Extremely Rare Neo-Sumerian Palace Messenger Tablet from Iri-Sagrig, Dated 2027 BC
A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2027 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “1 roasted mutton, 5 sila soup Ur-šu-suen, chancellor’s assistant when he came for the ’secretary’ of Nana’s field; 3 sila soup, 2 fish Laqipum, cup bearer, royal messenger when he went for royal offerings; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Kuganum, royal messenger; /REVERSE/ 1 sila soup, 1 fish Ilianum, royal messenger when they went to Der; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Namhani, royal messenger; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Lu-šulgira, royal messenger when they came to the governor’s place; 2 sila soup, 2 fishŠugatum, royal messenger when he came to capture fugitive soldier-workers, servants of Ninhursag; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Pululu, eguary when he went for the sikum-mules; A disbursement for the month Nigenlila, 19th day.”
This text dates to the second year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is particularly rare because almost all of the named messengers are followed by a description their mission: “Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place.” The tablet records rations of food and drink distributed by the government to royal messengers. According to Prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of the governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Iris:</b> When are you free?<p/><b>Maven:</b> I'm forever imprisoned in my own personal hell so I am never truly free. But I don't really have plans all next week except for Monday.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
Villainous OC - The Hivegarden Sisters (Part 2): Alice Hivegarden
A secret organization that’s lasted for thousands of years was designed to guard and protect powerful ancient artifacts so they could never be used by reckless hands. Factions were spread across the globe and in the Celtic regions, Alice Hivegarden was chosen as the next guardian in place of her grandfather. Since she was young, she went under intense swordsmanship training and was taught tricks on how to channel magic into any sword for substantial effects. After her grandfathers death, Alice was left to guard the artifact on her own as well as take care of her littler sister, Monroe Hivegarden.
Unfortunately, when U.S. agents kidnapped Monroe and demanded she hand over the artifact, Alice was at a loss on what to do. So to takes the risk of destroying the artifact’s vessel and stored it in her body as the new vessel. She hoped the agents would think she destroyed it completely and give up, but they were too smart to buy into her bluff. The sisters were taken to a facility where scientists began their experiments on Alice. They promised that if she complied with the tests, no harm will come to her sister. She endured the tests, but made it difficult for the scientists. As a vessel, she fought to cancel out their attempts at going inside her head. Inside her head, Alice creates and alternate world called Wonderland, where the artifacts powers are stored. Wonderland is also where she could connect with her sister and other patients trapped within the facility. In Wonderland, she designed ‘rulers’, consisting of four people who she let use the powers of the artifact within Wonderland. They are, The Red Queen (Monroe), The White King (Donavan), The Blue King (Irie), and The Gold King (Adam/Flug).
After escaping from the facility, Alice knew the experiments and the abuse she went trough were taking a tole on her to the point where her body would soon no longer handle it. Monroe tried desperately to find ways to remedy her condition, but Alice stopped her, seeing no point in prolong the inevitable. She’ll be happy with seeing her sister grow for just a little longer and she’ll also be content with Wonderland never being searched for again. Or so she thought.
Alice passes on later as ghost, realizing her work is far from done. Her family, her ‘rulers’, are being searched for in order to get to Wonderland once again. But as a ghost, she cannot do much. So she seeks help from the most unlikely and dangerous source. Is she insane? Perhaps. Between good and evil, Alice is a neutral sort, her philosophy being one cannot exist without the other or neither side would serve purpose/meaning. It doesn’t matter to her who she seeks help from, what matters is that no one should suffer the same fate because of her.
Another time timeline for my fanfic done. You can read it here. You can also read Monroe’s timelinehere.
Princess Iris was raised to be Queen. As a child, she and her best friend, Barry, would run around the palace, getting into all kinds of trouble. Then, one day, Barry told her a secret, something she promised never to tell another living soul.
Iris broke her promise, and almost overnight, Barry’s parents are gone.
Barry soon is taken in by Iris’ father, King Joseph, but their friendship is never the same again. Iris notices Barry distancing himself, but can’t seem to get through to him.
The day that her father dies, Barry comforts her.
Three weeks later, he sends a Huntsman to kill her.
Before Iris knows it, she’s a fugitive in her own kingdom, and Barry is crowning himself King. For the next four years, Iris lives on the run, ducking the King’s Guards and trying to find a way to get away.
Then, she robs a royal coach, and her fate changes forever.
A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2028 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “120 quarts of barleyfor Namhani, a royal messenger; 120 quarts for Dadatabum; 120 quarts for Ur-diĝira; 120 quarts for Puzur-Sin; 120 quarts for Iti-Sin; 120 quarts for Zuzaya; 120 quarts for Utul-Mama; 120 quarts for Ur-Šulpa’e; 120 quarts for Nabi-Sin; 120 quarts for Ahu-țab; 120 quarts for Ahu-baqar; 120 quarts for Igi-anakezu; 120 quarts for Lu-gula; Total: 13 royal messengers, 120 quarts for each; their barley 1,560 quarts; barley salary of royal messengers when they were stationed to surveythe farmers’ field; (the rations) were receivedIlum-asu, the scribe, was responsible; withdrawal in the month of kir11-si-ak; Year when Ibbi-Sin (became) king.”
This text dates to the first year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is important because it records huge quantities of barley (total 1560 quarts is equal to 1384 l) distributed by the government to royal messengers. The barley was meant to be rations or salaries in return for their service. According to prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.
Shawna lived a terrible, abused life, from the time her father died when she was a little girl. Her step family mistreated her, forced her to be a slave in her own home. Then, a ball was announced, where any maid in the land was invited to win the hand of Prince Marcus.
Shawna dreamed of going, even though her stepmother forbade it.
Then, something miraculous happened–a fairy godmother appeared. Only to then get blown up the magic of Eobard, the Dark One.
Shawna begged him for a deal, a way to get away. Eobard agreed, offering to grant her wishes for an unnamed price. Shawna gladly accepted, met Prince Marcus, fell in love, and lived happily ever after.
Or so she thought. Until Eobard came back to tell her the price of her deal–her first born child.
Scared, Shawna confided in Marcus, who, along with Queen Iris and King Edward, came up with a plan to capture Eobard.
At the meet, Eobard warned her not to break the deal, or her life would fall apart, but Shawna ignored him, until they carted the Dark One away, and she realized Marcus was gone.
Eobard gave her one final warning. “Until our deal is complete, you’ll never see him again. That child will be mine, no matter what land you find yourself in!”