Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Scenes from a Wedding

Scenes from
the Wedding of Jessatra t'Prell and Spasssky

The Wedding of Jessatra t'prell and Spasssky Son of the Klingon Empire, Galactica t'Charvon officiating, Dhivael t'Kamemor as Maid of Honor, Kara as Flower Girl, T'holos as Best Man.

The Vows Are Spoken.

Jessatra t'Prell and Spasssky tr'Prell are narried!  Let the forces of tyranny tremble!  Two Free Hearts Beat As One!!!

Spasssky is welcomed to Houseclans s'Prell and s'Charvon.

 This music signalled the ceremony's commencement.

Formal Wedding Ritual
Tribal drums are played. As the Aide-de-Camp to the Mistress of the Houseclan begins the ceremony, everyone falls silent.

With green fire and grey steel did the gods forge the Free Heart. So firecely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out: „On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens. None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.“

But then the Free Heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered, and the gods said: „Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest in all of creation.“

And the heart said...
Spasssky steps up to the Hmnial of the hru'Hrirh and responds :
" alone."

The Hmnial of the Houseclan Mistress continues:
And the gods knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge and brought forth another heart.
Jessatra t'Prell enters and joins Spasssky, facing him. The sword-bearer steps forward, and the couple each take a bat'leth from him. As the mistress tells all:
But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power.
Spasssky swings his bat'leth at t'Prell, but she parries and gets her blade up to his neck.
At that instant Gala t'Charvon reminds Jessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell:
Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by the wisdom and compassion of the Mother.
And Jessatra replies:
If we join together, no force can stop us.
Jessatra t'Prell takes her blade away from her groom's neck, and the two pull each other close, with their faces almost touching. The mistress continues:
And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late.
The Free Hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turnes the heavens to ashes. And the Mother wove their Freedom, Unity, and Passion into the stars forever.  To this very day, no one can oppose the beating of two Free Hearts.

Spasssky, son of the Nneikha Klling'hann, does your heart beat only for this woman?
The groom affirms:
The ceremony continues.
And will you swear to join with her and stand with her against all who would oppose you?
He agrees again,
I do.
and she continues, turning to the bride, asking the same questions:
Fvillhu Jessatra ir'Virinat, hru'Hfirh s'Prell, galae'Enriov t'Prell s'Tal'Diann Mol'Rihanai, hru'Phi'Tlarum Mol'Rihanai, Ji'ana t'Charvon, Fvillhu Thea, does your heart beat only for this man?
Gessatra steps closer to Spasssky and says:
The ceremony continues.
And do you swear to join with him and stand with him against all who would oppose you?
The bride nods in agreement:
I swear.
and in conclusion Galactica t'Charvon, Hmnial of hru'Hfirh s'Prell, announces to all :
Then let all present here today know that this man and this woman are married.
This ends the speaking of the vows. The tribal drums begin again as the couple kisses. Then the men who joined the groom in the four days path of clarity (similar to the Earth custom of the bachelor party) rush the platform carrying ma'Stakas to attack the newly married couple and instigate the traditional Klingon wedding congratulations, after the initial rush of which, the Hmnial of the hru'Hfirh says:
Welcome, Spasssky, to the Houseclans s'Prell and s'Charvon!

(This marriage was terminated in early 2410 ((late 2014)), by mutual consent of the two who were married.)