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DARP Advent Door 9

Hello and welcome to DARP Advent Door Number Nine! 

Demons in the Dragon Age setting are (loosely) based on the Seven Deadly Sins (canonically: the Five Great Sins), and the Spirits on the Seven Contrary Virtues. 

Sin………………………………………….Virtue

Lust (excessive sexual appetites)…………Chastity (purity)

Gluttony (over-indulgence)……Temperance (self-restraint)

Greed (avarice)……………………………….Charity (giving)

Sloth (laziness/idleness)….Diligence (zeal/integrity/labor)

Wrath (anger)……………………..Forgiveness (composure)

Envy (jealousy)………………………..Kindness (admiration)

Pride (vanity)………………………….Humility (humbleness)

Keeping in mind that there are other sins represented by demons in-game (Despair, Desire, Remorse, Fear, Hunger) and other virtues (Patience, Liberality, Love, Hope, Faith, Courage, Justice, Fortitude, Valor, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honor, and Loyalty):

If your muse were to encounter a Demon, sent specifically for them to exploit their greatest weakness of spirit, what demon would appear against them? If the demon named their true deepest desire, how surprised would your muse be by hearing it named aloud? How would they respond to the challenge of refusing the demon? Would they succeed?

If a Spirit came to aid your muse, what kind of Spirit would come to their aid? Would your muse be surprised by the type of Spirit that appeared for them? Who would the Spirit appear as, if anyone? What calming/inspiring message would the Spirit deliver to them? 

Tag your answers #DARPA Door 9 so we can all see! 

Rapacious Crawler

“Guardian Demon”  © Michael Bukowski. Accessed from yog-blogsoth here

[Inspired by “The Treasure of Abbott Thomas” The picture isn’t perfect, but it was way better than my first option, which was the crawling zombie from The Walking Dead. The hazards of interpreting nameless creatures from obscure horror fiction.]

Rapacious Crawler

This wretched thing was once a humanoid corpse, now twisted unspeakably and given evil life. Its body is missing below the waist and its viscera spill from the hole left behind, twitching and writhing like a snake seeking prey. The ribcage of the thing has been split open, and it scuttles along the ground on broken ribs formed into a mockery of an insect’s legs. Its arms are long and lean, and its neck is broken so that it perpetually gazes forward, its rheumy eyes filled with hate.

Rapacious crawlers are animated by sheer avarice. They are formed from those wicked mortals who would rather die than part with their treasures. The greedy soul returns to its body upon death and crawls on its belly like an animal, all the better to be close to their hard-earned booty. They are themselves filthy creatures, yet they somehow manage to keep their treasure spotlessly clean (and often magically trapped). Rapacious crawlers are generally secretive and paranoid, content to lie amongst their treasures, but they may venture forth into the world in order to secure a prized addition to their collections or to punish would-be tomb robbers.

A rapacious crawler in combat is hard to pin down—it moves about the battlefield constantly, trying to pick out choice baubles on its opponents. Rapacious crawlers are fond of using disarm and sleight of hand to steal from enemies and then flee with their ill-gotten gains. Only if a foe has stolen from a rapacious crawler will the abomination fight to the death. These old, patient creatures never forget a grudge, and will track down successful thieves in order to wreak vengeance and reclaim their prize. They generally understand the functions of any magical treasure they may own and will use such items, although they are typically reluctant to part with one-use items or to burn charges from wands. The disease spread by rapacious crawlers—gold fever—bears symptoms of muscle weakness and spasms, hot and cold sweats, jaundice and delirium.

Rapacious crawlers hate others of their own kind (they are, after all, competition for treasure), but will sometimes bully their way into positions of authority among evil subterranean humanoids such as kobolds, hobgoblins or troglodytes. These arrangements generally serve to enrich the crawler and provide the humanoids with a powerful—albeit persnickety and demanding—ally.

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Don’t give all yourself to who gives you some of themselves, and don’t give even some of yourself to who doesn’t give you all of themselves, for avarice in oneself doesn’t steal generosity from it, but gives it dignity.




لا تعطي كلك إلى من يعطيك بعضه، و لا تعطي حتى بعضك إلى من لا يعطيك كله، فالبخل بالنفس لا يسلبها الكرم، بل يمنحها الكرامة

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My ‘Lantern Corps’ logo series inspired by the DC universe of the Green Lantern.  Finally finished the primary seven colors of the emotional spectrum.  I do plan on adding Life and Death at some point.  :)

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  • Pride: Wolf, Snooty, Noble Shirt, “Viva la me”
  • Avarice: Cat, Snooty, Canary Shirt, “Gimmeow“
  • Lust: Deer, Uchi, Pink Bud Tank, “Squeee“
  • Sloth: Koala, Lazy (gotta cheat there), Spiderweb Tee, “Zzzzz“
  • Gluttony: Hamster, Peppy, Citrus Tank, “Nomnom“
  • Wrath: Bear, Cranky, Gray Parka, “Grrimmm“
  • Envy: Frog, Cranky (gotta cheat there too), Six Ball Tee, “gibgib“
Cosas que no esperas de capricornio (según mi experiencia personal)

1. Dicen más palabrotas que un camionero.

2. Les gusta poner motes//apodos por todo.

3. Son muy tiernos y cursis.

4. Aman con intensidad.

5. Son los mejores amigos que podrías tener.

6. No se asustan cuando ven el lado mierd* de las personas.

7. Son muy rencorosos.

8. Les encanta practicar deportes.

9. Les gustan los retos.

10. Les gusta hacer bromas.

Originally posted by tenija

-Aliencompetitivo

Greed Is Good: A 300-Year History of a Dangerous Idea

Among MBA students, few words provoke greater consternation than “greed.” Wonder aloud in a classroom whether some practice might fairly be described as greedy, and students don’t know whether to stick up for the Invisible Hand or seek absolution. Most, by turns, do a little of both.

Such reactions shouldn’t be surprising. Greed has always been the hobgoblin of capitalism, the mischief it makes a canker on the faith of capitalists. These students’ troubled consciences are not the result of doubts about the efficacy of free markets, but of the centuries of moral reform that was required to make those markets as free as they are.

We sometimes forget that the pursuit of commercial self-interest was largely reviled until just a few centuries ago. “A man who is a merchant can seldom if ever please God,” St. Jerome said, expressing the prevailing belief in Christendom about the relative worthiness of a life devoted to trade. The choice to enter business didn’t necessarily deprive one of salvation, but it certainly hazarded his soul. “If thou wilt needs damn thyself, do it a more delicate way then drowning,” Iago tells a lovesick Rodrigo. “Make all the money thou canst.”

The problem of money-making was not only that it favored earthly delights over divine obligations. It also enflamed the tendency to prefer our own needs over those of the people around us and, more worrisome still, to recklessly trade their best interests for our own base satisfaction. St. Thomas Aquinas, who ranked greed among the seven deadly sins, warned that trade which aimed at no other purpose than expanding one’s wealth was “justly reprehensible” for “it serves the desire for profit which knows no limit.”

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