flowers, precious stones and metals, arms and armour were lain at the statue's feet. One even brought a Paradise spear, saying "If any of you knew Rothar, you knew how very dedicated he was to battle and protecting those he cared for. He saved me more than once when I was foolish, and helped me through rough times. My token to you, Rothar, is fitting. Continue to fight, even in paradise. Fight well, friend.""


Sarah smiles gently as she looks around her.

Eberline speaks from the podium, "But all this pales of in comparison to finding something of the man himself. So I kept digging until I found it in an interview with three of Gahlen leaders of the day. The last was that of "Rothar Telrith, Garrison.""

Eberline speaks from the podium, "This interview was signed though by General Rothar, not Commander Rothar. Was there another officer by that name, or was this bit of history from even earlier in the hero's career? I asked Commander Dhubrin if there were any corroborating accounts in the Knight's records, which he checked on and told me later "As to old records about Rothar, aye, I've confirmed that he was briefly the General, while the then Fighterlord led as guildmaster.""

Sarah looks at Eberline.
Eberline nods at Dhubrin.


Lifting her chin so she can clearly speak out for everyone to hear, Eberline notes, "So we know Rothar was instrumental in laying the foundation of what became today's Order of Knights of the Order of the Crimson Lion. Personally, I think the man's own words speak volumes about who he was. Here then, from the man's own quill, in his own words, are those words telling us who he was and what he stood for."

{ <<<<<<< Eberline Preaches with Authority >>>>>>> }

Fear not Gahlen, for you are protected. Protected against any whom oppose you,
any who seek you harm. The Garrison is here, and we don the Breastplate of
Honor, equip the Shield of Courage whilst wielding the sword of Discipline and
shall guide you through the darkest hours.

{ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> }

The Duke nods solemnly.

{ <<<<<<< Eberline Preaches with Authority >>>>>>> }
As General of the Garrison, I Rothar Telrith, on behalf of the Garrison we
shall see it so that no citizen can live without their rights to freedom as per
the law. We shall stand against any enemy, protect any citizen and do so
without thought or fear.

{ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> }

Sarah bows her head.

{ <<<<<<< Eberline Preaches with Authority >>>>>>> }
Within my time as General, I should hope to have the Garrison live up to its
prestigious name in Gahlen, and help mould those fine soldiers within the guild
into Noble leaders, leaders that would make any force proud to fight with, any
town glad to follow.

{ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> }

Sarah cries.

{ <<<<<<< Eberline Preaches with Authority >>>>>>> }
Honor to those whom have fallen before us, as we possess the Courage to
continue in their path. On behalf of the Garrison, Rothar Telrith - General

{ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> }

<Knight> Dhubrin nods solidly.

Eberline's eyes glint as she lowers her head. After a moment, she walks over to Lady Sarah. Speaking gently, she says, "The World News would like you to have this, your son's interview," presenting a parchment to the guest of honor.

Eberline gives a Parchment to Sarah.
Sarah bows her head and wipes her tears.

Sarah says, "Thank you Eberline."

Sarah looks at
Parchment.

Eberline says to Sarah, "You are most welcome, Lady Sarah."


Eberline nods at Amaylah and the Duke as she takes a step back, relinquishing the podium.

Eberline steps down from the podium.
The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you so much Eberline. That history and detail brings back great memories. Your gift is invaluable."

Sarah smiles at Eberline.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Next we will have a presentation by the Delegates from Gahlen and Darmahk. First Gahlen."

The Duke assigns Amaylah to control the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Darmahk, rather."

Sarah holds parchment to her heart.


Amaylah, Zaaju, and Phaedri step forward in unison, once again kneeling in reverence to the Overseer before rising and bowing to the Duke and Duchess. Their attention then turns to the Lady Sarah, and once again they bow, though this one they hold a moment longer in a show of respect. The three Emissaries lift their heads at the same time that Amaylah begins speaking in a strong, clear tone for everyone to hear.

Amaylah says, "Honored Lady, we are the Emissaries of the Palace of Darmahk." Unable to prevent her eyes from traveling towards the Overseer as she speaks her next words, Amaylah at least casts her gaze to a point near his feet instead of at him directly, "We represent the Grand Overseer throughout the lands to ensure that His name and His city are always spoken of with respect."

Sarah smiles.

Turning her gaze back to the gentlewoman, Amaylah continues in her steady, but caring voice, "On behalf of the Palace, we wish to present you with a gift, designed by the Emissaries and crafted by the Trader's guild of Darmahk, in celebration of your son's life and accomplishments."

Sarah looks around at everyone.
Sarah smiles at Silthallis.


After carefully placing the statute at Lady Sarah's feet so she can have a good look, Amaylah continues, her voice at once growing softer, sincerity ringing in her tone as she says, "We have never met your son, the late Commander Rothar, and for that we grieve. But to this day, over a decade after his passing, tales of his courage and leadership grace our ears. Our Overseer is known throughout the lands as the Red Dragon, and above all things, He values honor most. In every tale we hear of your son, Rothar's honor is paramount."

Sarah looks at statue.

Amaylah speaks from the podium, "We hear of his dedication to his nation, family, and friends. We hear of his selflessness, steadfastness, and dignity."

Amaylah pauses for just a moment of reflection before continuing with an expression acknowledging and sharing in the Lady Sarah's grief and pride, "We hear of his humor, wit, and readiness to make others smile. Please, gracious lady, accept this gift in tribute to your son, Commander Rothar Telrith, and know that Darmahk will always remember him, his honor, and the magnitude of his sacrifice."

Sarah cries quietly.
Amaylah drops a
Wood dragon and knight.

Amaylah looks at Wood dragon and knight.
Amaylah feels knight.
Amaylah smells knight.

Sarah looks at Wood dragon and knight.

Amaylah, Zaaju, and Phaedri bow once more to Rothar's mother, holding their heads down in another prolonged moment of respect before stepping back into their places in the crowd to let the others continue with the celebration of his life and service.

Amaylah steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Emissaries your courtesy and honor are well known and appreciated here at this time. Your gift is well received."

Sarah curtseys.
Sarah smiles gently.
Nirrian smiles slightly as she gazes at the statue.

Rajah says, "Okay."

Rusenne smiles.

The Duke says, "In the interest of continuing let us look at the knight after."

The Duke gets a
Wood dragon and knight from the Memorial Heights - Plaza.
The Duke gives a
Wood dragon and knight to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you Duke."


Sarah smiles at Duke.
Sarah feels Wood craft.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Next we will hear from the Ambassadors of the Kingdom"

Sarah smiles at the knight.


The Duke assigns Lorsh to control the podium.

Sarah looks at Lorsh.

Lorsh invites Thyvox to join him at the podium.
Lorsh invites Tharia to join him at the podium.


Thyvox bows to the Duke before stepping over to the podium Thorgak bows respectfully to the Duke, Duchess and Overseer as he finds a place at the back of the crowd to stand.

Page gives a
Memorial Program to Thorgak.
Sarah smiles gently.


Thyvox speaks from the podium, "The knights live and die by five key virtues--honor, compassion, justice, valor, and sacrifice. It is by these principles that we form our existence, and it is these attributes that we do our best to exude."

Thyvox speaks from the podium, "Personally, I admire those, who have not sworn themselves to knighthood but nonetheless display these virtues in their actions. And it is that admiration that drove me to create medals to honor those such citizens. One for each virtue, and one for the embodyment of all five."


Sarah smells knight.

Thyvox speaks from the podium, "While we knights have a responsibility to live these virtues, a commander... well, a commander has more responsibility. In fact, it is the mark of a good commander not only to live these virtues but to inspire them in his fellow knights. Furthermore, it is a mark of a truly great commander to inspire these virtues not just in his knights, but in those ordinary citizens that he or she sees every, single, day."

Thyvox speaks from the podium, "While I did not know Commander Rothar personally, I have heard story upon story of his greatness and how he truly lived the virtues of a great commander and an excellent knight. And, it is with pride in his actions, of one who came before me, that I invite Ambassador Lorsh to the podium now to present the Crown of Virtue."

Sarah smiles gently at Thyvox.
Nods at Lorsh with a smile.
Thyvox nods at Lorsh with a smile


Sarah looks at Lorsh.
Hanzo looks at Sarah.


The Ambassadors Tharia and Lorsh stand before the podium with an air of solemnity. Lorsh dips his head to Thyvox with a smile before turning toward Lady Sarah and the Royals, offering them a full bow at the waist. While he predominantly addresses the Lady, he speaks outward, his voice practiced in projecting to the crowd.

Sarah looks at Hanzo and smiles.
Varg looks at Sarah.


Lorsh speaks from the podium, "I do not have much to say, for I myself never had the chance to meet Commander Rothar Telrith. But like a stone dropped in a pond, his life and deeds even now continue to ripple and echo on the world over, with the man himself and the city he served at its epicenter."

Sarah curtseys.

Lorsh speaks from the podium, "We Ambassadors work to bring unity between our nation and its neighbors; yet I stand utterly humbled and in awe at this solemn, yet joyous gathering. To bring such words, from even our neighbors to the South proves that while he is no longer with us, Rothar's spirit continues to soar."

Sarah smiles at Varg.
Sarah smiles gently.


Lorsh gives a respectful bow of his head to the Overseer, Emissaries and his entourage before he and Tharia turn their heads to regard the statue of the Commander. There is a silent pause, a hushed moment before Lorsh speaks again with reverence in his voice.

Thyvox <Knight> thank you. I was debating if I should say more but figured we already have a packed day and this isn't really my presentation.

Sarah looks at statue.

Lorsh speaks from the podium, "Storytellers speak of impossible feats with awe in their voices, but when they speak of the content of his character, that is when I hear the most joy. A friend to all, they say. I believe the stories, as the evidence of such are reflected in the eyes and voices of those who knew. Thus, I say without reservation that presenting this high award has been, and is, my own highest honor."

Sarah smiles gently at Lorsh.

The Ambassadors turn their full attention to Sarah, both giving her another deep bow of the head before Lorsh presents a brilliant, golden medal on a chain to her in both hands, a more solemn voice in his tone. "Lady Sarah, we ask you to accept the Crown of Virtue on behalf of Rothar... And we thank you for your sons service."

Lorsh gives a Gold Crown of Virtue to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you so very much for this beautiful gift."

The Duke nods at Lorsh. Sarah smiles gently. Sarah curtseys.

Lorsh nods to Lady Sarah reverently, "You are most welcome, Lady."


Lorsh steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Ambassadors, your words are pleasant reminders of why you are representatives of the Kingdom"

The Duke speaks from the podium, "At this time we have the honor of hearing from the three predominant religions of Ateraan. The Clerics of Waylumi, the Druids of Ateraan, and the Clerics of Dahkoar. We will start with the Waylumi and Priest Tanyl."

Lorsh smiles at the Duke and bows his head.
Sarah smiles with tears in eyes.


The Duke assigns Tanyl to control the podium.

Tanyl clears his throat quietly as he approaches the podium.
Sarah looks at Tanyl.

Tanyl speaks from the podium, "The ultimate test of a man's soul and strength is his willingness to sacrifice something today for the tomorrows of others."

Tanyl speaks from the podium, "On behalf of the Goddess Waylumi, Her bright clergy, and Her devoted servants, we would like to present to you, Sarah, the Shield of Light on behalf of one Rothar Telrith. This Shield is awarded to those who exemplify, by way of great action and unyielding moral fiber, the Lady's tenets in word, mind, heart, and body. The Shield is not a token given lightly: only one other man has been awarded such since the Fall of the Guardians, and he sits here among us now."

Tanyl bows formally before the Duke before continuing.
Sarah smiles gently.

Tanyl speaks from the podium, "For service not only to the Crown, but also to his friends and peers, Rothar Telrith has earned great honor. For his valor on and off the battlefield, Rothar Telrith has earned the grace of the Lady Waylumi, and the respect of the people. And for his unerring dedication to the ones he loved, Rothar Telrith has earned the Shield of Light."

Sarah crys quietly.
Tanyl bows respectfully to Sarah before handing her the Shield of Light.
Tanyl gives a Silver shield of light emblem to Sarah.
Sarah looks at Tanyl.


Tanyl steps down from the podium.

Sarah says, "Thank you kindly Tanyl."

Tanyl smiles at Sarah.

Sarah smiles at Tanyl.
Sarah looks at
Silver shield of light emblem.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Tanyl and the Waylumi. Your heartfelt words bring joy to the heart."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Next will be the Arch Druid Taelis, Arch Druid Dallia and Elder Druid Caellan who will give us some words of Ateraan and Nature."

The Duke assigns Taelis to control the podium.

Sarah looks up at the podium.
Sarah looks at Taelis.


Taelis makes her way to the podium and offers a curtsey towards the Lords and Ladies, and Dignitaries present. Once done she stands up again and turns back towards everyone and smiles, "Greetings everyone. As you know I am Taelis, Arch Druidess of the Nature Faith. Before I speak though, Elder Caellan has asked to say a few words." At this, she takes a few steps back from the podium and nods for Caellan to join her.

Taelis invites Caellan to join her at the podium.
Sarah smiles at Taelis.

Caellan makes his way through the crowd to the podium and offers a formal bow, his arm sweeping broadly as he addresses the notables "M'Lairds and ladies. Citizens from near and far. And most honoured o' guests, m'Lady Sarah. My name is Caellan Grenlachie o' the druidic faith, and it's a rare priviledge tae stand before ye on this extraordinary occasion."

Sarah looks at Caellan.

Clearing his throat, adjusting his tam and smoothing the fabric of his kilt, Caellan continues "Now truth be told, I make no claim tae knowing much o' the life and times o' the grand lad who is the focus o' today's fine spectacle. But," he says aloud as he holds up a fistful of scrolls, "I have words written by one who knew him ever so well."

Sarah smiles as Caellan.

Turning slowly so all may see and hear, Caellan continues in clear tones from his place at the podium, "I have a not-so-distant ancestor who was a fighter o' some renown here abouts in years past. And as fate would have it, he served as a recruit under Commander Rother during the very first days of the Great Migration."

Caellan defers to the nobles and Lady Sarah with a dip of his head, "With yer leave, m'Laird Duke, I would like tae read a wee excerpt from a letter written by my ancestor Lochlon Grenlachie tae the clan back home in which he describes servin' as a raw recruit under Commander Rothar."

Sarah bows head.

Caellan unfurls the first of several scrolls and scans the writing "Dear kinsfolk and clansmen ... blah blah blah ... Weather is fine ..." He mutters "That's not it." He shuffles through another scroll " ... The dwarves have stuffed wee Tringha the nymph into a backpack- Och, no, that's not it either ... " Eventually finding his place, he clears his throat, "Aye! Here it is!"

The Duke chuckles.

Asari tries to stifle a giggle.
Leoxian grins.


Caellan raises his voice "And so Lochlon writes" and begins to read "... my fellow fighters (who are mostly dwarves and very fine lads) and I spent the night in the garrison's barracks drinking ale, grog and rum, and sharing our thoughts of the man who leads us, Commander Rothar Telrith ... Brumbale, my sergeant, says Rothar is so tough, he has a grizzly bear carpet in his office. It's not dead, it's just too afraid to move. He also claims that when Rothar fights you in the arena, he doesn't just win, he permits you to lose.

Sarah smiles.

Nezzek smirks.
Kamasi chuckles.
Tharia grins.
Tavi laughs.


Looking further down the scroll Caellan finds another passage " ... And then there is Frohmond, a fiesty dwarf who chews cigars, claims he knows of a set of fieldplate armour that wears Rothar for protection. He says Rother is so tough he plays horseshoes while a centaur is still wearing them, and that the Commander's underwear is forged by dwarven blacksmiths ..."

Eberline taps one forehoof, then the other immediately afterward.
Casimir laughs.
Kamasi snorts.
Tharia laughs.
Lorsh chortles.
The Duke chuckles lightly.

Caellan says, " ... And while I know Rothar can create fire by rubbing two ice cubes together, my thoughts on the Commander, dear clan, are more reflective," Lochlon continues to write. "That he is a fearsome soldier, there is no doubt. He pushes us. We are ever so desperate to show our bravery to gain his notice and earn his approval. Such is the way with great leaders, I suppose."

Ithaera lets out a hearty chuckle.
Sarah smiles.


With a clear voice, Caellan continues to read the letter aloud "... When we race to keep up with him on our hunting trips, he laughs at us as we struggle to keep up. And yet, in doing so Rothar is bestowing upon us the earnest desire to be victorious and not fall into the trap of mediocrity and take the easy path. There is no easy path with our Commander. We never lag behind for we would not dream of failure before his eyes."

Sarah bows her head.


Unfurling the scroll to the bottom, Caellan reads " ... As raw soldiers serving under him, we are learning to view victory and success as a habit. Whether battling undead dwarves or orcs at the city gates, Rothar makes it clear that if we dont believe we will succeed, we are sabotaging our own growth as soldiers and citizens of this grand towne."

Caellan continues to read "It is because of his inspired leadership that we have become bound together with pride, with honor, with integrity. Dear kinsfolk, I am ever so confident the garrison will have a fearsome reputation for many years to come. I am exceedingly lucky to serve under such a lad as Rothar ... With honour, discipline and courage, I remain yours, Lochlon ... "

Caellan pauses a moment, takes deep breath, and rolls up the scroll before turning to bow to the dignitaries. "I thank ye kindly for allowin' me the opportunity tae share these thoughts on one who must've been a remarkable lad. A very fine lad, indeed." He turns to Lady Sarah and taps the letter to his heart, "I can see why ye'd be burstin' with justifiable pride, m'Lady. He was a rare one." He motions to Taelis with a subtle nod, and takes his place to te side of the podium.


Sarah smiles at Caellan.

Taelis smiles to Caellan as he finishes and she steps back up to the podium looking out at everyone. With a deep breath, she takes on a somber tone to her voice as she speaks, "Duty, Focus, Knowledge, Unity. These are the tenets of the Nature Faith. But, they are more than just tenets. These words have their own meanings, concepts and values that we all live by in our daily lives. Values that we take with us wherever we go and in our own duties to our guilds, and countries. We may add them to other, like strength and sacrifice, vigilance, honor, determination. And it is through these ideas and values that we strive onward and push ourselves to do our very best."

Sarah nods and smiles at Caellan.

"In service we follow these values. Fighting for what we believe in with every fiber of our being. Sometimes, that fight requires an ultimate sacrifice from us though, which tears us away from those we love and care about the most." Taelis looks around slowly at this. At her friends and faith mates before turning back to Sarah, "And for those of us still here it leaves a wound that never truly heals."

Sarah smiles at Taelis.

Taelis interlaces her fingers together as she continues on, "Most of us here never knew Rothar. I certainly didn't. But his life and story live on, and through this we come to know of a man who... lived life well. A life of service. He was honorable, and well respected, and gave so much of himself to everyone."

Sarah bows her head to Taelis.
Sarah cries quietly.


"It is because of his example that we gather together to honor his memory. As such, we of the Druidic Order have chosen a poppy as a symbol to remember him by. It is our hope, that whenever you should look at a red poppy from now on that you remember him, and others like him." At this Taelis then turns towards Dallia, and motions towards the woman with a nod of her head.

Dallia inclines her head with a little smile at Taelis' nod. She steps forward, her aquamarine gaze flicking over to Faldu and Caellan as she moves. She gestures to each as much as she is able with the bouquet of crimson cradled in her arms and the trio move toward the statue. Each of them begin arranging delicate poppy flowers at the base of the memorial, the action done in a gentle silence before they all step back to leave a symbolic sea of remembrance at Rothar's feet.

Sarah looks at Taellis.
Dallia drops a
Remembrance poppy and sixty four Remembrance poppys.
Caellan gets sixty seven
Remembrance poppys from the Backpack.
Faldu drops sixty four
Remembrance poppys and three Remembrance poppys.
Caellan drops sixty seven
Remembrance poppys.
Duchess looks at remembrance poppy.

Dallia turns before joining the crowd with a single flower still in her hand. The smile she gives is warm as she steps over to kneel before Sarah. "The druids wish to gift you with this flower as a symbol of remembrance for your son and the wonderful man he was. As Ateraan breathes life into this flower, so too did your son breathe life into so many with his presence." She gently places the poppy into Sarah's hand with a meaningful look before rising to step back into the crowd.

Dallia gives a remembrance poppy to Sarah.
Sarah looks at the statue.
Sarah looks at
remembrance poppy.
Rusenne smiles.

Taelis steps down from the podium.

Sarah cries.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Druids, it is good to know that the Defenders of Ateraan have a true concept of this world and certainly one of humour which is appreciated as are your gifts."

Kamasi holds back a tear.
Caellan takes Taelis by the hand and gives it a gentle squeeze.

Sarah says, "Thank you Dallia."

Sarah smiles at Dallia.

Dallia gives Sarah a warm smile. "You are most welcome, Lady Sarah."

Taelis smiles to Caellan and bows her head respectfully to the Duke.

Sarah looks around at everyone with love.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Finally from the religions we are pleased to hear from the Dahkoar Cleric Nezzek who will be followed with a small presentation by High Priest Orikan."

The Duke nods at Nezzek.

The Duke assigns Nezzek to control the podium.

With the statue looming in the background, Nezzek stands at the podium with straight posture and stern aspect, "Times like these often make us look at who we are, and what beliefs we hold. They can make us question why we should push forward and continue to try."

Sarah look at Nezzek.
Nezzek's eyes move across the crowd, he continues, "But when these questions arise, we should remember the Dark Lord's teachings."

Sarah smiles.
Cleta looks at Nezzek.
Aymeric looks at Sarah.


Nezzek speaks from the podium, "He teaches us that death isn't the end, and that through our devotion we can dominate the great enemy... Fear. We must continue to push ourselves, to improve who we are and the world around us. The Lord's path is not easy, and much sacrifice is required, but through our determination and His will, we can make ourselves and the world better."

Gesturing towards the statue, Nezzek continues with a forceful voice, "Let this statue be a reminder of what that determination looks like. Of what a life dedicated to the improvement of his world looks like."

Sarah smiles at Aymeric.

Nezzek's returns to his side and his tone softens, "Even those who may not serve the Lord directly have a part to play. The divine glory of Dahkoar is all encompassing."

Sarah looks at statue.

The faintest of smiles crosses Nezzek's face, "Knowing that His path is righteous and leads to strength makes death seem a small thing. There is no place for fear or despair when you know that your trials and sacrifices are serving a purpose: The creation of a better world." Bowing his head head, Nezzek concludes, "Let all of our lives be as meaningful as the one we honour today. Thank you."

Sarah smiles at Nezzek.

Extending a hand in introduction to Orikan, Nezzek smiles and looks towards Sarah, "On behalf of our clergy, High Priest Orikan would like to present this gift to you, Lady Sarah. He'd also like to say a few more words."

Nezzek invites Orikan to join him at the podium.

Sarah look at Orikan.

Orikan steps up to join Nezzek. An object wrapped in leather and cloth within his hands. Tied off with a delicate string of rope. The nykan smiles as he unwraps the package as he displays the wooden raven carved with intricate detail. He then bows to the Duke and Duchess, before bowing low to the Overseer. He does much the same for Lady Sarah with the utmost respect before he moves to speak to all those gathered.

Sarah nods in acknowledgment to Orikan.

Orikan speaks from the podium, "Thank you, Acolyte Nezzek. Especially for doing your presentation on a moment's notice and at the last minute. You display a keen sense of determination and devotion during these times that we are all here to learn from. And, certainly, thank you to everyone else for joining us here today. It is humbling to see so many gathered here today, and for what it represents."

Sarah smiles.

Orikan nods respectfully, "We stand here as a testament of experience and inexperience. How we all play a part of a bigger design. How we all can learn from each other to better ourselves as we move forward."

Orikan then smiles gently, "But my piece is not about that. Not until later." His attention shifting a bit to Sarah as he holds his smile, "It is a gift." As Orikan speaks, the words escaping him rather pleasantly yet firmly. His attention solely shifting to Sarah as he offers to her a wooden carving, "The faith of the Lord wishes to impart a gift to pay homage to conclude our presentation. As a gift from our faith to you, please accept this carving designed by Priestess Saelomae and crafted by the Lord of Traders himself."

Sarah smiles at Orikan.
Orikan gives a
Wood raven to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you Orikan."

Sarah smiles gently.


Orikan bows once more to Sarah respectfully as he places a hand on Nezzek's shoulder, "You are welcome, Lady Sarah. And thank you all, once more." He would step off with the Acolyte at his side.

Nezzek steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Dahkoar Clerics and all the religions for all of you have truly given reason for others to join a religion an be edified within. We all appreciate your preparation and delivery."

Sarah looks at
Wood raven.
Piras arrives from the south.
Page gives a
Memorial Program to Piras.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "As a special presentation the Guides who tour immigrants in Gahlen and assist new persons to Ateraan the Guild Master Torex will address us."

The Duke assigns Torex to control the podium.

Asari smiles at Torex.
Sarah gazes at the wood raven.


"Greetin's, lads, lasses, honored Duke, Duchess, honored guests, and Lady Sarah." As Torex approaches, he offers a bow to each of the afore named peoples and groups, dipping so low as to nearly brush the floor with his beard. "We of the guide office, would like to recognize and thank the spirit of Commander Rothar Telrith and those of his blood for his unwaverin' loyalty and service to the kingdom." The stout dwarf straightens again and brings a hand to his heart in quiet but unyielding respect.

Nezzek smiles as Sarah gazes at the raven.

"As guides," Torex continues, "it is our responsibility to ensure that those who newly come to this land understand its rules and know well how to progress to becomin' a strong standin' member of Gahlenian society."

Sarah looks at Torex.
Talmaun looks at Sarah.


The dwarf's gaze flashes to encompasses those guides who are present, and a proud smile steals across the broad features of his visage. "We have watched wee lads and lasses who, at the beginning of their journey here, could barely handle a wee piglet without bein' turned into bacon food. And yet" he strokes his beard almost unconsciously. "Those same individuals have grown and learned and become so powerful as to make lionesses flee in fear."

Sarah smiles at Talmaun.

Torex's mead-colored eyes flits about the plaza as if trying to meet as many gazes as possible. A small smile causes his lips to tilt up at the corners, and the metal, wood, and bone items adorning his beard sing out with quiet notes as he nods to each. "Yet, from me first day in Gahlen, I have heard of one man who stands a cut above the rest: Commander Rothar Telrith, the man whose sword arm was as mighty as a dragon's breath, whose shield was as a diamond and never broke, whose courage could quell a raid of orcish soldiers, a man so immortalized in the hearts of we Gahlenians that he was rendered in stone at the Memorial Heights Plaza."

Torex then bows once towards the statue.
Sarah looks at Torex.

"This man," Torex says quietly, "is a man that I am sure every true warrior seeks to emulate. Though I am no knight, me dwarven blood sings out in resonance with this fine man's spirit, and it is me fervent hope and prayer that we all might follow his example."

Sarah gazes at statue.
Sarah smiles gently.


Torex speaks from the podium, "Dedication. Valor. Sacrifice. I did not know the man meself, but I tell ye true, folks. I'd surely enjoy tossin' back a pint or seventeen with the lad before we marched off to smash some orcish skulls, and that is about the best compliment that I can give as a stoneborn." The dwarf nods solidly towards Sarah and tugs his beard with respect shimmering within his gaze. "Thank ye for raisin' such a fine son, and thank ye, Commander Rothar, for yer service. Ye are one hell of a scrapper."

Torex speaks from the podium, "The Guide Office would like to grant ye, Lady Sarah with a small gift that we feel symbolizes our admiration of yer son. Tis not much, but I feel it aptly symbolizes our feelin's towards the honored Commander."

Sarah nods and smiles at Torex.
So saying, Torex steps forward and offers up a velvet-wrapped box to Sarah.
Torex gives a Silver traveling compass to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you so very much Torex."

Page gives a
Memorial Program to Cyndotsin.
Torex bows once more to those individuals of repute and honor gathered here, then to Sarah before departing.
Sarah looks at Silver traveling compass.

Torex steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Torex and the Guides. It is well that we have those here to give guidance to those who are new and your words and gift are well delivered."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "The Guild Master of the most powerful Guild economicaly speaking in the Kingdom has a gift to present. Lady Ithaera if you please."

The Duke assigns Ithaera to control the podium.

Ithaera gives the snowy, bowtie-toting pup by her side a light pat on the nose before stepping forward, eyes warm and filled with compassion, friendship, and a resolute openness. As her gaze falls upon Sarah, she bobs her head just once in greeting, then bows in a gesture of deepest respect. "My lady," Ithaera addresses Sarah, the eagerness in her tone rich with sincerity, "You have my gratitude for your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your beloved son. I did not know him, yet many whom I love hold him dear. And so, I shall, also. His enduring memory is testament to his person, proof beyond dispute that he was a magnificent man worthy of our loyalty and affections."

Gently, almost reverently, Ithaera holds up a linen-bound canvas painting, hints of vermillion and gold shining in the light as she bears it aloft for all to see. A brief glance is cast aside at Tavi, with a light dip of the head, as if in solidarity, following. "The Merchants' Guild is proud to live, thrive, and serve in this city, which your beloved son once protected and held dear."

Ithaera drops a Parchment.
Sarah smiles at Ithaera.

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "In honour of him, I present to you this painting as affirmation that we would all have gladly followed at his heels, as I am certain many others have. He lives on in the faith of all who loved him best; he lives on now, in the hearts of Ateraan."

< Ithaera lifts her head higher, her back straightening as she glances from face to face. She clears her throat softly, then begins to enunciate, her every word firm and resolute.

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "Commander, my commander."

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "Forward do we march at your order."

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "On this day we recall;" Ithaera speaks from the podium, "Though earthly body may fall."

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "Forever in memory will you remain."

Ithaera speaks from the podium, "Until at last do we meet again."

Dog Ghost sits back onto his snowy white, fluffy haunches, as if on command from his mistress-mom. With strong canine jaws opening wide, he throws back his head to howl, a cry of respect and of heart filled with pure, unadulterated courage, emotion, and loyalty.
Ithaera's face softens, as do her silvery-grey eyes as she approaches Sarah, painting in her hands. Once it is safely handed over, she bows once more, though she does not seem able to resist gently hugging the woman after. Only after does she withdraw, backing several paces to return to her previous spot beside the large, snowy figure that is Ghost.
Ithaera gives a Parchment to Sarah.
Ithaera smiles at Sarah softly.


Ithaera steps down from the podium.

Murkent applauds.
Lorsh smiles at Ithaera.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Merchants for your gift and words. They are most appreciated."

Sarah says, "Thank you kindly, Ithaera."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "The Militia and Traders from Darmahk have a gift as well and it will be presented by the Darmahk Warden, Traf."

Sarah smiles gently.


The Duke assigns Traf to control the podium.

Traf invites Kamasi to join him at the podium.

Traf steps forward with Kamasi at his side. They both bow deeply to the Overseer and Duke then turn to face Sarah.
Sarah looks at Parchment.

Traf speaks from the podium, "I am Traf, Warrior and Warden of Darmahk of Darmahk and this is Trade Mistress Kamasi. As a Warrior I am not prone to long speaches so I will keep this short. To honor your son the Trader Narcelia created this carving. It speaks of the sacrifice of those who protect a city, state or country, and the determination they have in doing so. The militia of Darmahk lay our lives down for the city we love and the Overseer we respect and honor. Your son laid down his life for something greater than himself for that today we honor him. Please accept this token of our esteem."

Kamasi speaks from the podium, "Teal Kamasi says softly. "Lady Sarah, I did not get the chance to meet your Son, however, understand personally what he did for us all. As the Assistant Guild Master of the Traders of Darmahk, I am humbled to have the chance to make this for Trader Narcelia, its creator and your son. It was an honor and privilege to make this carving to represent what he meant to us all. Thank you for your sacrifice and your gift of such an Honorable man.""


Sarah looks at Traf.

Kamasi speaks from the podium, "Kamasi says softly. "Lady Sarah, I did not get the chance to meet your Son, however, understand personally what he did for us all. As the Assistant Guild Master of the Traders of Darmahk, I am humbled to have the chance to make this for Trader Narcelia, its creator and your son. It was an honor and privilege to make this carving to represent what he meant to us all. Thank you for your sacrifice and your gift of such an Honorable man. ""

The Duke nods slowly.

Traf steps over to Sarah and hands her a wooden carving, "It is an honor to present you with this today."

Aymeric bows to Sarah respectfully.
Traf gives a
Wood sacrifice carving to Sarah.

Kamasi steps down from next to the Warden, with a sense of deep respect and poise she approaches the statue to place the carving at the base of the statue. A moment of reflection is given before stepping to Lady Sarah and offers a deep bow of respect to the woman. A moment is held to keep her position before the uprights and returns to the Wardens side.

Kamasi drops a Wood sacrifice carving.

Sarah says, "Thank you kindly Traf."

Sarah smiles at Traf.

Traf steps down from the podium.

Anjelle bows in deep respect as the gift of her guild is offered.
Sarah gazes at gift.
Duchess gets a
Wood sacrifice carving from the Memorial Heights - Plaza.
Duchess gives a
Wood sacrifice carving to Sarah.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Warden and the Militia and Traders of Darmahk. Your thoughtfulness and choice was well planned and received."

Sarah looks at Wood sacrifice carving.
Torex smiles.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Gifts can be given directly to Lady Sarah."

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Commander Dhubrin representing the Knights of the Kingdom will now present a gift from them."

Dhubrin unwields
Axe of vigilance.
Dhubrin puts a
Axe of vigilance in large scabbard.
Sarah smiles to everyone.
Lorsh smiles at Sarah.
Sarah smiles at Lorsh.
Dhubrin nods and moves toward the Podium.


The Duke assigns Dhubrin to control the podium.

Dhubrin speaks from the podium, "Good afternoon, Duke of Gahlen, esteemed and honorable guests, and most notably, Ms. Sarah Telrith, mother of Commander Rothar. I am Dhubrin Rockhammer, and I serve as the Commander of the Order of the Crimson Lion, the Duke's Knights, once known as Gahlen's Garrison. As such, I have the unique honor of holding the position and office once occupied by Commander Rothar himself."

Digging into his backpack with one hand, Dhubrin continues speaking. "Rothar's influence upon the Garrison as its first Commander lives on to this day. Each day when I and the other Knights wake, we do so hoping that not only will our actions make the Duke and King proud, but that, were he here with us, Commander Rothar himself would be pleased with this Order.


Dhubrin looks directly toward Caellan, then speaks, rather emphatically. "And for the record, there is much more training these days, and much less stuffing of dwarves into backpacks." The Commander nods solidly before continuing.

Eberline chuckles.
Taelis grins.
Tharia bites her lip.
Lorsh covers his mouth with one hand to hide a smile.
The Duke snortles.

Dhubrin speaks from the podium, "When we learned of this memorial to honor him, there were numerous discussions about what might be an appropriate gift to offer his mother. We considered going on long, dangerous adventures to discover rare and priceless items. I spent many hours myself standing at the foot of this statue, thinking about what gift would be appropriate for the mother of such a man as Rothar."

Sarah smiles at Dhubrin.

Dhubrin turns to Sarah, addressing her. "A few evenings ago, I was cleaning out the closet of my study. Behind stacks of old training records and chipped shields, covered in years of dust, I found what I knew was the only appropriate gift."

Dhubrin looks at the statue.
Sarah looks at Dhubrin.
Duke rubs his hands together in anticipation.
Ithaera brightens visibly, straightening.

Dhubrin speaks from the podium, "It was an old Silver Morning star, exactly like the one depicted on this statue. After having it polished and cleaned as best it could be, the engraving on the handle clearly indicated that that this weapon was used by Commander Rothar himself. It is a stout and sturdy weapon, and it would honor us greatly if it were returned to Rothar's family."

Dhubrin gets a Rothar's silver morning star from the Backpack.
Dhubrin wields
Rothar's silver morning star.
Wielding the weapon for a brief moment, he holds it up, allowing the light to glint off the silver spikes, still sharp and deadly despite the occasional nick from being used in years gone by.

Dhubrin steps from the podium and kneels in front of Sarah. "Please accept this gift, and know that the Knights of Gahlen are who we are because of your Son. May we strive each day to live up to his standard of Honor."

Dhubrin unwields Rothar's silver morning star.
Dhubrin gives a
Rothar's silver morning star to Sarah.
Kildrux narrows his eyes and nods faintly.


Dhubrin salutes Sarah by snapping to attention and pounding his right fist over his heart.

Dhubrin steps down from the podium.

Sarah says, "Thank you so very much Dhubrin it is beautiful."

The Duke nods at Dhubrin.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Commander, The vigilance and stature of your Knights today has been exemplory."

Sarah smiles at Dhubrin.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "The Darmahkian Warriors representing by the War Chief Navolin also have a gift to present."

The Duke assigns Navolin to control the podium.

Sarah looks at Rothar's silver morning star.
Navolin nods once as he travels through the crowd to the podium to speak.
Sarah looks a Navolin.

Navolin speaks from the podium, "Evening all, I am War Chief Navolin, Leader of the Darmahkian warriors, I will not be before you long on this day."

Sarah smiles at Navolin.

Navolin speaks from the podium, "We warriors have a gift, we ask that you accpet this gift, it is but only a small token to show our appreciation that we have for your son."

Navolin gets a
Ruby shield from the backpack.

Navolin speaks from the podium, ""The Ruby Shield has also come to be known as the shield of love. It was crafted to be carried by the bravest and most honorable knight in the Kingdom, who loved his country more than any other. The original owner of this shield was trapped, and never made it home to the Kingdom with it. It's loss, and that of the bearer, were great blows to the strength of the country. It has recently been recovered by the Warriors and brought here tonight. Your son would have been the perfect person to carry this shield. His honor and his love of country were, and are, beyond reproach. Today, the Warriors of Darmahk dedicate this shield to your son's memory and deliver it into your hands on his behalf. Today we recognize the honor of your son, Rothar, and his love of country that came second only to his love for you.""

Navolin gives a
Ruby shield to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you for this beautiful gift Navolin."

Sarah bows head and looks at the gift.

Navolin bows before Sarah for a brief moment before glancing at the other warriors who then form a circle beside the podium. As one unit, all of the warriors smack their spears against their shields once before tapping the butt of the spear onto the ground. Glancing at the statue they altogether murmer, "Honor to The fallen, honor to Darmahk, honor to the bravely fallen"

Navolin steps down from the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you Navolin and the Warriors. It is so thoughtful for so many from Darmahk to come up and be present at the Ceremony. Again thank you and the Overseer for representing your Country in the Southlands."

Sarah cries quietly.
Duchess smiles softly.
Navolin steps back to his place in line near the Overseer and guards of the palace.
Kaalil squeezes Nirrian fondly.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "The Magi of the Kingdom have a special presentation at the close of this Ceremony and we are pleased to have this presented by the Mage Nirrian."

The Duke assigns Nirrian to control the podium.

Nirrian asks, "The shamen?"

Sarah looks at Duke.


The Duke says authoritatively, "Pardon me, hold that thought mages"

Nirrian nods.
Leoxian grins.
Nirrian shuffles.
Sarah looks at Nirrian.


The Duke speaks from the podium, "I almost forgot the Shaman from Darmahk, mystical and obviously with the ability to be invisible."

Sarah looks at
Ruby shield.
Leoxian chuckles softly.
Zaaju grins.
Merial grins slightly.
Janah smiles softly.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "We have the Shaman with a presentation by Leoxian and Ednia."

The Duke assigns Leoxian to control the podium.

Leoxian walks up to the podium and nods over to Ednia to join him.

Leoxian invites Ednia to join him at the podium.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Now then. If I am not mistaken the Magi of the Kingdom have a special presentation at the close of this Ceremony and we are pleased to have this presented by the Mage Nirrian."

Sarah looks at Leoxian.
The Duke coughs.
Nirrian blushes.


The Duke speaks from the podium, "Apparently I just can't wait for the Pyreworks."

The Duke boggles at the concept.
Leoxian grins at you.
Zenayla grins.
The Duke nods at Leoxian.
Lorsh grins.
Theas chuckles.
Sarah smiles.
Seraphine covers her mouth with one hand to hide a smile.


The Shaman stand in a loose half circle around the memorial, each beside their own animal totem. The collection of ethereal spirits stay still as statues, haloed in the warm light of mid-afternoon.

Ednia speaks from the podium, "Today we gather to honor the dead. We honor Rothar Telrith and the courage, strength, and persistence he displayed through his many lives. Courage enough to fight losing battles, strength enough to win them anyway. Love and kindness enough to make lasting bonds through lifetimes. His spirit has passed, yet the ripples he made move us even today."

Weaver Ednia lights a mystic flame from her fingertips, touching her cow totem's forehead and leaving behind a coruscating crown of purple flame. Each Shaman does likewise, filling their right palm with the violet fire and passing it on to their totem.

Sarah bows head and cries quietly.

Ednia's totem bows her bovine head. The Shaman reaches out to the cow, drawing a wisp of flame away.

Ednia speaks from the podium, "This flame is the flame of his courage, integrity, and the principles that burn bright in his spiritual successors. Those who follow an honorable path follow the path of Rothar. May his spirit guide and comfort you."

Ednia smiles at Sarah.
Ednia touches Sarah lightly on the top of the head.
A mystic halo appears over Sarah's head!
Chuen touches Dhubrin lightly on the top of the head.
A mystic halo appears over Dhubrin's head!

Ednia speaks from the podium, "His spirit lives on through those who hear his story, who uphold his principles, who bear his blood. He is a Commander. He is a friend. He is a son. We mourn his passing but we celebrate his life, as we mourn and celebrate all our ancestors."

Sarah smiles gently.

Karam's unicorn, Leoxian's elephant, Chuen's dragon, Ednia's cow, Merial's lioness, Odiare's jaguar, and Janah's osprey begin to float, losing coherence as they do so, transforming into translucent abstract forms. The mystic flames shine within and around the spirits like the polar lights, an aurora of silver and violet that rises into the night sky.

Ednia speaks alone under the strangely shifting light, "Be well, spirit of Rothar Telrith. Venture forth into the stars where you can rest." She bows her head and steps away from the podium, ceding the position to Leoxian.

As Ednia's words are heard, Leoxian closes his eyes and motions his hands as if weaving them through the air. He speaks loudly and boldly for all to hear, "Rothar Telrith, a man of honor, sacrifice, and duty. The Shaman Collective honor you in the way we can. To bring your memory for not just us here to know and learn, but for all of Ateraan. For any who gaze upon the stars shall know you and honor the Ancestors." As he finishes speaking the malor opens his eyes that are now glowing with amethyst fire tilting his head up towards the night sky as the aurora lights swirl and dance.

Sarah smiles at Ednia.

As the lights meet with the night sky above Leoxian twists and motions his hands with the combined efforts of the Shaman Collective, offer their focus and energy to the twinkling celestial sky above. With the combined efforts a grouping of stars begins to glow brighter and more visible a new constellation is formed. This large group of bright stars shines for the entire world to see of Rothar holding his sword out stretched above him in a rallying cry while he carries his shield at rest.

Celestial orbs twinkle in the sky far above the statue here. They glitter even in the day, though they shine their brightest when backed by velvety night. Twelve sparkling young stars shape the constellation of The Knight, each aglow in mystical violet light.

Sarah looks at the constellation.
Nirrian smiles.

Leoxian glances up to the constellation before bowing at the waist respectfully to Sarah, then the Overseer before stepping down from the podium.


Leoxian steps down from the podium.

Sarah looks at constellation.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Thank you so much Leoxian and Ednia. I apologize for my interruption and I am happy to see that we did not miss you afterall. Your presentation was heartfelt and touching."

Duchess looks at constellation.
Sarah smiles at Duke.

Nirrian says, "Perhaps that should have been the Finale."

Duke pauses a moment and looks around and then at the program several times.
Kaalil tsks.

The Duke speaks from the podium, "Alright! Let's get this right. The Magi of the Kingdom have a special presentation at the close of this Ceremony and we are pleased to have this presented by the Mage Nirrian."

Nirrian nods ploitely.

Nirrian says, "If you could invite me to the podium your grace."

Nirrian curtseys.

The Duke says authoritatively, "Wait for the dramatic pause Nirrian"


DRAMATIC PAUSE


The Duke assigns Nirrian to control the podium.

Sarah smiles.
Nirran bows to the VIP's and then straightens to make her introduction.

Nirrian speaks from the podium, "I wanted to honor Commander Rothar in the way of the tower, but mages are most known for their fire and that didn't seem to fit so.."

Nirrian speaks from the podium, " I had to change my plan."

Sarah looks at Nirrian.

Nirrian laughs nervously

Nirrian speaks from the podium, "Jesting aside, when I found out about this memorial I wanted to be a part of it. I had of course seen the statue, but I didn't know anything about Rothar, so I did what any bookworm might, I went to the library. I found a book, it had some information about the legends of Gahlen and there was a section about the departed commander. My visual presentation will display images including a flag from his home region in the north and part of a uniform that was issued to those directly in the King's services as our dear commander was."

Nirrian bows her head a moment in reverence then she lifts her eyes to the sky and begins, moving her fingers she casts.

------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------
Bursts of light form quickly and begin to take the shape of men. This
magical creation moves quickly as they advance. As loud whistles begin to
sound, the scene of a battle is very evident this showing of lights looks like
bolts and spears hurtling through the nighttime landscape. Streaks of bold
color race across the sky fading as each whistle echoes with the sound of a new
one beginning. The whistling rods, sub-sequentially blaze so close to the
landscape you marvel that none have hit you as you look on.

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------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------
A crackling sound fills the air and the sky seems to alight with two
solid rectangles of color. White sitting on top of bright green. While your
eyes adjust to the wall of colors, the air begins to sizzle and red sparks
burst through. Red lights quickly zip and wiggle through the white and green
forming a dragon at its very center.The lights hold a strong visage of a
serpentine dragon with one claw raised, its wings at its back, the tail of the
dragon curled, with its pointed end tilted skyward. The image wavers as if a
flag blowing in the wind then with a loud pop it is gone.

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The Duke gasps.
The Duke claps.

Nirrian smiles briefly gazing at the crowd then begins moving her hands again whispering as the pyreworks resume.

Sarah gazes at the sky.

------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------
Shrieking whistles begin to sound into the night, pops of a darker olive
green illuminate the sky.The sparks form what can only be described as a large
bean shape. This image reveals its self to be a beret, a style of head wear. As
you continue to watch secondary whistles rend the air and hundreds of white
lights vibrate and come together forming a jauntily placed feather in this cap.
Light and sparks quiver in the center of the beret and in the next moment it
bursts apart.

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------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------

Quicker than a blink of an eye the sparks that had burst apart, come
together again. Crackling and fizzing, many more bright white lights fill the
sky. The lights cling to a thin tower and curl into themselves. They display
three huge grandly plumed feathers. Whistles fill the air and brightly colored
golden lights gather around the bottom of the feathers forming a king's crown.
This pyreworks wavers in the air and fades slowly into the horizon.

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Murkent wows at it all!
Varg is astonished.
Loric smiles warmly.
Asari lets out a quiet, "Oooo."

Sarah says, "Wow."

Thorgak smiles.

Nirrian pauses.

------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------
One large boom sends you looking skyward to see an awesome vision. Sparks
in a bold golden color have formed the glittering silhouette of an eagle caught
in mid-flight. The wing span of this majestic pyrework dazzles, lighting the
entire sky with its hundreds of crackling swirls. The golden lights move slowly
in a circle of flight and then the creation lingers in the air. The eagle an
obvious homage to the Duke of Gahlen fades slowly.

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Sarah smiles through the tears.

Sighing softly,she begins moving her hands carefully,slowly sending her last creation into the air.

------ Nirrian sends pyreworks into the sky ------
Whizzing into the air with dizzying speed, bursts of red, green fill the
sky. Energy ripples across the air as the red lights begin to slow and gather
together forming many huge four petal blooms. The green sparks form the stems
and darker almost faded lights settle into the flowers center. This illusion of
lights waves gently on an invisible breeze showing an entire field of poppies
in the night time sky.

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Nirrian lets her arms fall to her sides and smiles in satisfaction as her last display fades from the sky. She bows her head once again turning to the guest of honor.

Nirrian speaks from the podium, ""Thank You Lady Sarah for giving our world such a wonderful man."

Sarah says, "How beautiful."

The Duke smiles at Nirrian.

Nirrian lifts her gaze to the heavens and murmurs. "And Thank you Rothar." then she steps down returning to the gathered mages.

Kaalil beams brightly.
Theas applauds.


Nirrian steps down from the podium.

Chuen smiles at Nirrian.
Kamasi applauds.
Seraphine brings her hands together in gentle applause.

Sarah says, "Thank you for loving him."

Sarah smiles at Nirrian.

The Duke says authoritatively, "That was fantastic Magi and frankly all of you who attended and gave your respect to the Lady Sarah. In closing I would like to turn the final time over to my wife."

The Duke assigns Duchess to control the podium.

The Duchess steps regally up to the podium and gives everyone a smile.

Lorsh's wings flit a bit.
The Duke smiles at Duchess.
Sarah smiles at Duchess.
Thorgak inclines his head with respect to the Duchess.
Kyra offers a curtsey to the Duchess.
Ithaera smiles brightly as she straightens to listen.

Duchess speaks from the podium, "Dearest Lady Sarah, this gift I have for you is from one mother to another. I could never imagine the pain of losing my child, and my heart will always grieve for you. Please take this token of a mother's love."

Duchess gets a Silver rememberance locket from the Pouch.
Duchess gives a
Silver rememberance locket to Sarah.

Sarah says, "Thank you so very much Duchess. This means so much to me."

Sarah looks at
Silver rememberance locket.
Sarah feels Jewelry.


The Duchess waits patiently for Lady Sarah to look at the locket with a smile on her face and a crystal tear in her eye. She lifts her lacy hankey up and dabs at the tear.

Sarah gazes at the locket and cries quietly.
Sarah looks at Duchess with love.

Casting an affectionate and fond smile to Sarah, the Duchess gives her a hug and then steps back to the podium. Straightening her spine and drawing in a deep breath, the Duchess turns to look at everyone gathered.

Kadia looks at Sarah.
Sarah smiles gently at Duchess.
Sarah smiles through tears at Kadia.


Duchess speaks from the podium, "Citizens of Gahlen, honored guests from Darmahk and most honored Lady Sarah, you have done Rothar proud. You have done the Duke and I proud. The loss of Commander Rothar has been felt across the eras and today, you all showed how much he still is remembered, how treasured he still is to all of us."

Kadia nods somberly.
Sarah puts the locket on and gently rubs her hand on it.
Sarah equips
Silver rememberance locket.

Duchess speaks from the podium, "You gave his mother the greatest gift you ever could. It is not something that can be held, but it is your time, your memory, your feelings and your dedication to a man that many of you never got to meet."

Duchess speaks from the podium, "With that being said, the Duke and I have a gift for all of you attending. A gesture of our appreciation and for you to always remember the man. Not a statue, but the man."

Sarah smiles through tears.
Ithaera beams brightly.
Nevica smiles.
Caellan tilts his head in expectation.
Jarani smiles as she watches silently.

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A servant from the Castle steps up to you and gives
you a figurine of Rothar then solemnly bows.

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Sarah says, "Oh my gosh how beautiful thank you."

Ithaera beams brightly.
Caellan beams brightly.

Thorgak says, "Thank you."

The Duchess smiles, even gives a little laugh, at the appreciation of the figurines that are handed out.

The Duke says authoritatively, "If everyone would hold still a moment so we can close this with a benediction."

Duchess speaks from the podium, "High Priest Orikan, would you please grace us with a Benediction?"

The Duke assigns Orikan to control the podium.

Duchess steps down from the podium.

Orikan steps forward and towards the podium with a refined, prideful gait to his step. Stepping up to the podium, he looks out over the gathering and offers a soft smile before dipping and bowing his head in polite greetings to all those gathered. A faint smile spreads and stills across his features as he takes a breath. His hands resting upon the edges of the podium before continuing.

Sarah holds the figurine to her heart.
Sarah smiles at Orikan.
Sarah looks at
Bronze figurine of Rothar.

Bowing once more to the Duke, Duchess, and the Overseer, Orikan does much the same for Lady Sarah as well. A grin with some humor crosses his features as he speaks, "First, I would like to apologize to everyone that has to bear witness to me today as brevity was never my strong suit, but I did my best! Honest."

Orikan speaks from the podium, "But nevertheless, we are gathered today for one purpose. Today we are gathered to celebrate the life and memory of Rothar Telrith. Someone that has reached out and touched the lives of many, and will likely continue to do so far into the future. Even I did not know of Rothar personally, but was swiftly introduced to him and come to know his name rather well."

Orikan looks then to the statue before turning to face the crowd once more. With a firm, steady voice he continues, "For many in life... we may sometimes wonder the differences we make -- if any -- will have a strong enough impact to affect the world around us for better. Today we celebrate one that has surely made a difference for many near and far. Immortalized through action and courage."

Sarah smiles.

Orikan speaks from the podium, "For there is a saying that I hold dear to me: 'Do not go gentle into that good night'. To fight death off and and to fight for life for as long as possible, whilst living to your fullest. To be so determined that you would fend off death itself for something worth fighting for. A commitment so strong that you would seek dominate the chaos of life -- a fleeting, stalwart, caring, and yet cruel mistress."

Sarah bows her head and cries.
Sarah looks up at Orikan.
Kadia pats Sarah.


Orikan speaks from the podium, "It is this determination and dominance that we recognize today. We stand here in awe of a devotion that many claim to possess, yet seldom displayed in their final hours or even throughout their lives. Someone that did not go gentle into their own good night. Yet, even with this, one can never truly live until they would welcome death as an old friend -- not fear it. For in the end, we will all see the value of our divinity. No matter how noble or otherwise."

Sarah smiles at Kadia.

Orikan smiles faintly as he asks, "In the days, months, and even years to come... How will you be remembered by those around you? By those you do not even know? How will you impact history?"

The questions lingering with a pause before Orikan then continues, "Strive to live by the example we are here to celebrate and remember this day. Make every day, even if it seems the most awful of days, a good one. Today is always a gift. Never take it for granted."

Orikan then lowers his head then a bit as he speaks more in tone of prayer, "So, too, as Rothar served a devoted cause, should we all strive to learn from this example set before us this day. For us devoted of the Lord, we follow a path of devotion to His true divinity; but this is not limited to just us. We all follow a path on this journey, and should do so with conviction and courage. A commitment."

Sarah smiles through her tears.

Orikan speaks from the podium, "Every day we have struggles and tribulations set before us wherever we may turn. Each day do we have an obstacle set before us to overcome. Be it within us, or an external force. We should always dominate whatever attempts to cause us to stray from the paths we choose in life."

Orikan speaks from the podium, "Remove the weakness within you and push on. When this happens, can we better serve the larger picture and purpose that stems beyond just us. For no matter what, if you look to your left and right, those are the people that you may need to work with. Be you arm in arm against a threat, or simply needing someone to proof read your work."

Eberline smirks.

Orikan then resumes a bit of a smile. His eyes looking from his left, to his right as he surveys the crowd, " I have always heard people say the good times come to an end. But you know... that is something I've always refused to believe."

Sarah looks around at everyone.

With a broader smile, Orikan adds, "Because no matter the conflict, there is always a resolution so long as you are determined to see it through. So long as you are willing to learn from it and become better for it. A day is only bad if you let it be or remain so. Today should be cherished and treasured for who knows what tomorrow may bring; but in the end, know that we all find the resolution we are looking for. So long as you are truly devoted to the path you walk upon."

Sarah smiles.
Rusenne smiles.


Orikan dips his head as he concludes, "Shadows and Silence; and may the shadows guide you all into a pleasant, comely evening today. Thank you." With a flourish bow, he relinquishes his place at the podium.

Orikan steps down from the podium.

Kamasi claps for Orikan.

The Duke says authoritatively, "Amen!"

Sarah says, "Amen."

Cleta smiles exposing rows of needle-sharp teeth.


The Duke says authoritatively, "Sarah, we thank you for coming from Surik to join us in this holy ceremony of the memory of your Son."

Sarah smiles at Duke.
Duchess beams at Sarah.


The Duke says authoritatively, "In a final act we shall have a toast to his memory."

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A servant from the Castle brings you a glass of
Surik sparkling wine for a toast.
Raise your goblet to the memory of Rothar Telrith.
Commander of the Knights. Legend of Ateraan!

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Sarah smiles at Duchess.
Kamasi raises her eyebrows.
Aymeric raises his eyebrows.
Rusenne raises her eyebrows.
Ithaera tastes wine.
Duke raises his goblet.
Grogondo tastes wine.
Kamasi raises her goblet.
Quynne raises her glass.
Cidolphus raises the goblet.
Murkent raises his glass!
Asari raises her goblet.
Eberline raises her wine goblet.
Kaalil smells wine.
Talmaun raises his goblet and downs the wine.
Rogurch raises his glass.
Varg raises his eyebrows.
Caellan raises his goblet.
Ariellia raises her goblet.
Nevica raises her goblet.
Zandr tastes wine.
Casimir raises his goblet.
Talmaun drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Theas raises his glass.
Lorsh raises his goblet.
Nezzek raises his goblet.
Anjelle raises her glass.
Alelisa raises her goblet.
Eberline tastes wine.
Fudyum raises his goblet.
Amily raises her goblet.
Vaylin raises his goblet.
Jarani raises her wine.
Keorode raises his eyebrows.
Faldu raises his eyebrows.
Dhubrin raises his goblet.
Loric raises his goblet.
Xamos raises his goblet.
Aciath raises his goblet.
Virischal raises his glass.
Varg raises his goblet high.
Khardu raises his goblet.
Nirrian lifts her goblet.
Seikilos smiles.
Visemor raises his goblet.
Elizen raises his goblet while bowing his head.
Leoxian raises his goblet in the air.
Tanyl raises his goblet.
Kyra lifts the goblet quietly.
Amaylah raises her wine in respect to Rothar.
Cyndotsin raises his goblet.
Merial lifts her goblet up, then takes a sip.
Navolin raises the wine.
Kaalil raises his goblet.
Kadia tastes wine.
Thyvox raises his goblet.

The Duke says authoritatively, "To Rothar!"

Faldu raises his goblet.
Taelis raies her glass up.
Zandr raises his glass.
Kildrux raises his goblet.
Zolixa lifts her goblet to meet the Duke's toast.
Phaedri raises her glass.
Kelnigh raises his Glass.
Dallia raises her goblet.
The Duke drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Sarah raises goblet.
Kamasi tastes wine.
Tavi lifts her glass high.

Eberline exclaims loudly, "To Rothar!"

Grogondo raises his eyebrows.
Zenayla lifts her glass in the air and toasts.
Zezyn raises his eyebrows.
Zandr drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Nezzek drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Amily says, "To Rothar."

Tenebres raises his goblet up.

Leoxian exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Thyvox drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Khardu exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Visemor drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Thorgak raises his goblet.

Nevica exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Alelisa drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Kamasi exclaims, "TO ROTHAR!"

Tenebres drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Zezyn says, "To Rothar."

Virischal drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Amily drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Grogondo raises the goblet.
Zenayla drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Quynne says in nymph, "To Rothar."

Caellan exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Duchess raises her goblet, "To Rothar!"

Rusenne raise her glass to everyone.
Zezyn drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Loric exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Amaylah says, "To Rothar."

Tanyl tastes wine.

Theas exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Caellan drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Zandr says, "To Rothar."

Zaaju says, "Cheers! To Rothar."

Alelisa exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Aciath drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Thorgak drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Traf raises his glass to Sarah "To Rothar!" then drinks it down.

Garr drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Jarani tastes wine.

Xamos offers quietly, "To Rothar."

Loric drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Amaylah drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Kadia exclaims loudly, "" To Rothar!"

Theas drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Kamasi drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Zaaju drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Faldu says, "To Rothar."

Navolin drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Khardu drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Zandr drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Nirrian takes a small sip and murmurs "to Rothar"

Traf drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Kaalil tastes wine.
Zandr drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Lorsh exclaims loudly, "To Rothar. Hail!"

Seikilos smells wine.
Xamos tastes wine.

Ariellia says, "To Rothar."

Varg tastes wine.

Keorode exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Lorsh tastes wine.
Jarani drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Faldu drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Kadia tastes wine.
Taelis drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Kildrux exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Dhubrin exclaims loudly, "To Rothar!"

Varg drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Kruil says, "To Rothar."

Ariellia drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Sarah says, "To Rothar, my love."

Xamos drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Rogurch shouts "To Rothar" and downs his drink.

Kruil drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Fudyum exclaims loudly, "To Rothar!"

Azria lifts her goblet, "To Rothar"

Virischal exclaims loudly, "To Rothar!"

Thorgak says, "To Rothar!."

Ugrud remains at attention.

Kelnigh exclaims loudly, "To Rothar!"

Arthas exclaims, "TO Rothar!"

Ithaera raises her glass, beaming brightly. "To Rothar. To friendship and family and to when we meet again!"

Tharia raises her glass, "Rothar Eternal."

Rusenne says loudly, "To Rothar."

Orikan exclaims, "To Rothar!"

Orikan drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Nevica drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Arthas smells wine.
Cidolphus drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Tharia drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Rusenne drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.


{ <<<<<<< Rajah Preaches with Authority >>>>>>> }
To Rothar, May his memory live forever in the hearts of all that he has
touched, and continues to touch through the stories and memories of his life!

{ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> }

Thorgak hugs Sarah.

Aymeric raises a goblet. "To Rothar!"

Kyra says softly "To rothar"

Keorode smells wine.
Athenais lifts her glass.
Athenais tastes wine.
Rusenne drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Seikilos says, "To Rothar."

Quynne tastes wine.
Hrung lifts his glass.
Keorode drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Kyra drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Zolixa drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Virischal tastes wine.

Quynne says, "Mmmmm.. yum."

Kadia drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Hrung drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Tamerlyn says, "'To Rothar."

Rajah tastes wine.
Seikilos tastes drink.

Vallar says, "To Rothar."

Rajah drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Caellan drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Vallar bows to Sarah.
Sarah smiles at Thorgak.
Phaedri drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Tamerlyn drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.
Rusenne drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

Hanzo exclaims, "To rothar!"

Zezyn drinks a sip of surik sparkling wine.

The Duke says authoritatively, "This brings this ceremony to a close thank you all for attending. Lady Sarah will meet you in customs in 5 minutes if you wish to speak personally to her."

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