A Tale of Temple Construction

Going back into strictly Sumerian stuff, I've dived into a document at the ETCSL called "The Building of Ningirsu's Temple" This one is actually a pretty long document, which was written on a pair of cylinders. It's notable as it goes somewhat in-depth into the sorts of things that actually go into the building of …

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The Way of the Dragon: Crossing the Threshold, The Orders

Sherlock gathered everyone at the pavilion along the tori gates before taking them back to his Sanctum in the Beika neighborhood. There, he explained about awakenings and about the greater mage world. He also explained that he was not actually eight years old but simply appeared that way due to a curse brought about by …

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More Akkadian Origins and Curses

So this week we're back to the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature and we've got a couple more items on offer today. One of them being "Sargon and Ur-Zababa" and the other being another Naram-Sin story called "The Curse of Agade." In "Sargon and Ur-Zababa we find another aspect of Sargon's origin story which …

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The Way of the Dragon: Crossing the Threshold, Nezu

The following morning Ryan went back to the bar in Roppongi to seal the deal with Yosuke, but as he was leaving, he noticed that his discussion was being watched by a mysterious man in a dark coat. Ryan decided to follow the man and eventually trailed him onto the Yamanote rail line. After another …

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The Way of the Dragon: Crossing the Threshold, Beginning

(This is a recap of the first session of the Chronicles of Darkness {Primarily "Mage the Awakening"} game I am currently GM'ing [Also my first experience as a GM so that was really cool!]}. It's not as narratively oriented as it could be, mainly because I wrote it down from memory, but maybe someone will …

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The Tale of Naram-Sin

My reading of the Westenholtz book continues, and so far I have finished a series of letters alleged to have been written by Sargon, though really they seem more like a list of things than what we might think of as a letter, and after finishing that part of the book dealing with tablets about …

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The Sargon Legend Continues

I'm about a third of the way through Joan Westenholtz's book "Legends of the Kings of Akkad" and the tablets I'm reading seem to be largely of Babylonion origin though speaking about Sargon's military conquests. So far, for some reason, he seemed like he was really interested in the mountain of cedars. Other than that, …

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