Octavius Readies for Exorzismus

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(Ares Prime)  Emperor Venticus Marius released a brief statement today on the upcoming commemoration of Exorzismus.

Hail Octavius!  On the last day of this month, we commemorate one of our most sacred days — Exorzismus.  It is a day for introspection and atonement.  It is a day to refresh our deepest selves.  A day when we make ourselves stronger, more focused and more dedicated to the Empire.

Viris en Unitis!

This year, as in most years, there are no official commemorations or ceremonies. The Octavius Ministry of Culture reiterated its guidelines for commemoration of Exorzismus :

  • This is a day of fasting. Food should not be served at any public establishments. Jump pilots are encouraged to remove all Organic Food and Manufactured Food from Oct Core, Great Pillars and Outpost stations. The drinking of water — as well as any ales, beers or meades brewed in Octavius — is acceptable.
  • This is a day of atonement, where the sins required of us in the past years are burned Public bonfires are encouraged. The burning of any homes or buildings is strongly discouraged. While bonfires on out stations cannot be allowed, pilots can join together to heat up a roid until it turns blue to symbolically enjoy its “fire” within.
  • This is a day of silence. While we do speak among our clan mates and friends, and kind of public chatter should be left to the lesser factions. WE should remain silent on those venues.
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Octavius Wraps Up Uneventful Holiday

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(Outpost Station)  The festivities are over, most of the celebrants have regained sobriety, the maintenance crews have finished putting Outpost Station back in order and through it all there was little news, issues or fanfare about the latest Feast of the Fallen 117 holiday.

This years highlight was Emperor Cineon’s appearance in Outpost sector to do the Recitation of Heroes.  Although it would not seem notable, Cineon’s Recitation was interrupted by a Sentient Conflux attack in 114 and Clements IV was assassinated as he was beginning his recitation in 115. Last year Emperor Septus decided that the better part of valor was discretion, and did his Recitation from the Palace Grounds on Martius. Continue reading

Octavius Awards Announced

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(Etruscera, Martius)  Although there was no official awards ceremony held during the Feast of the Fallen holiday, the Octavius Ministry of Culture Announced today that Emperor Septus I has approved the nomination of pilots Clanlord, Woofe and –LoneSrk- to receive the Emperor’s Emissary medal.

The Ministry of Culture announcement said “The Emperor’s Emissary is one of the high honors awarded by the Empire and these pilots have earned it on merit – each in his own way.”

Octavius Releases Emperor’s Commemoration Speech

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The Octavius Ministry of Culture has released a transcript of the Recitation of Heroes delivered by Emperor Septus I from his palace on Martius:

Morte et Inimi, Octavius!!!

Today and for the next two days we come together to honor our Fallen!

I welcome all of you this glorious holiday, when we honor those who have gone before … those who have earned our respect through their blood and their sweat.

So today, as you celebrate by recalling the names and deeds of The Fallen, you must embrace their examples and emulate their valor – for you are now our heroes.

Now let us remember … names from the past … their deeds … their battles …

I remember Fellblade! Leader of the Octavian Vanguard he was a fearsome warrior and leader. But he was also an accomplished bard who celebrated our culture and our ways with his stories.

I remember Algore! Brash, angry, confident, Algore embodies so much of what it means to be from Octavius! He picked up the mantel as leader of OV and he wore it well!

I remember Odiche! He authored THE guide to introduce new pilots to our way of life … and was always there to blame … for our shortcomings!

I Remember Liet! Some called him rogue, pirate and criminal … but I remember his passionate dedication to his favorite charity — the children of Octavius.

I remember Zaltys! Brilliant fighter and master tactician. He was ready and willing to share his knowledge with any warrior who was ready to learn.

So now I leave it now to all of Octavius to uphold our traditions . . . in our hearth-homes, in the barracks, in the streets and squares … to remember The Fallen. Shout their names loudly. Remember them silently. Honor them deeply.

Morte et Inimi, Octavius!!!