Adam Ant - Catholic Day
2021.12.04 20:38 DenVilda Adam Ant - Catholic Day
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2021.12.04 20:38 BlckAlchmst The Three Oaths
INTRODUCTION Anyone who has read the books, or seen up to episode 2 of the show knows about the Three Oaths. The three promises made by the Aes Sedai, sealed to them by the One Power to be unbreakable, to the world to gain the trust of the rulers and people of all nations.
- To speak no word that is not true
- To make no weapon for one man/person to kill another
- To never use the One Power as a weapon except in against Darkfriends or Shadowspan, or in the last defense of her life, the life of her warder, or another Aes Sedai
Sworn on the Oath Rod, these Oaths cannot be broken. A sworn in Aes Sedai attempting to lie will literally choke on the words.
While these Oaths have eased the minds of the world, it is my belief that they were the greatest of Ishamael's plans, after the breaking, to build the army of the Shadow and handicap the armies of the Light.
Why would I think such a thing? Well, let's look at a few things: What is the Oath Rod? How do the Oaths handicap the Light? How do they benefit the Shadow? Why do I believe that Ishamael was the father of the Oaths? WHAT IS THE OATH ROD?
The Oath Rod (as it is known in the Third Age) is a particularly interesting ter'angreal known in the Age of Legends as a Binder. In the Age of Legends, binders were used for a very specific purpose: to punish violent channelers. Violent channelers in the Age of Legends, once convicted, were given two options for sentencing, they could be severed, cut of from the One Power forever (as severing had no known cure in that Age), or to swear on a Binder.
The effects of a Binder are drastic and two-fold:
- The Oaths sworn on a Binder cannot be broken. They become a part of the individual, bound to them by the One Power
- The swearer's lifespan is cut in half
Semirhage, when faced with these choices for causing pain to those she Healed, ran and turned to the Shadow rather than accept those effects.
Another thing to note is that Binders have no effect on non-channelers HOW DO THE THREE OATHS HANDICAP THE LIGHT?
There are actually a few ways in which the Oaths handicap the light, the first of which (and I believe most important) is the shortening of lifespan.
By having the ruling organization of channelers in the world all swear on a binder, the most powerful force for Light has a significantly shorter lifespan. This has some initial impacts when the Oaths were sworn for the first time during the Trolloc Wars as well as longer reaching effects. By unknowingly cutting their lives in half, the Aes Sedai likely lost a great deal of knowledge as women died far sooner than was to be expected. This left the tower with much less experienced women to pass down training to future generations, as well as more quickly removing those more experienced Aes Sedai from the fight.
The longer lasting effects are much the same, but results in a gradual decline in the quality of training future generations receive. With all generations to come willingly sacrificing 50% of their life.
The individual Oaths themselves have issues that handicap the Light's army as well.
The first Oath, while great on the surface, ultimately results in the world distrusting the Aes Sedai more as twisting the truth and intentionally misdirecting people becomes the "breath and bread" of the Aes Sedai.
A hidden flaw in the Oath also creates potential for great damage. The "true" in "no word that is not true" is not absolute. If an Aes Sedai BELIEVES that something is true, she can say it straight out with no issues. This is seen in the books where Siuan Sanche is able to convince an entire faction of Aes Sedai that the Red Ajah had been knowingly setting up False Dragons.
The second Oath's handicap is more obvious. By swearing to not "make weapons for one man/person to kill another" they effectively eliminate Power wrought weapons from their arsenal. While the intent of those weapons is to fight Shadowspawn, the fact that those weapons CAN be used against humans prevents the Aes Sedai from making any weapons at all.
The handicap from the Third Oath comes from the wording. By only being able to use the Power as a weapon in the defense of life, this prevents them from acting before they fear for their life. This opens them up to any number of assassinations, where someone could walk up next to them unassumingly and stick a knife in them with them not feeling fear until it is too late. HOW DO THE THREE OATHS BENEFIT THE SHADOW?
This section is going to be two parts: How do they benefit regular Darkfriends? How do they benefit Black Sisters?
How they benefit regular Darkfriends:
As mentioned in the handicap of the First Oath, a sister must only believe something to be able to say it. This opens up the possibility of Darkfriends convincing Aes Sedai of false information, to which the Aes Sedai could repeat to rulers who would believe them with absolute certainty. Additionally, the Aes Sedai could be convinced, by such a campaign, to denounce actual events that they believe are false.
The other major benefit to regular Darkfriends is in the assassin's flaw mentioned in the Third Oath's handicap. There are any number of ways non channeling Darkfriends can wound, injure, incapacitate, or kill Aes Sedai without them ever feeling enough danger to retaliate.
How they benefit the Black Ajah:
Upon being sworn to the Black Ajah, the Oaths from the Binder are removed and new Oaths are sworn in another way to the Dark One. While these Oaths are just as unbreakable, it could be assumed that Black Sisters have their full life span at their disposal to undermine the White Tower. This creates an obvious advantage to the Shadow as their channelers can gain twice the experience, knowledge, and skill during their lifetime making them more effective tools, as well as harder to undermine by other Aes Sedai.
The First Oath creates a benefit by omission to the Black Sisters. The rest of the world knows that an Aes Sedai cannot lie, without such a restriction, a Black Sister can convince any person in the world of anything, make any promise with no intention of keeping them. We see this multiple times in the books, one notable mention is Galina Casban's promise of escape and protection to Faile and her followers in Malden. This would also allow them to use the flaw of the First Oath to convince other sisters of falsehoods.
The more obvious benefit is the lack of the Third Oath. This enables a Black Sister to wound or kill with the Power whenever they choose. Not only does this have the obvious effect of making them lethal at all times, and able to strike with advantage, it has the more subtle advantage of masking their actions.
Any ruler would believe themselves safe from an Aes Sedai, allowing a Black Sister to meet with them in confidence and kill them with the Power, them never seeing it coming. They can then turn around and claim the ruler died by poison, and no one would bother to check.
There is also one more benefit to the Shadow that encompasses more Shadowspawn than anyone else. The Second Oath ensures that the armies of the light don't have troves of weapons designed specifically to kill Shadowspawn. WHY ISHAMAEL?
We know Ishamael was active the entire time the other Forsaken were bound. He mentions several events he had hands in while in Rand's dreams. But why do I think that this particular event was his doing?
Ishamael was the only person living that knew what a Binder did and could do. Being from the Age of Legends, he likely ALSO knew how to subvert the Oaths given. He saw how to use this knowledge to his advantage to cause a massive blow to the Light.
It is my belief that the Trolloc Wars were designed with this end in mind. Start a war so horrible and so bloody, where only the Aes Sedai could truly win. Show the whole world just how powerful female channelers are, and strike fear in to the hearts of men who know that the One Power was responsible for the Breaking. The end result is the Aes Sedai desperately seeking a way to gain back the world's trust. A way that Ishamael has at hand. All he need do is hand it to one of his Dreadlords with basic instructions for its use. And have that Dreadlord disguise herself as one of the Aes Sedai of the light to deliver his tool, and advise on the words to swear.
The Betrayer of Hope, once again succeeds in betraying the hope of the world. Taking the most powerful force against the Shadow and crippling it, while simultaneously bolstering the forces of the Shadow under him.
And before you think this is too farfetched. Ask yourself this: why not simply swear an Oath to always fight against the Shadow in all things?
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2021.12.04 20:38 Gemini_404 Restoring Daedalus on Yoroi
First time using Yoroi. I just restored Daedalus in Yoroi, but nothing is showing in the dashboard. All it does is it keeps loading/syncing with an error at the bottom, " Error received from server while getting account state". I tried the "resync wallet" option; It didn't work. My internet connection and Daedalus is working fine. Anyone can tell me what happen?
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2021.12.04 20:38 Feeling-Beyond-9364 Crossout builds
Is there a key to building a durable and effective firebug build like are the parts better closer together or spaced out
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2021.12.04 20:38 Nerds_Knack Moon Knight series could focus on mental health, Gods and sets up the MCU's darkest team Midnight Son. Moon Knight is also a necessity in the MCU for the hopes of defeating Kang
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2021.12.04 20:38 richie4067 Is anyone still using the first Apple speakers?
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2021.12.04 20:38 I__am__here I just have a small question
I just finished a war and my ships where where pretty beaten up so I put them in the harbour to repair them but it's not doing it. I don't lose money and I also have reserves. Someone know if its just a bug?
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2021.12.04 20:38 CrabPersonal5764 So lonely
I am so lonely on campus. I cant find anything or anyone in common its so mentally draining to go to class get food and sit in my room for the rest of the day i need help making friends.
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2021.12.04 20:38 aff7654322 ITAP of a Denver sunset
2021.12.04 20:38 LukeHateHimself How are you all?
I am just curious how the teens of reddit are today
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2021.12.04 20:38 Chesclb Shoes
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2021.12.04 20:38 Spiritual-Pomelo-823 QC please on recent haul
2021.12.04 20:38 Inevitable-Goose-384 IM LOOKING FOR DONDA UNCENSORED !!!!! HELP PLZ !!!!
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2021.12.04 20:38 LameOCallahan Any theatre recommendations?
Does anyone have recommendations for I and my mom to see together?
I loved Wicked, Phantom, and Chicago (basic I know!) also Cabaret (I also saw Hadestown but didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would)
My mom liked them as well but hates musicals or plays where there is no dialogue and only singing (ie: Hadestown.)
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2021.12.04 20:38 Enterpapp EnterpApp - Watch Movies Online Free App | Download, Cast, Stream and Share your favorite movies on Android.
2021.12.04 20:38 Williamgurney Is this Starlink? Seen above Roanoke, VA 10 mins ago.
2021.12.04 20:38 alltheskies This looks too familiar….
2021.12.04 20:38 the_fish_of_fruit welcome to the internet, have a look around
anything that brain of yours can think of can be found
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2021.12.04 20:38 Mr_MacGrubber Gee thanks for the offer
2021.12.04 20:38 tacti_cow [WTS] Arisaka in line scout mount picatinny (WA)
Selling a like-new Arisaka in line picatinny scout mount. Mounted and sat in safe.
Asking $35 shipped
paypal ff or venmo accepted.
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2021.12.04 20:38 b3rrryyy How to fix grainy hillshade?
I was wondering why my hillshade is very grainy when I'm looking at the "print preview" (see attached image). I've done several things to fix this but I just can't remove the grains and make it smooth. I would appreciate any response as I need to finish this project ASAP.
Can you also please tell me the step-by-step process on how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
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2021.12.04 20:38 ImpressivePicture first time listening to swans
my takeaway from this:
a) swans is a cult you cannot leave
b) swans and gy!be combining the seer and allelujah to make a collaboration album would be crazy
c) the seer made me ejaculate
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2021.12.04 20:38 CaLbBoCaPiKiNhAKrl Quem nunca, colocou uma bomba cuzes?