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.
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.
The process, and The Completion! I am SO amazed at how incredible this play set is and how many doll clips it has and how many you can display. You can do things on the back (the front side of the school) but the inside looked better to me. Anyway, here it is ^_^ my masterpiece.
So..more late night thoughts of Aranea being Queen. (Some are ideas from a previous post)
-She has support from the daemon hunters
-All surviving militia in livable areas of Eos
-Support from the civilians who owe her a life dept
-Knows how to take command in times of crisis at the drop of a hat.
-Her King is Cor
-The center of her Kingdom would be in Lestallum
-Iris would be made the Head of the Royal Guard.
-Various daemon hunters would be given knight status
-Biggs and Wedge would have their factions of their armies as branches of Aranea’s kingdom.
-With the Gods and royal lines gone, there would be a need for rebuilding (not just physically, but all the way around Eos in every aspect..). Now that the sunlight is back, it will make repairs easier.
Aranea and Cor both have respect from the people; as well as a reputation that proceeds them both. However, this also brings up the unpopular opinion :
Do they have kids?
WELP….they could.~ Aranea would be sneaky about mentioning it though. Just imagine, coronation day..she leaves Cor a gift that will leave a lasting impression.
Aranea has the most awkward coronation, pulling Cor aside for a moment and
handing him a box without saying anything. Inside is a pregnancy test
that reads ‘positive’. AND THEY CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT UNTIL SHE HAS
SPOKEN WITH ALL THE GUESTS..
So..like..for about 12 or so hours, Cor is just like; “ShitI'mgonnabeafather—H O W?”
Wait…..did we forget to do a thing during that one recon mission –?
S H I T..
Someone is going to be drinking.. a lot.
But during the coronation, it will be extremely emotional as Aranea would give a speech on how she was proud of all those who stayed together to help fight the daemons during the time of darkness..and thanks to the Chosen King, they could all have a normal life. She would even have a memorial statue placed around the waterfall for Noctis, Prompto, Gladious and Ignis for their deeds.(Since I have a head canon that none of them survive after Noctis gets stabbed.I mean, with all those daemons and the loss of their magic when Noctis goes? Yeah..they’re dead..) I would wager Iris is pretty emotional during that coronation, as is Talcot.
I wish I could do rps for this..but I’m going to play it safe and make this as a wish list sort of thing.
Examples of Barry being Iris’s Anchor/Support/Sacrificing for Her
See this post for context. In response to concern that the assistance, comfort, and encouragement that Iris offers Barry is disproportionate to what he offers her, I took it upon myself to gather examples from the show’s canon of Barry being supportive of Iris.
This episode is the first one of the series, where we find out who Iris is- and why her destiny is so important. Indeed, as the audience, a lot of member of the team were frustered by shows that never tell “how it began”, so it was very important for us that LoliRock had a beginning (and an end too, but we’ll get to that later).
“To Find a Princess” tells us how Iris, Talia and Auriana first met and created the LoliRock band. It also introduces their secret mission as magical princesses to gather the Oracle Gems (”Saphirs d’Ephedia” in french) in order to restore Ephedia’s Crown, and then beat the evil wizard Gramorr and his minions.
Introducing all these characters and plot point wasn’t easy. It never is. In just a few lines, you have to grasp their personalities, such as Talia’s seriousness regarding their mission (and lack of humour), or Auriana’s relaxed and easy-going side. The audition scene has this purpose, and is later completed by the scene in the cave.
Mephisto and Praxina’s first appearance was even more important for a lot of people in the team, because they’re the ones fighting the princesses every episodes. Not Gramorr directly. And as the saying goes “A hero is only as good as the villain he fights”. Therefore, we wanted to introduce the twins with their evil, and dangerous side first. We wanted the audience to take them (and Gramorr) seriously, especially as they’re fighting a powerless and untrained Iris. Their use as comic reliefs would be shown afterward, in the second fight near the house. (We’ll talk more about Mephisto and Praxina in further posts, don’t worry about it.)
Finaly, the key point was “how to introduce the events of Ephedia ?”. Gramorr taking the throne, the Queen and King disparition, Iris being sent on earth, and the Oracle Gem scattered ?… We didn’t want to use a classic flashback for that, but rather tried to immerse Iris (and the audience) directly in the elements of the past.
Using mythological illustrations (projected by Auriana directly on the walls of the cave) was the solution we agreed on. We put extra efforts in giving them a special treatment, different from the rest of the show, as we needed to give a feeling of magic and wonder but also of mystery, especially toward the Queen, King, and Gramorr himself.
Work in progress material of this episode coming in the following posts. ;) Stay tuned !
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It was a rough and seemingly dark and unexpecting night for Mary. Her husband, Nicholas, would usually come home at around 5 for dinner, but after a couple of hours waiting for him and no texts or calls received, Mary was starting to get really worried about him. Then again, he was the town sheriff, so he would have to work overtime on occasion. It had been storming badly outside, so the chances of Nick coming home easily were slim. Things had drastically changed for the woman upon getting a call from Nick’s other sheriff colleagues telling her that he was rushed to the hospital after a robbery chase had led him to get involved in a bad crash. This sent Mary off the rails as she immediately drove over to the hospital.
Waiting in his room for signs of Nick to come back alive, Mary couldn’t help but feel like life was crashing down and crumbling right beneath her. The love of her life was practically lying on his deathbed, and Mary’s heart was breaking. There was no indication or heart monitor in the room, so the amount of times she would try to get Nick’s attention would fail miserably. He never budged or gave his wife a sign he was okay. This made Mary ultimately assume that her dear, loving, and brave husband had died instantly. Walking out of his room to give the doctor time to examine him, Mary walked in the middle of the hallway and broke down in tears. She couldn’t even move anymore, so she slid on the wall and sat on the ground covering her eyes as she felt herself breaking down even more and ignoring the world around her.
As children they had been close, two little girls who chased each other through the skies on brightly coloured wings. Iris and Arke had no secrets and no arguments, and God and Titan alike thought them precious and perfect.
But then came the war and while Iris chose the side of Zeus, Arke chose to become messanger for the Titans, to serve at the feet of Kronos. Still the two sisters saw each other, passing through the sky on their rainbows as they took secret words between greater powers than themselves. There was strain between them, certainly, but they were sisters above all else.
Arke hadn’t really thought about what would happen when the war ended. To her, the war seemed an idea that would simply carry on indefinitely. But an end it had and Arke was brought before Zeus, now King of Olympus undisputed.
Iris stood by his throne but wouldn't meet Arke’s eye.
When Zeus tore the wings from Arke’s back she did not scream, even though it felt like he had ripped her heart out of her chest, even though it was searing agony and heartbreak rolled into one. (She would not have to see Zeus give those wings to Thetis as a wedding present. She would not have to see them passed onto mortal Achilles.)
With her Titan masters, Arke was thrown into iron-gated Tartaros and there she was given the gift of eternity to think on her sins, eternity to wonder why Iris could not even look at her when she was taken from their world.