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PostPosted: December 26th, 2012, 3:11 am 
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Good to hear from you, Hime.

May your Christmas and holidays be well.

- Eisen

"What is best in life? -- To crush your enemy, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

PostPosted: March 17th, 2013, 5:04 pm 
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Gentle Persons

We have upon this day a coincidence of favour. This day we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a day known for the green at a time of nuclear warfare also know as a green glow. So today we share the Irish and the green. May the gods of war favour a short conflict and a favourable peace.
•May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
St. Patrick, the holy and tutular man
His beard down his bosom like Aaron's ran:
Some from Scotland, some from Wales, will declare that he came,
But I care not from whence now he's risen to fame;
The pride of the world and his enemies scorning
I will drink to St. Patrick, today in the Morning!

He's a desperate big, little Erin go brah;
He will pardon our follies and promise us joy,
By the mass, by the Pope, by St. Patrick so long
As I live, I will give him a beautiful song!
No saint is so good, Ireland's country adorning:

St Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. The Irish are descendants of the ancient Celts, but the Vikings, Normans and English contributed to the ethnic nature of the people. Centuries of English rule largely eliminated the use of the ancient Gaelic, or Irish, language. Most Irish are either Catholics or Protestants (Anglicans, members of the Church of England).

So, why is it celebrated on March 17? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17 is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

•May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go and guide you in whatever you do -- and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

Green Goblin
This is one of my absolute favorite green alcoholic drinks for St. Patrick's Day. It's fruity and refreshing, but it does contain a lot of alcohol. You'll need:
1 ounce each of:
- Peach Schnapps
- Green Apple Schnapps
- Coconut Rum
- Vodka
- Ice
Pour ingredients together and shake.
reen Jello Shots

Nothing gets the party started like Jello Shots! They're cool, refreshing, and in this case, colored green for St. Patrick's Day. You'll need:
- 1 cup DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
- 1 package green apple Jello
- 1 cup boiling water
Boil water and add Jello. Stir till dissolved. Add the (chilled) Schnaps and stir. Pour into shot glasses and place these green alcoholic drinks in the refrigerator until set. Makes approximately 20 servings.

Green Apple Martini
These green alcoholic drinks are sophisticated and delicious. The recipe below makes one green apple martini. You'll need:
Equal parts each of:
- Vodka
- Apple juice
- DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
Shake well and serve.
Sparkling Rosemary Limeade
makes eight 5-ounce servings — or more, depending on dilution

Sparkling Rosemary Limeade
makes eight 5-ounce servings — or more, depending on dilution
1 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
3/4 cup sugar
Peel of 2 limes
Two 4-inch sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more to serve
4 to 6 cups chilled sparkling water
Stir the lime juice with the sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the lime peel and the rosemary sprigs. Simmer for another minute, then turn off the heat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Strain out the lime peel and rosemary and mix with the chilled sparkling water in a sealed jar or bottle. Taste and add more water if you want a lighter flavor.
Serve over ice with a small sprig of rosemary muddled into the drink.

Asian Pear Sparkler Makes about 6 drinks
1 cup freshly pressed Asian pear juice*
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cups honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 (4-inch) sprig fresh rosemary
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins
Small grating of fresh nutmeg
Soda water
Combine pear juice, lemon juice, honey, sugar, rosemary, ginger, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugars.
Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let syrup cool completely.
To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 3 tablespoons of syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Add more syrup for a sweeter or stronger flavor.
*Note: Use the most flavorful Asian pear you can find; Hosui is a consistently sweet variety. Making 1 cup of juice requires about 1 (12-ounce) pear, peeled and cored. If using a juicer, follow manufacturer's instructions to extract the juice and discard the pulp. If using blender or food processor, puree the pear until smooth, strain through a fine-mesh strainer, and discard the solids. If you wind up with a little less than 1 cup, top it off with water.

Top Green Day Songs

Chocolate-Mint Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe
•1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
•Pencil, paper, scissors and waxed paper
•1 cup light green candy coating disks
•24 chocolate wafers
•2 tablespoons corn syrup, warmed
•Gold pearl dust
•2 packages (4.67 ounces each) mint Andes candies, chopped
•1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
•Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely.
• Meanwhile, with a pencil and paper, draw shamrock design. Cut out pattern. Melt candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in corner of bag. Place waxed paper over the pattern; pipe a shamrock design. Repeat 23 times. Refrigerate until set.
• Lightly brush wafers with corn syrup; brush with pearl dust. Gently lift candy shamrocks from waxed paper. Lightly brush bottoms with corn syrup; attach to wafers. Set aside.
• Place Andes candies in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over candies; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly, stirring occasionally. Dip cupcakes into melted mints; let stand until set. Press a shamrock-topped wafer onto each cupcake. Yield: 2 dozen.

Springtime Pea Soup with Mint
20 oz of frozen and defrosted peas (2 packages)
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth or water
1 cup milk or cream
2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
An immersion blender or regular blender to puree soup
1. Drizzle soup pot with olive oil. Add celery and onions. Saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through. Add stock or water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
2. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Add milk or cream. Heat through but do not boil again. Add mint. Puree with blender or an an immersion blender.

Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
4 eggs
2/3 cup spinach (I used one handful frozen spinach and did not thaw it first, just tossed in the frozen flakes)
1/4 cup red pepper, finely diced
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly (or try tamarind paste, tahini, sweet and sour sauce, curry paste), optional and to taste
pinch chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion powder, optional and to taste
1/4 cup carrots, green peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, onions, corn, (or any vegetable that needs to be used or your have on hand), optional
1/4 cup shredded cheese, optional
Preheat oven to 375F and spray a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray. Crack four eggs into the baking dish and lightly beat them with a fork. Add all remaining ingredients and any optional ingredients and swirl them into the eggs, dispersing them evenly. Place baking dish on top of a cookie sheet if needed for stability, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, covered. If your baking dish does not have a lid, you may wish to cover it with foil so the top doesn’t burn before the eggs are cooked through. I removed the lid and baked for 5 additional minutes, uncovered, to brown the top very slightly (27 minutes covered + 5 minutes uncovered = 32 minutes total baking time) Optionally, top with cheese in the last 5 minutes of baking. Cooking times will vary based on size of baking dish and amount of vegetables used. Frittata is done when eggs are cooked through and edges are just beginning to brown and pull away slightly from the edges of the dish. Remove the frittata and slice on a cutting board, or slice directly in the baking dish, and serve immediately. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and serve them either cold or reheated, for up to two days, using common sense. Double or triple the recipe based if desired, increasing cooking time as needed.

Green Irish Songs

Dame Hime Themis

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PostPosted: July 7th, 2013, 6:43 pm 
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Gentle Persons
They say you really learn about an alliance when you fight them. This came to as when we fought a friend in The Karma War. The Old Guard and The Order of the Black Rose found themselves though friends on the opposite side of the sword and shield. We learned much about each other’s integrity and values. Sadly after crossing swords we drifted away from each other. That situation is now reversed. As Digiterra moves along and ways change and ideas change the values that we share remain the same.
To rekindle an old friendship is a true pleasure and joy. To find that after talking it means even more is an honour. While some members have moved away from us both the respect and trust has not. We are pleased to jointly announce the signing of The Covenant between us.

The Covenant
The signatories of this Covenant come together to share a style of values in the way they wish to conduct the business of inter-alliance affairs. This covenant is the easiest to join and the easiest to leave. We welcome all those alliances who share this set of principles to affix their signatures, to show how they wish to be judged on Digiterra. Failure to abide by them means that the alliance forfeits the benefit of this accord with like minded alliances. The Covenant is not meant as a judgment for those who choose a different path. It is meant to clearly outline the means to measure the signatories’ future actions. Is our way the best way? Is our way the right way? Is our way the moral way? To all these, we answer: We do not know, but it is our way.

We believe:

1. War is always an option, but it is the last option, not the first.
2. Diplomacy is more than threats or insults.
3. Neutrality in a conflict does not mean indifference.
4. Alliances do not need to be best buddies to respect each other.
5. Friends tell friends when they are acting badly.
6. Most actions are not a casus belli.
7. Civility is not common, but should be.
8. Civility does not suspend itself in times of war or peace.
9. Mistakes happen, and if respect is shared, resolution can be swift and fair.
10. Those who confirm these values by signing may always request, but not command, defensive help unless prohibited by official neutrality.
11. That financial support is what partners do when another is in need, including economic cooperation where desired.
12. Wars are fought to defend a principal or friend, not to acquire assets.
13. In the rare case where punishment is required for egregious actions, the penalty shall be distributed to unrelated small parties, to help build Digiterra.
14. Fighting a friend or foe can be done with dignity and honour, regardless of the eventual victor.
15. The niceties of formal written treaties is not required but desired.
16. Aggressive wars are not in our repertoire of actions.

We do not believe:

1. That we dictate who the friends of our friends should be.
2. That we need to always agree on a course of action.
3. That a request to help is automatic and without due thought to the cause of the request.
4. That politics should determine if a request for help should be approved.
5. That the friends of friend’s actions are legitimate reason to approve military support.
6. That the cancellation of a friendship or treaty is required or desired just because we find ourselves on opposite sides of a particular conflict.
7. That information that pertains to another alliance should be withheld or used to advantage.
8. That spying is justified other than in its simple war mode in game mechanics.
9. That a group of 5 or more people with the same Alliance Affiliation and true desire to be seen as an alliance are any less an alliance than any other alliance. When in doubt ask.
10. That PZI or EZI is justified.
11. That rogue attacks are anything more than the act of the uncreative and cowardly.
12. That OOC attacks or spread of OOC information can ever be justified or acceptable.
13. That racist, sexist, rude, salacious or personal attacks are ever justifiable.
14. That any comment or conversation not in a private area should be offered without being tempered with respect for the potential feelings of those who may not be as tough skinned as we are.
15. That something should be done because it can be done.
16. That we have the only way to do things right.

This Covenant provides for a new form of agreement. It is a statement of principle.
It is not a bloc. It has no cancellation notice. Violation of the terms removes a signatory. Voluntary withdrawal removes a signatory.
Since the Order of the Black Rose and the Rosular Kingdom is the author there is no way for us to defer from the terms of the Covenant. There is for us no wiggle room.

What is a defensive war?

1. An attack (spying or military) on a signatory alliance that has not declared an attack (war) that requests defensive assistance.

What is an aggressive war?

1. Everything else.

On behalf of The Old Guard
Empress Theodora, Triumvar of Internal Affairs
Lan Mandragoran, Triumvar of External Affairs
Arminius, Triumvar of Security

For The Order of The Black Rose
Queen AterAtra,
Sir Winslow Knight Protector
The Knights Council

Dame Hime Themis

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The worth of a person is her word and deeds. ... -creed.htm

PostPosted: September 5th, 2013, 8:54 pm 
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Here Ye, Here Ye,

It is with great pleasure and humility that I announce the
following tidings.

The Order of The Black Rose has arrived at yet another
anniversary. This is the 7th year of the Orders’ existence September 5, 2013.
To celebrate this achievement we invite all to come to the Keep for feasting
and frivolity. During the anniversary feast we shall also be celebrating the
elevation of a few deserving members into the ranks of the Nobility.

The acceptance and admittance into the nobility of the Realm
is never taken lightly. The normal path is through the Supplication, an arduous
interview and soul baring experience for those who choose to attempt the
possibly months long process. Many have made the attempt and found it beyond
their ability to complete. Others have tried and been found wanting. Few have
passed. None have found it an effortless trial. For the years of service to The
Rose and Her members the following persons have been granted a dispensation by
unanimous decree of the Round Table of the Order of The Black Rose to forego

For selfless service to the Realm, tirelessly keeping the
watchful eye of BlackWater ever trained on the defense of our member States, we
hereby announce the advancement of Gunther of Galileo Corporation to the rank
of Page of The Rose. Even as Gunther joins others of the rank of Page, he
remains in command of BlackWater. Congratulations Page Gunther, may you
continue to strive towards the betterment of the Realm.

Loyalty to the Realm is a quality seen in many, few show the
loyalty seen in maxnmike of Isle of Chance. Through thick and thin, maxnmike
has stood firm for The Rose. He too advances to the rank of Page.

Another member who has shown loyalty and spine in service to
The Rose is Rakul of Winterhaven. The daily effort put in to keep our
membership notified and together is truly impressive. The rank of Page is his
to claim.

The responsibilities of a Page are numerous, and these
three, though new to the rank, will shoulder their burdens with pride and ample

Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!

From the Knight Protector Sir Winslow

And with Pride the Knights Council

Gentle Persons

It is a rare pleasure to greet the dawning of a new Anniversary with such glad and remarkably well
deserved recognition of some of those who have made the Rosular Kingdom what it
is. I want to add my personal thanks and congratulations to Page Gunther,
Page Maxnmike and Page Rakul. Your efforts represent what is best about this
our Realm. We are very pleased and honoured to welcome you to the formal rank
of the Order of the Black Rose. You have done us proud and it is but a small
part of the thanks owed to you.

To all we offer the invitation to join us on our IRC channel
Thursday September 5, 2013 at 18:00 server to formally congratulate our new
Pages and take a sup in celebration of our 7 years.


Dame Hime Themis

_________________ ... _ID=169031

The worth of a person is her word and deeds. ... -creed.htm

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