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The Volition to Serve - Adm. Gaven Lokri

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Graelyn
Tzedakah
The Rogue Consortium
#1 - 2014-05-03 16:30:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Graelyn
Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from Struggle?

Show me your feet.
Are they wounded for your People?

Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for His Will?


- from "The Litanies of Fervor"
Fr. Falmed Karish, Chapel of St. Deni, Hedion



In giving us strength, God places us in a position of both leadership and service.
He calls us to give up our lives for His sake - to abandon our own desires and put Him first.
Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.

To speak to such matters before a host of Capsuleers seems folly.
We are a progeny of opportunists first and foremost.
We swarm to exploit whatever we can aquire for our own profit.
We burn the skies alight in the pursuit of mastery over others.
Some even drench the constellations in blood and terror in the name of mere recreation.
The Terrible and Magnific powers imbued unto those entombed in the Wet Grave drives our Infernal breed to such wretched hungers.

And yet, even amidst these harsh and hellish stars, there are exceptions.

There are those who who have taken up this gruesome mantle to serve, not themselves, but others.

There are those who have put their mortal lives and eternal souls on the line, in the name of an Ideal.

On this day, I would give Honor to such a Pilot,
A man whose Devotion has made him Admired.
A man whose Capability has made him Treasured.
A man whose Humility has made him Revered.

I would honor one of the most steadfast and trustworthy individuals I have ever known, one I am privileged to call a friend.

To Lord Admiral Gaven Lok'ri of Oris,
Commander of the Praetorians,
I salute an amazing Ten Years of Service to the Most Holy Empire and her People.


May the Lord's Supreme Blessings smile upon you throughout the heavens, now and for many years to come.

Cardinal Graelyn

Amarr Loyalist of the Year - YC113

Ava Starfire
Khushakor Clan
Of Questionable Repute
#2 - 2014-05-03 16:33:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Ava Starfire
Graelyn wrote:
Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from Struggle?

Show me your feet.
Are they wounded for your People?

Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for His Will?


- from "The Litanies of Fervor"
Fr. Falmed Karish, Chapel of St. Deni, Hedion



In giving us strength, God places us in a position of both leadership and service.
He calls us to give up our lives for His sake - to abandon our own desires and put Him first.
Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.

To speak to such matters before a host of Capsuleers seems folly.
We are a progeny of opportunists first and foremost.
We swarm to exploit whatever we can aquire for our own profit.
We burn the skies alight in the pursuit of mastery over others.
Some even drench the constellations in blood and terror in the name of mere recreation.
The Terrible and Magnific powers imbued unto those entombed in the Wet Grave drives our Infernal breed to such wretched hungers.

And yet, even amidst these harsh and hellish stars, there are exceptions.

There are those who who have taken up this gruesome mantle to serve, not themselves, but others.

There are those who have put their mortal lives and eternal souls on the line, in the name of an Ideal.

On this day, I would give Honor to such a Pilot,
A man whose Dedication has made him Admired.
A man whose Devotion has made him Treasured.
A man whose Humility has made him Revered.

I would honor one of the most steadfast and trustworthy individuals I have ever known, one I am privileged to call a friend.

To Lord Admiral Gaven Lok'ri of Oris,
Commander of the Praetorians,
I salute an amazing Ten Years of Service to the Most Holy Empire and her People.


May the Lord's Supreme Blessings smile upon you throughout the heavens, now and for many years to come.



Pretty sure he's burning the sky in pursuit of mastery over others.

"There is no strength in numbers; have no such misconception." -Jayka Vofur, "Warfare in the North"

Raze Valadeus
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2014-05-03 16:38:59 UTC
Despite one's personal opinion and feeling toward the individual, ten years of dedicated service is nothing to be sneered at.

May God's favor shine brightly upon you and your family, Lord Admiral.
Rhiannon Dellacorte
Liberty Vanguard
#4 - 2014-05-03 16:39:38 UTC
Congratulations Admiral. May your next ten be pleasing to God.

Rules of Acquisition #261

A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.

Ava Starfire
Khushakor Clan
Of Questionable Repute
#5 - 2014-05-03 16:41:07 UTC
Raze Valadeus wrote:
Despite one's personal opinion and feeling toward the individual, ten years of dedicated service is nothing to be sneered at.

May God's favor shine brightly upon you and your family, Lord Admiral.


Sansha Kuvakei has remained faithful to his cause for over a century.

"There is no strength in numbers; have no such misconception." -Jayka Vofur, "Warfare in the North"

Raze Valadeus
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2014-05-03 17:14:28 UTC
Ava Starfire wrote:
Sansha Kuvakei has remained faithful to his cause for over a century.


I will not sully this topic with discussions and debates over Kuvakei.

I will only state that there is a clear and distinct difference between the cause of the Lord Admiral and the "cause" of Sansha Kuvakei. If you want to debate it beyond that, you know how to contact me.
Katrina Oniseki
Oniseki-Raata Internal Watch
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#7 - 2014-05-03 18:07:28 UTC
Congratulations, Lord Admiral.

Katrina Oniseki

Arista Shahni
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2014-05-03 19:41:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Arista Shahni
Blessings to you, Lord Admiral;

One who has proven it is indeed possible to take a cup near-endless and sacrifice endlessly of its contents,

One who has not counted his days and separated them to decide which were for himself and which were for the Lord,

One who has bore himself alone in the place of thousands of the faithful Chosen and carried their hardships through the void.

Let the light you walk in always be radiant, and your faith and sacrifice be weighed and measured fairly.

"I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you - so the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.  And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all."

Merdaneth
Angel Wing.
#9 - 2014-05-03 23:17:17 UTC
I salute you Admiral Lok'ri.

After ten years of loyal service, you are still be found fighting hard in the trenches and negotiating skillfully on the field of diplomacy. Your dedication, passion, knowledge and skill is impressive.

Go with God
Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#10 - 2014-05-03 23:31:20 UTC
I have Commissioned a celebratory Bottle of Spirits, to be Delivered to the Oris Station, to mark this Occasion.

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Saya Ishikari
Ishukone-Raata Technological Research Institute
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#11 - 2014-05-04 00:05:59 UTC
Congratulations on your decade of loyal service, Lord Admiral. Anvatkaa ti moitte.

"At the end of it all, we have only what we've left in our wake to be remembered by." -Kyoko Ishikari, YC 95 - YC 117

Eran Mintor
Furtherance.
#12 - 2014-05-04 01:39:08 UTC
To celebrate this occasion I've hired a score of strippers and dancers who are on their way to PIE headquarters now. Please dont turn them away as itd be poor form and bad luck.

Congratulations! Enjoy a lapdance or two and remember to have fun once in a blue moon.

-Eran
Xideinis
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#13 - 2014-05-04 07:59:53 UTC
Lord Admiral Gaven Lok'ri,

The honor to serve under you has been mine for only a short while, yet I find that I can aspire to your great deeds.
May His light continue to shine upon you.

Congratulations on your decade of service and sacrifice to God, to the Empress, and to her Empire.
Darius Shakor
Second Shakor Clan
#14 - 2014-05-04 08:09:11 UTC
An old name. An old enemy. An old scar.

Enemies are meant to fight each other, but they cannot deny when one is at the very least honourable. In their own slave driving fanatical way, of course.

Darius Shakor - Kacha

Vandeamon Writing Project - EVE Works

Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#15 - 2014-05-04 09:56:21 UTC
Congratulations Admiral

Dolce et decorum est pro Imperium mori

Samira Kernher
Cail Avetatu
#16 - 2014-05-04 14:22:41 UTC
His lordship Admiral Lok'ri truly walks in God's light. He is beacon of faith and dedication and an inspiration for all righteous men to look up to. May the Lord continue to bless him in the years to come.
Anabella Rella
Gradient
Electus Matari
#17 - 2014-05-05 04:38:56 UTC
Eran Mintor wrote:
To celebrate this occasion I've hired a score of strippers and dancers who are on their way to PIE headquarters now. Please dont turn them away as itd be poor form and bad luck.

Congratulations! Enjoy a lapdance or two and remember to have fun once in a blue moon.

-Eran


Mintor, I may have been wrong about you. Well done!

When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

Eran Mintor
Furtherance.
#18 - 2014-05-05 09:15:25 UTC
Anabella Rella wrote:
Eran Mintor wrote:
To celebrate this occasion I've hired a score of strippers and dancers who are on their way to PIE headquarters now. Please dont turn them away as itd be poor form and bad luck.

Congratulations! Enjoy a lapdance or two and remember to have fun once in a blue moon.

-Eran


Mintor, I may have been wrong about you. Well done!


No, you were probably right.

-Eran
Lunarisse Aspenstar
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#19 - 2014-05-05 15:16:43 UTC
God's Blessings be upon you Admiral.

While I know you would say no special thanks are needed for you simply doing your Duty but that doesn't mean we cannot recognize one who has performed it so ably and well for so long. truly you have embodied the Scriptures with your service and in the organization which you have led:


"Only through many hardships
Is a man stripped to his very foundations
And in such a state
Devoid of distractions
Is his soul free to soar
And in this
He is closest to God"
- The Scriptures, Book of Missions 42:5


"Surround yourself with the faithful, Stand together, for there is no strength like it under the heavens."
- The Scriptures, Book of Missions 71:21


Esna Pitoojee
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#20 - 2014-05-05 23:35:41 UTC
An impressive degree of dedication indeed. Congratulations, Adm. Lok'ri.
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