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:When you first arrived in Forster-Tuncurry, I saw promise in you and a grudge that would become your undoing if you didn't learn to control it. Like many others, you were flawed and your anger made me wonder if you'd change into a Rahu when the time came. You reminded me of myself when I was younger; all bravado and nowhere to put it. You challenged many times in many ways, and it was interesting, even if I wasn't a major part of your life to see you unravel and change. I'll remember fondly your adaptation after the lesson I taught you, watching as you strove to become stronger to protect you and your kin. You didn't always make the right choices, but you chose to stick true to what you believed in. You were a man of conviction, even in the face of adversity and you'll have my gratitude for being one who decided in having me.
 
:When you first arrived in Forster-Tuncurry, I saw promise in you and a grudge that would become your undoing if you didn't learn to control it. Like many others, you were flawed and your anger made me wonder if you'd change into a Rahu when the time came. You reminded me of myself when I was younger; all bravado and nowhere to put it. You challenged many times in many ways, and it was interesting, even if I wasn't a major part of your life to see you unravel and change. I'll remember fondly your adaptation after the lesson I taught you, watching as you strove to become stronger to protect you and your kin. You didn't always make the right choices, but you chose to stick true to what you believed in. You were a man of conviction, even in the face of adversity and you'll have my gratitude for being one who decided in having me.
 
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Words for the Fallen

This is a resource collecting the various speeches and words said for fallen members of the Forster-Tuncurry Protectorate in the Southern Cross domain.
All of these words are considered In Character as they were delivered at various memorials and gatherings.
This is not an IC collection of the speeches, but a record for player purposes so they can all be collected on one space off the Discord server.

The Fallen

The Fallen

Character Deed Name Auspice Tribe Lodge Pack Player
Archie Grant Three-K-Down Irraka Blood Talons The People of the Jagdschloss Four Points Shaye McCarthy Atkinson
Elizabeth "Beth" Masters - Cahalith Hunters in Darkness - The Lyceum Claire Atwell
Mac "Screamer" Barrett Screams in the Dark Cahalith Blood Talons Lodge of the Screaming Moon Combustion Choir Brad Hardwicke
Sunny Faulkner Mountain Lake Not Public Storm Lords -- The Lyceum Katie Harwood
Ruka Washington Hewer-of-Limbs Ithaeur Bone Shadows - Judgement's Mercy Cameron Stewart
Bram Kelly - Cahalith - - - James Manning
Korra - - - - Jayde Cassells
Lena Faulkner Strikes-Like-Lightning Irraka Storm Lords - Blades Edge Bec P
Tabitha Kelly Web-Breaker Rahu Hunters in Darkness - Fortitude's Favour Claire Atwell
Solomon King Rides-a-Pale-Horse Ithaeur Bone Shadows Thousand Steel Teeth - Beau Grace


Words for the Fallen

These are presented in Chronological order.

Speeches for Beth- June 2018

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Thal

"Alpha, but not mine. Not in time. Sorrow beyond tears, beyond rain. I sing your songs and carry them forever." -Thal


Sunny

"I have known Beth for most of my life, but the first time I really knew her was the time after the Week of Broken Howls, and the death of her pack. She was mourning, listless, and wounded to the quick. I stayed with her for a while, to help her transition into the world after, and I guess, in a way, she never let me leave. When Charles and I joined her to reform the Lyceum, it was like coming home. She made space in her home and her heart for those she had taught, and we can all learn to do the same. So now, it seems we are in the same place- mourning, listless, and wounded to the quick, but we will perservere with her lessons in our hearts."
"For this alone on Death I wreak
The wrath that garners in my heart;
He put our lives so far apart
We cannot hear each other speak."<br)
- Sunny


Rei

"She taught me everything to be the person and the wolf that I am today, but it feels like there is so much more I could have learnt from her. I hope with me dedicating to following in her footsteps as a mentor, a Cahalith, a caregiver, a wolf apart of her legacy, The Lyceum and now striving to become a Mennina as I want to inspire in wolves of the next generation like how she did for me."
-Rei Washington


Lena

"When I was a troublesome thirteen year old filled with angst and anger at the world, Beth was the one who took the time to divert my energy into something healthy and productive. She kept me from being expelled more times than I can count. She got me, got my rage and knew what it would lead to, and did what she could to help that process be easier than it might otherwise have been. When I refused to listen to my parents, she was one who could draw me out of my dark little corner and got me thinking positively.
That's something that can't be repaid. But it can be an example."
-Lena Faulkner


Mac

"I went to prison 15 years ago, I had my first change, I didn't know the world had gone upsidedown.
Beth visited me, she showed me, she taught me, she was a mother to me in those moments, she was my teacher and she was someone who helped explain what being of the people meant. She was there to help me navigate the rage, to know what it meant. She counselled me through my grief, Sure we didn't talk much at the end but she was always there for me as she has been for so many young uratha. She filled the role of Raksha from the jungle book, ready to adopt so many to care and to raise them despite her own risk and loss.
I loved her, she was my friend, she was my teacher."
- Mac


Cayden

"Rainsong was a mother to many, and a teacher to almost everyone I knew back when the Protectorate was first formed.
She was always feisty for her age. I never gave her enough credit for that part of her, always saying she was better as a teacher and as a storyteller than she was for being herself. She never shied away from challenge. Always met the mark and went beyond expectation. We weren't close, but I always respected her and honored her words. We live in a world of violence, times of peace are pages lost in her. Sing well, Rainsong. Your songs will carry on."
-Cayden Smith

Ajax

"I met Beth thanks to Ben Rivers. We were Pack together in Brisbane. I will never forget her energy, and how she wished she could teach me so much more. Maybe I should have listened more to her. In later years she was a good friend, probably my best of friends for a while there. Many nights were spent under the stars with glasses of wine and conversations that lasted hours, and in her final days as someone who offered me some of the best advice I could have ever asked for. Goodnight Beth. I'll miss you."
-Ajax Faulkner

Speeches for Binbale- June 2018

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Binbale

"Just let my death mean something and get them"
-Binbale


Tahl

"Not know you. Still howl for you. Not sure if it better that did or didn't know your story."
- Thal


Sunny

"Bin Bael ina Thost was new here, but he put himself to the bit of our Protecorate more than even some of it's oldest members. When things needed doing, he was there, and they got done to all of his power. He knew how to cleave to tradition and how to break from it, and he was ready to offer his hand and his arm to help. We didn't even know him, and he gave his life for a Protectorate that hadn't finished recognising him. We owe him a debt that can only be repaid in justice. I'm sorry I didn't get to the fence in time, Binbale. Thinking of you"
-Sunny Faulkner


Lena

"You were so ready to mend the fences the rest of us should have already fixed. Thank you, for everything you were and did for us."
-Lena Faulkner


Theo

Brevity is the soul of wit
A saying perhaps too well-believed.
In life I thought him a foolish git
And yet in brevity, am left bereaved.
I'll make sure the story gets told right."
-Theo Farron


Bram

"You came to help us, hardly knowing us. Thank you, I wish we would have had more time."
-Bram Kelly


Cayden

Didn't know him, but he had enthusiasm and vigor. He knew what he was talking about, and having that silenced forever is a loss we shouldn't take lightly."
-Cayden Smith


Harley

"Binbale was not with us here for long, but he gave us everything he had. His sacrifice will be told through the ages and his memory :will live on"
-Harley Faulkner

Speeches for Mac - June 2018

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Tahl

"Gave hope. Then gone. No words for that."
-Tahlia Fields


Midori

"Was not perfect but tried to be there for his children. A wonderful man who was determined to do what is needed to protect them"
- Midori


Meg

"A good man, a kind man who was determined to see us all pull our heads in and act together. With him there was the hope for the brighter future that he wanted for his children, and for us. I will never forget him."
-Meg Faulkner


Lena

"He reached for the moon and found the stars."
-Lena Faulkner


Rei

"His heart was in the right place, caring for those he cherishes; his family, his pack and the Protectorate. I will never forget him, as well all will remember his story as one."
-Rei Washington


Sunny

"When you water a plant with injustice, pain, and torment, you expect it to become twisted and barbed, to stick and poison anyone and anything it touched. Mac didn't escape untouched, but he always reached towards the light that was his birthright, and when he put his back into growing again, it came naturally to him. His years in gaol almost destroyed him- he was never made to be caged against his will- but he rose again on wings of flame and song, and was building his own chains of love and family. I love you, Mac'n'Cheese, and I'm going to miss you. I think we all will. They're going to be your honey biscuits forever, now."
-Sunny Faulkner


Solomon

"It's rare. People of his calibre. Individuals who can weather the storm of life and still stare into each new dawn and see the beauty of it, rather than the dirt.
I'd spend so long on the road that passing through was more habit than anything else, and while Harriet may have given me a purpose, it was Mac Barrett that called me home. Made me remember why you fight, for home, for family. Duty and desire don't have to be mutually exclusive, you can work on both.
Mac brought the Choir together, and probably saved me from myself.
Farewell Mac. You didn't go easy into that last ride, but now it's time to rest. Don't worry mate, we got this."


I walk among the children of my fathers
The broken wings, betrayal's cost
They call to me but never touch my heart, now
I am too far
And I'm too lost
-Solomon King


Ajax

"I wish I'd done something for him.
I wish I'd done anything for him.
I wish I could repay everything that he did for me ten fold.
I get the feeling we could have solved every problem in front of us if we took the Mac Method."
-Ajax Faulkner


Harley

"What can I say about Mac Barrett? His loss was a stunning and heartbreaking blow.
I was too young to have met Mac before he went to prison, so I only met the man he was now. What I know is this. He came into my life :at a time when I didn’t know what I wanted, and he became my friend. In such a short time, I got to know Mac quite well, he always had :time for me when I needed it. He held me and stitched my wounds and when we disagreed, he was willing to set things straight.
Mac had a vision for this protectorate. He could see our potential, how we could become something truly great if we could put aside our :individual gripes and work together.
He loved his children, and he loved my niece Meg.
When someone believes passionately in their vision it’s hard not to notice and get drawn into it. I felt this happen when I first met :Mac.
This is a hard life we live. Longevity is uncertain, but I never thought that Mac would be taken from us so soon. Mac had a heart of :gold. His loss will be felt heavily. I have lost a friend. Collectively, We have lost a packmate, a father, a lover, a healer, a warrior and defender.
We have a lot to live up to, to see his vision of a united protectorate is realised. Rest well Mac, your watch is over, now it is up to us to take up the burden and keep going without you."
-Harley Faulkner


Harriet

"I only knew you a short time but in that time you became important to me, as pack, as a friend, as a mentor.
You fought your demons and came out the other side stronger.
You took the time to teach and help others.
You protected your pack and your children selflessly.
People will always push back against something that they don’t understand or try to kick down those who might be a threat. Mac was both these things to some in this Protectorate. He saw how things could be but was ignored because other voices were louder. He knew what needed doing but couldn’t overcome egos of those who thought they knew better. Mac was not a selfish man, he was a kind and caring person who was given a shitty hand in life. If you only saw his outside then you missed out on knowing him, really knowing him.
We are all better for having met you. I only wish you could have been here for longer. If others had done as they had said, then perhaps you would have been.
We will remember you Mac. Your legacy will live on through us.
-Harriet Lyle


Speeches for Archie - June 2018

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Vince Gill - Go Rest High On That Mountain

'Wilhelm

"Benjamin franklin said ‘but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’ for me certainty was always Archie. He has been watching over me through every step of my life, I can’t think of a single great or terrible moment in my life that he wasn’t a part off, I can’t even fathom my future without him."
-Wilhelm Fugger


Charles

"Archie had his issues, but he made Sunny happy. He cared and respected her. For that I will always miss him"
-Charles Tims


Tabitha

"On the surface, Archie was often a controversial individual - not afraid to make an unpopular choice or difficult call. The thing that stood out to me though, was how generous and loyal he could be. How much he enjoyed something he could throw himself wholeheartedly into, whether that was hunting crocs or finding a way to help someone out of a tight spot. That's what I will remember most."
-Tabitha Kelly


Cayden

"Archie and I met properly the day before fate claimed him. We talked little before then. He was an Irraka through and through and made sure to push me and test me. His tests were at times brutal and tempted me to kuruth but the rage stayed, and through those efforts he came to understand me. I wish we had conversed sooner. Hunt eternally, fellow Blood Talon."
-Cayden Smith


Bram

"He loved those who shan't be mentioned enough to keep them at arms length. He adored us all...even the blooded...enough to teach a lesson to us. He was calm and collected, we can only hope to deal with trauma as well as he. To hunt doesn't mean to kill...sometimes counting coup is enough."
-Bram Kelly

Speeches for Sunny -June 2018

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The Seekers Isa Lei Stereo 1967

Sylvana

"Sister, mother, advisor, caregiver, guardian, Sunny 'Mountain Lake' Falkner was a lot of things to even more people, but above all, she was a friend.
They say you don't really know what you have, till it's gone. For me, Sunny is only eclipsed by a few regrets, I never did come through often enough. But when I did, there was always a warm meal and a bed, even for a drifter like me.
She saw through to the heart of an issue, spotted problems, probably better than anyone else I've ever known. And she was always there to lend an ear, to listen when you wanted to vent, and be the shoulder to cry on, when you had no-one else.
Goodbye Sunny, please feed Mac when you see him, and watch over Archie and Binbale. I'll miss you."
-Solomon King


Meg

"What can one say about Sunny? She was a Faulkner, she was sister, mother, auntie. She was a mountain lake. Calm and collected one moment, then raging the next at children coming in with grubby hands to steal food from the kitchen.
She was perhaps the heart of this protectorate. No matter the pack or family, she was there for you if you needed it. Even if you didn't know it, she did. And now there is a gaping hole where she was. A hole that right now I can only hope will be pulled together and filled because without it, we are all doomed.
Goodbye Sunny. I will miss you more than I ever let you know. Please take care of Mac when you see him. I wish I had stories for you to pass to him. Tell him that his pack has done right by him, and that if they allow it, I will help to look after his children where I can."
-Meg Faulkner


Midori

"Sunny was a strong mother figure that came with a shadow. For those who were her family, pack or within the protectorate she had kind words, baked goods and knitted gifts. Her shadow was for those who had harm for her family and pack. It was a shadow that would destroy any who would bring harm. She died protecting her family... her pack and those she loved. The wise words of her calm heart will be missed by all."
- Midori


Rei

"She was everything to me, she showed me you can live a happy life and being an Uratha. She showed me how to be strong, she showed me what it means to be in a Pack. I will miss here to the Moon and back. Goodbye Sunny, you were my light in the dark."
-Rei Washington


Bram

“Sunny, you took my family in during our time of need, for that I will be forever grateful. You were kind, with an open heart…I’m better for having met you.”
-Bram Kelly


Mac

"Nothing will fill the hole, that is left from you absence. "
-Mac Barrett

Lena

"I won't forget the day I realised I thought of her as a sister.
My memories are filled with her, the light and dark of her. The brownies and scones, the nightmares, the constant craft projects, the glint of her blade. She would listen, and care, and advise, but never condescended or made you feel lesser than her. To Sunny, everyone deserves love and if she had to be the one to love each person then she was willing to do it. Even when they were broken or angry or lashing out. Especially then.
We both have insomnia, and I remember long nights where we'd sit on the porch in the dark just listening to the night, or we'd gossip like little old ladies at the co-op on pay day. We'd talk about everything. There was no one in the world I trusted more with my secrets, who knew what could be said to others and what should be kept private without needing to ask. I remember when I realised I was pregnant the first time, she was the first one I told, because I didn't know what to do, and it was like watching sunlight breaking through a cloud. She talked me through the worry, and told me it'd be great. She was that kind of person. She encouraged positivity and focus and being your best.
She was the best of us.
I remember when John Rivers and I used to sneak off to nick mulberries and apples from the orchard. Her response wasn't to rat us out to Ma or Pa, though I'm sure they knew. She just told me that the more I brought her, the more muffins we'd get. We stuffed our bellies on the porch later, the three of us laughing over something as we watched the sun setting. And all my memories of her are like that, full of this glow of warmth even when times were the darkest. There was always a story to be told, a beanie to be given or a job to be done, always something to do but it never felt like a chore. She wasn't perfect, but she was ours and she was our heart.
I always thought it would be her that made it to grey hair, not me. I always thought it would be her with a jug of iced tea, surrounded by children, talking about her dumb aunts and uncles and their crazy antics. I guess it's my job now to do that in her place. It's our job to tell her story, to keep her alive in us.
And if you think my heart isn't bleeding shards for her well... Now you know. I loved her, and I always will. The Hunting Grounds are all yours now Sunny. Tell them all hi from me. Your sister already misses you."
-Lena Faulkner


Charles

"Sunny... is everything. Like her name she shone like the sun in my life. And the loss of her leaves a black hole in my chest. She is everything to me. My sister, best friend, partner in crime, pack mate. I live to make her happy. With out her... I dont know how to carry on"
"I miss you pickle breath, I miss you so much"
-Charles Tims

Tabitha

"Ever since I came to Forster, I've heard so much about Sunny. From nearly everyone, in one way or another, and it's clear that you meant a lot of things to a lot of people. I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to meet you properly"
-Tabitha Kelly


Cayden

"I once told Sunny that the world is what makes us. So when it's taken from you, it tends to make you change and not for the better. :Sunny faced hardship like every other member of the people, but not once did she let it define who she was. She grew from her experiences and used it as a strength to lend to others. Mountain-Lake was a lighthouse who acted as a guiding light many times over, and her love for life was infectious. Her passion for food and her comfort will be sorely missed in the dark times to come. Whether she was aware of it or not, she acted as an anchor to many, to remind us of the gentler pleasures that shouldn't be overlooked. When our lives are filled with violence and loss, its easy to forget the smaller details. With someone like Sunny watching over us, putting aside time to embrace those small joys would serve to honor her memory well."
-Cayden Smith


Harley

"I’m going to share some words about Sunny, my niece, but also so much more than that. She was my friend, my confidante, my teacher and …well pretty much my sister.
Some would say that speaking upon the death of close family is hard. Remaining calm when surrounded by those who seem set on testing your strength, keeping your head when others around you are losing theirs, remaining strong when you just want to be held and comforted, these things are hard, and Sunny had those in spades.
This is not hard, but it is difficult.
I know that words cannot convey all the things that Sunny was to everyone here. I think Meg had it right when she said that Sunny was the heart, of this family, and of the protectorate.
Machines have always talked to me, I just get them and have since I was a small child, but it was Sunny who taught me the intricate wonder of food and cooking. It was she who patiently worked beside me in the kitchen as I developed my skill. She would try everything I cooked…even the things that were truly awful and she would give constructive feedback on how to make it better.
She taught me to never give up. She taught me perseverance. She taught me to always strive to to the best I could.
I could count on her to keep my secrets, and to give me good advice, even when it was not what I wanted to hear. She kept this family together.
Sunny, I miss you terribly. Make sure Mac still gets all the treats you used to make for him. I guess I’m gonna have to pass on the secret soup recipe to Monster."
-Harley Faulkner


Tahl

So long I look for right words. Good words.
Pack. Pack good word. Without her, I not have pack. She see, she understand. I no have to talk, but she understand.
Not sure if ever find that again.
Mother. Good word. Think... think she what like to have mother.
That thought ache. Forever it hurt. Forever.
Trade. ...Bad word.
Wish Father give you back. Would give anything.
...Words. All words. It not enough.
...I not sure I ever have words for you. Words to show. To explain.
Mountain-Lake more than words.
-Tahlia Fields



Speeches for Mia- June 2018

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Cayden

"Mia was one of the people I knew only briefly but in the time I knew her, I saw she was capable, amicable and a friend to many. She fought and died on behalf of her Pack and her life will be honored in memory for the sacrifice she gave to take down one of our greatest enemies."
-Cayden Smith


Bram

"I didn't know you, but, I'm sorry you're not here anymore."
-Bram Kelly


Anders

"I only met her a few times, but she was Jo's pack and she was real nice. I may not understand all the finer details, but she gave her life so my friend could get away safely, and for that I'm always gonna be grateful"
-Anders Dahl

Speeches for Ruka- February 2019

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Tahl

Never speak, but know you.
Sometimes, watch you. If saw me, did not say, did not show...
...Maybe if did, would now show what I see. See pain. See duty. See honor. See many...... choices without good answer.
See you not give up.
.......Never speak but... will miss you.
-Tahlia Fields


Mish

"Ruka. I'm sorry I did not have the chance to know you. We met only once, but you left a mark. Loyalty to your family, to return them to safety. Protectiveness, as you carried me when injured. Strength and Bravery as the last site I saw before darkness fell was you fighting to the end. I will not forget these lessons."
"To die in Honour is to live forever in Glory."
-Marishka


Bram

"Ruka, I loved you. Through everything I loved you. You were my family."
-Bram Kelly


Sol/Syl

"So close Ruka. You were so close.
You'd just found your bride. A new pack with an alpha worthy of following, a new chance to raise a family of your own.
So close to being free of all the pain, hate, bickering and betrayal that was heaped on you.
You were almost free.
One last expedition, one last rescue. To find your twin, and protect your cousin. You'll never get the chance to meet your newest sibling.
You followed in your fathers footsteps, doing what was right and honourable, no matter the cost. A credit to Mac's memory.
I know your thoughts Ruka, you gave them everything you had left to give. I'll carry that for the rest of my days.
Time will tell what they do with your efforts, I suppose.
Of all the people left here, you were one of the few who just understood. I never did have to explain anything to you.
A silent glance, a quiet drink and suddenly things weren't quite so bad. You were the brother I never had, and I don't think I ever got to tell you that.
Watching you come into your own was a genuine pleasure to watch.
And now you're gone too.
And now I ask, was it worth it? Most might say yes, but I'm not so sure.
How many more, are going to end up like you?
-Sentinel of the Slain

Bea

"I don't do words, Ruka. I'm not made for that. And It's pissing me off that I wanna say so much but I don't have the tools to do it.
I know what it's like to have family you'd face death for, now. The Unit and now a brother. But fuck, fella, you were also my bro. For a while there, it was you and Sol, and I hope I was a part of that for a while, too. Bunch of spiritfellas denied our duty, but we did it anyway.
The last duty was one that was yours alone though, not Ithaeur, not Bone Shadow, just Ruka, even if a lot of people joined you in it. Your skinfellas are safe now, and it's gunna be OK.
We'll keep an eye out for Cheese, and offer one in your memory whenever you can. As a Bone Shadow, I know you know that we'll be carrying you with us all the time.
- Bea Reynder

Kitty

"I didn't really know you that well Ruka, but you were a fellow Ithaeur and auspice can help bridge that gap with understanding.
Your actions rescued my friends and protected my mate when I could not do so myself, at least not directly. And for that, I will always be thankful.
From what others have said, your actions at the end were what this protectorate needs. Putting aside differences, and willing to make sacrifices in order to protect each other and make sure the protectorate stays strong. While your loss is a blow, I hope your actions will inspire others to do the same and make this protectorate strong.
-Speaks with the Wire


Harley

"I remember when I met you and Miz. I was the strange, angry homeschooled girl new to the high school. The other kids thought they could pick on me. I fought back...of course I did, but I was not alone. You stood there in the hallway in solidarity and I made two new friends.
I lead you into battle, and I could not lead you home.
You lived and fought alongside us and tonight our lives are much worse for you not being here. But we can celebrate what you were and what you achieved.
And yet in all this, I know my grief is nothing compared to your wife, your sister, your cousins, your Alpha and pack.
"Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking;
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking."
-Harley Faulkner

Korra

I never got to know you Ruka, and now i never will.
But I just want to say this
You went with song to the battle, you were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
You were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
You fell with your face to the foe.
You shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary you, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember You.
-Korra


Cayden

"I didn't know you well. I should have. I was meant to be a part of your life but your father and I stopped seeing eye to eye a long time ago. Since then, things have changed. I tried to be different, to take on the responsibility but I was too late. What I did know is that you showed promise. You had the capacity to be a good leader, and your martial skills and prowess were impressive. Like your father, you carried his temperament to feel first and rationalize second and like your sister, you showed when to separate business from pleasure. Your commitment to your duty was your greatest strength and it is a strength that will be missed. You lived and you died young. May your spirit run free through the astral hunting grounds of your ancestors. I know your mother and father will be there eager to meet you."
-Cayden Smith


Midori

My Dear Cousin Ruka
I was very unsure when I came to live with you and Miz. The English I knew was limited and it was a time of sadness for all. You were the one that encouraged me to reach out to people here. You told me to take chances and branch out, setting up the shrine and many other things that in the end I would have only done with you helpful hand.
My heart still cannot come to grips that I need to say these words. I felt your final moments of honour and righteous anger. You fought for the only woman who you have spent all your life with and for the woman of your dreams who you wanted to protect and keep safe from the dangers on our boarders. You were the image of fury, peace, and love in that last moment.
You are now spending time with your mother and father now in peace.
With Love
Midori
-Howls with Death

Lance

Howls not of sorrow but of rage.
"I would have died for you. In your place. You gave me a place to belong and for that my loyalty was yours forever."
-Lance Armstrong


Meg

"Ruka... i won't give you a copy of the speech, of the poem that they wrote for the ANZACS. It demeans both their sacrifice and yours. :You were not a soldier marching off to fight in a war.
What you were was a chance for me. You and your sister... after your father died and after i found out i was pregnant... i sought you both out. I wanted my child to know their brother and sister, even as they would grow up without a father as I did. They wouldn't even get to know their father, he died before either of us really knew.
I am not ashamed to admit that I was scared and prepared for rejection. None of us really knew each other, you had no reason to accept me just because your father and I loved one another.
What you did next i shall be never forget. You welcomed me in, excitement in your eyes. You were going to be a big brother. And you accepted me as the mother of your little brother. His name is Jason.
I will ensure that Jason learns of you, and of the sacrifice you made, just as he will learn of his father, grandfather and the fearsome Sunny, ruler and mistress of the kitchen.
I'm sorry it has taken so long... i kept myself away you see, doing all i could to keep your little brother safe.
I love you. I'll miss you. Give your father and Sunny a kiss for me.
-Meg Faulkner


Jacob

"After a day of training and hunting, we would come back home and spend hours talking about life. It was those conversations I will never forget. I was watching a young Uratha grow into something more. He was a man with so much passion and enthusiasm, with so many plans for the future.
Rest well my friend.
-Jacob Williamson

Speeches for Bram- May 2019

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Emmett

"He wasn't good at apologising for mistakes, but at least he recognised he made them. He loved who he loved with a passion and fought for what he believed, too. He's gunna be missed.
- Emmett-NPC


Midori

He was a caring friend. Good natured to those he kept close and a keen provider. Ok let's all be honest, he was the supplier of not only the sweets that I consistently ate but also of the deed name of Sugar Fang for it. Kind memories of pack dinners around the table will be sorely missed, but he fought for the safety of the love of his life and his children. You will be missed.
- Midori


Kitty

Bram, I know we had our issues, especially at the end, but what family doesn't argue sometimes. Yes, you were still family to me. I remember back in Seattle, meeting you and Es for the first time. Finding out the two of you were of the blood. Bet you never imagined the radio DJ interviewing Es would be uratha. And then, a couple of years later, I wind up coming here because of you two. On the run and scared, you took me in like family, like the distance that had separated us after meeting was nothing. I don't know if I ever truly thanked you for it, because you helped save me. It seems too late now, but thank you.
I wish I could tell them how you felt, how much love and hope you had for them. How they were your thought at the end, her image and voice filling your heart. But my words to describe it feel empty, not enough.
And I've got to chastise you one last time. You weren't a failure. Sure, you made mistakes. Who of us hasn't? But I know you were trying to do what was right, what you thought was the best for those you loved. You didn't fail. You helped to bring three amazing cubs into this world. Those you held such love for, they will know how much you loved them, who you were.
I'm going to miss our anime nights. You had such awful taste in shows.
Is this a Jojo reference?
I hope you finally found the peace you could never have in life in the Great Hunt beyond.
-Kitty Rashburn


Cayden

When you first arrived in Forster-Tuncurry, I saw promise in you and a grudge that would become your undoing if you didn't learn to control it. Like many others, you were flawed and your anger made me wonder if you'd change into a Rahu when the time came. You reminded me of myself when I was younger; all bravado and nowhere to put it. You challenged many times in many ways, and it was interesting, even if I wasn't a major part of your life to see you unravel and change. I'll remember fondly your adaptation after the lesson I taught you, watching as you strove to become stronger to protect you and your kin. You didn't always make the right choices, but you chose to stick true to what you believed in. You were a man of conviction, even in the face of adversity and you'll have my gratitude for being one who decided in having me.
-Cayden Smith

Speeches for Korra- July 2018

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Korra was executed as a traitor after petitioning the Fire touched. Nu Mus Halhala. There were no speeches.


Speeches for Lena- August 2019

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John

"We grew up together, we ran and climbed trees, we are best friends, the grief in my heart will never be filled. I am a Rivers , she was a Faulkner; but she was MY Faulkner. I will never stop loving you Lena."
-John Rivers


Bea

"I didn't know you, not really, but I felt the Unit's heart breaking as they killed you, I felt everything you meant to this whole Protectorate and to them and I won't forget it, I can't. The line becomes a circle. The family mourns again. That which has been twisted must be undone. What about the children, oldfella? Shit. Shit. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."
-Bea Reynder


Wilhelm

"I don’t have anything to compare my relationship to my wife, she was my first and only romantic love, even while we were apart my love for her never dwindled. It was only by chance that first I met Lena, I was visiting Foster-Tuncurry for a holiday, we were children and the moment I set eyes on her, I knew she was the one for me. She was the most beautiful person I had ever met, there was just something that terrified and electrified my very being.
Our courtship was interesting, every chance I got I returned to town from my boarding school in England, my only hope to spend time more with her. Lena and I came from different backgrounds: I was brought up amongst the nobility and influential of Europe, while Lena had grown up here in Tuncurry – Foster hardly having travelled far from the protectorates boarders. But that didn't worry us – we complimented each other perfectly and got on like a house of fire and while visiting her I grew to love the place she called home.
But while there were great differences there was also the similarities, we both came from strongly blooded families and were raised to uphold the duty that entailed. It wasn’t until we had our children did we really face our first challenge, the lead up to my change was drawn out and I left out of concern for my new families safety, although I never explained that to Lena at the time.
My love, forgave my failings during the dark time, she accepted me back, and it was like we had never been apart. We quickly fell into a stride and this time while having hardship has been the happiest in my life, and I would never want any of it to change.
To call Lena’s death a tragedy is to disrespect the willing sacrifice she made to ensure the protectorate would continue. She decided that the other needed to be stopped, that she would risk her life to stop it, weather she succeeded or not her actions are to be celebrated and admired.
She has raised 7 wonderful children, each of them a slightly different reflection of their mother. Lena loved each of them utterly without reservation and it broke her heart to be parted with them but this was the cost of their continued safety and she made the decision willingly.
There will never be another Lena, she was a wonderful mother, fierce hunter, beloved by many, her enemies will be sighing in relief knowing she has passed away."
- Wil Fugger


Sol/Syl

"I wish I had words. I wish I could be as eloquent for you as I have for others in the past, but I can't.
Its too close to home. Too raw, too real.
Ever since I met you, in that busted piece of crap you used to call a car, you've been a part of my life in one way or another.
The first real partner I had that accepted all of me, everything and everyone I am. Who could keep up on the road. The mother and the father to the four best gifts I have to this world.
Those years are possibly the best memories I have. And now, that's all they are.
I'm sorry we drifted apart, things cooled, opinions differed. But I know I could always count on you for advice, or help.
I know I wasn't the most reliable parent, friends or partner at the time, but I hope you know I would have dropped anything, given anything, the moment you called.
It should have been me, I could have saved you if I'd just joined up when you and Wil offered.
Fucking spirits above and below. When I wondered how many more, you didn't even make the list of who I thought would die.
This region is getting very good at killing of some of its best and brightest.
My wisdom for those left, is don't stay here. This is a dead place now, and the dead will keep it.
- Sentinel of the Slain


Meg

"Oh Lena, I don't want to even think of the loss that this world has suffered. You were with me and had my back from the moment I realised I was going to be a single mother. You helped me and took care of me when i suffered complications with my pregnancy, and you were there to help us both when Jason's birth proved more difficult than expected.
I wish I had the words for what else i'm feeling. I don't, but I know that you will be missed greatly.
-Meg Faulkner


Harley

"The thought of writing something to say about Lena was daunting for me. I’ve sat down to do this many times over the last week and every time I screw it up into a ball and throw it into the fire.
So this time, I’m just gonna put it down and hope I get it right.
How do you condense your lifetime of memory into a few minutes and include with that some form of comfort and closure?
I have decided to try and narrow it done and not bother talking about all the other things she was and did, and just talk about my sister. Let’s just hope that this younger sister can do her older sister justice.
Sure I have other sisters, but Lena was the one I was closest to. Don’t get me wrong, things weren’t always peachy. There was a long bit in the middle where we were not very sisterly, but we’d turned a corner and it was starting to feel sisterly again.
In the beginning we were inseparable. We were the youngest two of the family. There’s like 10 years between us and the next youngest….Fuck someone better tell Pallas. Anyway we grew up on the farm, running around in the orchard, swimming in the damn, playing hide and seek…Lena was always better at that than me…I’d yell out “Im here!” when I got bored, but not on the times when Mamma would tell us we needed to hide and not make a sound.
We grew and John started coming around. I have to admit that little Harley was jealous of how close they were. Then she met Wil.
I went away to high school and was bullied because I was the home-schooled farmgirl. Lena taught me how to wrestle and I represented the state at regionals. She also taught me how to use a knife.
Sometimes she pushed my buttons so bad that I wanted to scream, sometimes she gave me her shoulder to cry on.
Sometime after I changed, we grew close again. She had kids and they were at the farm. I saw us reflected in them, doing all the things we did as kids.
Our lives diverged for a time, and I regret not being able to see where our reunion would have taken us in the future. There are things :I needed to tell her.
She will never see me get married. She will never help me when I have babes of my own. My kids will never really know Aunty Lena, but she will live on in stories.
I’m still trying to make sense of all of this, why this happened and why to her now. What fucked world is it where my family keep being picked off like this. Haven’t we not paid enough already?
But you know, as painful as it is, there’s no point in looking for meaning in this. Lena is dead, and I can’t turn back time.
I don’t read much for pleasure anymore, not since Uni and working the farm, but there is one book I still love, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. In this book a woman has lost her sister in a tragic accident. I’m going to paraphrase what she says in her eulogy.
I do not mourn the loss of my sister, because she will always be in my heart. I am, however, rather annoyed that Lena has left me to suffer alone, but I guess that’s the Storm Lord way.
-Harley Faulkner


Speeches for Tabitha -October 2019

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Keith Urban, Horses
Young Summer, We could be the Heroes
Laura Daigle, You Say
Sam Tinnesz, Don't Close your Eyes

Bjørn

"After the false father fight, Bjørn walks over to tabs still body the silver wounds he caused burned into her flesh and his mind. The tears form quickly as falls to his knees “damn it” he sobs beating his fist into the ground “god fucking damn it!” he yells “why here! Of all places why did it have to be here! I...” the tears come ever faster “I know you were protecting Mish as I drilled into you, but I... I never thought it would be your death.” he takes a deep breath, his face and hair a mess from the battle, the silver knife still in his hand fresh with Lul’aya remains as he slams his hands into the sand once more “you were meant to be better! Be better than me, meant to be stronger and faster and more cunning! I wasn’t there to help you in the end... I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, it should have been me that went, I’ve lived enough, fought enough and seen enough death for many lifetimes. You were too young to good for this world... I was grooming you to be the next Alpha of this pack for when I’m gone. It was meant to be you that survived and I... I can’t go on losing more pack, I shouldn’t be alive. But I’m cursed to watch those I love and care about to die before my eyes. I can’t take it anymore! I don’t want this! I can’t watch more of my family die!” he sobs into her chest beating at the bloodstained sand “I’m so sorry he whispers... I love you Tabby cat and I hope to see you in another life”
-Bjørn Olsen

Bea

"I feel... cheap, speaking strongly for her. She was a mate, we hung out sometimes, but there are much closer things than that. She deserved better, though. She deserved longer, or more glorious, or something other than what it was. I hope her end of the Hunting Grounds is red as she likes it, with good roos to chase and eat as she likes. I hope there's no trace of her family. I hope people let Artie know gentle. I hope her pack will keep her memory strong and bright."
- Bea Reynder


Mish

Mish parts from the arms of her pack, tears streaking all of their faces. She kneels before Tabitha’s body, stroking her hair. She cries as she pours her heart to her.
“What am I meant to do without you? How do I go home knowing you’ll never be there with me again? You’re the reason I have a home, have a family. You're my first friend. My best friend. My sister. You helped me take my life back. I don’t know how to function without you. I need you Tabby cat. Please, please come back.”
“It should have been me. You wouldn’t have been there if you weren’t looking out for me. If I weren’t so fucking weak you’d still be with us. I’m sorry Tabs. I’m so fucking sorry. I love you Tabby.”
-Marishka


Cayden

"I am not sure where to begin, other than with the knowledge that I knew this hunt would end with the end of someone's life. Of all The People who came, I didn't expect it to be you. We didn't know eachother well for long, but you carried traits that I saw as greatly promising. You were Rahu, but you weren't a hammer. You were a scalpel, a well-edged tool - one that knew her limits and always, carefully, pushed them. It's a rare sight to see in the full moon. One I wanted to see grow and flourish and become great. You were one of those who accepted me for what I was and your eagerness to learn despite everything you knew showed that you knew how to be resilient. That you would make a student worthy of the lessons life would bring them. Death in the end hunts and catches us all. Like the Rahu you were, you lived a short life, but a bright and meaningful one, too. Burn radiantly, Tabitha, in whichever hunting ground calls to you."
-Cayden Smith


Wilhelm

((Putting this here for when Wil returns and hears details))
While only a short time had passed since Tab had changed her deeds and contribution to the protectorate extended far longer period. A significant number of the protectorate owe Tab their lives thanks to her amazing ability to heal, many more may have been permanently crippled without her help to readjust regenerating wounds. Whenever there was a need Tab would be there fighting, supporting and healing.
Tab was pack, and pack is family to me. I tried my best to be a good alpha to her, supporting her beliefs and helping her forge an identity with the people but ultimately I failed her in that, I couldn’t give her what she needed, and she left. I don’t begrudge her leaving the pack, she did what she needed to do, and I only wanted the best for her.
While I am sadden by her death deeply, I know she died in protection of her blooded pack mate and there is no greater death for a hero like her.
- Wil Fugger


John

"I fucking loved you, fuck. I can't do this"
-John Rivers


Harley

"You were supposed to drive back with us. We were going to watch the sun go down over the twelve apostles and celebrate.
I didn't even get to share my secret with you.
Tabs you were one of my best friends.
I... just can't."
-Harley Faulkner


Kitty

"I know I was kind of distant and shut off when I first got to Forster, but once I finally settled in, I got to know you Tabs.
You were a source of inspiration for myself even if you didn't know it.
I'm gonna miss you. There's always going to be a spot unfilled at any girls' nights we have in the future. I've lost another friend and it hurts.
-Kitty Rashburn


Speeches for Solomon- October 2019

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Come Join the Murder

Aint No Grave

your Love Could Start a War

Home

Meg

"Sol. You never did anything by halves, and even though our pack didn't work out, you still looked out for me and my son where you could. You went out big, and left a gaping wound on our protectorate. You're making me cry now, you jerk. I have no idea what i'm gonna tell your kids now. Rest easy and hunt well with Lena."
-Meg Faulkner


Bea

"Fuck's sake, fella! First Ruka and now you? Now it's just me and Kitty, and I'm the only one who can speak to the Croca-car, driving across the Red, sinking the piss up the pub so we could get shit done. We didn't get the chance to talk about what happened with the Unit, always assumed you'd be clever enough to get through without dancing with your Old Lady again... should never assume. And now it's back to the beginning. The line becomes a circle. And I can't help but think we may be a little fucked without you. At least you don't have to take on any more deaths. At least it's stopped with you. Will miss you, fella, one gender-rebel to another."
- Bea Reynder


Bjørn

“Solomon, you were a dick, but I respected you, the knowledge you had and how you only wanted the best for others in your own way. It’s a shame to lose someone so knowledgeable, I hope you imparted as much as you could before you were taken. This protectorate will not be the same without you but you will live on through your students and those others you taught. I owe you a beer in the next life. May your story always be remembered.”
-Bjørn Olsen


John

"Solomon, never thought you'd make the ultimate sacrifice, but you proved me.wrong. you had wisdom, you had so much. For all you've said and done, this proves to me how wrong I am. You are an example to me. I won't ever judge a book by the first few chapters again."
-John Rivers


Wilhelm

(On the chance Wil returns and finds out here is Wils tribute)

"Sol was family, he was everything a brother should be, annoying, confrontational but most importantly there when you needed him. He may not have been officially a member of Blades Edge but every time we had fought or faced a challenge for the last year he was by our side, working with us, fighting with us, and we depended on him.
Father and mother of four of our seven children, and they loved and were loved by all the children dearly. They risked their life many times over in their defence and more recently seeking a better way for them to liver a safer existence without the constant threat of war. They brought wisdom and a sense of freedom to the children with provided a much needed balance to the sense of cunning, duty and responsibility Lena and I saw to demonstrate to them.
It did not surprise me that Sol sacrificed themselves to save others in such a dramatic way, as much as they liked their quiet life on the road being the centre of attention was where they flourished, challenging peoples preconceived understandings and causing chaos.
It is in their final act that we see their final message, taking the form of father wolf, demonstrating their final dream of a unified nation.
- Wil Fugger


Harriet

This is fucked Sol.
I hadn’t finished learning from you.
And don’t fucking think I didn’t figure out you gave me that jerry can to keep me safe from the fight. Telling me I’d have the biggest target on me so no one else could do it. I think you know me better than anyone else here. No way was I going to give up that challenge. I hate you so much for leaving us.
I wasn’t ready to face these things. Im still not ready Sol. You never lied to me, never let me down, never kept things from me ‘for my own good’. You had a way of making me listen, even if it didn’t make sense till later or if I didn’t want to hear it. I listened and learnt from you, I’d fuck up and you’d help me find the lesson and how to do better.

Losing Mac hurt. This is worse. So much worse Sol.

You were the first one to trust me even if you had no reason to. The first to listen to a confused kid with no idea if she was losing her mind or not. You took me in, you taught me how to balance things out. How to survive this whole mess. You showed me what it was to be Uratha. You didn’t let me fail, you made me stronger just by being a smart-ass prick, challenging me with that smirk. I wish I’d heard some of your warnings for what they were back when they mattered. But I’ll remember them. I’ll keep remembering those lessons even now your gone.
I dont think we deserved you, even when you were being a jerk, there was reason for it. You're gonna leave a fucking great hole here. I hope wherever you are you're happy now though.
-Harriet Lyle


Inanna

"I don't have words of wonder and sorrow for you Solomon. My pack owes you much. You saved my Rory, you brought him to me, the father of my second daughter.
You taught me much of what I know about spirits.
But more than anything, you were a friend, and it was a joy to know you and an honour to be part of your life.
To you and for you."

Calm, Meditation Music

-Inanna Lyle


Harley

"I don't know what to say Sol. I've thought about it a bit now and i don't think any words can do it justice.
I've known you a long time. You are father and mother to my nieces and nephew. You were good for my sister. You were good for this protectorate, even when it just seemed like you were being a jerk.
I get it now. You just wanted us to be better.
I'm sorry we had some harsh words recently, but things were looking up.
I regret it took this long, and now there's no more time left.
I'm certain your actions saved lives, and for that I'm grateful.
Hunt well.
-Harley Faulkner


Kitty

"I know we weren't close and there were issues that prevented us from being closer. But damn it, not another auspice sibling. It's just Bea and myself now. Hopefully we can work to fill the gaps you're going to leave. I hope you have good hunts in the beyond.
-Kitty Rashburn


Tahl

"He not like other. All... human. He not. Feel call of Hisil. It feel like home.
I like that. It make... easy. Can trust, because much same.
..........We...
We not talk much. I not need say. He not ask. He know already. Understand, like I understand him.
Think that why hurt when he gone. No pack. No family. Different, but same.
-Tahlia Fields


Rory

"Gods dammit Sol.
Where do I even begin with how much I owe you? My life, to start, and then the future that came with it. A family. A daughter. Balance.
I'll miss you, old friend. Until Death chooses not to pass me over, stay well.
We'll hunt again together on the other side.
Kate Mann - Topic, O Death
-Rory


Fever's Mercy

"I have never had a lover that was my peer. Yes, I love my wolfblooded mates, and we make decisions in the house, but they aren't my peers. Not in the way that Solomon was, and that was beautiful and life-changing. I was going to ask them to come away with me once they came home, to be my mate. Perhaps it might have changed things
We would talk about how fate was fickle, that if we had met sooner, or in different circumstances, we would have been on the same side, or in a pack, or so different we can't even imagine. Now we don't get to see what that might be like.
Forsaken, as much as there is a hole in me, the larger hole is in your Protectorate now. You are without a ritualist, without a contrarian, without one who rides the line between. Fill that hole quickly and thoroughly, or you will be lost.
After Lena's death, they said that this was a dead place, and that the dead will keep it. Think on this, on the Days of Urfarah's Nightmares, on everyone who has passed, and remember what has been said.
I always knew we weren't destined to be, and that their oath would keep them from me. Fate and Duty are terrible mistresses, but neither so cruel, so loving, so ineffably patient, as Death. It's who he's always belonged to, and now, she's gone to the one she loved the most.
I love you, Sentinel of the Slain. I'll never forget.
- fever's Mercy, Pure NPC


====Midori==== (Bianca2008050003)11/22/2019

"Dear Solomon and Sylvana
I feel it is important to address you properly, as two sides to one soul. Both a vivacious individual who loved to have a good time hitting the road and exploring the world, and a sentinel of the slain who watched through the eyes of many to feel and know their truth and story.
Duality met with you everywhere, with no fault of your own. People would either sing your praises of despise your existence. Whether loved or hated people would look to you for assistance with the spirits. You were good at what you did and if anything was to be said regardless of their stance, you were respected.
That is enough of what others thought. To me you were so much more. A teacher. Maybe a bit begrudgingly to begin with, but one with wisdom and knowledge so deep that Kamduis-Ur sought for. In the short time you allowed me to be your student, I learnt so much and to think about never having another one of those lessons brings me to my knees before your marker. I don't wonder why though. I saw the battle and I felt the passion. You fought to correct what was wrong, you sought to sacrifice yourself to bring down the False Father and you fought for a love much greater than anything more than the protectorate.
A peace that looks so far in the distance now, and a love most pure.
Goodbye Sensei
The shadow you have cast looks so big for this little fox to fill, but I will endeavour to do so in your honour.
- Midori