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Owing to the schemes in the shadows of Ul'dah, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn have been scattered, and the Warrior of Light has been forced to flee north.

Though granted shelter by Lord Hauchefant, our heroes must press on to Ishgard. But what trials await in this reclusive nation, locked in a never-ending struggle with the dragons?

Come what may, they must not falter, lest the light of hope be forever extinguished


Better known as Iceheart, Ysayle stands as the leader of the heretics- those who have pledged their allegiance to the dragons. Denouncing the teachings of the Holy See, she means to put an end to the Dragonsong War


A man of Ishgard, and Lord Commander of the Temple Knights. Though not of noble birth, by virtue of his countless accomplishments, he rose in rank and achieved his current station. As the war against dragonkind rages on, he risks life and limb to protect his people.

Count Edmont de Fortemps:

Lord of House Fortemps, one of Ishgard’s foremost noble families. Unlike his insular peers, Count Edmont is quite welcoming of foreigners, willing to aid those with just intentions


The current Azure Dragoon, and the mightiest hero of Ishgard. Bearer of the Eye, an ancient relic plucked from the great wyrm Nidhogg, he wields the power of dragons. Long absent from his post, he has returned to Ishgard to drive back the ancient enemy of his people

Archbishop Thordan VII:

As the spiritual leader of the reclusive nation of Ishgard, he is an unquestionable object of veneration. He also holds the highest seat of political authority in the Holy See.


In the central region of Abalathia’s Spine, the great mountain range that spans Aldenard from east to west, can be found the forbidding highlands of Coerthas and the Holy See of Ishgard. The archbishop of the church, while leading his people in the teachings of Halone, the Fury, rules also as the nation’s sovereign.
Ishgard’s formidible army of knights wages constant battle against its mortal enemies, the dragons. Faced with ever more aggresive attacks from its serpentine foes, as well as an unprecidented spell of bitter cold, the theorcracy’s days are dark indeed.
Matters have grown so grave as to prompt the archbishop and his advisors to consider throwing open the heretofore sealed gates of Ishgard and calling for outside aid.


To the west of Abalathia’s Spine lies the rugged mountainous region of Dravania.

As the name implies, these lands are styled after the dragonkin who call her forelands home, long feared by the people of Ishgard.

The hinterlands to the south bask in the beauty of the Thaliak River and fields of evergreen. They once played host to the great seat of knowledge, Sharlayan. But alas, she was abandoned in the exodus fifteen years prior. Left to the wildlife roaming her once proud estates, she is resigned to slowly fade into memory.


Nestled in the mountains of Abalalthia sits the Sea of Clouds.

The water and wind aspected energies of the surrounding area create a perpetual mist reminiscent of clouds, thus making the location true to its name.

These same energies can be attributed to floating islands within its mist-shrouded borders.

The unique climate conditions of these islands have given rise to heretofore unseen animal life. And with the advent of airship technology, Ishgard has slowly expanded into this brave new frontier


Ruler of the clouds, worshipped by the Vanu Vanu.
Folklore tells of a legendary white whale said to swim in the Sea of Clouds as if they were the waters of the Rhotano. According to Vanu legend, however, Bismarck led their ancestors to the floating islands. With waves of fury he purges his domain of those that would do his followers harm.

Vanu Vanu:

This avian beast tribe resides upon floating islands dotting the Sea of Clouds.
Prior to the advent of airship technology, man only dared to dream of reaching these islands in the sky. And so, for a time, the Vanu Vanu were unknown to the rest of the world. Times have changed, however, and now they must adapt as outsiders encroach upon their home.


Fourfold master of the blade, savior of the insect-like Gnath tribe.
A warrior and conqueror, Ravana respects strength and abhors weakness. He revels in battle with worthy opponents, and is known to wield the legendary Chandrahas blades.

The Gnath:

A tribe of insect-like beastmen known to inhabit the southern region of the Dravanian forelands. Having made remarkable advances in alchemy and metallurgy, these hunters have developed incense which deters Dravanian intruders, thus preserving Gnath territory. They are said to share a collective mind, linking them in spirit to their leader.

The Signs as Countries
  • Aries:USA / proud, involved, enthusiastic.
  • Taurus:Italy / self-indulgent, rustic, elegant.
  • Gemini:Russia / adaptable, flighty, charming.
  • Cancer:Greece / traditional, peaceful, cozy.
  • Leo:France / expressive, romantic, noble.
  • Virgo:Japan / intelligent, sensible, dignified.
  • Libra:Switzerland / well-balanced, diplomatic, sociable.
  • Scorpio:Egypt / majestic, unstable, dynamic.
  • Sagittarius:Brazil / lively, busy, adventurous.
  • Capricorn:England / steadfast, classy, unyielding.
  • Aquarius:Germany / unpredictable, cynical, strong willed.
  • Pisces:Canada / even tempered, friendly, compassionate.

Where do the vampires get blood collected from humans?
Do they have to buy it? Is blood free?
Is there vampire capitalism? Is vampire city a socialist society?
Do nonnoble vampires have jobs? Are nobles all rich?
Is there a vampire middle class?

For over a decade, I have been all for Sirius always thinking that his family was wrong and ultimately he ends up leaving and though it’s dramatic, he doesn’t have any second thoughts or regrets.

But now I’m all for Sirius being completely torn for years because he was sorted into Gryffindor and now everyone at the family reunions looks at him with disgust and his parents openly talk about how Regulus is the better son and he just wants to impress them and he wants to impress the rest of his family and he wants to be a Black but at the same time, he’s not sure that he believes in their values but he swallows his doubts because he wants to fit in and he wants to belong but the Marauders and the Potters and the other Gryffindors have entirely different values and he doesn’t know who to believe and he’s conflicted and upset and he knows that either way, he’s going to lose a piece of himself. And his friends are talking to him and Mr. and Mrs. Potter are talking to him but so are Regulus and his cousins and he doesn’t know who to listen to. And in the end, he makes mistakes and says stupid things as he tries to prove himself to be a member of the Black family but he’s disgusted with himself and he ultimately realizes that not only can he not do it but he’s unlikely to be accepted by his parents either way. And he realizes that he was never a Black, no matter how hard he tried. And he realizes that he doesn’t WANT to be a Black. Not anymore. And so he leaves. He gets out. And it’s not easy. And there are many nights at the Potters that are spent with tears running down his face. But in the end, he realizes that he made the right choice.

May 26th 2015 || #1

Day 01 of The Studying Challenge : Find Something That Inspires You To Hit The Books

the thing that inspires me to hit the books today, after going 4 days without any studying, opening a book or doing anything school/study related at all, is this book here that’s shown opened up on the first page. the book is by Malala Yousafzai and is called “I Am Malala”. throughout the book, Malala, the youngest to ever win a Noble Prize, is telling her story. and her story and the strength, ambition, passion, compassion and love that radiates out of the book while reading is what inspires me to hit the books, to further my knowledge, to make a change with the education I’m privileged with.

anonymous asked:

How do you enter fashion design as a career? I'm really lost as to how to start

Start by starting is a huge step. like what do you do in fashion right now? Start educating yourself with like fashion books at the library and/or fashion magazines from a book store (I like Barnes & Noble) and look up internships and jobs and shit and like you can watch documentaries to learn more names of jobs in fashion. And I’m not even kidding watching showstudio talks helps you learn that there are so many jobs in fashion that you wouldn’t have known the names of before lol

idk I feel like people just want to be around fashion but don’t have an idea of what to do because they don’t want to design, do photography or style or do the obvious things but here are #options

Little makes me happier than thinking about the adventures the Origin chars probably had with their friends/temp companions when they were a lot younger.

Cousland following around Fergus, or off playing knighys with their puppy mabari and Ser Gilmore or whichever nobles kids were visiting, Bryce and Eleanor smiling under their weak calls for civility.

Tabris with Shianni and Soris climbing the Vhenadahl or sneaking through the alleys of Denerim, lost and bright in a world where they could almost pretend away the Alienage.

Amell and/or Surana, with Jowan and Anders and all the other apprentices, gossiping, sneaking sweets from the kitchen and wine when they get older. Laughing during lessons about various tales they’d made up about the Enchanters.

Brosca with their sister, and ever sarcastic but ever trustworthy Leske learning to find humor and even entertainment in skill and survival, take precious time to play games and sing songs to drown out Dust Town.

Mahariel, Tamlen and Merril, running through the forests, ever being guided by the halla and the whispered figments of a dreams song. Doing everything from searching for lore to making flowercrowns to experiencing the beginings of magic with Merrill.

Aeducan, the adored of Endrin’s three, and their best friend in Gorim snealing into Provings, gently mocking Trian, Gorim always needing to reel Aeducan in if their plan becomes too much.


Doctor Who Gifset The Unicorn and the Wasp-I have small tiny little theory pertaining to Donna in this scene. This was before her memory was wiped, maybe this was the Tardis taking the Doctor and her to a place where they needed to be in order to see that a person who had most of their memory wiped away can still be okay, that they still can remember small things that happened to them. I mean that being on the Doctor’s part of wiping her memory later, as for Donna she still wouldn’t have a clue, but it could mean that Donna afterwards after losing all her memories of the Doctor and the adventures they had, that somehow they still lingered in the back of her mind. Maybe they come out as weird dreams that she just brushes of the next day because she ate some bad shellfish the night before or had to much to drink. Maybe they are small thoughts  that pop into her head out of the blue, like really what sane person would think of a traveling man in a box. They aren’t really memories for say, but these small ideas and notions still will come up in her head. She won’t have any idea that those things actually happened to her, because if she truly remembered she would die according to the Doctor, but that doesn’t mean she won’t get small little reminders popping out at her from the back of her mind about the time they spent together. She wouldn’t have a name for this traveler in her dreams and ideas. He would just be a blur in her subconscious within her dreams, but she would have felt like she had known him for a very long time. But her memories of him are long gone, so he just remains this constant blurred figure, but she feels comforted by him like he somehow heals her of everything going wrong, so she decides to call this blurred man “The Doctor.” and with that she begins to jot down these dreams and such into a diary, and just calls them stories because that is what they are in the end, just silly made up stories, or so she is made to believe. 


You asked, she answered: As May draws to a close, our guest editor signs off with some questions from our readers.

What is the proudest moment so far in your modeling career?
It’s hard to choose as I try and do work I’m proud of every day. I think my Vogue covers have been very defining moments for me, as well as signing my Maybelline contract, plus some stuff that’s yet to come out… stay tuned!
What is your favorite quote?
It changes often, but one that really touched me recently was this Ernest Hemingway quote: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re having a lazy day with Bella?
Lay in bed, watch TV, and laugh.

How do you edit your pictures on Instagram?
I usually keep them pretty natural and use the editing tools on Instagram—sometimes I’ll use an additional iPhone camera filter!

What are your top styling tips?
I style myself by mixing high and low price points, or basic pieces with standout ones. So something easy like jeans and a tee with great boots and a great coat.

How would you describe your style?
I’d say casual-chic. I’m always comfortable and try to keep it simple but on-trend. 

Where are your favorite places to travel to?
I love Tahiti, St. Barts and Egypt, among many others. I find something I love in every place I travel to, and I especially love places where I end up learning a lot about its history.

If you can only choose a meal to eat all your life, what would it be?
Probably a cheeseburger and fries from J.G. Melon in New York.

If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be?

Every time I think about getting a tattoo I draw it on myself for a month and by the end I’m usually over it. If I end up getting one it’ll be something with a lot of meaning and very small—that said, I love Dr. Woo’s work at Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood. 


Portrait of Shakespeare…maybe. First image of a potato…for sure.
And a New Discovery concerning the Portrait in Gerard’s Herball!

Whether it is Shakespeare, de Vere, or Sir Walter Raleigh, we can’t say for sure, but we are grateful for the recent Country Life news story—and the furor it has unleashed—because it caused us to look more closely at the 1597 edition of John Gerard’s Herball at University of Illinois.  We admired the young man on the title page, but were also intrigued to discover that the work has the distinction of describing the potato for the first time in English [1].  Moreover, this book contains the first illustration of that noble vegetable. The description of the “Virginia potato” has some scientific flaws that were corrected in the 1633 edition, but it nonetheless represents the first plate of potatoes.

But wait, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has made an exclusive discovery concerning the portraiture in this volume.  By examining clues, signs, and symbols, we have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Gerard admired the new American vegetable tremendously.  Reader, look not on the putative young Bard, but at the fellow on the frontispiece in this volume.  That is John Gerard himself—and he is holding a potato flower!  VH

[1] A Swiss botanist, Caspar Bauhin, had described it in Latin in 1596, but did not illustrate it until 1598.

my only dating advice is this: if you cannot imagine them picking up Thor’s hammer, walk away.
you deserve a Norse god.
you deserve a guy from Brooklyn who doesn’t put up with bullies and doesn’t run away from a fight.
you deserve someone who chooses again and again to do what is right.
you deserve an Amazonian princess so noble she would put the hammer down because it gave her an unfair advantage.
you deserve an average guy with the heart of a hero.
you deserve someone worthy.
and don’t you forget it.