PROCLAMATION FROM THE LIVING MUSE

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PROCLAMATION FROM THE LIVING MUSE

Postby Choso » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:12 pm

A letter is penned, copied and distributed all throughout the land thanks to the Coral Serpent Merchant and Spy Network, there isn't a single soul who hasn't read or heard the news. Behind the neatly written calligraphy is a pink snake watermark indicating it was an official letter from the Coterie.


My friends I hope this glorious news find you in good health. I write this with heavy heart, and I do not take this matter lightly. I High Archon Shang Bo of The Coral Serpent Coterie, the Prince of Serpents, Chairman Emeritus of The Coral Serpent Merchantile, will be stepping down from these duties coming this spring.

Instead I will focus my attention and considerable influence on a new duty. I lowly Bo, of the honorable and humble Shang Family will be ascending to "Living Muse". It is a mighty burden, but it must be done. Please do not weep for me.

I will use this position to bring peace and prosperity to the entire land. It is a travesty that only a small portion of this country gets to reap the benefits of the Coterie's leadership. No longer, I Shang Bo "Living Muse" will extend our benevolence throughout!

All are welcomed to Pingyuan to come and Pledge their loyalty to Coterie and its "Living Muse".

Mark the day, March 15th 192 a festival will take place commencing with my ascension to "Living Muse". Those in power who do not come personally to bear witness to the once in a millennia event will be forever marked as charlatans. Traitors to the Coterie, blights on this beautiful land.

I hope to see you there.

~Uncle Bo~


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Re: PROCLAMATION FROM THE LIVING MUSE

Postby Choso » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:39 pm

It was a warm day, an auspicious day. A day that seemed to signal that at long last winter was over and the spring could begin in earnest.

There was much joy and festivities to found in pingyuan and the surrounding region. Serpent Soldiers kept the roadways clear as pilgrims and spectators could safely make their way to the city. Children were given kites in the shape of snakes mostly pink but every color could be found soaring in the skies around Ping Yuan.

About a half an hour before noon the Laughing God with its High Archon atop it departed the Castle of Pingyuan and made its way towards the Town's Center a column of spearmen, and mounted Dracons were bathed in Cherry Blossoms as the Escorted the soon to be "Living Muse" to be anointed before the city and visitors who have come to pledge their loyalty.

At high noon they have arrived to their destination, and Shang Bo dismounted his mobile throne and climbed the steps of the platform where a masked figure stood with two attendants. Roughly of a female shape it was impossible to be certain of the flowing blue silks and painted masks. One of the attendants held a small box.

Shang Bo stood before his subjects and began to speak.


My fellow countrymen! I thank you from the very bottom of my heart! Today you witness the first day of the glorious Serpent Empire! I take the heavy mantle of the Living Muse, so that all of you my strive to be the very best! When you’re feeling weak, and burdened to burst gaze upon me! And Know Shang Bo would not falter! All of you here today are Blessed! For witnessing my Ascension a piece of my spirit will always be with you! With one heart, one mind, one body we will unite our land, and soon after the world! And Lands beyond!


Shang Bo allowed the crowd to roar with excitement, and applause. He tossed his straw hat into the crowd it flying like a frisbee. Next his necklace, and his rings, his pink kimono he always wore, his black robes, until only his small clothes were left. His body toned and muscled, scars and tattoos visable for all to see.


I Humble Myself before you, the People!, Before the Gods, Before the daughters of the Painted Lady. So that I may be anointed Living Muse!


He knelt and the 3 masked women swarmed him, one held open the box the two others grab vials out of it and brushes. They began painting him, his chest and back, but it was no ordinary paint, it was viscous and clear. They finished their work put the vials and brushes back into the box, and then one removed a cigarette and the other a small lit match. One lady presented the cigarette to Shang Bo, who put it into his mouth and the other lady lit it. Shang Bo stood up taking a long drag. And then removed it from his mouth and put the lit end into his chest. Flames wrapped around him.

He raised his hands and looked to the sky.


Give All to Me! For I do no Less!


He dropped to his knees and the 3 Daughters of the Painted embraced and covered him smothering the flames with their bodies and silks.
A few moments went by the crowd silent. The Ladies backed off and knelt and the Living Muse rose unharmed by the fire.


NOW! Where are my Archons? Are there any Lords who have come to pay their Homage to the Living Muse?!

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Re: PROCLAMATION FROM THE LIVING MUSE

Postby TheBlueDude7 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm

As rapid cheering could be heard from the inside of the city, a small force of men approach the city wall on foot. There are about ten in total, many of which who have old robes that aren't quite dirty. They bring small boxes of dried meat and various minerals. The hooded men stare silently at the guards first, almost ominously.

Then, one from the side flips off his hood to reveal a boisterous man who flashes the guards a wide grin. "Hey there! I was wondering if we could have access the cit-"
His words are cut off abruptly as the unknown man to his side elbows him. As the man quickly flips his hood back on, he mutters "Well, I just thought it was kind of awkward here looking like creeps."
After he resumes positions, the ringleader of the group throws his hood off to reveal Tsong Ding.

"Greetings. As the Eastern Archon of the living muse, I am here to pay due respects. We come bearing gifts and I hope that all is going well with the festival."


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