priest grace

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Lucifer + his Priestly gestures (x

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8 Beat Gag manga that appeared in the April 1983 issue of Ongaku Senka.

Tagging everyone in this is gonna be tough.

I hadn’t been to confession in two years … something was keeping me away. I tried to go a few times, but things just didn’t work out, or I couldn’t motivate myself to do it, the same old excuses.

I finally went today. Tears flowed freely while I confessed, and when I was absolved I was so overwhelmed I was shaking, still crying but smiling. This is indescribable, inimitable. I have been holding so much hatred for myself deep down, so much frustration at my falling over and over. I’m gonna go do my penance - drink a cup of coffee and let the Lord love me.
But before I do, I want to tell you - if it’s been a while, if your faith is feeling weak, if you’re tired of living and making mistakes, fed up with yourself or the world - let Him forgive you, forgive yourself, forgive everyone who’s ever wronged you. Open yourself up to the peace, the grace, the joy that comes from that forgiveness. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

I turned Duarte into my first Sunless Sea captain, and while he unfortunately died, I fully intend to make a Duarte 2.0 now that I understand the game.

Duarte was an ordained priest who fell from grace. He now serves as a successful spy and privateer for Fallen London, but his nightmares and ever growing paranoia hinder him.


A dark spirit made a bet with an angel, saying darkness and evil would win in a battle against light and good. The angel replied, saying that a servant of light would be the last one standing. So the dark ghost goes ahead and creates a hoard of vampires, and the angel creates a pack of heavenly hounds. The werewolves, however, were wild beasts, so the angel appointed a priest to use her grace to revive people on the verge of death.


Introduction:

Hey everyone! So I created this meetup to celebrate the month of October and Halloween. We will be going to my Massive Fantasy Palace to hang out and play pvp, and do the usual meetup stuff. The game i set up is similar to Mafia, for those who have played it. 


The Game:

In this version, there are 2 respective teams starting off with 3 people each (Vampires and Werewolves). These 6 people are the “Elders” (3 Vampires, 2 werewolves, and a priest. The wolves and the priest are on the same team). The “rounds” are split into 5 minute blocks of night and day. Every “night” the elders of each team will decide (in a group) who they choose to either kill or turn (every round, each team is either killing someone outside of their team, or recruiting someone to join their team). The names of the people who die, and the amount of people “turned” are announced in the “morning”. When someone is “turned”, they will be whispered the name of the elder who turned them. That person will tell their elder who they wish to kill or turn, and the elders will make the final decision in their group. The catch is, each team won’t know who is on the other team. This will keep going until there is one team left.


Requirements:

To attend this meetup, everyone must have a “Spirit Outfit”, an outfit to indicate when you die in the game (you will only equip it after you “die” or if you donʻt wish to participate in the game). It MUST be dyed COMPLETELY white. It’s suggested that you make this into a clothing set before the meet up, so you can easily switch into it after you die. Valar Morghulis.


Pre-meetup at the Ice Tower:

  • Alric Summerthorn will take down the list of lovers. (explained below)
  • Juan Ghost arrives, kills 3 victims and turns them into vampires. (adds to friends list and creates a group)
  • Angela Angel arrives and turns 2 lovers into werewolves and 1 mortal into her priest. (adds to friends list and creates a group)
  • Juan will add all of the vampires to his friends, and Angela will add all of the wolves and her priest to her friends. (How I will keep track of teams)

Game Rules:

  • Have your friend requests on
  • Don’t remove Juan or Angela once added
  • The Elders will tell their patron their final decision before the end of night. (Either Juan or Angela)
  • If an Elder dies, he/she must choose a successor to take their place in the group.
  • A vampire cannot turn a werewolf, and a werewolf cannot turn a vampire. (If this happens, that person is “killed”)
  • After you die you MUST wear your Spirit Outfit
  • If the elders canʻt come to a decision by the end of the night, no one will die or be turned.
  • The priest can only save 1 person per round, excluding themselves.
  • The “Lovers”. You have the option to make a pair with you and your closest friend. A pair of lovers will be chosen at the start of the game to be the original werewolves, and lovers have the possibility of winning the game together, despite the possibility of being on opposing teams. But beware, if one of the lovers die, the other will join them.
  • This is a game of secrecy. Don’t announce who’s team you are on. Donʻt announce if you are the priest. Donʻt announce if you are lovers.
  • You can, however, ask your elder who else is on your team.

Meetup Rules:

  • Be polite
  • Donʻt be rude
  • No trash talking
  • Failure to follow these rules will result in an immediate ejection from the meetup.
  • No warnings

Prizes:

  • The last one(s) standing will receive:
  • 1 Halloween pet of their choosing
  • 3 Nightmare packs
  • 3 Harrowing packs

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!*

(Because I know there will be a lot lol)

Does the EVUL priest have Grace? I have people in your life. It’s a double-sided comment. He has his spies (heh), and he has a former spy, the presumed dead Mrs. Shelby as well. My bet is on Grace making her “miraculous” return next episode. Unfortunately, it seems I was wrong in whether Tommy is aware she’s alive… looking pretty damn likely he isn’t aware or is aware but he’s not in control of the situation, ie. she’s being held captive by one of the Big Bads of the season.

So, basically, Tommy’s grief in regards to whatever he believes has happened to Grace, has led him down the path of being plain ole’ stupid in some ways, colder and more dangerous in others, and a man who is once again looking to drugs and alcohol to mute out “the sound of shovels” which has become “the sound of my wife dying in my arms”. He’s a proper mess, half-functioning, back to who he was when season 1 began, worse off actually, and his mind is playing tricks on him again. The calming, balancing force of Grace being in this world (even in S2 knowing she was alive and happy was enough) has been stripped from him, and he’s left near dead at the end of this episode. Once again we’re reminded how much Tommy needs Grace, not just personally, but in a professional manner as well. He needs his partner back.

The Russian sexcapade was a way for him to manipulate Tatiana for information, and as much as it sucks because GRACE IS ALIVE, it makes complete sense. It  also has me 95% convinced that Tommy might actually think Grace is dead. I’ll talk about the other 5% below, but first… So, Grace’s picture might be in a desk, but her ‘death’ has decimated Tommy, and he’s acting as a desperate man. He’s using the duchess, but at the same time he clearly feels he has nothing to lose by sleeping with her, turning to drugs, fucking up his business and life. What has me even more convinced that Tommy isn’t aware of Grace being alive is that Tatiana was obviously using sex as her own angle. Her entire play was on the premise that Tommy was vulnerable, his wife was dead, those damn cursed sapphires, etc. Tatiana played the ‘I understand you’ card, and has now positioned herself (tried to at least) as the woman in Tommy’s life. The Russians/Tatiana either got really lucky with Grace dying when she did, or they had a hand in it, planned it, have her alive for leverage, and the entire point was to weaken tough man Tommy Shelby.

I’ll be honest, I don’t entirely like this route for explaining Grace’s fake death (don’t even try to tell me different). There are so many plot holes, so many God-like things the Russians, this priest, had to have in place to truly fake Grace’s death, and make Tommy believe it. I mean what happened to her body? Did Tommy not see her in the coffin? Who did they pay off? When did this plan come into play, and did the Italians know they were being used? It could have been the priest simply taking advantage of an opportunity when the Italians shot Grace, but Tatiana seemed to be so obviously setting it up with her talk of cursed sapphires beforehand. It seems like she was playing on his superstitions, but then does that mean the Russians paid off the gypsy clan to actually lie, and say the necklace was cursed? See, so much to explain if Tommy isn’t the one playing this out. I hope SK does a good job of it, and doesn’t just brush it off for plot.

The other 5% of me thinks Tommy could know Grace is alive, and is being held by whatever the true big bad turns out to be, the Russians, the EL, etc. He would still spin out of control, and sleeping with Tatiana for information would seem like little price to pay if it meant saving Grace’s life (also he knows Grace is smart enough to view it that way as well). Still, Tommy’s reckless, stupid behavior could risk Grace’s life even more if he’s aware she’s alive, and a whole kidnapping plot-line would feel a bit soap operaish if not done right. Yet, Tommy would be a hard man to fool, and his wording last episode with Charlie, “gone” not dead, the lack of a funeral, his odd behavior - it all suggests he might know she’s alive. He’s clearly not in control of the situation though, otherwise he would not be the wreck he was this episode.

Time will tell, ie. next episode when Grace is resurrected up in that bitch, and starts getting revenge for all the bullshit piled upon her. I believe more than ever that Grace is going to be the one who kills Tatiana (because let’s be real the crazy Duchess is gonna die), and it will basically be the ‘price’ Tatiana pays for banging Grace’s husband, tying that all up. I also think we’re seeing Tommy and the business, to an extent fall apart, even with Polly there, to show that Grace is actually the person Tommy wants/needs as his partner in the business (hearkening back to S1) which will lead to the start of next series epic Grace vs. Polly showdown. There’s only enough time to really scratch the surface this series.

So yeah, give me episode 5 and resurrect my Grace. Tommy needs her before the whole empire burns down around him.