What's a Grecian Urn? $5000 a month...
Thursday, December 05, 2002
Shorthand Prologue Attempt:
"... Guilty. The punishment: death." The ominous voice boomed through the courtroom.
His head is hung in shame. He knows he is innocent, but he also knows that he cannot defend himself against his adversaries any longer. His beard, flowing regally as he stares intently at the judge, jury, and executioner who, with a single command, abruptly ends his life. Indeed, he is innocent. Indeed, there is something far more devious behind this mock trial than a mere attempt to silence a voice. Man has long dreamed of a wonder so unbelievable, a wonder so great, and now that it is within grasp, the beauty is tainted with greed, ambition, and lust for power. Bound and shackled, he is led out of the courtroom, amid all those who cheer over his imminent death. Amid all those who lament his imminent death.
In the deepest of chambers within the structure, he is met with a harsh voice. "All thou needed to do was to reveal the truth to thine people."
"Never. Thou hath nothing in thine heart save greed."
"Ah, but now, I shan't spare thee. Thy folly is truly great for thou believeth that the Stone of the Philosopher shall stay hidden forever."
And so, with trembling hands, he dies. A lethal dose of hemlock that he drank; the secret of the Stone of the Philosopher, and its defenders, dying with him.
End of story, start of commentary.
I would have to say here: somebody please help me with my old thee thou grammar... I've no idea which goes where. Secondly, same goes with some verbs here. Thirdly, if any of you take offense to my rewriting of history, please note that this is a story upon different planes. HE may not have died for the Stone of the Philosopher in this plane, but he sure did in another. Hence, the defenders of this Stone would be the Order of the Grecian Urn. Methinks the title isn't the best, but it sure lends a lot to Grecian Urn jokes... :)
Since the Philosopher's Stone is long dead and gone, perhaps the Order needs a new motivation to persist. That, I will provide, through the gatekeeper arc. Please refer to my shorthand character guide in my blog for the info regarding this stuff...
Any other ideas? Or should I start with my short story first? :)
posted by Marcelle Fabie at 3:52 AM