In Consideration of Sacrifice

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In Consideration of Sacrifice

In Consideration of Sacrifice is a book found in the Durmand Priory's Special Collections during the Hidden Arcana chapter of the Echoes of the Past.

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In Consideration of Sacrifice by Evennia of the Shining Blade
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A human lay upon the sacrificial altar. White Mantle braziers cast a demonic glow. Mursaat—they didn't touch the ground but floated above it, as if too good for our land.
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Still just recruits, my fellows and I had rushed into the depths of the Maguuma Jungle to make a difference. I watched the Mursaat drift toward the terrified captive. Our orders were to wait.
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They circled their victim, and his fearful cries rang out. I saw it then, the Scepter of Orr, raised high, glinting in the moonlight. "We have to go now!" I looked to our lieutenant. "Why do we wait?"
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Our lieutenant cast a warning glare at us. They were going to kill their prisoner, and we were waiting. I didn't understand.
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The man screamed, a sound so full of pain I thought I was hearing his soul being torn from his body. I gripped my weapon tightly to keep from screaming with him. It was done. The man was dead.
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A wave of euphoria came over the White Mantle and their grotesque gods. They fell into chaos and let slip their vigilance.
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My lieutenant raised his weapon and said, "To know when to sacrifice one for the many is never easy, but today, the Shining Blade will gleam with the blood of murderers. Charge!
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The end.
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Put the book down.

Notes[edit]

According to In Consideration of Sacrifice, the White Mantle had the Scepter of Orr when Evennia was a recruit in the Shining Blade. However, in Guild Wars Prophecies, Evennia was the leader of the Shining Blade when the White Mantle obtained the Scepter of Orr.