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Syne is Knighted

Main Hall of Torkheim Cathedral
Entering through the ivory gates of the Cathedral, a crimson carpet stretches
beneath your feet to the far altar. Fluted columns climb to the ceiling far
above, itself a graceful sea of candelabras. Rows of cherry wood pews march
along side the lush carpet, their grain brought out brilliantly by loving
attention. The air is heavy with the scent of the roses that cling artistically
to the columns and accompany them to the heights of the Cathedral. A low,
ethereal, music emanates from all corners of the hall, it.s peaceful tones
soothing to the heart and soul. In gleaming stained glass above the altar,
an enormous Phoenix hovers watchfully over a dancing golden flame.
(Blue Aura) A crystaline sculpture of infinite beauty dazzles you.
(Dark Cyan Aura) Syne is here.
(Dark Cyan Aura) Keller is here.


Keller says, 'M'lord, I think Syne is ready to be knighted.'.

You grin happily.

You say, 'I am glad to hear that.'.

Syne grins happily.

You say, 'I knew she would do well.'.

Keller says, 'she still needs to stand vigil, M'lord.'.

You nod in recognition to him.

It is 8am on Zoardryn the 5th, the month of Celebration,
in the year 2533.

You say, 'Lady Syne, it is customary for a would-be Knight to stand vigil for a night.'.

Syne nods in recognition to you.

You say, 'During your vigil, you will know no rest, nor sleep, nor will you drink or eat.'.

You say, 'You must spend the night in contemplation of the responsibilities you are preparing to take on.'.

Syne nods.

You say, 'Prayer is often an appropriate activity, many find it a comfort.'.

You say, 'So, this evening, beginning at 8pm, until sunrise, you will stand vigil in this Cathedral, and prepare your heart and mind.'.

You say, 'Keller will leave, and I will lock the door and depart at that time.'.

Syne says, 'okay'.

Syne nods in recognition to you.

Keller nods.

It is 6pm on Zoardryn the 5th, the month of Celebration,
in the year 2533.

You say, 'Keller, please depart the Cathedral at this time.'.

Keller bows deeply.

Syne rests.

Keller kisses Syne's hand. How continental!

Keller says, 'good luck, M'lady.'.

You get a small gold key from a symbol of a blade.


Syne says, 'thank you '.

You open the gates.
Keller leaves west.
You close the gates.

*Click*

It is 7pm on Zoardryn the 5th, the month of Celebration, in the year 2533.

You say, 'Rise, lady Syne, and prepare for your vigil'.

Syne stands up.

You say, 'Remember, you must not rest, sleep, eat or drink.'.
You say, 'My thoughts will be with thee.'.

It is 8pm on Zoardryn the 5th, the month of Celebration, in the year 2533.

You say, 'It is time'.

You bow deeply.

Syne bows before you.

OOC - Tel leaves at this point on the wings of Elysium.

It is 10pm...

A small wind blows through the cathedral.

The Phoenix emblem upon the eastern window begins to glow faintly.

It is midnight...

A quiet voice whispers, "Are you truly ready?" "Can you know what lies ahead?"

Syne says, 'I am'.

It is 3am on Ozymandiut the 6th, the month of Celebration, in the year 2533.

Again the voice mockingly whispers, "You will be shackled to an Order that will chain your will, do you give yourself away?"

Syne says, 'I will keep my faith'.

The Phoenix emblem grows brighter.

It is 6am...

The voice whispers coldly, "Your faith will not be a comfort when you must watch friends die, and can not prevent it, but still be compelled by your "Knights" to do so."

The Phoenix Emblem begins to fade, as the grey morning light begins to light the window.

The voice, quieter than ever, seems to strain to be heard, but it's mocking words can not be discerned, as the morning light breaks through.

It is 8am on Ozymandiut the 6th, the month of Celebration, in the year 2533.

OOC - Tel Returns...

Main Hall of Torkheim Cathedral
(Blue Aura) A crystaline sculpture of infinite beauty dazzles you.
(Dark Cyan Aura) Syne is here.

*Click*

You open the gates.

Syne bows before you.

Keller arrives from the west.

Keller bows deeply.
Keller gives a huge loaf of wheat bread to Syne.
Keller gives a huge loaf of wheat bread to Syne.

Syne thanks Keller heartily.

Keller says, 'to break your fast, M'lady.'.

Syne eats a huge loaf of wheat bread.

Syne drinks water from a water skin.

You say, 'Congratulations Lady Syne, you have completed your Vigil, are you prepared to speak your Oath?'.

Syne says, 'Yes'.
Syne smiles happily.

You say, 'Syne, I will ask you to repeat after me.'.

Syne says, 'Yes, M'Lord'.

You say, 'I, Syne, wilt by my word and honor, keep these customs and confirm to the people of Borea,'.

Syne says, 'I, Syne, wilt by my word and honor, keep these customs and confirm to the people of Borea,'.

You say, 'my protection, safeguarding, and proper conduct befitting a Knight of the Order of the Golden Flame'.

Syne says, 'my protection, safeguarding, and proper conduct befitting a Knight of the Order of the Golden Flame'.

You say, 'And, under the auspices of my Lord Tel, shall endeavor to see the glory of the Knighthood stand as an example to all,'.

You say, 'so that they may be given hope to attain righteousness.'.

Syne says, 'And, under the auspices of my Lord Tel, shall endeavor to see the glory of the Knighthood stand as an example to all,'.

Syne says, 'so that they may be agiven hope to attain righteousness.'.

You say, 'And now, Lady Syne, I ask of you...'.

You say, 'Lady, shall you keep to Tel and to his Holy Order peace and accord after your power?'.

Syne says, 'I will'.

You say, 'Lady, shall you do and cause to be kept in all your domains and judgments true and right in mercy and truth? '.

Syne says, 'I will'.

You say, 'Lady Syne, Lord Keller, clasp forearms.'.

Keller offers Syne his arm.

Keller smiles happily.

Syne clasps her right arm to Kellers.

You say, 'Then with my divine blessing, I charge thee, Lady Syne, to hold, fulfill and defend...'.

You say, 'the laws and peoples of this Realm, and annoint thee, Knight of the Golden Flame!'.

You grin happily.

You cheer Syne on, confident in her abilities.

Syne smiles happily.

Keller beams a smile at Syne.

You gossip, 'Hear Ye, peoples of the Realm. Lady Syne hath been annoited a Knight of the Golden Flame, may her shield protect and shelter thee!'.

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