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/r/Warhammer40k - Unofficial Home of 40k on Reddit

2010.05.14 01:28 /r/Warhammer40k - Unofficial Home of 40k on Reddit

Warhammer 40k is a franchise created by Games Workshop, detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds. The main attraction of 40k is the miniatures, but there are also many video games, board games, books, ect. that are all connected in the 40k universe. This subreddit is for anything and everything related to Warhammer 40k.
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2020.02.15 01:54 Dovakiin24 ChurchoftheGodEmperor

A church dedicated to worshipping the almighty God Emperor of Mankind
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2014.12.01 16:07 FourthFactioner Ruvan is bad

Discuss anything regarding Miller and PS2 in general or just show your submittal to the God Emperor of Mankind.
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2023.06.03 19:46 Eldritch_Flame [PF2E][FoundryVTT][Wednesday][Saturday][CST-12:30PM][PAID] -- Experienced GM seeking both new and experienced players! Forming two groups for personalized homebrew setting/campaigns! -- [3-week trial period at (5$) per session. After that it's just (10$)!][2/10 slots open]

🌍✨Are you looking for a Collective Storytelling game using dice? What about a living semi-sandbox world that reacts to the choices and backgrounds of not only you but the group as a whole? Well than apply here: https://forms.gle/DTQibvQMgbNa37NcA.✨🌍
Buuut...if you wanna be sold on it a bit more, keep reading.
Come join me in crafting an incredible adventure where possibilities are infinite with each roll of the dice. As Game Master, I'll personalize the world according to your group's preferences and decisions. Together, you will have to figure out how to move forward through difficult choices and potentially change the setting. There will also be plenty of fun opportunities - combat, puzzles, or just lighthearted banter. Don't worry if you're new - I'm happy to teach and guide you! Come with an adventurous spirit and open mind ready to explore a living world that will treat you like a part of it. So what are you waiting for? Let's go on an adventure!

🚩 ((Basic questions and answers)) 🚩
~(what do you mean by personalized?)🎨
During session zero (and to a lesser extent throughout the whole game) I will be discussing with all the players in both groups what sort of campaign/setting that they want to play/explore in. As well as the sort of themes and goals they would enjoy personally as a player.
There will be a Google Form at the bottom of this thing (and at the top) that will have just under a dozen questions that will allow me to match players together that have compatible aspirations and expectations for the game.
~(5$ 3-week trial? Why charge at all?) 🤔
Fair question with two answers. One, people who are willing to jump over even a small monetary hurdle are way less likely to not show up to games regularly or be intentionally disruptive.
Two, it incentivizes me to be best I can be, as I can as well as enabling me to more easily afford things like Dungeondraft or Inkarnate to create custom maps or battles for you guys! Also I kinda need more food money lol.
~(What can I expect when we start?)👀
Well of course there is the aforementioned session zero will be the first order on the docket. Our starting point will be the Pathfinder 2E's Beginner Box. I find the Beginner Box to be a genuinely good way to introduce players to both PF2E and FoundryVTT so im gonna use it as a sorta jumping off point for the homebrew. (it also gives me time to work on the homebrew content since it will be customized to your group specifically)
🚩 ((Basic requirements and social expectations)) 🚩
🚩 ((Basic campaign/character info)) 🚩
🚩 ((Google Application form!)) 🚩
The Form!
This is basically half basic form and half personality quiz with pretty fantasy pictures. Please read anything in bold it's probably important!
Hope to start forming the groups as soon as this weekend and starting session zero next week!
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2023.06.03 19:45 Intelligent-Sink-909 Can someone explain to me why we can't again on upholding the law by Faith? I know some will have issue with the word Of God I am speaking, as if I am trying to submit others to a yolk of slavery, the alternative to upholding the law by Faith, would it not be Slavery to our own sinful desires?

Romans 2
23You who glory in the law, do you dishonor God by disobeying the law? 24For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written.
25For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won’t his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision? 27Won’t those who are physically uncircumcised, but fulfill the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh; 29but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.
Romans 3:31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Acts 7:51 You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.
Romans 2:28 A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical.
Leviticus 26:41 and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies--and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled and they will make amends for their iniquity,
1 Samuel 14:6 Jonathan said to the young man bearing his armor, "Come, let us cross over to the outpost of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the LORD will work on our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."
1 Samuel 17:26 David asked the men who were standing with him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Just who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?"
Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and remove the foreskins of your hearts, O men of Judah and people of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish it, because of your evil deeds."
Jeremiah 6:10 To whom can I give this warning? Who will listen to me? Look, their ears are closed, so they cannot hear. See, the word of the LORD has become offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.
Jeremiah 9
, 24but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”
25“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will punish all those who are circumcised merely in the flesh— 26Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.”
1 Corinthians 15:34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any creature that crawls along the ground.
Leviticus 11:45 For I am the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt so that I would be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
Leviticus 19:2 "Speak to the whole congregation of Israel and tell them: Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
Leviticus 20:7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.
Isaiah 35:8 And there will be a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel it--only those who walk in the Way--and fools will not stray onto it.
1 Peter 1
13Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
22Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24for
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
if it is so clearly expressed that man cannot live by bread alone by out of every word of Gods mouth, and we know Christ is the bread, yet I seldom meet those circumcised of heart having purified your souls by obedience the the truth for a sincere brotherly love...
does anyone think I do not love you according to the living abiding word, do you think by the word I am condemning you? For if my words condemn you it is only by an unclean conscious, and are you so Bold to Condemn me for what you do not understand, that what you understand might be seen as right...
Gods will be Done and I shall speak when told what to say if your raise your tongue against me in Judgement...
would you bring this offense to you into Court of the King who sits on a thrown of Judgement, who scatters all evil with his eye?
would you bring your neighbor into the court of God, hastily without understanding of your neighbors case against you, and be shamed by your neighbor in heavenly Judgement?
Proverbs 25:8 do not bring hastily to court. Otherwise, what will you do in the end when your neighbor puts you to shame?
I only desire an honest discussion about this doctrine and those who are able to answer with righteous Judgement, otherwise I'm not interested...
Luke 12:11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, 12for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
so unless the holy spirit has given you the answer don't bother to answer lest your darkness be exposed by the light of Christ working through me, by the truth spoken to me of the holy spirit about what I am to say
which is why people hate me without Cause, I'm so use to offspring of serpents being in our members, that I am post discouraging them, and expressing the Fullness of the working power in me, to charm or Crush a serpent...civil discussions only, if you're here to spit venom and seek oppression of Gods word to justify yourself instead of glorifying him through speaking the name of Christ Jesus giving thanks through him, then begone.
I'm only seeking legitimate answers as to why people don't agree with these doctrines of Gods own words.
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2023.06.03 19:45 amesdi Finally got approved. Thanks to the lord.

Finally got approved. Thanks to the lord.
Guys, hang in there! I was waiting for over a year and finally got approved today. Thank god!!! After multiple RFEs , checking the website multiple times a day and on the verge of going crazy I finally got my approval 🙌
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2023.06.03 19:45 rockinguy123 Importance of the recognition of heightism

You may ask yourself, what's the point of talking about all this? Yeah, we all know how short guys have it harder in dating, job, being respected and so on.
The problem is, although there are tons of studies that support these claims, plenty of people in society totally ignore it or give a shit about it.
But what is worse is, how poor recognition this has in the mental health medical world. The ignorance or negligence is translated into it, and this has a tangible impact on many short men.
Imagine being discriminated against by something and not even having a professional to talk to. Thanks God internet forums exist, or suicide rates would be way higher is my guess, but short guys could benefit from mental health professionals if this issue was widely recognized by society, and them!
I'm not talking about gaslighting, but doctors that understand this issue, actually.
If you look at the Body Dysmorphic literature, short stature on men is rarely talked about. If you are not under something as ridicule as below the 1% or something like that, “you are not short” and your problems must be in your mind or something.
They claim, for you to have it, you must have no apparent physical defects that make people treat you differently solely based on that. But that's precisely what being short below-average feels for plenty of guys these days! Even if it is not a “deformation” or an extreme below 1%.
The problem is that the medical system would need to acknowledge there is a problem of discrimination in society, instead of turning the blame on the patient, and actually help them to deal with it.
There also seems to be debate in the BDD community about when you fit in one category or the other, the meaning of “beauty”, “ugly” and lookism.
Some people can react to an extreme and make a problem bigger than it is. That's true for plenty of people with less than desirable characteristics, but the importance is recognition!
If no even mental health professionals recognize the struggles of short height, specially on men, how can society give a serious look at it?
Short kids will keep being born, and without adequate professional support when needed, I guess we will have more suicides and suffering than necessary.
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2023.06.03 19:44 candid_fighter Slightly annoyed I can't use some cool names in my dnd world

I'm reading Oryx and Crake and I was like hey, those so some pretty neat names I could use.
Then I remembered oryx = orcs (maybe could be used for an orc God?)
Then I remembered Crake is pronounced exactly like the home town literally all of us lived in. Could be funny I guess.
Oh well.
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2023.06.03 19:44 RevolutionRevivalist [5e] [Online] [18+] Bi-Weekly Homebrew Game Wednesdays 11am BST (3-4 hours) ALL welcome

Work nights? Never have weekends off? Or maybe you're just Australian? Hello, I'm a 28 years old English player, a DM of 3 years and wish to run a game around my super inconvenient work schedule!
I have a homebrew world and a couple of campaign ideas I'd be happy to run, although open to just going sandbox and working with your backstories for quest ideas. Will pitch these in session 0 and let the players decide, although whichever route we go I'd be hoping we're in it for the long haul
I will summarise the game style as to help decide if this is the game for you;
- I like hard combats, most individual combats or prolonged encounters will come with risk of death, the stakes are high, and teamwork will be needed to avoid casualties
- Players exploring lore, RP and their own/ each others backstories is both encouraged and rewarded. Backstory will be the main meat and bones of anything I run and players who stay true to their character and backstory will see the rewards of this in game. I may suggest edits to fit the lore of the world for example God's and locations, but will do my best to leave you with 100% agency
-I'm pretty laid back as a DM, if you can justify something to me reasonably then I will most likely allow it
-Game will be run in foundry which requires a PC slightly better than a potato but is not too demanding. If you're worried about this then let me know if you want to try it out before session zero preferably and we will see if you can run it. Will also use DND beyond with ALL sourcebooks for character building to make life easy, especially useful for new players. Discord for voice chat
-Transparency is key. Game/ group just not for you 3 sessions in? Tell me, I won't judge. Can't make a session? That's life, just keep me updated. Something you're not happy with in game that you would like me to address? Let me know and I'll do my best to accomdate/ resolve.
- I can be a bit sweary and don't mind if players are, but with this in mind please ensure you treat each other with respect. Racism, sexism or any kind of bigotry not tolerated, it's not hard to be nice
-Sign your post off with the name of your favourite DND character from your past so I know you have read this! (Or just a random name if you've never played)
-Starting at level 3, 5 player party but will run with 3-4 if necessary, milestone levelling, there is no banned material in character building, official content only (with addition of bloodhunter)
To apply just make a short post here telling me whatever you think is relevant. Will message everybody in the next few days depending on demand, and can hopefully start with session 0 Wednesday 14th if we have no hiccups
Thanks for reading!
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2023.06.03 19:44 Nossy_Nerd_8810 A verse used in the Vājapeya sacrifice to Savitr̥ , Tāittirīya-saṁhitā́ 1.7.7.

déva savitaḥ prá suva yajñám prá suva yajñápatim bʰágāya divyó gandʰarváḥ ketapū́ḥ ketáṃ naḥ punātu vā́cas pátir vā́cam adyá svadāti naḥ
~ Tāittirīya-saṁhitā́ (1.7.7)
It's in a meter called mahāsatobr̥hatī, a variation of the br̥hatī metre (8 8 12 8). If anyone is interested in knowing, Svadhyaya Mandal Pune lists the r̥ṣi as Soma.
Keith translates it as:
"a O god Savitr, instigate the sacrifice, instigate the lord of the sacrifice for good luck; may the divine Gandharva who purifieth thoughts purify our thought; may the lord of speech to−day make sweet our utterance."
This hymn is not exclusive to just the Tāittirīya-saṁhitā́, it's found in the Māitrāyaṇa-saṁhitā́ too. Vājasaneya-saṁhitā́ has it too in 9.1, 11.7, and 30.1.
u/Dhvasra has pointed out: The mántra exhibits an interesting property of Vedic Sanskrit (Whitney 314d) from the stand-point of accent, by the way: Déva and Sávitar are treated as one unit syntactically, so only Déva exhibits the accent, whereas if the words referred to separate Gods then both words would retain the accent as usual for chains of vocatives at the beginning of a pā́da (Whitney 314e).
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2023.06.03 19:44 NamelessNanashi [The Gods of Dragons: Beginning] Ch 15 - Burn Baby Burn

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Autumn 4986, 16 Aoimoth
Shon and Nangran hobbled their horses at the base of a steep hill deep in the woods north of Hamerfoss. They'd left at fourth bell, before any of the other Squires had woken for their morning run, and it had still taken them hours of riding through narrow trails to reach this place. At least they hadn't run into any monsters. The snow that had dusted the landscape during the night lay thick here, crunching underfoot and occasionally flopping noisily to either side as it fell from the tall evergreen branches.
Shon adjusted the strap of his sword across his chest and reached his left hand back to brush shaking fingers over its hilt. He'd been glad when the Paladins insisted he take it with him. To them, it marked Shon as a representative of Hengist and the Temple. To Shon, it was a sign of his hard work and resolve. Having it was a comfort.
Nangran started up the hill, and Shon hurried to follow. The smith hadn’t spoken a word since they set out, not even to try and ease Shon’s anxiety, for which Shon was grateful. Master Daunas had tried to sound confident as Shon saddled his borrowed horse, and The Major General had offered him encouragement as they mounted. Neither realized how much that just drove home the desperation of the situation in Shon’s mind.
The smith pulled his heavy cloak tighter, and Shon looked away. He hadn’t bothered to wear his cloak. He'd never really felt chilled in the winter like others seemed to. Now that he knew why, he wished he had. Cold continued to swirl around him, enhanced by his worries. If he could just block those emotions, the power would never have been a problem to begin with.
The trees thinned the higher they climbed, disappearing almost entirely as they crested the top of the hill. The clearing looked over the treetops, offering an unimpeded view of the horizon. Forest all around, with flatland to the south and rocky mountain peaks to the north. Only a handful of small trees grew in the clearing, and in the middle stood a little ramshackle hut only slightly larger than an outhouse.
Nangran threw his arm out, stopping Shon from walking past him, "Don't touch anything. And don't be surprised if he says no right off."
Shon nodded, trying to swallow down his fear so it wouldn't be seen in his eyes. Dropping his hand, Nangran started forward again, finishing, "Be honest, but not insulting." The instructions, -or perhaps advice?- seemed like common courtesy, which made Shon wonder why quiet Nangran had bothered to say anything.
As they drew closer to the little shack, Shon could make out a sign on the door. He squinted to read it and had just made out 'No Soliciting' when the door swung open, banging against the wall and sending birds into flight. An old man, so thin he looked like a skeleton with yellow skin pulled tight across its bones, stormed out. Wearing nothing but a loincloth, he was shaking a thick stick at them that glinted with red rubies in the low autumn light.
"I already paid my dues for this decade! So you can take your request and shove it-" Shon’s hand instinctively reached for his sword, but Nangran just crossed his arms over his barrel chest. The old -virtually naked- man stopped yelling mid-rant and lifted one shriveled arm to shade his eyes as he squinted at them, "Eh? Flintchest, what’re you doing way out here with a blasted mage in tow?"
Rather than answer, Nangran started forward again, he didn't much care for talking, let alone shouting. Looking from Nangran to the loincloth man, Shon slowly lowered his arm, but still took position to the left and just behind the Smith as they approached the crazy man with the glittering club.
"No mage." Nangran said as he came right up to the strange old man, "Squire." he glanced over his shoulder at Shon and finished, "Sorcerer."
The old man spat on the ground and moved his squint to Shon. Running his eyes from the top of his black head to the tip of his polished boots and back, exaggerating the movement before he stopped at the Squire’s cold blue eyes.
He spat again, then barked "Where's your familiar?" scanning first the ground at Shon's feet then the sky above his head.
Shon blinked at him, furrowing his brow in confusion at the question. The mage snapped his fingers impatiently, "Your familiar! All Sorcerers have a familiar."
Nangran came to his rescue, "Just woke last night," he said shortly.
The mage spat again but didn't argue, "Well, come in then." Shon looked sideways at Nangran, but the Smith had already begun following the skinny old man into the shack. Shon hurried to catch up.
Inside, Shon's eyes were assaulted with a sparkling rainbow of colors. The room they'd entered was considerably larger than the outside would suggest, with plush carpet and a stuffed high-back armchair in front of a blazing fire in the opposite wall. Shelves full of exotic plants, glowing glass jars, and glittering stones filled every available space, reflecting off one another and setting streaks of light to dance on the floor and walls like sun rays through crystal.
There was too much to take in, so Shon focused on their host. The old man was slipping into a thick robe of deep purple velvet. He'd hung the club on the wall beside the door, which looked just as decrepit on this side as it had on the outside.
"Make a habit of greeting visitors half-naked and swinging an old fireball wand?" Nangran asked as he slipped out of his cloak.
"Keeps the conversations short." the old man replied tersely, tying his belt and turning to his guests. With boney knuckles on boney hips and glare firmly planted on his wrinkled face, he snapped, "Don't bother getting comfortable, Flintchest; you'll be leaving soon enough."
The Smith ignored him, hanging his cloak on the hook that had presumably held the mage's robe. "Got a favor to ask," he said, but the old man was already shaking his head,
"More like a favor to cash in. That's the only reason you're in here and not smoking in a hole outside."
Nangran ignored the threat and motioned from Shon to the old man and back. "Archmage Ivelm." The mage looked Shon up and down again as Nangran made the introductions, “Squire Shon.”
"Not much longer, I'd say." Ivelm said to Nangran as he finished his second examination, "It's to the Guild with this one. Too much magic." he turned his head and spat in a brass can by the door. It rang out with a loud ‘ting!' and Ivelm sniffed, looking down at Nangran again, "What do you want, Flintchest?"
"Need a seal. So the boy doesn't freeze Hamerfoss more than it already is." the smith crossed his arms, watching the mage and somehow still seeming completely at ease.
"Eh?!" Ivelm exclaimed, leaning far forward. Shon had to try hard not to crinkle his nose as the old man brought his face close enough that Shon could smell Ivelm's breath. Garlic, the mage ate a lot of garlic…
"So… you don't want to be a mage, do you?" he demanded, glaring down his nose at him. Shon shook his head and would have answered with a 'no ser.' except the mage continued, "Rather swing around some hunk of metal like a brute?"
Shon blinked stupidly, and Nangran cleared his throat, "Watch what you say about my swords, old man."
Ivelm ignored the smith as soundly as Nangran had ignored the Archmage, and continued to Shon, "The powers of the universe are at your fingertips. Blood blessed with the strength of the elements, and you wanna throw it all away," he threw his arms into the air, still uncomfortably close, "And for what? Some illusion of an honorable death by the sword?"
Shon didn't know what to say. He looked past the affronted mage's face, only an inch from his own, to Nangran. But the smith gave no sign he was going to help. Shon’s future depended on convincing this strange old man, this Archmage, to help…
Shon wasn't the type to try and convince anyone of anything, but the least he could do was explain himself. Shon stepped back from the mage to address him from a more comfortable distance. "I chose to dedicate my life to perfecting my art, and my art is martial combat," he said. Ivelm wrinkled his nose, his mouth twisting as if he were going to spit again, but Shon continued, "magic would be better served in the hands of someone who wants it badly enough to work for it. Like I've worked for my martial skills."
Ivelm leaned away from Shon, his eyebrows lifted into his frizzled gray hair. Shon looked to Nangran, hoping for some sign that this was a good response. The smith smiled from behind the mage.
"Soooo…" Ivelm drew the word out, "You think only those who dedicate themselves to strict study and practice should wield the power of the universe?" he leaned forward again, turning his head and fixing one eye on Shon like a bird. As if trying to catch him in a lie.
Shon nodded, confused, then asked, "Isn't that what it takes to effectively wield magic? Focused study?"
Ivelm didn't answer the question, instead turning his face to examine Shon with the other eye, scanning him up and down yet again. The old man had looked him up and down so much Shon wouldn't be surprised if the next question were about his hair or boots.
But Ivelm didn't ask another question. Instead, he stood straight and spat into the brass can with another ringing 'ting!' "I like this one," he said, turning his back on Shon and facing Nangran, "But it's too much." he shook his head, lifting his hands in helpless surrender, "Too much power, and ice at that. Stubborn element that one. And it's so finicky to block just elemental magic..."
Ivelm continued talking but Shon heard very little of it. A hole had opened in his gut, and it felt like his heart was racing his stomach to fall into it. But Nangran just rolled his eyes at the mage, interrupting, "Used to be the name in new magic items... made shackles to hold Archmages." he squinted at Ivelm, who had frozen mid-head shake, "Must've gotten rusty out…"
Ivelm snapped his fingers under the Smith's nose to stop him talking, "The mind does not rust, Flintchest!" he huffed, one bare foot tapping under his robe, "Not like your swords and shriveling muscles." Nangran just stared stubbornly, his thick, muscled arms still crossed over his broad chest.
The mage continued to tap his foot, his nose in the air. But as the silence stretched, Ivelm looked down at the smith, who continued to say nothing. The silent battle of wills ended when Ivelm threw his arms up in disgust and shook a finger under Nangran's nose, nearly hitting it, declaring, "I'll show you. I'll make a gem especially for this lad, and you'll see the mind only continues to grow sharper!"
He spun on his heel back to Shon, who had just made out the smith's returned smile from behind the mage when the old man snapped his fingers in Shon's face, making him jump. "Well, what are you waiting for? Come here so I can take some measurements!" Ivelm swung around again and marched across the room to a large workbench with plants and gems scattered across it. Shon scrambled after him, praying his thanks to Hengist and suddenly feeling light enough to float. His anxieties dropping away and melting like snow in summer.
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It was already noon, and no one had come to see Her. She jumped up to grab the bars of Her window, pulling Herself up to peak out but seeing nothing but new snow and tree trunks. She was full to bursting with nervous energy, amplifying every sound and sensation. Footsteps sounded outside Her door, and She dropped from the window, sprinting across the room and resting Her ear on the wood.
“Ran, recheck the lab. Brom, with me.” Archmage Morndancer spoke with his strange alternation between draconic and common as he passed Her door without stopping. She could easily make out the swish of their robes on the stone hall leading away. Three people, Brom, Ran, and Archmage Morndancer. And yet the scurrying of too many feet to be only the two apprentices and Archmage Shaloon, sounded from the floor above. There were strangers in her tower again. Many strangers. Something was happening, something big…
She ran to Her window again, just for something to do, seeking some way to burn off some of the anxiety of not knowing what was going on around her.
A roar from down the hall, a roar of pain, sent ice washing through her veins. She slammed into the door at full speed. Pounding on the wood, She called out, “Brom?! Ran?!” Nothing. Then a yip cut short, followed by barking and yowling.
She shook the handle with both hands, rattling the door on its hinges, “BROM! RAN!” Something was happening to Her treasures, something terrible… The door handle began to glow, the metal warping and sagging as it melted. The knowledge that She would be in more trouble than She had ever been in before was nothing compared to Her terror. She wrenched the handle back with all Her might, splashing molten metal across Her bed, lighting fires that flared in her panic, and sending smoke to curl up to the ceiling.
She didn’t care. She shouldered the door open and ran.
“Red?!” She passed the first open door but couldn’t stop as Ran called out to Her. Reaching Her treasures' room, She tried to stop but slipped, slamming into the ground with a sticky splash. A final whining bark started a buzzing in Her ears as She stared, transfixed, at Her hands. They were painted red. Warm and sticky. The overpowering stench of iron nearly made Her gag as She looked up to see Morndancer toss aside a glittering golden wolf pup, the body flopping limply over the corpse of its mother and siblings.
Her world went red.
***
The last sample was taken care of, but something roared with enough ferocity to shatter glass.
Morndancer's head snapped around in time for him to fall back, shielding his face with his hands as the Firewyrm exploded. White-hot fire engulfed Her and spread out to the stone floor and walls. His robes began to smoke, the new fire protection spells woven into them being overpowered by the sheer ferocity of the blaze.
Brom had no such spells, and he had only managed a single step towards the girl before he fell to the ground, writhing for only a moment before lying still. The Archmage heard Ran scream from the hall before the journeyman stumbled past the door, flailing wildly. Barely discernible as human inside the flames.
The Firewyrm moved towards him, stepping through Brom’s head, turned to ash, and blown up to dance in the air on the same heatwaves causing the girl's hair to wave wildly about Her. She didn't seem to notice, Her face was expressionless and her eyes glowed as red as the scales across Her cheek. Morndancer tried to snap his fingers, but the golden collar around Her neck melted, Her clothes burning off and leaving Her naked and terrible in the flames.
His robe was burning now, and only the pain of that could pull his eyes from the Firewyrm as he pointlessly tried to beat the fires off. He fell back, hitting the wall, which drooped, sagging and dripping molten stone onto his head and face. Then he fell further back, into a gate that opened behind him.
Shaloon pulled him through the portal and into the library three stories up. The Firewyrm roared again and the tower walls shook with the force of it. The gate closed, but Morndancer continued to burn. He could hear screaming. Was it him? Was he screaming? Fire burst up the spiral stairs in the middle of the room, and apprentices, both their own and many sent from the central and western Talon, scrambled about in a panic, some even leaping from the windows.
Shaloon cursed, holding out her hand and summoning her sword again. She had to draw the circle five times before a second gate finally formed, and she dove through it, pulling Morndancer along with her as it quickly closed. An apprentice reached through, and his arm fell at Morndancer’s feet, miles away in the sitting room of his manor back in Smildna.
He laughed. Shaloon slapped him, and he laughed. Ronni, his daughter, burst through the door, her own daughter, only a year old, perched on her hip, and still, he laughed. “What’s wrong?! What happened to him?!” he barely registered his daughter's words and continued to laugh, rolling around on the ground in mirthful madness.
“The Firewyrm She…” Shaloon started, but Morndancer yelled over her in draconic,
She is true! She is pure! She is rage! The children will come and raise the grandchildren! We have only to await the coming of those Chosen!” the room faded around him, becoming washed out and gray then finally black as he continued to laugh and shout, “They take those who slew them and use them to raise themselves anew…
He couldn’t feel his burns or the hands trying to settle him. He saw only darkness and stars. And the eyes of his Master boring into his soul from the outer planes.
***
Shon couldn't remember ever feeling so drained in his life. He'd been tired before, exhausted even, but it had never felt quite like this. The eccentric Archmage Ivelm had ordered him to 'empty his energy' into stone after stone. Measuring the weight, color, and temperature of each. Making notes in chalk directly on his table and talking to himself. Shon was shocked the first time he saw the smooth rock handed to him change from a translucent white to an onyx as black as his hair, but by the time they'd gone through the twentieth stone, Shon had decided to stop counting.
Ivelm, however, seemed to get more and more excited with each one. Giving Shon reason to suspect the mage may be taking the energy for himself. After what felt like hours, Ivelm finally stoppered the potion he'd mixed with the most recent jewel, glowing a soft pale blue, and stepped back from the workbench, bony hands on bony hips.
"It can be done." Ivelm swiveled to face Nangran, "He's strong, I don’t know how he managed not to manifest until now, but it's all focused in one elemental direction." he rubbed his chin and looked at the ceiling, completely ignoring Shon's arched eyebrow. "It has a bit of divine flavor as well. But I suppose that shouldn't be surprising for a training Paladin." The mage stopped musing and glared down his nose at Nangran, who had made himself comfortable in the oversized wingback chair by the fire, "It will have to be a lot bigger than a piece of jewelry would allow."
The smith just hummed and sipped at his mug. When had he gotten a mug? Shon looked from one old man to the other. It was apparent Ivelm wanted Nangran to ask him for details, but the ever stoic smith said nothing.
Shon was tired. His limbs felt heavy, and the weight of his simple uniform felt more like platemail. He was just about to ask what the Archmage meant, to hurry them along, when Ivelm threw his hands in the air and said, "You'll need to find somewhere to put it. I would recommend that." he pointed at the hilt of Shon's sword over his shoulder, continuing, "If the lad is insisting on swinging a metal stick around instead of harnessing the ultimate powers of the universe then that same stick might as well sap the power literally as well as figuratively." Shon arched an incredulous eyebrow but Ivelm wasn't paying attention, finishing, "I can get it down to about an inch and a half orb. At the smallest. If you want something different, say so now."
Nangran set his mug on the ground and stood with a grunt and a groan. Shon just wanted to go home and sleep for a week, so when the smith reached for the hilt of his sword for a closer look Shon hardly noticed, until the squat smith jerked it down to eye level. Shon swung his arms like a drowning man and stepped wide to prevent himself from falling over.
"Quit wigglin'," Nangran grumbled, studying the sword's pommel with a professional eye. "One and a half'll do, preferably in a tear…"
The mage snorted and continued to ignore the struggling half crouched Shon, his voice dripping sarcasm as he addressed the smith, "Shall I wrap it in silk for you as well?"
"Na." Nangran let go of the sword, and Shon stood straight, lifting his leg to shake out the knee. "Drop it off when you’re done." the Mage snorted again but didn't counter.
None of them were interested in extending the visit, so Nangran grabbed his heavy cloak and shrugged it on while Shon waited by the door. "It will be at least a fortnight," Ivelm called from his position by the workbench, not about to walk them out.
Nangran grunted his confirmation and opened the battered and decrepit door, letting the wind and early autumn snow blow in on their way out. Shon followed numbly, his eyes unfocused as he walked, and ran right into the much shorter man. Nangran hardly moved as Shon bounced off of him. He was squinting into the distance, one large hand shading his eyes. Shon stared at Nangran for a moment before following the direction of his gaze over the tree line.
Smoke. A LOT of smoke. The black clouds billowed violently into the sky, occasionally lit from below by sparks shot high into the air.
"Elm!" Nangran shouted. Shon had never heard the man call so loudly. The Archmage must have also been shocked because the door to his hut swung open and he stuck his head out to look to either side, eyes wide.
"Flintchest, what?" but he soon saw what, "But, that's the old chemist's tower… What?" he stood in shocked confusion for a heartbeat before turning back into the hut. Shon looked from the shack to Nangran, but before he could say anything, the mage was back, struggling with two long rods, one blue with what looked like waves painted all around, the other black and studded with diamonds.
"Don't just stand there!" Ivelm snapped at the two as he finally managed to slip the blue rod into a sheath at his side. He then pointed the diamond rod at the space between two close-growing trees. Shon heard him say something unintelligible, and one of the diamonds shot out of the tip of the rod to hover between the trees before expanding into a portal.
Beyond the magical gate, Shon could hear the fire roar. It sounded how he imagined the burning hells might sound, but as he followed the two men through, he realized his imagination was tame by comparison.
The smell of burning flesh and hair choked him as they stepped clear of the gate's magic. The heat smashed into them like a wall, and all three brought their arms up to shield their faces. Around them were the charred remains of what looked like humans, their faces buried in the mud as if they'd been trying to run from the blaze. Shon had to swallow the bile that rose in his throat and focused instead on the fire Ivelm had said was a tower.
It was completely engulfed in bright flames of all colors. Squinting through the light, he could see the stone walls melting like wax. The arch of the doorway sagged in the middle, and Shon's eyes went wide. Someone was in there.
He would've had to shout over the roar of the flames, but it didn’t matter; Ivelm was already raising the blue wand, jerking his fingers in strange ways and mouthing words impossible to hear. Water shot out the tip of the wand with the force of a ballista and hissed against the glowing stones.
It wasn't possible. It must be a trick of the flickering flames. But the figure turned its face to them, long hair whipping about as it took steps in their direction.
"Don't just stand there, boy!" Ivelm screamed. "They must have a fire-resist spell; those things don't last forever!"
Nangran grabbed Shon’s upper arm, pulling him a step closer to the fire and down so he could shout in his ear, "Freeze a path."
Shon swallowed. He was so tired, literally drained. He didn't know what to do or how to do it. But the figure in the fire reached out to them only to pull away from a drop of molten rock. Shon fell to his knees, placing his hands on the ground and pleading silently to Hengist. He didn’t know what to do, didn’t know how to control the power. He tried picturing a path of snow between himself and the tower base, concentrating on it until the mental image overlaid the real world, as he did when imagining phantom fighters during practice.
Ice snaked its way from Shon's fingers towards the burning tower along his mental path, powered by the fear that he wouldn't be fast enough to save the person inside. The water from Ivelm's wand helped carve the way, and Shon grunted physically as he struggled to push mentally. His breathing came heavy and ragged. He could feel the fire melting the edges of the ice as if it were a part of him. Still, he fought back and forced it to continue to form into solid sheets moving closer and closer to the figure still trapped in the tower.
Wherever the ice formed solid, it stayed. The fire drawing back from it until, finally, it reached the doorway. He urged the ice to climb up the doorframe, to hold it in place and keep it from falling, from moving at all.
Shon was seeing double. He struggled to focus on the figure and flinched as they stepped onto the frozen path. The ice hissed and melted under their bare unsteady feet, he could feel it... feel them, their heat, on his ice.
It was a young woman. Or an older girl. She was naked; her clothes burned away by the fire. Her long hair was being blown forward by the heat of the burning tower, obscuring her face. As she moved closer, Shon could make out strange red stripes snaking around her body, standing in stark relief against her pale skin.
Ivelm stepped in front of him then, throwing Nangran's cloak around her shoulders as she crumpled to the ground. Nangran himself knelt beside Shon, resting one massive hand on the Squire's back. "You can stop, lad…" his voice trailed off, and Shon felt an emptiness open in his chest. No one could have survived that, not if they hadn't already made it to the entrance like the girl. As if to punctuate the thought, Shon managed to focus his eyes only to see the tower's entrance wall fold and collapse in on itself, the stones flowing like soft wax.
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Sorry for the double post today. I wanted to keep Ch 14 & 15 together.
Thanks for making it this far, you are the real MVP
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2023.06.03 19:44 GrayStyleHerr Poem about a echo

Here i was. Born without a reason. Being forced to endure the cycle. No escape, no solution.
I didn't ask for this. But ego consumed them. Now here i am. Pleading for my eternal death. For my karma wasn't enough.
Great structures were made. Promising to find a better solution. Yet the others have chosen the old path. I should have chosen patience.
Faith is what i have wasted. To the god now gone. Now i must endure it to the end. Waiting for a new world. While i admire the wasted beauty of this world.
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2023.06.03 19:44 Acceptable_Stage_895 [16F] gonna make a post again cause i found more creeps than anything this time.

[16F] gonna make a post again cause i found more creeps than anything this time.
And if you do happen to message me then please in the name of god write your age or name. Otherwise i will not answer
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2023.06.03 19:43 yeetonon Beware players. Mojang, please fix this. [bedrock]

My world I worked on for around 200 hours got corrupted and deleted because my power turned off for 5 seconds during a thunderstorm. I wouldn’t have cared but my previous world of around 400 hours got deleted after I turned off my PlayStation improperly after raging.
I’ve found many, many posts about this spanning back to October 2020. I mean, I’d get if it started happening within a few months and it wasn’t fixed yet, but 3 years?
Not to mention if the game crashes once it could delete your world. And thank God bedrock is more prone to crashing.
No recent save files in the cloud on either world.
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2023.06.03 19:43 Ill_Card_5995 I felt uncomfortable in a Novus Ordo Mass after attending the Traditional Latin Mass for a period of time.

I have attended the TLM for more than a year now. I totally respect the NO liturgy and I wholeheartedly believe they are valid and meritorious. But personally, I prefer the old liturgy because of its reverence and silence. Due to the restriction imposed on the TLM, I sometimes go to the NO mass on some feast days or solemnities. Most of the time, I felt uncomfortable and anxious in the NO Mass. I can hardly pray through the Mass and I felt I am forced to make responses as all things are spoken aloud. I also felt anxious when I kneel during the Eucharistic prayer or receiving on the tongue kneeling during communion because I am the minority or even the only person doing these in the Mass. I also tried to bow to the Holy name, Jesus, whenever it is mentioned in the Mass, but at the same time, I felt uncomfortable as I always think that other people might think I have done too much which is unnecessary. I am not trying to seek attention but these are my deeply-believed devotions to the Blessed Sacrament and the Lord. I struggle whether I should give up these devotions or gestures in the NO Mass and adapt to the others. Do you guys have any advice on this matter?
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2023.06.03 19:43 Impressive_Pace_384 Update on: The Infinite Regress Eternal (IRE)

Atheists, to save themselves the embarrassment of their belief that:
-Something came from nothing
have now moved on the to the belief that:
-The universe is eternal, aka without a beginning.
So let's take their atheism at face value and follow it to it's logical conclusion.
Again.
-The universe is eternal. It didn't begin to exist.
-The causes of the universe itself had a cause since without it would remain how it was eternally before it left an effect.
-The universe is all there is so the chain of causality is restricted solely to the universe itself.
-The universe began an eternity ago.
Basically you get somewhere without a starting point.
From nonsense to nonsense. No progress.
This infinite regress can only be averted by the universe beginning to exist which can only be by God.
So by the law of excluded middle, the universe did begin to exist by God.
Basically the impossibility of the contrary.
-Why can't x be? Why is x impossible? Prove it.
Because or it is proven by the non-existence of a possibility for x.
Example: A possibility to undo the past does not exist, so it's impossible to undo the past.
-If "everything" has to begin to exist, then what caused God to begin to exist? Prove he didn't.
Loaded question. You first have to prove God has to begin to exist, like the "universe".
You don't insist someone to disprove your rebuttal which is an assertion which you still haven't proven.
Which is basically atheism in a nutshell.
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2023.06.03 19:43 NMS-JS Great News Paper For Multiplayer News

Great News Paper For Multiplayer News
This newspaper gets into detail about the happenings of 'Civilization Space' which is a more roleplay oriented side of No Man's Sky Multiplayer!
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2023.06.03 19:42 RazmanDevil Necromancer minions need a buff

It makes no sense that the only Necromancer minion worth it's salt is the golem specifically the Iron golem in my opinion.
Minions have too low health to the point where having them summoned during so far any boss fight isn't even worth it.
It's insane that we went from having consistent minions in the beta to having nerf to shit minions in the second beta and now that the game is in early release the minions are only slightly better after they were buffed mid-beta.
Please I don't expect my minions to be tanks and I also expect them to die but a boss shouldn't just do 1 swipe attack and kill half of my skeletons. I feel less like a commander of the dead and more like a babysitter who has to constantly pick up a toddler who's learning how to walk.
God forbid The Butcher come out when you are a necromancer because you literally can't do shit as the minions don't hold aggro and the Necro can't run fast enough before he's fucked sideways.
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2023.06.03 19:42 MaoAankh Blue Lock Absol. I achieved the unthinkable.

Blue Lock Absol. I achieved the unthinkable.
I have reached Season 11 Masters 1600 using only Absol and managed to end with 71% WR.
And for those of you who knew about the Blue Lock anime, the part about how ego makes you improve really resonated with me.
People will frown on how I stubbornly played only Absol instead of filling roles. But I didn't care. I only knew one thing, and that's is I want to be a god-like Absol player.
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2023.06.03 19:41 Darneac Beliefs v4

God is a trinity
God the father God the son God the holy spirit
God the father: Genesis 1:26 / Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
John 14:28 / You have heard Me say to you, ‘I (Jesus) am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
God the holy spirit: Genesis 1:2 / The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
John 14:26 / But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.
John 16:13 / However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
God the Son: John 1:2-5 / In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 8:58 / Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
God is good: 1 Chronicles 16:34 / Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
God is holy: Psalm 97:12 / Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.
God's love: John 3:16 / For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
God's justice: 2 Corinthians 5:10 / For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
God is righteous: Psalm 119:137 / Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments.
How to enter heaven:
  1. Believe in the trinity
  2. Believe Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross
  3. Believe Jesus Christ was raised from the dead 3 days later
  4. Do not follow your own desires
  5. Put on the armour of God
  6. Resist the devil and he will flee
  7. Follow God's commandments
  8. Repent of your sins
  9. Pray to God
  10. Ask for forgiveness from God
1 John 2:3-6 / When we obey God, we are sure we know him. But if we claim to know him and don't obey him, we are lying and the truth isn't in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.
We are all sinners but through Jesus we can find everlasting life.
Repent and turn from your old ways. Sin escalates and gets worse without regret.
Sin is not allowed in heaven so bind and resist sin on earth.
Matthew 18:18 / I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth shall have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth shall have [already] been loosed in heaven.
We can receive forgiveness and mercy for our sins through God the son, Jesus Christ our lord and saviour.
Forgiveness is available to everyone, even those who have made the same mistakes many times. However repentance is needed from you. Jesus will show you the right way but you still have a choice to follow or not.
How to resist the devil:
The armor of God represents the defense we must take in our spiritual lives. The Bible tells us that we are fighting a war against Satan, who seeks to destroy us. Therefore, we must take action and put on God's armor. As Christians, it is important for us to understand the severity of this battle.
Armor of God
  1. the belt of truth - honesty
  2. the breastplate of righteousness - do the right thing
  3. the shoes of the gospel of peace - remain calm and collected
  4. the shield of faith - trust God
  5. the helmet of salvation - accept Jesus Christ is my lord and savior.
  6. The sword of the Spirit - use and know the word of God
GOOD FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT:
Galatians 5:22-23 / But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Matthew 6:14 / For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 22:37-39 / Jesus says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
1 Peter 4:8 / And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins
John 14:21 / Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.”
SINS:
The 10 Commandments: 1. You shall have no other God's before me. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images. 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. 4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy. 5. Honor your father and mother. 6. Thou shalt not kill. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8. Thou shalt not steal. 9. Thou shall not bear false witness. 10. You shall not covet.
The seven deadly sins are:
  1. lust
  2. gluttony
  3. greed
  4. laziness
  5. wrath
  6. envy
  7. pride
Proverbs 6:16-19 / These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Matthew 5:27-28 / You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
James 4:17 / So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin
Colossians 3:5-6 / Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
Galatians 5:19-21 / Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity (hostility), strife (conflict), jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions (disagreement), divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 / Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (sexual pleasure), idolatry, sorcery, enmity (hostility), strife (conflict), jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions (disagreements), divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Any miracles done that is not from God is from the devil. The devil is deceitful and will hide his sorcery in false doctrines. Do not be deceived and be led astray because this is done by the devil to hide the truth.
1 John 3:15 / Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
CONSEQUENCES OF SIN:
James 1:12-16 / Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and SIN WHEN IT IS FULLY GROWN BRINGS FORTH DEATH. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers
Hebrews 3:12-14 / Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an EVIL, unbelieving heart, LEADING YOU TO FALL AWAY FROM THE LIVING GOD. But exhort (strongly encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be HARDENED BY THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
1 Peter 3:12 / For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
Matthew 5:30 / And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Proverbs 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
SAVED BY FAITH:
Matthew 7:21-23 / Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’
Ephesians 2:8 -10 = For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand SO WE MAY DO THEM.
James 2:17 = So too, faith by itself, if it does not result in action, is dead
James 2:21-22 / Was not our father Abraham justified by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did.
My conclusion on faith:
We are saved by faith in the trinity. Works are there to strengthen your faith. Sin weakens your faith until it dies.
Reasons for evil:
Isaiah 45:7 / I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things
You have free will to choose to be good or evil. God allows you to choose even if he knows what you will choose. If he doesn't allow evil people to exist he cannot give free will to man or he cannot let man be created. If man has no free will then we can no longer call ourselves human being as we would be something else. If we are not created by God he cannot save his lost sheep born into a world of good and evil where the ground is cured and weeds grow amongst the wheat.
Hell was created for the fallen angels but also because evil people exist. Evil people cannot escape justice so God created a place of torment for them. This place is for people who disobey God and refuse to serve him.
Matthew 13: 37-39 / He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
God needs cursed ground to sow the seeds of sinners. God has rules which he also follows, he does not just do as he wants. The devil can sow his own seeds as well. The devil's seeds/children can also be saved.
Zechariah 3 1-4 = Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?" Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy clothes." Then he said to Joshua, "See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you."
The devil is making mistakes as you can see from the verse above. Weeds can also be saved.
These sinners can be saved by faith in God the son. We are all black sheep which God is coming to find.
The reason for life: So that God can tell you who you are at the end of your life. Only God can define you. God loves you and wants to bless you.
The bible is God's word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 / All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
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2023.06.03 19:41 Much_Invite6644 Different vibes?

Different vibes?
Different vibes? Yes Paul, perhaps because she's still in a cult.
Same book, different chapter. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
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2023.06.03 19:40 throwaway784529426 help me - vent

Oh my god I feel like im losing my mind. I went on here to feel better and learn tips about handling my OCD but it feels like everyone's real event is nothing compared to mine. I can't sleep or eat, i feel sick all the time and it's completely halted my ability to do anything. It's the proximity to illegality which is the worst for me I just cant believe I did all that stuff. If my friends and family knew they would hate me. I feel like ive ruined myself. Ive had brief episodes of this before but i always got over it, it's never been so bad. I don't know how im supposed to live with myself. The worst part is, it all sounds so stupid until I get to the part which worries me. Then my memory gets fuzzy. It happened when i was about 12-15. Ive seen really horrible things and I wish I could just take it all back. I hate myself and I wish i were dead. I cant stop comparing myself to others "surely THEYVE never done something so bad." And before you suggest therapy I can't do that right now. It's so bad I don't know how im supposed to move on.
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2023.06.03 19:40 Sanford_Daebato Romance In Media

Its all cool and good that I call this a 'personal peeve' when it also probably applies to a bunch more people than myself, but does anybody else get vexed and grossed out whenever romance is shown on screen?
Perhaps it ranges from person to person, the range of the act, but for me I just start transforming into a Blackhole of cringe whenever a character so much as glances lovingly at another. I do mean that as on the term of 'sexual attraction' - Love. Kissing is the cardinal sin of cringe for me, the act, the sound, all of it. Handholding, that God forsaken staring. Something about 'love' and its acts being everpresent in basically all media really irritates me.
I'd enjoy it if there would be some characters, shows, movies etc that would perhaps have some ace characters or generally absent from it all.
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2023.06.03 19:40 80sfilmsfan_1985 The Old Cabin in the Woods

Deep in a forest a figure is on a stroll whistling the Indiana Jones theme. The figures head is brimming with various thoughts. The figures stroll, whistling and thoughts then stop in the presence of a building. An abandoned wooden cabin, covered in various plants. The figure smiles.
FilmsFan: "Ah, it's been while since I've been here, everysince I got Minoa and that new lair I haven't revisited this place and I think I may need to revamp it."
FilmsFan walks up to the cabins door and opens it, tearing some of the vines on it. The entrance leads to a large room, on the left is a kitchen and on the right is a living room and there is hallway directly infront of the entrance. There are cobwebs and dust all over the place.
FilmsFan: "Note to self: next time I come here make sure to bring a hoover and duster with me."
He walks into the room, each step making an irratating creaking sound on the floor boards.
FilmsFan: "AH my ears! I think I need to get a new floor. Hey what's that on the table?"
FilmsFan walks over to the living room couch, in front of it is a coffee table with a book on it covered in dust. He picks up the book and blows the dust off it revealing it to be The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.
FilmsFan: "Hey my copy of The Time Machine! I was wondering what I did with that."
FilmsFan puts the book into his coat pocket and walks towards the hallway.
FilmsFan: "I wonder what else I'll fi–AAAAH!"
The floor boards breaks under his right leg causing it to fall through the hole. FilmsFan pulls his leg out of the hole and looks into it.
FilmsFan: "Ok I definitely need to fix the floor infact this whole cabin needs to be fixed. Wait is that a skeleton?"
One of FilmsFans Doc Ock arms reaches into the hole and pulls out a skeleton wearing a black suit and sunglasses.
FilmsFan: "Oh my god it's D. B. Cooper. I forgot I left him in the cabin basement."
The Doc Ock arm places the skeleton back into the hole.
FilmsFan: "Ok enough dilly-dallying, I've come to get something and I will get it."
FilmsFan walks down the hallway. On each side of the hallway there two doors and one door at the end of it. He walks down to the door at end of the hallway and opens it. The door creaks open to a study room. On the back wall is a desk and beside it is a small chest locked shut by a combination lock.
FilmsFan walks towards to the chest, kneels down infront of it and enters a code which unlocks the lock. He smiles and opens it to reveal a rolled up blue print.
FilmsFan: "Just where I left you."
FilmsFan takes the blue print, stands up and unrolls the blue print revealing to show a large metal octagon with a computer at the bottom of it. He then rolls the blue print up and puts it into his pocket.
FilmsFan: "Let's get to work"
FilmsFan walks out of the cabin and looks back at it
FilmFan: "I will return one day, probably to fix it but not right now because I have other things to do."
FilmsFan turns and walks into the forest and continues whistling the Indiana Jones theme like he previously was, but unlike last time there is only one thought that circulates his head:
Build the machine.
(Also this is my first lore text post so it's probably not the best but I tried)
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2023.06.03 19:40 Seamoose_Art NoP 2177: Blue Moon [8]

Credit for the original story goes to u/spacepaladin15. I have to say, this was easily my favorite chapter to write. I hope you enjoy!
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Memory transcript subject: Trish, Venlil civilian
Date [Standardized Human Time]: February 29th, 2177
Location: Lower sprawl of City 23, Venlil Prime
It was a long drive back down to the Den, and the whole group held their breath for every second of it with spines bristling and skin crawling. To all of them, it felt like exterminators might appear behind them at any moment if they let themselves relax for so much as a second. The only noise (aside from the whiny roar of the engine) was the hiss of a spray bottle, as James disinfected the wound at Sasha’s side with some mild antiseptic and threw a light cover of bandages over the whole affair. Those aside, the vehicle was filled with a deathly silence.
By the time they were back at the Tipped Quill, even Beast seemed cowed. Trish set it down in the adjacent side-alley, and its doors opened without so much as a screech of the unoiled hinges. They silently disembarked for the bar with all the cheer of a funeral procession, each of them constantly sneaking looks behind them. James and Burai were in front, Tressa and Trish in back, with Sasha and the cargo shielded from all angles as though they were under attack. The thick tension in the air further silenced their movements, leaving only the sound of the ashen wind outside as they walked.

As soon as the door to the Den slid shut behind them, the tension snapped. A roar of exuberant emotion from every angle nearly pushed Trish to the ground, as the rest of them erupted with cheers. It was like being at the center of a supernova, a feeling of being crushed from all angles. Trish just barely managed to stay upright from the sudden shock, ears failing to adjust for several seconds to the new baseline of noise.
“—and just threw himself at them, crying some sob story about a human hunting him. And they bought it! They actually bought it!”
“No shit they bought it! What were they gonna do, let an opportunity to put those flamers to work pass them by?”
“You know, there was a fire escape ladder on the other side of the building. If you’d let me say something before jumping, maybe I wouldn’t need to pull this quill out of your side.”
“You and I both know we— mhfff— didn’t have that sort of time. ”
The dizzying whirl of socialization around her faded into a manageable hum, nervous sharp laughter giving way to more gentle chuckles as the adrenaline faded. Trish managed to drag herself to a chair, nausea fading but legs still shaky from the sudden outburst. She should’ve thought to bring earplugs.
“Hey Trish, you good? You’re looking pretty faint yourself…” James wrapped up his work and paced over to her, his face a bizarre mix of mirth and concern.
“Fine, I’m fine. Just a lot of noise, that’s all. Is Sasha OK?”
“Yeah, just a spine in her side from that fall. It didn’t get past skin, so she’ll be just fine. Here, why don’t I get you some… hmmm, how do you feel about champagne?”
“I don’t— Champagne?
He grinned, almost literally ear-to-ear. “Yeah, ‘course! Or cider, if that’s more your style. You know, this is a big occasion! A mysterious unmarked bag from the same contact who got us those pistols last time, we can afford a bit of celebration!”
“...Cider sounds good. This has human amounts of alcohol, right? I don’t want to dull my perception if anything comes up.”
“Relax, relax! You’re acting like there’s a squad of exterminators waiting ‘till we’re drunk to kick the door down. Trust me, it’s all downhill from here! Here, let me get you a glass…”

The backpack was set upon a footrest, and all lamps trained on it to make a sort of spotlight. To a rapt and silent audience, Trish walked up to their little makeshift shrine and carefully unzipped the gray fabric.
After only a couple hours and far fewer drinks than might be expected, curiosity had gotten the better of them. They all knew it would be better to wait until morning to see what was in the backpack; for something as potentially monumental as this, being well-rested and sober would be invaluable. They kept their curiosity at bay for long, agonizing hours. But it couldn’t hold. Burai made some joke about holding a ceremony to open the thing, and that was all the push they needed.
Inside the backpack, an expensive-looking technological box lay cushioned in a nest of nondescript white fabric. Trish mercilessly gutted the bag, lifting the contents up high for all to see for a moment before placing the device on the spot where the backpack had set seconds prior. After a moment’s inspection, she found a clearly-marked button on the side which she pushed without so much as a moment’s consideration. A hiss of air and a blink from the green light on the side, and the entire box split in two before sliding open. The blast of heat from the inside made Trish recoil slightly. She peered in.
Her gaze was met by a small oval, glistening slightly under the light of heating elements and LEDs. Blue, glossy with a slightly rough texture, and barely the size of Trish’s paw. She ran a claw across the side; tiny bumps coated the surface. It was extremely warm to the touch. With great care, she lifted it from its metal cocoon and held it up for the rest of the group to see what exactly they’d risked life and limb for.

The only person who seemed to recognize it was Sasha, who all but collapsed at the sight. Mouth covered with a hand, eyes wide and frantic, breathing unsteady. Burai practically dragged her to a nearby chair.
“W-What the fuck? How? How!?”
“Sasha, are you—”
Without waiting for Burai’s question to finish, Tressa rushed over to her and practically tackled her with a hug. He was coming at her from an awkward angle, so rather than a graceful embrace, it ended up with him sliding down an arm head over tail. Undeterred, he righted himself and wrapped his tail around her shaking hand.
“Sasha, breath. Five seconds in, five seconds hold, five seconds out, remember? We’ve got you.”
Gradually, her breathing stabilized, and her hands began to steady. Her eyes, however, remained wild and dilated, still roughly focusing on the small blue object in Trish’s paws. After several long seconds, she finally took the hint and carefully set it back in the case.
“Sasha, talk to me. What is it?”
Sasha’s voice was still unsteady, hands still slightly trembling as she pointed at the container. “...What is it? Do… any of you know what that is? What you’ve brought?”
“It’s an egg, isn’t it? I mean, it’s in an incu—”
“It’s an Arxur.”
“...What?”
“That’s an Arxur’s egg.”
Her words rang out like a gunshot, leaving still silence in its wake as the rest of the group processed the meaning behind them. Each person went through a set of reactions in series, timings offset. Shock, disbelief, denial, awe. Their faces and tails formed a silent orchestra of emotion.
Burai was the first to recover, and the first to speak. “How are we going to feed it?”
Sasha looked at him as though he had three heads.
“Well, it’s not like we can get synthesized meat anymore… there’s not exactly anywhere it could hunt, either. Maybe we—”
Feed it? What fucking part of Arxur don’t you understand!? This is the same species that tore… Burai, you were there! On the cradle, you saw what they did! You should remember better than anyone! They had no empathy, no morals… They killed for fun, ate children out of their parent’s arms! And you want to…”
Sasha’s voice broke, but she continued. “...you want to raise it?”
Burai met her gaze but did not answer. In a truly rare moment, he seemed to be at a loss for words. Sasha looked around at the rest of them; they all wore the same look of determination and all failed to justify their decision with so much as a whisper of argument.
“You want to raise it?” she repeated again, louder this time, as though questioning them at higher volume would make them realize the error of their ways. “Do you think it’ll love you because you were the one feeding it flesh from birth? And… then what? What about every other species in this goddamn ash heap, will it love them enough to starve itself?” She looked around expectantly, but was met with the same steel glares.
Well? Say something!” she spat. “Any of you!”

“Sasha…” Burai began gently, “Do you remember when Cilany’s interview first leaked?”
It was Sasha’s turn to go silent with a cold glare, apparently not seeing where the question led. The rest of the room shuddered; they’d heard the story before. He continued regardless. “The news that the Gojid once ate meat… it hit a lot of people hard. I was in a refugee shelter on Earth at the time. Nobody took it well. Nobody even talked for days afterwards. I heard a couple people tore out their claws and tried to remove their teeth. And there was this one kid… Teveq.
“He was so energetic, always off doing something. With the pups, usually, keeping them out of trouble. Or praying. He prayed to the Great Protector every night for his family to be found hiding somewhere on the cradle. Or sketching, buildings and burrows and skyscrapers. He wanted to be an architect, told me about it a few times. He was always so chatty… he kept me company when I couldn’t even bear to get out of bed. I found him in his room a couple days after we learned. He had a gun to his head.
“He didn’t pull the trigger, but it didn’t make a difference. He stopped eating, stopped talking. He stopped crying too after a few days, and he was just a breathing corpse, a corpse that lost more and more weight each day. He didn’t even pray anymore. The god he’d prayed to for protection hated him.
“When the Kolshians surrounded Earth, he didn’t leave. He wanted to burn. He thought he deserved it, because his people once ate meat.”
Sasha’s look of rage was replaced with sheer horror, but he wasn’t done. “The Federation killed him. Tore out his heart and soul, and incinerated what was left. Not just him, either. Nobody knows what the Gojid were once like before the Federation ‘cured’ us of our meat-eating sins. Nobody knows what we could’ve been, if the Kolshians had used their forces to save the cradle. Maybe they wouldn’t have done so even now, for our status as cured predators.
“The unhatched Arxur sitting on the chair; was it on the cradle? Did it personally kill Gojid? Or do you want us to kill it, burn it in cold blood just because its people once ate meat?”
This, finally, managed to shake Sasha from her stunned silence. Her rebuke was a far cry from the snarling fury she’d held just minutes ago, but she tried to make her voice firm. “Once ate meat? The Arxur can only eat meat, flesh they—”
“The Arxur are dead. They are dead, except for this little unhatched lizard. A being which has committed no sins, except by virtue of being born with a carnivorous digestive system. An innocent child, which represents everything the Federation tried to burn.”
The room was silent for several minutes. Sasha sat with her head buried in her hands, occasionally stealing glances at the container within which the egg sat and the Gojid sitting across from her. Each time, she wordlessly returned to her stance with a fresh layer of unease across her face.
A voice broke the silence. Shaky, muffled and laden with apprehension. Still, it sounded somehow firm, as though it had reached some sort of conclusion. Sasha sat up slightly straighter, though she kept her face covered.
“How… how are you going to feed it?”

Memory transcript subject: Burai, Gojid business owner
Date [Standardized Human Time]: February 30th, 2177
Location: Lower sprawl of City 23, Venlil Prime
The rest of the group was already asleep downstairs, but Burai couldn’t make himself sleep. He’d dragged himself up to the empty bar and gotten back to work; though physically tired, the flame in his soul wouldn’t let him rest until it burned out. His passionate argument from earlier still filled his spirit with a fire which couldn’t be extinguished; he could at least put it to work tackling the awful pile of now-dried sludge he’d left for himself to clean up later.
There wasn’t much else for it to do, even if the rest of them were still awake. Sasha had conceded to not interfere with raising the Arxur; although she still wasn’t exactly thrilled about the prospect of one living at the Den, Burai’s defense had clearly knocked the wind out of her sails as far as killing it was concerned. The rest of them, having never lived in a world where the Arxur were a spectre of death and agony, were fully onboard from minute one. He might have to hold them back from cutting off their own fingers to feed the hatchling. After nearly an hour of debate, they still hadn’t established where they could get food for it.
A sharp knock on the door interrupted his thoughts and forced him to leave his task before completion once again. In his exhausted state, he nearly opened the door without even thinking. His claw was on the handle before he remembered that he’d left the hidden door to the Den wide open. He dragged himself over to the switch and lazily jabbed it, pointedly ignoring the knocks as they became more insistent.
Finally, once his little show of security theater was concluded to his liking, he sauntered back towards the door. One claw smoothed out his quills absentmindedly. He knew he probably looked like a wreck, although he didn’t have a mirror to prove it. Hopefully, whoever was outside wouldn’t take much notice. He unlocked the door and slipped it open.
“Hey! We’re closed today, but—”

[Subject death detected Memory transcription ended]
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