|The Unholy Pontiff of Lord Nash|
The Phantom of the Nashite Magi
|Created||Dec 26, 2002|
|Retired||February 1, 2013|
|Relatives||Brother: Kylanae Starleaf|
Children: Alyiah & Delan
|Immorted||AMB: Aug 19, 2005|
ATTND: Sept 2005
DEMI: Oct 2005
Current Immortal Description: 01/01/12
Icy tendrils of unease cascade down your spine - a primitive and wholly instinctive, unthinking reaction to the being which has manifested before you. The air stirs around him as if uneasy at his mere presence. Upon the breeze is carried the still air of places of power best left undisturbed, where sorcerous rites taint the very bones of the earth. His demeanor is detached and inhuman, as uncaring for the struggles of the mortal realm as a storm for the landscape it ravages. Cold light glows in his ancient, knowing eyes, within them whispers of countless secrets and unholy knowledge. He looks deeply into your heart and soul with a single glance, judge and jury all in one. You are measured, balanced, and found wanting. When he speaks, his voice is as quiet and colorless as a graveyard at midnight, but is still touched with a slight elven accent despite the centuries. 'If you have found the grace of Lord Nash, your soul will be at peace. If not, everlasting torments will be yours.' Isolas is bathed in the essence of charisma. Isolas is in perfect health. Isolas is using: <used as light> (Red Aura) a fervent and devout faith in Lord Nash's glory <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) a diamond ring with a ruby phoenix inset <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) a gold band bearing the Seal of the Pontiff <worn around neck> (Potent magic) an emblazoned crimson stole edged in onyx and gold <worn around neck> (Moderate magic) an iron chain bearing the Phantom's seal <worn on body> (Moderate magic) a heavy cassock of oppressive black wool <worn on head> (Moderate magic) a deep, concealing cowl of austere black <worn on legs> (Potent magic) simple trousers of black linen <worn on feet> (Potent magic) a pair of low crimson leather boots <worn on hands> (Moderate magic) bloodstained gloves of thin black leather <worn on arms> (Powerful magic) enruned arm-bands of black mithril <worn as shield> (Powerful magic) an aura of rippling crimson energy <worn about body> (Moderate magic) an over-robe of ebon silk <worn about waist> (Potent magic) a wide sash of embroidered crimson silk <worn around wrist> (Potent magic) an enruned mithril bracer <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) an enruned mithril bracer <wielded> (Powerful magic) a wicked, spiked crosier bearing the Nashite seal <held> (Red Aura) (Humming) The Nash Bible <worn with pride> an ancient spellbook bearing the Sigil of Nashite Sorcery <worn with pride> (Artifact magic) (Glowing) (Humming) the Medallion of Godhood
The elf that stands before you radiates an intense light. His aura flows around him, swirling in time with the pulsing energies of Magic itself. His eyes are grave, and they look deeply into your heart and soul, judge and jury all in one, staggering in their weight. He bears a tome under one arm, ancient and full of secrets known only to the Magi. Upon its surface, runes and sigla appear, shift and move, in a pattern easily recognized as matching His heartbeat. It is said that the core of magic is the innermost depths of the soul - gazing into His eyes once more, it seems clearly a truth He has embraced.
January 1, 2005
His hands rise, the magic within him encompassing their expanse, despite the length of his fingers. It flares outwards, a circle of dark depths unknown to those without the gift. He vanishes from sight before you can garner more than a respectable glance of him. That one glance burns itself into your mind. Light auburn hair gently caresses his broad shoulders, turning up at the slightest provocation or breeze. Green eyes that mimic the hearty tones of grass well-watered beneath a bright sun. His lanky form is now nowhere to be seen, but still the memory persists. The eyes possessed a depth that would indicate very intense emotion brewing beneath them, revealed more often by his expression than by his words. Sensitivity, as the magic took him, a shudder and shiver that danced across his frame before he vanished from sight. Decidedly elven, with the aristocratic proportions of his nose, his eyes, his cheekbones...yet the softening of full lips, as the smile of fulfillment with the joining of his magic took over as he disappeared from view. Not easily forgotten, nor easily befriended, this elf remains a mystery. Isolas is in perfect health. Isolas is using: <used as light> (Glowing) a black torch <worn on finger> (Moderate magic) a signet of a skull and crossbones <worn on finger> (Artifact magic) (Screaming) the sigil of the Hunter <worn around neck> (Artifact magic) a rakishly tied, patterned black bandana <worn around neck> (Moderate magic) the runed ruby amulet <worn on body> (Moderate magic) a black and white, striped Beetlejuice suit <worn on head> (Moderate magic) a leather cap <worn on legs> (Moderate magic) extraordinarily piratical-looking striped pants <worn on feet> (Moderate magic) mid-thigh, cuffed, black leather boots <worn on hands> (Moderate magic) a pair of quilted cloth work gloves <worn on arms> (Moderate magic) a pair of studded leather sleeves <worn about body> (Moderate magic) a worn and stained black velvet jack coat <worn about waist> (Moderate magic) a belt of woven dusk and twilight <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the glazed quartz bracelet <worn around wrist> (Moderate magic) the superb topaz bracelet <wielded> (Powerful magic) (Humming) a jeweled onyx dagger <wielded off-hand> a wicked-looking, bloodstained, ring-hilted poniard <worn with pride> (Weak magic) an ancient scar: an ornate letter 'P' <worn with pride> (Weak magic) an elfweave bandana
June 19, 2003:
Noticing your glance, he turns slightly to face you as his lips curve to form a polite and warming smile on his slender face. His eyes are as blue as the great sea itself, matching well with his tied back strawberry-blonde hair. His ears curve and point ever so slightly, as all elves' ears do. His armor fits him well, and is covered by a long, untainted white robe. Near his heart, two names have been sewn into his robe: that of his first love, Rosalind; and the God of all Elves, Myronides Starym. Over this robe is a forest green cloak, to help conceal him as he goes about in his adventures. All in all, you'd be hard pressed to find a kinder and more unique soul than this one. Isolas is in perfect health.
12/29/02: Elf [ Ra: 4 Ma: 9 ] Isolas the Elf [Tel'Quessir] 01/11/03: Elf [ Th: 2 Ma: 9 Ra: 9 ] Isolas the: Elf [Tel'Quessir] 03/18/03: Elf [ Ma:13 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Isolas Starleaf [Tel'Quessir] 05/16/03: Elf [ Ma:13 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Isolas Starleaf: How YOU doin'? *wink* [Tel'Quessir] 06/13/03: Elf [ Ma:15 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Isolas Starleaf seeks his place within the Pattern. 06/18/03: Elf [ Ma:15 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Isolas Seeks Dekar, DC, and Lady Cordir .:TQ:. 06/19/03: Elf [ Ma:15 Ra:12 Th:12 ] Isolas Starleaf. -FATE- .:TQ:. 08/12/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: The Evolution Of Elf. Fate. Valla. 09/29/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf. :TQ: Fate. 10/01/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf. :TQ: Fate. =Enforcers= *Valla* 10/13/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf - King Of The World. 10/19/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf. *Mitzi* 10/24/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf is like ComEEDIANN 10/28/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: Self-Imposed Exile. 11/11/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas: <**> 12/03/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: King Of The World. [ENFORCERS] 12/06/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf's soul darkens.. 12/06/03: Elf [ Ma:19 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: King Of My World 12/11/03: Elf [ Ma:20 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: It's IsoTime. *Erian* -Dark- 12/13/03: Elf [ Ma:20 Ra:18 Th:18 ] Isolas Starleaf: The Greatest. *Erian* -Dark- 01/10/04: Elf [ Ra:19 Th:20 Ma:20 ] Isolas Starleaf. King Of My World. *Erian* -Dark- 01/19/04: Elf [ Ra:20 Th:20 Ma:20 ] Isolas Starleaf, Dark Wizard. *Erian* 02/27/04: Elf [ Ra:25 Ma:23 Th:23 ] Isolas Starleaf, Pirate of the Dark. *Erian* 03/12/04: Elf [ Ra:25 Ma:23 Th:23 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Dark. *Erian* 05/11/04: Elf [ Ma:25 Ra:26 Th:23 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. *Erian* 06/30/04: Elf [ Ma:27 Th:26 Ra:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. *Erian* 07/25/04: Elf [ Th:27 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. *Erian* 08/08/04: Elf [ Th:28 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. *Erian* 08/09/04: Elf [ Th:29 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. 08/18/04: Elf [ Th:30 Ra:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Fate. 10/10/04: Elf [ Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain of Longship. Blade of Fate. 10/28/04: Elf [ Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf. Blade/Longship/Taoiseach/Fate 11/20/04: Elf [ Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf. Blade/Longship/Fate -Kailani- 01/24/05: Elf [ Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf. Blade/Longship/Fate -Kailani- 07/18/05: Elf [ Ra:30 Th:30 Ma:30 ] Isolas Starleaf. Blade/Longship/Fate *Aslan* 08/20/05: Elf [ Ambassador ] Isolas Starleaf, Captain Newbie Helper. 09/11/05: Elf [ Attendant ] Isolas Starleaf. Newbie Helper! 12/23/05: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Adept of the Fellowship of the Magi 12/31/05: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Adept of the Magi *Erian* -FotM- 01/10/06: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Adept of the Magi *Erian* 01/29/06: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Master of the Magi of Nashite 05/10/06: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 10/01/06: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 09/06/07: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 06/29/08: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 02/28/09: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, DGENR8 of the Nashite Magi 03/28/09: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 07/17/10: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 01/26/11: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas is NOT here to help 02/18/11: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf: Sincewind Rucks. 04/08/11: Elf [ Howlingly Bad ] Isolas Steppenwolf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 08/17/11: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi 01/15/12: Elf [ Demigod ] Isolas Starleaf, Unholy Pontiff of Lord Nash
(Written for entry in to the Chosen of Fate in 2003. Does not include history after that point.)
In the year 2569, on Zoardryn the 15th in the month of Apathy at precisely noon, in the great woods surrounding Loth Llorien, born into the realm was one of the most unique people in history. His name? Isolas Starleaf. Older brother to Kylanae Starleaf, Isolas and his brother spent much of their childhood in the tree-city, especially the guild of mages and wizards. The elven wizards were kind to the children, and would often practice their new illusions on the children, much to their delight. When they reached the appropriate age, the two brothers joined the mages' guild themselves, and chose to serve Lord Myronides, God of the Elves. There they learned the spells they had always enjoyed watching as a child. But, that was not enough for the boys. they took on the ranger class, and even later, that of the thieves. Life was good, and Isolas met a young beautiful elf named Rosalind. But as life went on, Kylanae was forced to return to their family homestead to tend to family matters. After that, life became overwhelming for Rosalind, and she ended her life. Isolas felt alone, but had many friends: most notably Natilena, Rone, Silonch, DarkClaw, Marisa, and Lord Tokugawa (I'm undoubtedly leaving out many - *profuse apologies!!*) Then, when he felt nothing could get worse, it did.
Lord Myronides announced that he was leaving the realm, no longer interested in living amongst people he did not know. The week that followed came and went slowly, and alas, he retired. Isolas was crushed. The atmosphere of Tel'Quessir could not be recreated. In an attempt to work off his anger and disappointment, he tried to adventure a bit. Well, he died a few times in the process, simply lowering his morale to unbelievable lows. Then, a glimmer of hope: a friend he had recently made in late night conversations, Wylin the Dwarf. Wylin confided that he would be seeking immortality to attempt to revive the dying community of Goods. On top of being good, Isolas knew Wylin was a fun soul. Isolas vowed he would worship Wylin when he reached an appropriate level. It was then Isolas was referred by many, including close friends Schwartz, Oook, and DarkClaw to the Chosen of Fate. He explored their vast sanctuary and fell in love with the people and atmosphere, but also understood that his promise to Lord Wylin would eventually lead them to parting paths.
May 8, 2006 - Immortal Activity Rank: #1
Isolas gasps in astonishment.
Isolas says, 'Activity rank 1'.
Isolas says, 'holy cow'.
Isolas is a nerd.
Syla chuckles, evidently amused.
*GEEK* *GEEK* *GEEK*
*GEEK* *GEEK* *GEEK*
*GEEK* *GEEK* *GEEK*
Isolas grins mischievously.
- Isolas took the title of 'Captain of Longship' as a mortal.
- The text of Isolas' edited Immortality Petition is available for viewing on the timeline.
- Isolas was Attendant to both Cordir and Boromir.
- Isolas was the Most Quotable person of 2004, with 6 mentions in the Quotables.
- Isolas was the topic of a song, rumored to be written by Nevyn, called "The Song of Isolas." It was performed by a Nashite Bard named Reaver for their level 5 bard review (07/18/2006).
- Isolas' son joined the Chosen of Fate, and Cordir's daughter joined the Magi.
- Isolas received votes for the Lycron Poll 2009, for Most Interesting Immortal.
- Isolas received votes in the BlissPoll 2011A, for Best Swinger, in light of his many romances.
- Isolas was named "Pope of Nashite" by Molo on 07/25/2011.
- Isolas is featured in a statue in Lycron's office, along with Kerriariadne and DarkClaw.
- Isolas is obliquely referenced in Dessert Island.
Immortal Entry & Exit:
Entry: Isolas sails into port on his rapidly-sinking boat.. er, ship. He steps onto solid ground just in time.
Exit: Isolas sails into the distance on a ship that looks oddly familiar... HEY! He just stole your ship!
Entry: Isolas emerges from the shadows.
Exit: Isolas vanishes into the shadows.
Exit: Isolas steps back into the shadows.
Entry: Isolas steps out from the shadows.
Demigod: January 15, 2012
Exit: Isolas dissipates into a pillar of black smoke.
Entry: Isolas steps out of an ominous pillar of black smoke.
- Bathing In Shadow
- Shadows & Madness
- A Soul Bartered
- Seeking the Councilor's Advice
- The Rising Storm
- Corri - History
- 2003 Chicago GT
Player Provided Information:
|I have been roleplaying with Isolas in various guises for going on seven years now - and have enjoyed all of them. He has woven scenes and moments from the exquisitely poignant to the most agonizingly bitter - to that immersive moment where awareness of self and interface slips away and one is simply the character. As Cordir, I have nothing but deep pride in his accomplishments as a Demigod; his long term committment to TFC is commendable. As his long-ago FLI, I can say with certainty that no immortal could ask for a follower more loyal and dedicated. My TFC experience has been much enriched by Isolas, and I am grateful to him for it. |
Updated 2/2/13 to add: With Isolas' retirement, TFC has changed forever for me. I will miss our interaction deeply, even though for the last year, it has been one of RP'd distance and discord. His presence shaped and illuminated my RP for the last 7+ years, and the loss will be felt just as long.
Personal Timeline: Mortal
December 25, 2002: Isolas gains Ma:7
December 29, 2002: Isolas levels to Ra:4\Ma:9.
January 9, 2003: Isolas triples to Thief.
May 21, 2003: Isolas reaches Ma:15 Ra:12 Th:12.
June 19, 2003: Isolas joins the Chosen of Fate. <LOG>
June 22, 2003: Isolas ascends to Ra:15 Ma:15 Th:12. The same day, according to the time line, Isolas decides he "officially dislikes Hunt."
June 30, 2003: Isolas ascends to Ma:17\Th:15\Ra:15.
September 29, 2003: Isolas requests release from Cordir and joins Wylin's Enforcers.
October 15, 2003: Isolas joins Wylin for the second time.
December 5, 2003: Isolas is rejected from Wylin's following and joins the Darkness of Kerriariadne.
February 6, 2004: Isolas 'cons' a prize out of Tokugawa. Log by Marisa. <LOG>
February 7, 2004: Tamar hosts a quest and Isolas is officially encouraged to participate. <LOG>
March 2, 2004: Isolas notes for the time line that he passed 1mil total xp, took over as Captain of Longship, and got a bottle of rum from Tamar as a present.
April 13, 2004: Isolas leaves Kerriariadne's Darkness and joins the Chosen of Fate for the second time.
May 4, 2004: Isolas weds Erian. The wedding is officiated by Cordir. <LOG>
August 18, 2004: Isolas reaches effective 50th (Th:30 Ra:30 Ma:30)
March 10, 2005: A ship wrecks near the Longship cove, and Isolas and the band of pirate miscreants under his command are rumored to have been behind it's destruction.
June 13, 2005: Isolas celebrates his 1400 year birthday.
Personal Timeline: Immortal
August 19, 2005: Isolas is reformed from Cordir's following as he is granted the Immortal position of Ambassador.
August 21, 2005: Isolas celebrates his 1600 year birthday.
September 11, 2005: Isolas becomes Attendant to Cordir. While this is a violation of mud tradition, based on the pantheon at the time, Tynian allows it.
October 5, 2005 - Isolas becomes Attendant to Boromir! (Making him the first (first time) Attendant to attend two different FLIs)
October 10, 2005: 10/10/05 - Isolas is promoted to Demigod! He starts the Lawful Neutral following of the Fellowship of the Magi, and Drakar is his first follower. His initial finfo reads, "The Fellowship of the Magi are a group dedicated to Magic in all its forms: Whether the raw, natural forces of the earth itself, wielded by shamen, the deific energy channelled by the clergy, or the fiery core of creation itself, the Wyld Magics, all are equally embraced. All members of the Magi are required to have a spellcasting class upon presenting themselves for entry into the Tower of Magic. There is none so old they cannot learn, and none so young they cannot teach: All are students here, each enriching the lives and experiences of one another. We dedicate ourselves to the search for knowledge and secrets in all forms throughout the realm. Those who wish to join the Magi can expect a close-knit group who work with one another for the betterment of all. Player-killing is not the focus within the Tower, but is a reality of the Realm that will be dealt with decisively. Interested parties should seek out one of the Magi-Adept, or Isolas himself, to learn more of this followings guidelines for behavior, and requirements for entry. More information can be located at: http://tfc.isolas.net".
December 26, 2005 - Isolas turns 2000 years old.
January 20, 2006: Isolas embraces the Nashite faith, on the auspicious occasion of the Black Conclave's 10th anniversary. His following is then known as the Nashite Magi.
May 22, 2006: Isolas grants Ordainment to Cider with the title of "Oracle."
December 14, 2006: Isolas grants Ordainment to Totec with the title of "Wraith."
January 27, 2007: Isolas grants Ordainment to Turalurayay with the title of "Oracle."
March 24, 2007: Isolas accepts DarkClaw as an Attendant.
May 3, 2007: Isolas grants Ordainment to Kaleb with the title of "Wraith."
October 05, 2007: Isolas grants Ordainment to Kodak with the title of "Warlock."
November 27, 2007: Isolas grants Ordainment to Matthias with the title of "High Priest."
August 03, 2008: Isolas grants Ordainment to Homicide with the title of "Hitwoman."
August 11, 2008: Isolas accepts Cytoxan as an Attendant.
April 01, 2010: Isolas grants Ordainment to Quick Artigo with the title of "Smoke Monster."
February 5, 2011: Isolas grants Ordainment to Marian Barbosa with the title of "Myrddraal."
July 25, 2011: Isolas is appointed Pope of Nashite by Molo.
October 11, 2011: Isolas turns 6200 years old.
November 19, 2011: Isolas accepts Hutt as an Attendant.
December 12, 2011: Isolas grants Ordainment to Selune Crimsonmane with the title of "High Priestess."
December 21, 2011: Due to Boromir's refusal to sell Totec's soul to him, Isolas names the Nexus as the Nashite Magi's only enemy. He notes that they will remain so until Boromir agrees to sell Totec, or until "bodies of his followers are stacked so high and so deep that his temple door no longer shuts correctly."
January 20, 2012: Isolas grants Ordainment to Raquith with the title of "Executioner."
May 14, 2012: Isolas grants Ordainment to Daedalus with the title of "Destroyer."
January 23, 2013: Isolas reaches 10,000 hours served as a DemiGod.
February 1, 2013: Isolas leaves the realm to begin a personal quest for mastery in the dark arts. This quest is overseen by Lord Nash himself, and Isolas is placed under the direct guidance of the Arch-Lich for the duration.
[ 48] Molo: Lord Isolas - Pope of Nashite
Mon Jul 25 12:24:49 2011
As of this date, Lord Isolas Starleaf, Phantom of the Nashite Magi is hereby
appointed this realms, Pope of Nashite.
As this realm's Pontiff, he is now the ultimate authority in all
matters of the Nashite Faith. He has complete authority regarding
Nashite weddings, ceremonies and the power to excommunicate.
Lord Isolas now only answers directly to the Council of Lord Nash.
Molo the Arch-Lich
Master of the Black Conclave
Former Pope of Lord Nash
[ 18] Natilena: Isolas has been retired
Fri Feb 1 22:46:11 2013
At his own request, Isolas has been retired. We thank
him for his years of service and for all he brought to
Isolas is an honored member of the TFC pantheon and we
will miss him. He is retiring with 10k+ hours served as
DemiGod and this is a remarkable achievement.
Oh and.. Hey Isolas... How are YOU doin'??