collapse

Author Topic: The Priesting of Arilan.  (Read 18428 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Marquis
  • *
  • Posts: 2048
  • Karma: 30
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 04:17:25 pm »
Hi, Maven, welcome to the forum!

There is, possibly, a third way, depending on just how long merasha has been around.

What if it was originally developed, not as a mind-scrambling substance, but a mind-expanding one? That is, it was originally intended to help put the person taking it into closer touch with the Cosmic All - sort of a Deryni LSD. But the catch turned out to be that unless approached in *exactly* the right frame of mind, the side-effects would give any Deryni a very, very bad trip. So it fell out of use, and only the nasty side-effects were remembered (and abused).

By sheer accident(?) Arilan set himself into *exactly* the right frame of mind, probably the first person to do so in at least two hundred years, and got a *good* trip.


Interesting possibility, though I wonder if the original discoverer/creator of the substance wouldn't have had to happen upon the exactly right frame of mind to begin with also?  Otherwise I can't imagine the experimentation with the new drug would have continued after the first dose.
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Offline derynifanatic64

  • Royal Squire
  • *
  • Posts: 370
  • Karma: 9
  • Gender: Male
  • Uncle Mark Rules!!
Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 06:43:25 pm »
I wish that Arilan would have had the chance to reveal to Loris before he was executed about being Deryni.  Loris' reaction would have been a sight to behold.
We will never forget the events of 9-11!!  USA!! USA!!

Offline Aerlys

  • Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 113
  • Karma: 7
  • Gender: Female
  • Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem.
Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2013, 09:06:20 pm »
What if it was originally developed, not as a mind-scrambling substance, but a mind-expanding one? That is, it was originally intended to help put the person taking it into closer touch with the Cosmic All - sort of a Deryni LSD...

Kinda adds new meaning to High Deryni  8)  Maybe we should take this to my "Deryni Drugs" thread.

(P.S. Hi Maven. Welcome aboard!)
"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun."

Hilaire Belloc

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Recent Posts

Re: Experience Points (XP) by Bynw
[Today at 07:48:22 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Jerusha
[Today at 06:22:34 pm]


Re: Experience Points (XP) by Bynw
[Today at 05:01:29 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by Evie
[Today at 01:14:02 pm]


Re: Bedbugs by Elkhound
[Today at 01:00:26 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Bynw
[Today at 12:15:18 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by judywward
[Today at 09:17:58 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Evie
[Today at 09:12:34 am]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by Evie
[Today at 08:20:05 am]


Re: Happy Birthday, Evie! by Evie
[Today at 08:19:30 am]

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 29
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Poster

Evie Evie
2048 Posts
Elkhound
1078 Posts
DesertRose DesertRose
801 Posts
Alkari
696 Posts
Laurna Laurna
660 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 30
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 23
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 21
revanne revanne
Karma: 15
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 15

* Online Time

Evie Evie
122d 2h 39m
DesertRose DesertRose
119d 17h 20m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
115d 21h 14m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 50m
Bynw Bynw
44d 7h 24m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Requiem
Laurna gmod Laurna
Community Supporter
revanne gmod revanne
Community Supporter
DerynifanK gmod DerynifanK
Community Supporter
gmod Jax
Community Supporter
judywward gmod judywward
Community Supporter
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Community Supporter
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Community Supporter
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Community Supporter

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 646
  • stats Total Posts: 20870
  • stats Total Topics: 2130
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 136
  • stats Most Online: 181

* Calendar

December 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31