Shauna Simpson Shinn I love you, you love me but think I’m a whore and I’m ok with that, Eric and Sara like naked people too and I love them and they love me. All our kids love us. Do you SEE all the love around here?? It’s great. Besides, that one girl in the pic had great boobs. Huh, huh? That’s gotta put a little pep in your step 🙂
Eric Hey Jesse, if you have to tell people you’re a tough guy, you probably aren’t. I live in ****, OH. Look me up when you get to town. Of course, that means you’ll need to be able to read road signs, and map directions. Your prospects of doing that successfully seem dubious (dubious means doubtful).
All I know about you is that you’re practically illiterate and willing to call people a whore for some fairly tame pictures posted to their own wall, not yours. Who are these imaginary kids she’s corrupting with those images anyway? Sounds to me like you’re a large’ish asshole who hates his own life so much that he spends most of his time sitting around drinking, feasting on the regrets of his mis-spent youth, and trying to drag others down into the shit spittoon he calls a life.
Like I said, look me up when you get to town and I’ll be happy to test your mettle. (Mettle in this case means personal strength and willingness to back up the blank check your mouth just wrote).
Shauna Simpson Shinn Eric you meant to say you love everyone right? Right. Uncle Jesse is my good friend’s Uncle. He’s a war hero and he lives in Texas. Different world. He’s usually a very nice man he just doesn’t like boobies I’m guessing. P.S. Is it wrong I think the word mettle is sexy? Is that adding fuel to the fire?
Shauna Simpson Shinn You can’t be mad at an entire culture of people that believes things like that. I just hope some of them open their minds a little more to love and kindness. Holy fuck we have SO much hate and judging in this world. It’s a BODY. He has one, you have one, I have one. To be appalled at it in an artistic photo means what for our society? That this is a worse thing than war, crime, hate and bullying? I think it’s beautiful. In my opinion only.
Eric I think he’s just an old fart who doesn’t understand how FB works. He seems to think that any kid can see your profile and that’s what he took exception with….but his opening position was calling you a whore, and that just seems..I dunno, asinine? Maybe that’s too polite a word for it.
He came to us having fought many battles.
Not illustrious as most of our warriors, but strong hearted.
He stayed to himself mostly at first, fighting beside us but sleeping and dining alone.
As our numbers grew, we needed to explore farther in the world.
And we needed volunteers that would represent us well to the other tribes and guilds.
Fierce warriors and competent healers. Battle leaders without fear.
This newest member to our guild stood before our Empress and bowed in a symbol that he too would join us in our travels.
She had doubts as did we all. He was not strong enough, we thought.
Our Empress had him stand and questioned him,
She asked, “This journey is not for the faint of heart. There will be death and evil following at your heels.”
She continued, “Perilous terrain and ancient magic… why do you stand before me? You wish to die?”
He spoke, ” If I die, I die for you, in your name.”
She laughed, shortly, “You die in MY name? What am I to you? You have not been here long, what loyalty could you have for us?”
He bowed again, ” I do not possess many titles or have as glorious achievements as your other warriors. But I have a sword that I have blessed with the blood of my ancestors and my loyalty, when given, is to THE DEATH. I came here from across the land and sea because I heard your call. I have seen many leaders and many that command more bloodthirsty guilds, but your kindness and heart has gathered the most noble and honorable fighters in all of this world. They have laid down their lives for you and so must I. It is my destiny and you cannot convince me otherwise.”
Kneeling down so she was eye to eye with the warrior, she spoke very slowly and deliberately, “What is your name, warrior?”
“I am the Silencer of Death, and I am now yours.”
“Death Silencer, go with our men and women to the lands of the Queen of the South, the Jungle lands. Defeat her and end her reign. Prove to me there that you love me as you say. Bring all of my people home safely and you will get your titles and my love in return.”
We travelled south with the Silencer of Death across mountains dry as deserts for weeks upon weeks.
We came upon the gates of the Queen of the South.
Our Battle Leader cried out for us to harness our bravery for the honor of the Empress.
“Magic is here my friends, be wary.”
Our group trekked through the gates and the air became unbearably humid.
We drew our weapons and our healers gathered their potions.
Through the jungle, killing unnatural and aggressive creatures that followed us and hid among the trees.
Traps set by the Queen’s spies were detected by the mystics that travelled with us.
We reached the Queen’s throne upon which she sat, arrogant and tempting, with seemingly no defense.
Our Battle Leader spoke to her,
“We have come to defeat you and end your reign of night and death, in the name of—“
“I KNOW for whom you fight,” she snarled.
She stood. We trembled in her glory and beauty.
“She has tried to take my best warriors! For a ‘better’ purpose they told me…… but If they cannot be loyal to me, they will be loyal to no one!”
She waved her arm to her side and the trees parted slightly to reveal a gruesome sight. Men and women garbed in full battle gear, their bodies twisted and deformed. Dead.
“Try your very best, peasants. For I will kill you all in MY NAME.” She let forth a bloodthirsty scream.
Our Battle Leader, hardened by war, had no fear of this lady of dark magic.
He let loose the warrior’s battle cry which strengthened us all.
And we advanced.
As we did we saw dark creatures with no faces crawl out from behind the Queen’s throne and double in size before our very eyes. Sharp teeth and hands with a mystical glow.
Our best warriors ran towards the creatures and dodged attacks of magic and of their sharp ripping claws. They used their sheer will and determination to cut these creatures down. We used our shields to protect our healers who were chanting to keep us alive.
As our strongest group bettered the last of the dark creatures and approached the Queen once again, they were lifted up in a gust of mighty wind, turning them and twisting them in pain. They screamed out.
Our healers stood and used their magic to no avail.
The Queen laughed.
The rest of the Warriors ran past our brothers and sisters writhing in agony in the air, to stop the evil Queen’s spell. Only to be thrown backwards.
We faced certain defeat.
The Death Silencer stood back and had not tried to attack once.
The Battle Leader yelled down towards him, in a tortured voice, “You owe the Empress your life. FIGHT, at least try to fight. We need every…..last…soul….”
“I know.” He spoke softly.
He drew open his cloak and we could see his hands and arms trembling and from his fingertips there was a magic light. Slowly he held his arms out pointing this light at the Queen.
“What is THIS?” she shrieked.
He let out almost a disappointed sigh and turned his hands towards the warriors, near-death still twisting and turning in air.
Our remaining warriors screamed at him to stop. Our Battle Leader closed his eyes to accept the death from this traitor.
“What? Oh this is grand! You are going to kill your own? Oh this is grand indeed.” She spun around laughing in glee.
She spoke to the Death Silencer, “Let me help you.”
With an evil smile she cancelled her spell and our warriors dropped to the ground harshly. Most too weak to even lift their heads.
“At your will, kind sir.” The Queen of the South presented our fallen men and women as an easy target for this man with magic he had kept hidden from us all.
He took a deep breath and let loose his magic on our people. And as his light surrounded them and they let out moans and the Queen continued to laugh, a most peculiar thing happened.
The leaves from the trees surrounding us began to fall. They turned a brilliant green and fell. When they reached a fallen warrior, that warrior was overcome with a warm feeling of well-being and health.
Our strongest warriors began to rise.
“Deception! You, you are a HEALER??” The Queen raised her arms and the sky darkened.
She threw a gust of blisteringly hot air to rip through us all. We would be boiled alive.
But when her spell reached the front of our peoples it simply ran over and around us.
We were unharmed.
A great scream rose up from behind us.
The Death Silencer was on his knees, hands outstretched, holding onto some sort of protection spell that was shielding us all. But it was causing him agony.
Seeing this, our Battle Leader, now at full strength let loose his battle cry once more.
We rushed forth in an onslaught and as easy as any mortal, we slay the Queen.
In a great celebratory spirit we turned to see the Death Silencer lying on the cold ground, unconscious.
“We must get him back to the Empress. He saved us all.”
And so we travelled in half the time it had taken to arrive, back home.
We were greeted with a great Victory Celebration.
The Death Silencer, who had not regained consciousness still, was laid before the Empress.
“Leave us please.” The Empress walked to his side.
The Empress, herself possessing great magic, lay her hand on the chest of The Death Silencer. And his eyes opened.
“I am not a great healer like you are, so I cannot return you to full health. Only time and the help of our healers will do this.” She placed her other hand upon his brow.
“I am so very sorry Empress,” he whispered.
“Sorry? For saving all of our people and returning them home? Yes I could see why you would be sorry, ” she teased.
He let out a weak laugh. “No. I wanted to be a warrior for you. To fight your battles. I’m not a healer….”
“But you are.” Her voice softened. “You know the only people that come when I call? People with greatness inside them. With good. You are a competent warrior but not a great one. There is no shame in that. You have a great power that saved us all. I am proud of you. And I thank you.”
She walked away from him, “I must leave you now. I have arranged for our best healers to help you and for a celebration in your honor. You have your title which we will talk about when you are stronger and, Silencer of Death, you have my love.”
When the Death Silencer was once again strong he was instated to the High Council of the Empress. The only people who held posts here were the most trusted and beloved members of the guild.
He gradually gained more control over his powers of healing and became the personal healer of the Empress. He fought in every major battle for the rest of the guild’s history.
When the guild was disbanded, he was made to move on and could not stay with the Empress. But even to this day, he loves her still.
Lured onto a Isle where my people came,
Into a body that was not my own.
Scared, confused and embarrassed of continuing on,
I saw many races and classes moving quickly by me,
I chose to walk slowly and open my eyes to this world.
And see past it.
I left my cloak, chest, shoulders, gloves and boots. Carried useless things in my backpack. Upon my mount, ran around a fountain all day and all night, calling out.
Tempting people to come and show me their true self. That sort of thing is not done in this world.
When I saw what great strength I had built, I started a guild of men and women and made it my family.
I kept them close to me and treated them well.
Some became too close. Some drifted away.
I kept calling out for these men and women until my guild had ballooned to over 500 souls.
A family of warriors and healers.
More depended on me than I could keep safe, so I entrusted some of my leadership to a few select members.
We thrived in happiness and productivity.
Until our kindness allowed maleficent forces into our guild.
A man and a woman who were driven to success by destruction. A man and a woman who had gifts to tempt and confuse our family. And they created doubt and animosity among us.
Those with the greatest magic and power were tempted to leave to more affluent guilds.
Those whom were weakest, were made to feel devalued.
And it crumbled before us. They were made to leave before they could take our riches but the damage had been done.
I told the last loyal few to go and continue their destiny elsewhere, there was nothing left for them. The great battles could not be won with so few.
Our people were scattered. Some made names as great warriors in other guilds. Some stopped living in this world and returned home.
But there is one I asked to remain. A young girl with growing powers. Deep and sensual magic she possesses. She retained our riches and stayed behind to gather supplies in great numbers.
For one day, when we are again strong, we will call our people back.
She alone holds the name of our guild safe. And long after people have forgotten our past glories and sorrow, we will rebuild.
But for the meantime, it is only a guild of one.