Monday, January 2, 2012

The Matriarch of Souls

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings. Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me,while I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

Death: The only certainty in life. Everything that is born will die.

Darkness: Though there is light at the end of the tunnel, the journey to the end is dark.

Purgatory: The realm where the faithful wait to be claimed & the faithless toil for eternity.

Fate: Destiny, a predetermined series of events that will lead one to their inevitable place in history.

Law: The realm of the dead must be ruled by law. The laws of the dead are absolute.

Oracle: Glimpse into the future. To ask “Fate” for directions to your path.

Summoning: Whether you are calling a companion, asking for a guardian, or searching for a lost soul.

Undead: What has become a part of nature, caused by unnatural forces. When the dead walk they deserve the same divine guidance as the living.

Count on the knowledge-seekers to pursue too far the spark of life, and the dark fruits of death. Some seek death's secrets out of fear, thinking that by overcoming mortality, they will have no more to dread. Mages who tread this road to its conclusion sometimes embrace death completely, though they do not become immortal but simply enduring.

1 comment:

James Caruso said...

Awesome symbolage Russ! I love the moth for the fate symbol :)