Gosh. Well. Yes. Such event. Such feels. Such… mud.
I’m still trying to process how I feel about everything.
Agnieszka came on the field intending to be, essentially, an R&R character while I got a feel of what I wanted to play after 18 months on the other side of the hedge. The year that followed has knocked me off of my feet. She has become So Much More than I ever intended, and each event I have been more and more pleased with who she is and what she is doing.
Managing to actually get Marad to Anvil, and getting him in a True Liao Vision was the culmination of everything, in a way. I’m still trying to figure out what to do next. The desire to come on Terminal on Sunday was really, really strong; to make this huge upward trajectory finish on my terms.
But I didn’t. I’m going to have to find out what she will do next.
So yes. Such feels.
- Mud. Getting little sleep I can cope with, but Sunday’s rain and the ensuing mud really ruined the entire day for me. Apologies for some of my weaker roleplay interactions of this character.
- I found myself repeatedly slipping to ICish this event. I’m not really sure why it happened but it bugs me. It could well have been tiredness and I apologise again for those people who found me at some of my less good moments.
- Not having the chance to read my spiritual wound card properly or physrep it properly. It’s nobody’s fault, it was just the way it went, but I didn’t really have as much chance as I wanted to really get into that. P.S. If anyone still has the lammy for that I would love to know what was written inside it.
+Marad. Marad, Marad, can you hear us, Marad? What can you see, Marad? Come back to us, Marad. <3
Oh wow. Wow. Thank you, Adam, for being everything we could have hoped for. For providing such a fantastic ending to a year of trying to make this happen. I so hope that Marad is able to take the field in the future, even if he comes to seek revenge.
On that note, Torgus (?), Marad’s husband - well done mate, I think you had a really tough brief and you performed admirably. Holding hands with you and Marad was really intense while we tried to pull him out of it.
+So much feels at the amount of effort and work that people put in trying to save us. Thank you to you all, and thank you to the surprisingly huge amount of people who took the time to seek Aga out and tell her how important she was to them.
+While initially I was OC a little disappointed at a Wisdom anointing that removed a lot of Aga’s emotion (let’s face it, I play Aga to emote) but once I got into it I realised that putting my affairs in order and saying goodbye to people ‘just in case’ while quiet and calm could well be a fun roleplay thing. And so it was.
+TESTIMONY on my soul, yeah yeah yeah . Sorry to OberonMark whom I didn’t really give a great RP experience for, I was aiming for IC Pride but I think it just sounded like I slipped OC. I’ll keep working on that.
+Singing with Ellie in the Hub. I miss you guys, you know. I love Aga, and I love being busypriest, but I miss Dawn singing a LOT.
+The amount of times people came actively searching priests to help them with something. That’s just what I want to happen! More seeking out of priests, please!
+That anointing with the chap in the mask on Saturday. Seriously, that was a wonderful bit of roleplay (although I was OC a little afraid for your teeth when you started trying to tear your mask apart!). I don’t know who you are IC but Aga is Proud to have made a difference to your life. You were fab. And you won’t have known it but you were fantastic practice for the whole True Liao Vision that was going to happen later that day.
-Snapping at someone on Sunday morning for trying to find a priest of Courage to testimony their soul when their own priest was right there. I was out of sorts and I should have been kinder. Sorry about that. I really hope your priest had the Testimony skill and that they got some cool RP out of it though.
+/- Gatekeepers. I love you all, you know? Even when we are disagreeing. The minus is there though because I feel like Aga isn’t contributing much at the moment (and while walking out of the meeting on Saturday was completely the right thing to do, she’s still sad that it was the right thing to do, if that makes sense). There’s still so much to do but Aga is going to get proxies and don’t worry, even if/when she steps down or is revoked she won’t abandon you. She won’t let her replacement burn out the way she is burning.
-Not being able to attend the Varushkan monster slot (because there was no way I was going to miss my Vision, I think that’s a really good reason but I’m still a bit sad). Apparently it was a pretty poor showing from Varushka which is a disappointment.
-Missing the Courage Assembly meeting. It was nobody’s fault but it was frustrating to turn up to an empty tent in Wintermark, and get to Highguard too late as well.
-Spending most of the fight on Saturday simply trying to make sure that my banner didn’t hit anyone in the face. Lesson learnt: don’t take that on the field.
+Virtues Say Do It. I’m sorry, I can’t hear your doubt over my Virtue.
+/- Feeling like the decision to keep Aga alive was driven by lack of time, rather than my real decision (that’s not anyone’s fault, that’s just short event syndrome). On the plus side, boy would I have missed her.
So, yes. Lots of hots, quite a few nots, but overall A+, would come to Empire again.