“Brom swore to thwart Morzan however and wherever he could, to undo his accomplishments and reduce his ambitions to bitter regrets. I cautioned Brom against a path so full of hate and violence, but he was mad with grief from the death of Saphira, and he would not listen to me.”
“Brom held Morzan in such high esteem, he allowed Morzan to belittle him, order him about, and otherwise treat him shamefully. Brom loved Morzan as a brother, despite his behavior. It was only once Morzan betrayed the Riders to Galbatorix and the Forsworn killed Saphira, Brom’s dragon, that Brom realized the true nature of Morzan’s character. As strong as Brom’s affection for Morzan had been, it was like a candle before an inferno compared with the hatred that replaced it.”
Morzan helped Galbatorix to steal a dragon hatchling, Shruikan, to replace the one Galbatorix had lost, killing the dragon’s original Rider in the process. Morzan and Galbatorix then fled together, sealing the Riders’ doom.
❧ the Varden | a fanmix for the rebels of Alagaësia. [listen]
• A mix for the Varden and their deeds of bravery, from their founding by Brom, to their rise under Ajihad’s and, finally, Nasuada’s leadership.
“The Varden were a rebel group that constantly raided and attacked the Empire. It was a mystery who their leader was, or who had formed them in the years following Galbatorix’s rice to power. The group had garnered much sympathy as they eluded Galbatorix’s efforts to destroy them. Little was known about the Varden except that if you were a fugitive and had to hide, or if you hated the Empire, they would accept you. The only problem was finding them.” -Eragon.
February 1st is Hillary Clinton’s last day as secretary of state. Since January 21, 2009, she has visited 112 countries and six continents (she couldn’t make it to Antarctica). She’s also danced with jazz singers in South Africa, snapped “selfies” with Meryl Streep, and rubbed shoulders with Sir Elton John. Check out this slideshow for proof that if you’re Hillary, you can be all work and have playtime, too.
Conservatives are lashing out at President Obama’s call for LGBT equality in his inaugural address, arguing that the president is picking a fight where there isn’t one to pick.
Obama made history in his second inaugural address by becoming the first president to refer to “our gay brothers and sisters” when discussing equality. In doing so, he effectively put gay rights on his second-term agenda and reaffirmed his support for the LGBT community.