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Oath of Fealty

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Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Khimi Harar
#1 - 2016-09-28 17:07:43 UTC
This may have been drowned out slightly in Amarr last night, so in accordance with tradition and for the record here it is again:

I, Rodj Blake, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally annointed Empress, Catiz I.

Dolce et decorum est pro Imperium mori

Eagla Yassavi
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2016-09-28 17:09:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Eagla Yassavi
I, Eagla Yassavi, do swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I.
Utari Onzo
PIE Inc.
Khimi Harar
#3 - 2016-09-28 17:21:47 UTC
I, Utari Onzo, do swear fealty to the Empire and its legally annointed Empress, Catiz I

"Face the enemy as a solid wall For faith is your armor And through it, the enemy will find no breach Wrap your arms around the enemy For faith is your fire And with it, burn away his evil"

Lunarisse Aspenstar
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#4 - 2016-09-28 17:30:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Lunarisse Aspenstar
I, Lunarisse Marie Aspenstar Daphiti, do swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I
Luna Hanaya
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2016-09-28 17:35:17 UTC
I, Luna Hanaya, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally annointed Empress, Catiz I.

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Slobodan Hawkwood
House Hawkwood of Amarr
#6 - 2016-09-28 17:45:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Slobodan Hawkwood
I, Lord Slobodan Hawkwood, do swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I.
May her reign be long and prosperous!

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity."

Paladin's Creed

Alizebeth Amalath
Doomheim
#7 - 2016-09-28 17:47:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Alizebeth Amalath
I, Alizebeth Amalath, swear fealty to the Empire and its divinely anointed Empress, Her Majesty Catiz I.

I would hate to do this in public, but to the admiral and all who simply copied his phrasing, anointed is spelled with one 'n.' Apparently this is a typo going back years.
Arrendis
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#8 - 2016-09-28 17:58:12 UTC
I, Arrendis Culome, can appreciate you wanting these sentiments to be public examples to others, but shouldn't you go offering your fealty to the Empress through Imperial channels, not GalNet message boards?

I mean, it's kine of like saying 'I like pie' (not PIE)—it's a wonderful sentiment, but it carries as much weight as the single unit of trit Pend sticks into their disposable 'you blew up' frigates.
Aria Jenneth
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#9 - 2016-09-28 18:16:57 UTC
Arrendis wrote:
I, Arrendis Culome, can appreciate you wanting these sentiments to be public examples to others, but shouldn't you go offering your fealty to the Empress through Imperial channels, not GalNet message boards?

I mean, it's kine of like saying 'I like pie' (not PIE)—it's a wonderful sentiment, but it carries as much weight as the single unit of trit Pend sticks into their disposable 'you blew up' frigates.


A public statement of this kind is all the more important because it's visible to everyone, Ms. Arrendis. It's a little like the Imperial loyalists' showing at the coronation speech yesterday: their personal loyalty can be presumed; the loyalty of those who couldn't be present isn't in question; but the public show of support is dedication demonstrated.

There's a little difference between a private, quietly held belief or loyalty, and one that you're willing to shout across the public comm channels for everyone to hear-- and, possibly, refer back to and even quote.

Also, this is a bit more than a sentiment. "I like pie" isn't usually worth saying much; most people like pie. This is an oath, though. "I shall always and forever like pie and never eat any other baked good" is a much stronger statement.

This event-- the rise of a new Empress-- is profoundly meaningful to them, and they're letting the whole cluster bear witness to their oaths.

That's a little more than saying "I like pie."
Tyrel Toov
Non-Hostile Target
Wild Geese.
#10 - 2016-09-28 18:25:01 UTC
I, Tyrel Toov, hereby swear not to shoot any Imperial navy ship not marked as hostile in honor of the new Emperess, Her Majesty Catiz I.... for at least 24 hours. Can't promise anything more then that. Old habits and what not.

I want to paint my ship Periwinkle.

Merchant Rova
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2016-09-28 18:32:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Merchant Rova
I, Merchant Rova, swear fealty to the Federation and its Constitution.

Can't really promise anything other than that.
Lord Kailethre
Oruze Cruise
White Stag Exit Bag
#12 - 2016-09-28 18:36:29 UTC
I, Kailethre Akura Ismaile, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I.

Long may she reign.
Lady Templar
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#13 - 2016-09-28 18:37:23 UTC
I, the capsuleer call-signed Lady Templar, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally annointed Empress, Catiz I.

Gods will, by the hands of his chosen, in the sight of God his chosen.

"Faith, armour and rocket propelled reclamation"

Ibrahim Tash-Murkon
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#14 - 2016-09-28 18:44:01 UTC
I, Ibrahim Dey Sulaymān Dives Tash-Murkon Dar al-Barakah, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I.

"I give you the destiny of Faith, and you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens: Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given." - Book of Reclaiming 22:13

Templar Thal Vadam
Dark Sefrim Six
Khimi Harar
#15 - 2016-09-28 18:57:18 UTC
I, Templar Thal Vadam, of House Vadam and the Raven Knights, swear fealty to the legally anointed Empress Catiz I.

Atash Amarr.
Valerie Valate
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#16 - 2016-09-28 19:21:37 UTC
I, Valerie Valate, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Synthia 1.

Doctor V. Valate, Professor of Archaeology at Kaztropolis Imperial University.

Arrendis
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#17 - 2016-09-28 19:25:52 UTC
Aria Jenneth wrote:
There's a little difference between a private, quietly held belief or loyalty, and one that you're willing to shout across the public comm channels for everyone to hear-- and, possibly, refer back to and even quote.

[. . .]

This event-- the rise of a new Empress-- is profoundly meaningful to them, and they're letting the whole cluster bear witness to their oaths.


Perhaps, but there's also a certain level of implicit 'and anyone who isn't willing to do so is scum' in such a display. Again, perfectly appropriate within Imperial channels, but less so here. If anything, public declarations of faith and fealty tend to be used to mask internal doubts and devotion. The louder the person shouts their convictions, the more likely it is that the person they need to try to convince is themselves.
Aria Jenneth
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#18 - 2016-09-28 19:32:56 UTC
Arrendis wrote:
Perhaps, but there's also a certain level of implicit 'and anyone who isn't willing to do so is scum' in such a display. Again, perfectly appropriate within Imperial channels, but less so here. If anything, public declarations of faith and fealty tend to be used to mask internal doubts and devotion. The louder the person shouts their convictions, the more likely it is that the person they need to try to convince is themselves.


That's probably more true in less-formal circumstances. That is-- if people who have sworn here keep swearing and swearing and swearing (and/or talking about how they've sworn) elsewhere, I might agree with you.

I, also, swore an oath a few months ago. As time goes on and I settle more comfortably into the role, I find myself talking about it less.

But to get there, I had to take the oath in the first place. For me, that was private, mostly, but this?

This is a part of an extremely public event.
Maria Daphiti
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#19 - 2016-09-28 19:42:32 UTC
I, Maria Daphiti, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I!

Long may She reign!
Triss Khopesh
PIE Inc.
Khimi Harar
#20 - 2016-09-28 19:56:55 UTC
I, Triss Khopesh, swear fealty to the Empire and its legally anointed Empress, Catiz I!
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