23/05/2016 at 13:25 #9673
Just had an idea…
What do you all think about reciting the TSN Oath aloud (all of us at the same time) every once in a while in the Briefing Room? It might be a bit overboard to do it each and every time, but we could do it before extreme missions or after important developments. It would do well to remind us all to roleplay.23/05/2016 at 15:35 #9686AnonymousInactive
I like this idea. Furthermore, we could have cadets do this when they first come to us.23/05/2016 at 16:18 #9691
The oath we use will be in the next update of the Encyclopedia. We have an official one now that sounds pretty good.
As for reciting it, finding opportunities to use it might be a good idea. Perhaps during some of the ceremonial stuff like we’ve done in the past.23/05/2016 at 16:50 #9701MatsiyanParticipant
It could be powerful in a ceremonial, but probably a bit awkward for a first time cadet. It might be ok when being promoted to Ensign, but I think frequent repetition might make it less special.23/05/2016 at 17:27 #9713AnonymousInactive
I see what you mean Matsiyan. That could work.23/05/2016 at 17:50 #9726AramondParticipant
What if we save it for end-of-arc events, such as when medals and ribbons get handed out?23/05/2016 at 18:15 #9730John van LeighParticipant
Or we could simply record it once and use it for a promotional video or something like that.23/05/2016 at 19:16 #9734
I think once every two or three months is a good pace to have such a ceremony, when the RP narrative leads us there, of course.24/05/2016 at 15:23 #9821
I am also in favour of reciting the Oath at end-of-arc events and other special occasions rather than every shift. And the recording is a good idea too!
People organising the Phoenix Comicon Artemis event seemed quite taken with the idea of getting each crew of new cadets to recite it as we take them onto the ships. I’ll let you know how it goes.24/05/2016 at 19:00 #9854
Oh I like that idea. All the new players standing and reciting the oath together.
As for during a shift or ceremonially, we need to consider how we do it. One person could recite the oath, or everyone could recite it.
It would be great to have another one that is recited during the burial at the end of a campaign.24/05/2016 at 19:33 #9861
A kind of brief memorial speech, yes that would be impressive.24/05/2016 at 19:37 #9863
Off the top of my head:
“They were our friends and comrades, who died doing their duty. Do not call them the fallen: they shall not fall, but float among the stars. In the darkness of space, their memory shall burn bright. As the stars spin and the worlds endure, we shall remember them.”
24/05/2016 at 19:48 #9869
- This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by Adele Mundy.
Yeah, they’ll float among the stars, alright. Literally. In the darkness of space their frozen corpses will sometimes hit the passing ships.
We might want to leave out such literal metaphors. 😛24/05/2016 at 20:06 #9874
I was being literal about the floating. At the end of the last campaign arc, when we held the ceremony and sent off the coffins into space, I mused afterwards in my log about how inappropriate it is to refer to the dead as “the fallen” when you’re fighting and dying in space. But, you know, whatever floats your coffin…24/05/2016 at 20:11 #9877
We could fire them towards a star to burn up in its atmosphere. Then we can say about returning to the stars, or their burning light in the darkness.
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