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Cisco Cividanes
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Writer, Father, leader, herald (yeah, you read that last one right)
Writer, Father, leader, herald (yeah, you read that last one right)

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 8)
Part 8: afterwards While my homeland may be called Mooneschaodwe within the society, in the real world its called Stillwater Oklahoma, and it has its share of history. One place where the two realities overlap is Finnegan's Pub, on Main street. The owner is...

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The elevation of Deanna della Penna
Prologue (Corrination, April 8th, 2017) I remember literally throwing my hands in the air and cheering out loud when I saw the announcement come over the lists that Deanna had been offered her Laurel. I'd known Deanna for close to fifteen years, and the sof...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 7)
Part 7:  A Diamond, a Rally, and a Bear Wednesday night for me included a stop off at the Green dragon for purely sentimental reasons.Three years, four wars before, at much the same time, I had walked down Queen's highway and drifted towards the pavilion th...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 6)
Part 6: "Brotherhood"  My last time to attend Gulf Wars in armour ages ago though it may be, still left a lasting impression on me. Remember the ravine battle, and that it was a gruelling endurance test for everyone. Halfway through, fully a quarter of the ...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 5)
Part 5: "the first day" No, Monday was not our first day at the war, but it was a first for me in another, critical way. For the first time I would be not only conducting site heraldry for the war, but I would be overseeing the site heraldry for the second ...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 4)
Part 4: The Cold My first morning of my first GulF Wars, ages ago in spring of 1998, saw me wake up with frost on my goatee. My stiff, sore, and still tired nineteen-year-old self-lumbered out of bed that morning and made my way across the road to the old b...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 3)
Part 3: pens, paints, and rope.   Three years, (four Gulf War's) ago, I had walked into a small pop-up pavilion just in time to barely escape the latest onslaught of rain from that year. The makeshift scribes point was almost completely abandoned, with the ...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 2)
Part 2: The weave of tent canvas and friendships.  Mooneschadowe was on familiar ground this year, and when we arrived at site Saturday night much of the terrain was as I had last seen it the year before. We were nestled between the woods at the end of the ...

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GW26: The measure of a man, the measure of a mission (part 1)
Part 1: Preparations That last night before we all departed for our now annual pilgrimage to the heart of Gleann Abhann was both warm and tiring. While my wife and son worked inside our home to ready the last few items for storage, a family friend and longt...

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looking back, looking forward. (Winterkingdom 2017)
I remember my first Northkeep Winterkingdom. it was tucked into a one-room "community centre" on the western outskirts of the Barony, a space rented between stores on a large strip mall. It was the fall of it would have been AS 32 or 33 (the fall of 1998). ...
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