|Date Published||Thursday, October 27, 2005|
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Damn, the Pride ordeal definitely kept in character...
|Black Mage||Some people wrestle with their personal demons.|
I stabbed mine in the back of the head.
He was a bleeder.
|Black Mage||The thing is, I think it was what alcoholics call an epiphany.|
|Black Mage||Except I'm more a murderholic.|
So, y'know, the face-stabbing.
|Black Mage||But, let's face it. This is a fantasy setting. Internal conflicts always have external metaphors.|
|Black Mage||And this dragon was my own philosophy. I rejected everything it was. Everything I was.|
|Black Mage||It's left me... calm.|
|Black Mage||It's like I'm a clean slate. I'm free to start over again.|
|Black Mage||(expels evil energy) Thank the numberless lords of Chaos I had the sense to set this up ahead of time.|
|Red Mage||You want humility?|
I'll show you humility on a scale you can scarcely comprehend.
|Changes his character sheet to have|
|Red Mage||Let this sheet bellow unto the heavens themselves that Red Mage is the most humble man to walk upon Earth!|
|Pride||Literal adherence to a law means little without respect for the spirit of that law.|