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Jeff Easley
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What motivates the elements to "perform?" What is the unique force behind them?
More important, how does anyone exist in Arden? The answer to these questions lies
within the mystery of the Concordant Summit...the Motivation behind the Elemental Points.

§ Who's who in Arden §

Beginning with the least to the most? Who is who and how? Simple: The men, women and deities of Arden are Real Life people. They are acquaintances, friends, co-workers and muses. Certain individuals in my life were unique enough to become a part of a complex realm of fantasy. I think the one person I credit the most for bringing back my inspiration is the one person who got me back into Role-playing with Third Edition, Dungeons & Dragons. That person is John Schofield!

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King Tristan's happy-go-lucky fervency was inspired by Kyle Hennessey from Ponderosa (a co-worker). And, as a matter of fact, they share the same birthday. The beauty and wit of Karah Kinkayle (Daulky's sister) is actually Danielle Taylor (co-worker). Queen Larissa of the Onaisha in the Tales of the Last Guardian is the exotic and dominating, Larissa Bolek. Princess Iluíra is the charm and mystery of Jessica Strong. The nobility and leadership of John Martineau is Itheùks àul T'Bleth. The bold and fearless-motivated Shelley Theman is the Warrior Queen, Shandrìla. "Paul Atreides" inspired the Last Guardian. The "innocence" of Jenny Tremmel is Towldar, the goddess of Ravens. The slyness of John Reece is Delshaw, and so on. These are all people I worked with at a job.

The Concordant Summit is weighed in the balance and found wanting!

Establishing the fact that Real Life people inspired the beauty and wonder in Arden, however, the true motivation behind Arden lies within the "Source" or the Coírhía as called in Arden. This Source is a Person just as you and I, but this Source is beyond any god or mortal in Arden. In fact, the power of the Source is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. The true motivation and the heart of Arden is not in Archivon gods but in the mysterious Concordant Summit or uísara uír....So, who is this Person?

The mystery of the Concordant Summit is revealed in none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of faith and life. The Trinity of power in the Godhead is the motivation of all life in Arden too just as it is on this side of Plíagge. The "Source" is represented as the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In Arden, the Godhead is seen as Àugus (voice), Shekinah (glory) and Síorde (spirit). In the Chronicles of Tristan, Daulky Kinkayle gets in touch with the mystery of God and His divine purpose. Yes, the Last Guardian was introduced to Mharabhàunt in his Cognition, but it is not known if the Last Guardian received the salvation offered to him by the Bloodcatcher. However, it was Daulky Kinkayle who "opened" the unattainable horizon of Plíagge for those in Arden. With the help of Yisraèl the Prophet, did Daulky bring the new peace and ideal for restoring Tristandom.

The very name of mharabhàunt is Hebrew, marah-bahat (bitter and glistening as red or white). The very name of "mharabhàunt" is symbolic of the Lord Jesus and the sword of his judgement. "You think I came to bring peace. I came to bring the sword." Jesus stated.

The word mhara (pronounced as war-a) is Kue meaning "bitter" and the Bannadh is derived from the Kue word ni`bauhadyn, meaning "to glisten on." The famous "Bannadh Plant" in Arden is a well known for it's glisten as if water sparkling like the morning dew. Oddly enough, but the Bannadh Plant in Arden is an absinthe or a bitter plant, closely known as Wormwood in the real world. These very words are close to the Hebraic terms they describe. The use of Hebrew and Greek is prevelant in Arden when describing "holy" beings or places. Uran, uóranus and Uranuth are derived from the Greek, "heaven" and "air" (uranium).

Another good example of a Hebrew word carried over into Kue is shekinah (pronounced as she-KI-nakh). This is the Hebrew word for "glory" and in Kue it means the same thing. I used the Glory as the second being in the Ardònic version of the Trinity, because one day, the Lord Jesus will come back in full glory to redeem the saved. He will come down out of the heavens and rapture his followers to ouranus. In the Realm of Arden, Shekìnya is the guardian of the Gleam, the place of Arden's mystery and wonder. This is the symbolic representation of Jesus' protection and glory.

EXODUS 15:22-25

So, Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" And he cried out to the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which when cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet...


And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, "Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel, which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth." And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, "Give me the little book." And he said unto me, "Take it and eat it up; and is shall make thy belly bitter, but shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little bookd out the angel's hand, and ate it up

The Purity of Water will give birth
to the Concordant Summit...


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