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    I'd like to bring back one of my more favorite ways of building a world.

    Someone says a quote, the next post attributes it to someone in the world, and then they provide a quote.
    Here's an example.

    "The angels rode high into the sky on their chariots of steam."
    - Alskanar the Great General of the Third Age.


    Without further ado, let's get started!

    "And in the end, they ascend with not bodies, but a carriage of steel."

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    -John Tinderwick, prophet of the Transhumanist Society

    "I'm a Realistic Idealist, I believe in the goodness in all humanity, but I know of stupidity"

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    -John Tinderwick, prophet of the Transhumanist Society

    "I'm a Realistic Idealist, I believe in the goodness in all humanity, but I know of stupidity"
    -Alpha Rodnick, the First Arcane Right Leader

    "And when we saw the reigns of heaven come down, I was sure that we were in for a long ride."

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    "And when we saw the reigns of heaven come down, I was sure that we were in for a long ride."
    -Cavalier Captain Rodrick, retired

    "Only in their dreams can men be truly free; t'was always thus and always thus will be."
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    -Cavalier Captain Rodrick, retired

    "Only in their dreams can men be truly free; t'was always thus and always thus will be."
    -The Seer of Olkhembo, Age 1239

    "If you see me with one of those monsters, please, make sure you obliterate my soul."

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeof2010 View Post
    -The Seer of Olkhembo, Age 1239

    "If you see me with one of those monsters, please, make sure you obliterate my soul."
    Cavalier Recruit Roderick, referring to the Vorgu'nosh

    "I'm no man of honor/Myself is my true king/But somewhere deep within me/The bells of conscience ring."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jendekit View Post
    Cavalier Recruit Roderick, referring to the Vorgu'nosh

    "I'm no man of honor/Myself is my true king/But somewhere deep within me/The bells of conscience ring."
    -An Excerpt from the 7 Conscripts of the Sanctified Lords

    "The Voradorsh overran the country, and something new emerged."

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeof2010 View Post
    -An Excerpt from the 7 Conscripts of the Sanctified Lords

    "The Voradorsh overran the country, and something new emerged."
    Excerpt from the journal of Noranon, Acolyte of the Myst Disciples of Klendagon

    "And behold, for I shall become a blight upon the land; and everything I touch shall wither and die."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jendekit View Post
    Excerpt from the journal of Noranon, Acolyte of the Myst Disciples of Klendagon

    "And behold, for I shall become a blight upon the land; and everything I touch shall wither and die."
    -Alukax, the first Harbinger of the Second Plane

    "And you think WE'RE the issue? We got bigger problems under our noses!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeof2010 View Post
    -Alukax, the first Harbinger of the Second Plane

    "And you think WE'RE the issue? We got bigger problems under our noses!"
    Knight-Commandant Mirulax to High Baron Yenno of House G'kal referencing the invasion of Nessa by the Voradorsh sappers

    The last word in the following quote comes from a con lang I am working on called Vek'ta.

    "When the end comes, speak the word of power, and your soul will be saved: z'aktn'zk'zat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jendekit View Post
    Knight-Commandant Mirulax to High Baron Yenno of House G'kal referencing the invasion of Nessa by the Voradorsh sappers

    The last word in the following quote comes from a con lang I am working on called Vek'ta.

    "When the end comes, speak the word of power, and your soul will be saved: z'aktn'zk'zat."
    - Shriknu Barkip, Prophet of the New Heaven.

    "I can't stand, nor can I walk, but I can manifest destiny in the best way possible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeof2010 View Post
    - Shriknu Barkip, Prophet of the New Heaven.

    "I can't stand, nor can I walk, but I can manifest destiny in the best way possible."
    - Lord Salvadore Perissus, wealthy patron of the Fourth Voyage Across the Sea.

    "Anyone who takes that road is suicidal or crazy. Which are you?"
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    - Irnbjald Flagonsmasher, barkeep, referring to the adventuring profession.

    "Have you ever been beaten with an hourglass?"
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    - Irnbjald Flagonsmasher, barkeep, referring to the adventuring profession.

    "Have you ever been beaten with an hourglass?"
    -overheard at a tavern in a conversation about underestimating wizards cornered in their studies.


    "Hell can't have you until I'm done with you."

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    ~Eidel Schwartz, Grand Inquisitor of the Court Tenebrous.

    "I am he who men call Lifetaker, Bonebreaker, Earthshaker. Turn back. I am Orphanmaker, Fleshraker, Thirstslaker. Turn back. My tent is made from the skins of those who came before you, and not one who has stood against me came away unbroken. If you value your life, and those of your companions, turn back. I have exhausted my mercy- I will caution you no more."
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    So we have:

    People:
    • Eidel Schwartz, Grand Inquisitor of the Court Tenebrous
    • Irnbjald Flagonsmasher, barkeep
    • Lord Salvadore Perissus
    • Shriknu Barkip, Prophet of the New Heaven
    • Knight-Commandant Mirulax
    • High Baron Yenno of House G'kal
    • Alukax, the first Harbinger of the Second Plane
    • Noranon, Acolyte of the Myst Disciples of Klendagon
    • Cavalier Captain Rodrick, retired
    • Alpha Rodnick, the First Arcane Right Leader
    • John Tinderwick, prophet of the Transhumanist Society


    Events:
    • An invasion of Nessa by the Voradorsh sappers
    • At least four events called a Voyage Across the Sea


    Documents:
    • The journal of Noranon, Acolyte of the Myst Disciples of Klendagon
    • 7 Conscripts of the Sanctified Lords


    Organizations:
    • Transhumanist Society
    • Cavaliers
    • Seer of Olkhembo
    • Myst Disciples of Klendagon
    • Court Tenebrous


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benthesquid View Post
    ~Eidel Schwartz, Grand Inquisitor of the Court Tenebrous.

    "I am he who men call Lifetaker, Bonebreaker, Earthshaker. Turn back. I am Orphanmaker, Fleshraker, Thirstslaker. Turn back. My tent is made from the skins of those who came before you, and not one who has stood against me came away unbroken. If you value your life, and those of your companions, turn back. I have exhausted my mercy- I will caution you no more."
    - Vilskar Hrimskr, Mountain-King of the Gornwast Barbarians, during the attempted peace council of the Third Gornwast-Krieger War

    "I seek the land filled with brilliant gemstones that line the roads, gleaming golden stalks of wheat, and rivers that flow with shining sapphires."
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    - Vorad VII, the Damned, when asked why the invasion of Nessa was necessary.

    "Thanks."
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    `This is just the beginning, Citizens! Today we have boiled a pot who's steam shall be seen across the entire galaxy. The Tea Must Flow, and it shall! The banner of the British Space Empire will be unfurled across a thousand worlds, carried forth by the citizens of Urn, and before them the Tea shall flow like a steaming brown river of shi-*cough*- shimmering moral fibre!`

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    -Last words of Irnbjald Flagonsmasher before he was executed for crimes against Nessa.

    "That place drives the sturdiest men to madness, crushes the good sense of the wise, and causes the mad to loss their insanity! But will I go? Oh sure, I've got nothing to lose there."

    As a side note, I've noticed that most of the quote based settings are quite similar.

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    -Last words of Irnbjald Flagonsmasher before he was executed for crimes against Nessa.

    "That place drives the sturdiest men to madness, crushes the good sense of the wise, and causes the mad to loss their insanity! But will I go? Oh sure, I've got nothing to lose there."

    As a side note, I've noticed that most of the quote based settings are quite similar.
    - Lib Hourglass-Wielder, Archwizard of the Crimson Towers, speaking of the Mirrored Halls of Tam-Shorath

    "I'm pretty sure using a wooden staff against an army of fire elementals is a less-than-ideal prospect."
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    ~Melior the Grim, quoted in "The Lives and Times of the Blind Yeoman,"

    "The Serpent's sons are mad beautiful things, dear, but they don't have the making of kings, dear, no, they're all poison and glory and cursed golden rings, dear."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benthesquid View Post
    ~Melior the Grim, quoted in "The Lives and Times of the Blind Yeoman,"

    "The Serpent's sons are mad beautiful things, dear, but they don't have the making of kings, dear, no, they're all poison and glory and cursed golden rings, dear."
    - Kirranah Berribuckle, Owner of the Mystic Magister telling a superstition to her daughter.

    "Can you feel the flow of the knowledge wizards?"

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    -Jake Tinderwick, self proclaimed "Wisdom Wizard" and well known psychopath, shortly after throwing a dozen of his colleagues into a meat grinder for no apparent reason.

    "My wings are itching, can please give them a scratch?"

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    Yavadr'samaxi, Blade Dragon to an unsuspecting dragon-napper.

    "Tell me the songs of the conquered, and I shall write you a true history, a history of deceit and shame and cowardice. Tell me the songs of the victors, and I shall write you a false history, a history of forwardness and honor and valor. Tell me the songs of the dead, and I shall write you a living history, a history of suffering and pain and agony."
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    "Tell me the songs of the conquered, and I shall write you a true history, a history of deceit and shame and cowardice. Tell me the songs of the victors, and I shall write you a false history, a history of forwardness and honor and valor. Tell me the songs of the dead, and I shall write you a living history, a history of suffering and pain and agony."
    -Tellurian the Unsung, Folk Hero of the Little Dales

    "We killed them. Every last one of them, gone and dead. May the gods have mercy on their souls, for we no longer deserve any."
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    -Tellurian the Unsung, Folk Hero of the Little Dales

    "We killed them. Every last one of them, gone and dead. May the gods have mercy on their souls, for we no longer deserve any."
    - Forsalkian Knight on the Genocide of the Talorians

    "Secede your body, become one with the upper lords."

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    -Talorian Lord of the Ether

    "Add one pinch of dragon scales, two tufts of centaur fur, and eighteen live orphans, freshly made."
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    "Add one pinch of dragon scales, two tufts of centaur fur, and eighteen live orphans, freshly made."
    -A recipe for a potion that promotes hair growth. From a book by Jake Tinderwick that nobody had bothered to read until his madness became public knowledge.


    "I have stared a Voradorsh in the eye, nothing can surprise me now"

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    -A recipe for a potion that promotes hair growth. From a book by Jake Tinderwick that nobody had bothered to read until his madness became public knowledge.


    "I have stared a Voradorsh in the eye, nothing can surprise me now"
    - Elteier, former knight of Nessa, now leader of the Firescourged mecenaries

    Using an army of metal men to attack the master of magnetism? Your arrogance knows fewer bounds than my restraint. Which is to say none.

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    - Elteier, former knight of Nessa, now leader of the Firescourged mecenaries

    Using an army of metal men to attack the master of magnetism? Your arrogance knows fewer bounds than my restraint. Which is to say none.
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    "The gods can all face oblivion! They couldn't save her, and now nothing will save them!"
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