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Part 17: Playing with fire
“Be a good boy and give these kind gentlemen your little trinket, Prince Gabriel. They do not wish to hurt you if you cooperate with them.” sneered Agatha condescendingly, while the dozen guards anxiously awaited the order to fire their arquebuses.
“N-N-No! A fragment of the philosopher’s stone is not a trinket! It-it is a priceless artifact that deserves respect! I… I will make sure it will be kept safe somewhere where it can be studied and learned from!” stuttered Prince Gabriel, in fear for his life but dedicated to his mission.
“Are you willing to die for it?” asked the first state inquisitor curiously.
“Um… Um… Um… Uh… Y-Y-Yes! Yes, I am! My… My soul is prepared!” replied Prince Gabriel, sounding much less confident than he would have liked.
“Your soul is prepared? Are you saying you believe it is your sacred duty to give your life just to preserve some esoteric relic? How preposterous
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Magic Advisor, the Mystery of the Pocket Watch
“The magical brick is talking to us!” shouted Princess Eleanor in awe and wonder. She knew the centuries old building must be the right one, even if there was no household staff to greet them or any sentries anywhere in sight.
“I will see you in a moment.” spoke Lizzy into the intercom, reassuring the guests waiting at her doorstep.
“We will be patient, oh self-aware brick thing! We find you fascinating!” replied Prince Gabriel excitedly.
“Arf! Arf!” uttered Eratosthenes (a wire-haired dachshund), before jumping to lick the intercom speaker.
“Um… Hello there.” said Lizzy in an inquisitive tone as she opened the door to meet her guests, who were dressed just as eccentrically as they talked.
“Um… Um… Um… Uh…” muttered Prince Gabriel, blushing as he tried to think of what to say.
“What brings you here?” asked Lizzy.
“A-A-Are you the magic advisor?” asked Prince Gab
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A blood sacrifice
War is a blood sacrifice.
The state is a terrifying fanatical cult.
The nation is the false idol they worship.
Conscription is the abduction of sacrificial victims.
The field of battle is the hidden temple where they are slaughtered.
The military industrial complex are the high priests of the cult, who drink the blood of the sacrificial victims.
The mass media are the brainwashed followers of the cult, recruiting and initiating the public into it.
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Part 16: The ruse
“Eleanor and Miezsko, I have received your message intended for Gabriel! We must hurry! Have you seen him?” said the desert nomad, a concerned expression on his face.
“We are searching for him, but I have not seen him.” said Miezsko to the desert nomad.
“Neither have I, but we must keep searching.” said Princess Eleanor to the desert nomad.
"We need a high vantage point. Go to the top of the Campanile di San Marco. It is the bell tower of the Basilica San Marco." replied the desert nomad.
Meanwhile, Prince Gabriel clumsily stumbled through crowds of royalty and aristocracy along his way to the auctioneer, bumping into several of them along the way.
“Forgive me, milady. Pardon me, sir. I am sorry everyone. Please excuse me.” spoke the young prince shyly. He could see the auctioneer as he came closer, and he looked oddly familiar. It was Lorenzo di Pasqua, one of the wealthiest antiquities traders in all of Europe.
“L-L-Lorenzo di Pas
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These are some of the important ideas that I try to communicate in my writing.

I think the 16th century saw the genesis of a lot of long-term historical trends that characterize the modern world, and I think some of my points are things that really need to be said in this day and age.

I try to keep my commentary about these things relatively subtle so the story can still be enjoyable and not overly dark and cynical (it is after all, fundamentally an escapist swashbuckling fantasy adventure), but I hope it is still thought-provoking.

1. How inborn characteristics and societal roles do not define who you are as a person (a message against labeling and identity politics).

2. The fundamental absurdity of hereditary monarchies and their increasing irrelevance in an emerging global capitalist economy.

3. The unintended consequences of the Protestant Reformation and its reshaping of Europe's political systems and power dynamics.

4. The struggles of individual nations to adapt to an expanding and increasingly interconnected world.

5. The underlying similarities between people in all cultures and the futility of conflict between them, but also the enigmatic nature of one religion or culture in the eyes of another and the dissonance of values in their authority figures that make conflict inevitable.

6. History repeating itself and the tragedies caused by ignorance of it.

7. The personal tolls that must be endured by people in positions of power, and how it effects them.

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Hello there. Please call me "Clockwork Multiverse". I am not really sure how I should introduce myself.

I'm a chimp-like creature, ultimately descended from a handful of such who lived around the Olduvai Gorge in East Africa. Like everyone else, I am made largely out of chains of carbon atoms. Either that, or I just fell through a portal from another universe and have never been able to find my way back home. The latter seems somewhat more likely than the former.

Okay, here is a better explanation...

I am an amateur writer (who has never actually finished a story), a professional eccentric, and a full-time history and politics geek, with a particular interest in the 16th through 18th centuries and the 1910s to 1940s, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

Since I was a little boy, I always fantasized about being a pirate or an adventurer/ gentleman of fortune, and I often enjoy classic adventure novels and swashbuckler films. However, in reality I am just a bashful and studious young man, and I have spent much of my life thus far reading encyclopedias and playing with puppies and kittens.

In other words, I'm a hopeless bookworm with a hyperactive imagination to compensate for my utter lack of a real life. I am too lost inside my own mind to notice when I am lost in my surroundings, which is most of the time. Actually, that could probably describe many of us.

I think there are plenty of other people on DA who are better artists than me, but please take a look at what I have submitted in my galleries and my journals anyways. I like to receive comments.

Here is perhaps a more creative way to introduce myself...

In days of yore, there was a little prince who lived in an ivory tower. He was a precocious and inquisitive type who was different from the rest, and he had only the companionship of a vast library of books and numerous puppies and kittens who had followed him home whenever he tried to venture out into the big scary world. The ivory tower was surrounded on all sides by dark evergreen forests filled with dangerous wild animals and evil spirits, and on those occasions when the little prince did come into contact with other human beings he was often afraid to speak to them. He struggled to interact with them and find ways to connect with them. He would go further and further away every time he left the ivory tower to explore and learn about the world around him, but he never found the things he most truly desired. In essence, he wanted what he thought to be a “normal life” with friends and relationships that most others experienced. Sometimes he thought he was not a good person and did not deserve a happy ending. He could only hope and dream that his fate would change some day, and he did everything he could think of to try to make it change.

Yet it still has not changed, many years later.

One last thing to say...

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."

T.E. Lawrence said that. I am a dangerous man who dreams by day.

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Lavender-Mint-Rose Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
^_^; Thanks for the favorites again~
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FFDP-Neko Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the:+fav:
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks 4 the favs^^
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Did you take those photographs yourself? Iraq and Iran are dangerous but fascinating places.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually not, those belong to public domain of wikipedia, i uploaded those pictures to improve our group about Iranian history. Those pictures are taken by American troops, tourists are not allowed to take pictures of soldiers.
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I see.
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EdselArnold Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Thanks for the fave on Cendrillon Prince Detail and your comments about the painting!!! :) (Smile) 
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CloudSeph Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♥ Many thanks for the fav! .:aww lover:. 
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Billie-Bonce Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Thank you for faving!
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Siveir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Thank you for :+fav:ing my Austerlitz photos!
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