Monday, November 28, 2016

Errand of Mercy








Errand of Mercy,
or,
Tomorrow Is "Giving Tuesday,"
by the Player of Praetor Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon


((This is all OOC.))

Tomorrow is "Giving Tuesday," a global day dedicated to giving back.  For those who can and would like to give to a charity on this Giving Tuesday, many worthy causes exist.  You may of course select one or more of your own ways of being charitable and compassionate on Giving Tuesday, but I would like to recommend the following (to my knowledge, none of these have ever endorsed any political candidate, unlike some in my list last year):


in memory of Leonard Nimoy (if you like, or in memory of someone in your life)















Thanks for giving, you who are willing and able to do so.

If you are not able to give, that's alright, too.  I've been there myself, and I understand.








The title of the post comes from Star Trek (The Original Series), Season 1, episode 26;  episode 26 overall;  production code 27.


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Retrospective Honeymoon Picture




At one point during their honeymoon, Ta'lis and Ji'ana with some of their bridge crew went to a cave on Kobali Prime as a launching point for an attack on Vaadwaur troops, and then decimated the Vaadwaur forces.






Sunday, June 19, 2016

Eitreih'Okhala, 2016 (Festival of Fire, 2016)






The people of ch'Mol'Rihan (New Romulus) celebrate Eitreih'Okhala (the Festival of Elemental Fire) this year on 25 June (in the reckoning of the Terrhasu).  In the continuation of our lives, we do not forget who we are, nor abandon our culture.

The Tal'Diann will host -- and guard -- the celebration this year, in a special venue on Risa, in conjunction with the Risian Lohlunat Festival.  Join us for lyhorin (jumbo Romulan mollusks), viinerine (a traditional Romulan food), roast travit, ghanir ih'sraesir (meatrolls), seskethir ih'osolir (osol twists), and of course, generous amounts of kheh'irho (Romulan ale), wines, and kali-fal, as well as music and dance, and all the attractions of Risa and the Risian Lohlunat Festival,  Recruiters will also be on hand for those who aspire to join our ranks.

The event starts at 7pm (US Eastern), 6pm (US Central), 5pm (US Mountain), 4pm (US Pacific).






Monday, April 11, 2016

Tal'Diann Celebration of Republic Day, 2016-04-10






Eitreih'vauthil s'Kre'dhhokh Mol'Rihanai
Festival of the New-Romulan Republic's Victory
(Republic Day)

April 5 is the officially stated date for "Republic Day" according to Cryptic Studios. However, we have so far had only one officially-sponsored/sanctioned PWE/Cryptic Republic Day event, the year before last, and no indication was given that the event would be run officially this year, on the fifth or any other date. As such, the Tal'Diann took it upon ourselves to host a celebration of Eitreih'vauthil s'Kre'dhhokh Mol'Rihanai (Festival of the New-Romulan Republic's Victory) on Sunday evening, the 10th of April, which was scheduled to run for only two hours, but actually went on well past that duration.

The Music for the Festival

The festivities began in orbit of ch'Mol'Rihan (New Romulus) with a fireworks display, and then moved to the Staging Area with a dance party, followed by a number of contests and games with prizes, and then returned to orbit for a few more contests.

A scene from the early portion of the celebrations on the surface


A good time was had by all (including our resident curmudgeon, who naturally refused to admit it).  We had a number of guests from other fleets, including a couple of our Beta fleets, -Singularity Core- and the Imperial Union of Planets, and some of our friends from Project Trident and Argo.  We will repeat the event in the future should there be no official celebration again, although with some lessons learned from this year's event.

Thanks to all who turned out to make this event a success!

Thiichu Khreh'dhhokh Mol'Rihan u'Mol'Rihannsu!
Long live the New-Romulan Republic and the New-Romulans!



Sunday, March 20, 2016

D'annha s'Ta'lis ih Ji'anah'ri (Marriage of Ta'lis to Ji'ana)




Hfihar s'Charvon


Temsaehus Hfirh s'Charvon
A Proclamation of Houseclan Charvon


Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, one and all!

Hfihar s'Charvon celebrates the wedding of Ta'lis i'ih'Aefau t'Ehhelih to Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon!

The Betrothed:  Ta'lis i'ih'Aefau t'Ehhelih and Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon, before the wedding



Here follows a record of the Rite:


D'annha s'Ta'lis ih Ji'anah'ri
(Marriage of Ta'lis to Ji'ana)


Music

:: Aboard her flagship, the R.R.W. Ta'lis e'lev, Ji'ana received a hail and ordered the channel open on the viewscreen. ::

:: The viewscreen displayed an image of Ta'lis, standing at the north end of the intact Tamh Ulhei (Ancient Bridge) over the Vastam River on New Romulus. ::
Ta'lis then spoke:  "Ji'ana, aei rhanne."
("Ji'ana, it is I.")

:: Ji'ana rose from her chair at the sight of Ta'lis on the viewscreen, and spoke. ::
"Ta'lis, mosfvaih'eri mh'rhanam u'mosfvaih'eri p'tned-pra'krsh, crawae'enh u'crawae'eri diamn u'p'tned-pra'krsh.  Mnean paeti hrrau anhelaefvevha ormiin'erievha."
("Ta'lis, separated from me and never separated, always and never feeling and felt.  We meet at the chosen place.")

::In response, Ta'lis spoke again. ::
"Ji'ana, mosfvaih'eri mh'rhanam u'mosfvaih'eri p'tned-pra'krsh, crawae'enh u'crawae'eri diamn u'p'tned-pra'krsh.  Rhanne ourhhe hwaovha."
("Ji'ana, separated from me and never separated, always and never feeling and felt.  I wait for thee.")


:: Ji'ana, having beamed down to the surface of New Romulus, approached the center of the ancient bridge from the south and rang the ceremonial gong once, waiting a few moments before ringing it again, after which her Hfihar members entered the area from the south, led by Galactica and Llaiir, stopping on the south side of the Priestess (Kara). ::


:: Ta'lis and her attendants approached from the north, Ta'lis pausing halfway to the chosen place and waiting with two of her attendants behind her, and one guard, Da'lor, while the others of her party continue and stop on the north side of the Priestess (Kara). ::


:: Karataia, standing in the middle of the bridge and facing the waterfalls, spoke. ::
"Fvah hrian hnafirhn'dhohh aekhho siumel temrhaen, Na Ikara'edh ja astev.  Elet na caevra Rihan, elet na hachae Rihan -- elet latas mnei.
("What you will see comes down from the time of the Beginning, before The Sundering.  This is the Romulan heart, this is the Romulan soul -- this is our way.")


:: Ji'ana dropped the gong mallet, took the Lirpa from her back, and glared around at the assembled, daring any to challenge the marriage, then rang the gong a third time, with the blunt end of the Lirpa. ::


:: Ta'lis and her two attendants came forward to the center of the bridge, Ta'lis standing to Ji'ana's left and taking her hand as they both faced west, away from the waterfalls and toward the Priestess. ::








:: Karataia addressed the assembled. ::

"Aefvadh, qiuu nunh.  ahr'bresa'eri hrrau tamhevha ulhei tivhevha mnean vr'd'annhavha s'Ta'lis i'ih'Aefau s'Ehhelih u's'Ji'ana ir'Vastam s'Charvon."
("Be welcome, all here.  We are gathered on this ancient bridge for the marriage of Ta'lis i'ih'Aefau t'Ehhelih and Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon.")

"Rhaae'rau.
("Let it begin.)

"Ta'lis, from the ih'Aefau, daughter of Hfihar s'Ehhelih, are you prepared for and do you consent to taking Ji'ana as your wife?"


:: Ta'lis responded. ::
"Ie.  Yes."


:: Karataia addressed Ji'ana then. ::
"Ji'ana, resident of the Vastam Region, daughter of Hfihar s'Charvon, are you prepared for and do you consent to taking Ta'lis as your wife?"


:: Ji'ana nodded. ::
"Ie.  Yes."


:: Karataia raised her hands to the couple in the ancient gesture. ::
"Then join your minds."


:: Ji'ana turned to face her love and raised her left hand in the same gesture. ::


:: Ta'lis faced her beloved and lifted her right hand, forming the same gesture and bringing her hand into contact with that of Ji'ana. ::


:: Ji'ana spoke slowly and deliberately. ::
"Gemaen rhanam i gemaen hwaoi.  Temaelhein rhanam i temaelhein hwaoi."
("My mind to thy mind.  Thy thoughts to my thoughts.")


:: Ta'lis responded in the same slow and deliberate manner. ::
"Caevra hwaoi i caevra rhanam.  Hachae rhanam i hachae hwaoi."
("Thine heart to mine heart.  My soul to thy soul.")


:: Karataia then spoke, in the same fashion. ::
"Gemaenir hraen, anna'eri u'aeiiht ..."
("Your minds, one and together ...")


:: Ta'lis spoke again. ::
"Crawae'enh, ssuy crawaekhe'enh.  Mosfvaih'eri ssuy mosfvaih'eri p'tned-pra'krsh."
("Feeling, yet not feeling.  Separated, yet never separated.")


:: Ji'ana responded in kind. ::
"Crawae'enh, ssuy crawaekhe'enh.  Mosfvaih'eri ssuy mosfvaih'eri p'tned-pra'krsh."
("Feeling, yet not feeling.  Separated, yet never separated.")


:: The couple then spoke in unison. ::
"ahr'hwi mnean."
("We are one.")


:: Karataia solemnly announced ... ::
"The marriage has succeeded.  Let all celebrate the marriage of Ta'lis ei'Ehhelih t'Charvon and Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon."


:: The married couple then beamed up to Ta'lis' flagship, the R.R.W. Ji'ana a'rhea, to consummate their union. ::


:: Karataia spoke once more. ::
"The blissful couple wish to thank you all for your attendance, and will join us shortly at the reception on the banks of the Atlai."

The Newlyweds:  Ta'lis ei'Ehhelih t'Charvon and Ji'ana ir'Vastam t'Charvon




Let there be rejoicing throughout the Republic!  Temer's hope can be fulfilled!  They who were once enemies are now united, in friendship, and in love!


R.R.W. Ji'ana a'rhea (left) and R.R.W. Ta'lis e'lev (right)


R.R.W. Ji'ana a'rhea (above) and R.R.W. Ta'lis e'lev (below)








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is the greatest gift of all.
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((Celebrated on Sunday, 20 March 2016.))