Recently the House of Runo lost someone who was held dear by many members of the community. Mistress Marpai was a valuable member of our village and we will miss her greatly. A memorial was held in her honor. Following is the transcript of that memorial.
Gorm Runo: I would like to welcome everyone to Caer Cadarn. The counsel voted this morning to name this theater, The Marpai Theater, in honor of the Lady whose life we are here to celebrate today.
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside): smiles brightly
Ruby (delilah1976) wipes a tear and listens to Master
Gorm Runo: and we are very honored to have the Blessed Alosos, the High Initiate of the Gorean Campus here today to officiate at this celebration. Afterwards, there will be a performance by the Horettes in honor of Lady Marpai, and the placing of a statue in our memorial garden.
Gorm Runo: So, I will now turn it over to the Blessed One. Again, thank you all for coming today to reflect on the life and service of Lady Marpai.
————- REMEMBRANCE OF MARPAI ————
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Tal and Greetings as some of you know me from the Gorean Campus i was saddened to hear about the lady we come to celebrate her life this day, I have heard many many wonderful things so i open up this by saying this “She is in a much better place and loved by many if any of you wish to say a few words I am sure she will appreciate it, I have had a few girls who apologise and send there love…. So please do speak up if you wish too
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Marpal was much loved by all at the campus, her music, her teachings so lets remember her for what she did for everyone here, many tears have fallen, but remember tears are a healing, let people mourn and offer them support when needed, Yes Gorm
Gorm Runo: I wish to say that when Marpai first came to the Caer Cadarn, she came full of a vision that we could make Caer Cadarn, a simple trading village, into one of the centers for art in the Gorean world. Despite the hardships of her illness, she never gave up that dream, and every conversation we had, she continued to give ideas and suggestions on how we could make it so. Our most fitting tribute, in my opinion, is to continue to make that dream come true. “done”
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Please Safira your next
Safira Sapphyre (StephanieSapphyre): I will read Lady Vala
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Yes Please do
Safira Sapphyre (StephanieSapphyre): My Dearest Mar’Pai
I have known you for along time. Sometimes too long but through those years, you have always been there to help me and others, just by listening and giving advice you have given comfort and hope to everyone, even when you found out that your time was limited with the illness. You stayed strong till the end.
Thank you for being my friend and a good listener, in the real world and over all the Gorean Networks. You will be remembered as a Legend.
Safira Sapphyre (StephanieSapphyre): That is what the Lady Vala wished to say today
Safira Sapphyre (StephanieSapphyre): I knew Lady Mar’Pai for many years. It is odd when you think of the people that are in your life, and how they have affected you over the years.
I knew her as a strong free woman from IRC, and then as a friend in Caer. Mar’Pai always had time for people. It didn’t matter how she was feeling or what she was doing, if you needed her, she dropped what she was doing and she was there for you. When you were talking to her, you were the most important person she was focusing on. From teaching other free women how to excel, to lending a kind ear, and a warm encouraging hug to a slave, Mar’Pai was a light in our village.
Always quick to serve her village, and her friends. You will be missed Lady Mar’Pai.
Goodbye my friend
Safira Sapphyre (StephanieSapphyre): *done*
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Flavius please
Flavius Kjalarr (GnaeusFlavius): I did no know the Lady well, she only recently began teaching at the Campus, but as is my habit I attended a few of her classes, I will say she was a Valkyrie when it came to defending her views. She will be missed on the Campus
Blessed Alosos (alosos): yes she will be missed by many just know i may be an initiate but i am a spiritual guide if any one needs it, Anyone else before i had to Gorm for the celebrations of her life to begin
Warlayn Convair (Warlayn Molinaxil): stays silent
Blessed Alosos (alosos): looks over “you dont need to stay quiet my friend lets celebrate her life Back to you Gorm”
Gorm Runo: Thank you, Alosos
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Thank you was a pleasure to open this up
———- WORDS FROM OUR ADMINISTRATOR ————
Gorm Runo: Ok, first things first.
Gorm Runo: As Administrator of Caer Cadarn, and with the approval of the High Counsel. I officially name this structure. The Marpai Theater. It is will be used, I hope, for many events and performances celebrating music
Gorm Runo: and dance
Gorm Runo: and other forms of Gorean Art.
Gorm Runo: Lady Marpai will give it more than her name.
Gorm Runo: It will be her spirit, and her love of music and art, that will be on display here in the days and months to come. She will provide inspiration to the performers.
Gorm Runo: The Horettes dance troupe, will be the first to perform in the newly named Marpai Theater. They have prepared a tribute dance in her honor. The music is on the local stream, if you have not turned that on, please do so. girls, when you are ready
Gorm Runo: you may begin
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): Thank you Master
———– HORETTES PERFORMANCE —————-
The HORettes dance to an instrumental version of In The Arms of An Angel played on harp. Following is the emotes of that dance:
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): Please turn on the local stream to hear the music. We, The Horettes, are honored to be here and humbly present this performance in honor of Mistress Marpai and her music. We sincerely hope that all enjoy.
Collean (Collenah): Crystalline tears pool and gently flow down flushed cheeks. Soft lyrical voice calls to the heavens “Rest with the angels, sweet Mistress. You will never be forgotten.”
ڿڰۣ-ღ Ayana ღ-ڿڰۣ- (misty Antonelli): Flowing through the air like a breeze smiles knowing this beautiful woman is watching the girls she so much enjoyed helping her music guides us as we dance today in her honor a light warn breeze covers my body knowing she is here with us at this moment struggles a soft smile as soft tears fall down her cheeks may you Rest In Peace Mar Pai we will never forget You looking to the sky imagines doves carrying this beautiful body home to Her creator.
Ruby (delilah1976) lifts up dainty hands to the skies above her, with a sorrow heart Thassa eyes fill up with sadness, softly speaks out to honor Mistress “Mistress you was always there for Ruby, not only as a Mistress but a friend to me, you was there when i needed a shoulder to lean on and to talk to, You gave me some good ideas for dance, things will never be the same and you was much loved, RIP dear Mistress I will never ever forget you”, lets body move to the musicians music, Touches her heart saying “I will love you always and will keep dancing in your name as well as the House and village I serve” crystal tears flow down cheeks
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy) moves with a dancer’s grace, perfectly in sync with sisters in chains, slender arms reach up to embrace the heavens as if embracing the one they honor today, a Mistress of the arts who stirred the souls of so many now enchanting the souls of the cities of the dust. She is greatly missed, yet her influence will be forever felt and her music will live on.
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside) looked sullen as thick body wrapped in satin black swayed to the musical spell that captured the slave girl. The musician’s playing that calming melody that sent Tiggy’s mind to wonder. Reminiscing the lovely Mistress and her artistic talents. Already missing the sounds of those many instruments Mistress possessed. The Inn often booming with melodies that called you home. Beckoning you to the warmth of the Inn. A small sigh exhaled from quivering lips of dark obsidian, as crystalline tears twinkle from exotic two toned eyes. Tiggy would miss many things about Mistress, including her cream cakes, that Mistress would feed the chubby girl to keep up her womanly figure on the sly.
Najwa (Aelarria) smiles sadly as her lithe form steps in time with the beautiful music floating from the stage. Chocolate eyes shiver over the Masters and Mistresses gathered with a hint of sadness but also a light of hope. Slender arms lifted to the skies above open wide as gentle eyes close. The tempo wends through her soul reminding her of the music Mistress Mar’pai played at Brunch that day; a reminder that music can bridge the unknown and introduces one to another in ways words never can. Peaceful face tips back as if to be touched by angel’s wings, “Though she may be gone from these lands, Mistress lives on in our hearts and our souls through the music that surrounds us. Mistress will never be forgotten.” quiet voice falls silent again with a tender smile.
Penny (Worshipp): ~with the sweetest of expressions, her heart sad that she never knew the beautiful Mistress they all so adored. Her hands perfectly poised as she uses her own love for music..to express the deepest sorrow at their loss. She poises her hands perfectly, tawny tresses sweeping about like a silken flag, as she uses her body to express what mere words cannot~
Rain (SummmerRaain) ‘s arms swaying, moving the air around her filled with the memories of all who have gathered here to remember, hands brushing away tears of those feeling the loss of her presence among us. Rest in joyous reunion with your maker.
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): la kajirae
Gorm Runo: Thank you, girls. That was most beautiful
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Claps absolutely wonderfully danced girls she would be proud of your strength
Lucy Bronet applauds, smiling warmly at the dancers
[10:32] Hammer (hammer Cardboard) wipes away a tear……damn pollen
Gorm Runo: I would like to add these words. I believe this expresses our Gorean view perfectly
levana (Leticia Grantham) enjoys the wonderful music and the exquisite dancing, as tears move in her eyes
Gorm Runo: They are from the Earth poet Kahlil Gibran
Gorm Runo: For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
Gorm Runo: And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered.
Gorm Runo: Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
Gorm Runo: And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
Gorm Runo: And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Gorm Runo: We no longer worry about Lady Marpai. She has gone on to something better, and her spirit is soaring now, free from pain, and illness, and worry.
————— STATUE PLACED IN THE ARENA —————-
Gorm Runo: tiggy, do you have the statue that will go in the memorial garden
Gorm Runo: could you put it out in front of the stage,,,and we can place it in the garden later. So, people can see it
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside) nods softly “Yes Master, tiggy has been preparing the garden for it to be placed… everything is ready Master”
Gorm Runo: smiles
Ruby (delilah1976) smiles softly as the statue goes out
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside) places the statue for Mistress center stage… hoping all will be pleased with the choice made to symbolize such an iconic woman.
Blessed Alosos (alosos): That is a nice statue i am sure she will like it
Gorm Runo: Beautiful statue…with the Harp.
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside) smiles warmly
Sarah Clawtooth (SarahClawtooth Foxclaw): Perfect choice. It represents her for her strength and love of the arts
——– CLOSING CEREMONY AND PARTING BLESSING ———
Gorm Runo: Ok,,,I would like to conclude our service in a manner that is typically Gorean. We know Lady Marpai is fine now in the Cities of Dust, and her spirit is soaring in the clouds making beautiful music.
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Let her memories live on and she will remain in our hearts
Gorm Runo: But, we remain behind, in a world filled with pain and sometimes marred by the ugly.
Gorm Runo: I would like Blessed Alosos, to end the meeting by calling upon the Priest Kings to favor us,,,those remaining behind, that we can capture Marpai’s strength, her courage, and carry on her work.
Gorm Runo: Blessed One/… please,,,,
Blessed Alosos (alosos): I want to send out strength and courage that the Priest kings will favour each and everyone of you, you may still be in mourning but I wish that Lady Marpai’s strength her courage will remain with you always especially to those who she touched. Be gentle with one another we all are unique in our own way, Girls take my blessings with you, You did extremely well and i am honored to be apart of it…. so in ending enjoy the celebrations as i am sure she would not want tears
Gorm Runo: Thank you, Blessed One.
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Very welcome Gorm
Blessed Alosos (alosos): Go in Peace Caer Cadarn and call on me if needed 🙂
Gorm Runo: It is going to be exciting times. We are talking about dance exhibitions, and a Lady Marpai trophy, and other ways of promoting arts. ruby will be dancing Saturday in her honor at a Memorable dance competition, and several girls dancing at the Campus in two weeks
Gorm Runo: Art is alive and well, at Caer Cadarn, so I am sure Lady Marpai will be with us always.
– Ϯɪ͠ĝʟɛϮϮ – (Kel Blindside) nods softly
Gorm Runo: Thank you all for coming out today. Especially Our honored guests , Flavius , Administrator of the Campus, and Lady Lucy from the great city of Olni.
Gorm Runo: This concludes our service. WE will be heading out for the race track soon. Life goes on. We are a little less for having lost her, and a whole lot more, by having known her.
Gorm Runo: I wish you all well, and enjoy this week
Flavius Kjalarr (GnaeusFlavius): A very nice memorial Gorm, I thank you and Caer Cadarn for inviting me to be here. I wish you all well