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We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.
- Jack LaLanne

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
-Swami Vivekananda

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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
-Calvin Coolidge

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
-Winston Churchill

A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
-James Stephens


xxxxxQuixos. It is an abbreviated word that does not easily roll off the tongue. It derives from the fictional character of Don Quixote of Man of La Mancha fame. Why did Flynn choose this as a Shadow Name? Perhaps it was an homage to his life as a Spanish monk fighting the moors. In either event, it is a word which defines his hope for the world. It is not in the seeing of reality as it is that we shall find victory but in seeing the world as it ought to be.

xxxxxFlynn. It's a name. Not his name. It's close enough. He was given this one in this life. O'Rourke. Now /that/ name has meaning to him. It is a name he has held dear to him for the entirety of his long existence. The question now, in this world, what is the significance of O'Rourke to /it/? This question. The question of Ruairc. This one which demands an answer.

Played By: Ewan McGregor
Date of Birth: Oct 31, 1010
Apparent Age Mid 30's
Occupation Truthseeker Detective?
Virtue The Phoenix
Vice The Flame
Path Mastigos
Order Mysterium
Faction Archaeomancer
Legacy Sphinx
Cabal Effulgent Parable
Mirror of the Soul
Mancini's Best, It is a clever roose.
Come Again, To see. To hear. To touch. To kiss...
Epic John Williams, High Adventure!
The Duel!, Very well, I accept!
Desperate, but not serious, Would you put me on the good shelf with the books?
Blade Runner, Like tears in rain...
My Song, Oh, I've left it all behind me to travel the distant road
The Cave, But I will hold on hope and I won't let you choke on the noose around your neck
Amazing Grace, For Fiddler and the Fallen
Don Quixote, The maddest of all. To see life as it is and not as it should be.
The Call, Which then grew into a hope.
Dublin, No more need be said.
Stagnation? Hah!, Elementary!

To ride abroad redressing human wrongs
To speak no slander, no, nor listen to it
To honour his own word as if his God's
To lead sweet lives in purest chastity
To love one maiden only, cleave to her
And worship her by years of noble deeds
Until they won her; for indeed I knew
Of no more subtle master under heaven
Than is the maiden passion for a maid
Not only to keep down the base in man
But teach high thought, and amiable words
And courtliness, and the desire of fame
And love of truth, and all that makes a man.

Idylls of the King, Guinevere

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

RP Hooks
  • Mage: Quixos is a mage's mage. His path has him seeking truth wherever it is to be found and destroying every lie he finds.
  • Mastigos: Unlike many of his Path, he does not lie. In fact, it is anathema to him. Like many of his Path, he has exacting principles which shall not bend.
  • Mysterium: He's a Famulus of his Order, a Daduchos, yet still finds himself comfortable as an Acquisitor. He passes on what he knows to those who would also search for lore lost.
  • Academics: Math, geometry, geography, history, tactics, The Classics.. Flynn is a veritable font of information. Perhaps because he was there.
  • Interrogation: Have a secret you don't want out? Speak to him at your peril. Committed a crime and challenge him to prove it? Your funeral.
  • The Sword: For a thousand years, the sword has proven to be a reliable means of defense. He likes to keep his skills up. Do you?
  • O'Rourke: Flynn was always willing to come to the defense of family. There might be a reason...
  • Immortal: Flynn has been reborn quite a few times prior to his Awakening in this life. He can trace his first life back to Domnall Ua Ruairc, born A.D. 1010 and fifth son of Ruairc, king of Breifne, and grandson to Ferghal Ua Ruairc the first to take the name Ua Ruairc.

xxxxxFlynn O'Rourke wasn't always an Awakened. Even in this dimension, he was famous for his keen observations. He joined the Maine State Police and rose quickly to become an investigator of cold cases. Based in Augusta, his name hit the papers on more than one occasion as the unsolvable became solved. Then he took a sabbatical to Ireland. No one has seen him since. Until now...

The Views
  • Adamantine Arrows: Anyone can fight. Honor is what separates you from the ruffian and cutthroat. Do not lose sight of this.
  • Guardians of the Veil: I do not disagree that some knowledge should not be given out freely. I do not agree that any knowledge should be allowed to pass into nothingness. I have seen what the inquisition has done to humanity. Have a care our paths do not cross.
  • Mysterium: Ours is a sacred duty. The Dark Ages cannot be allowed to come again.
  • Silver Ladder: Even the mighty must have a counselor. Remember that yours is the role of counselor and not the king.
  • Free Council: Rebels without a clue. Pfft.
  • Werewolves: An interesting observation in the world's ability to defend itself. Unfortunately, rage is rather indiscriminate. Tread carefully.
  • Vampires: I have no words for the suffering your kind has inflicted upon the world. Would that all were purged.
  • Changelings: The wounded. Would that you could be healed.
  • Possessed: Never shall I be. Your freedom shall be achieved.
  • Geist: I achieved immortality without selling my soul. Some bargains are not worth the price.
  • Hunters: If only more of mankind were so courageous. Just be aware that not all things which bump in the night are your foe.
The Mystogogue

xxxxxAs a Daduchos, his is the backbone of the Order yet.. where are the other Daduchoi to form Council? Where is the Athenaeum, the font of knowledge to defend and grow? He came to Aleswich once and helped the Athenaeum become something. He'll do it again.
"What is a Mystogogue? Is he a scholar? Is he a scribe? Is he the wizened man of little action? We have warriors. We have seekers. We have guardians. We have Censors. To me? The Mysterium is that which all other Orders should strive to become. Our purpose is singular. To learn all that is learnable and safeguard it for all mankind."

The Riddle of Steel

xxxxxWhat is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Flynn has hardened his Will to such a degree that there are few methods to exceed it. Then he was sent to a new dimension and his mettle was made brittle once again. What is this but another challenge. Truth shall be uncovered once again. Purpose found. Trials overcome.

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  • Bjorn - I can't put my finger on it but you have the air of an Immortal about you. You, more than many, have the ability to lead yet I do not think you shall. More is the pity.
  • Shepard - Civic minded already? I should have expected no less from a Silver Ladder. I will pray for your loss but have hope for they are in a better place.
  • Cardinal - The red bird of winter and just as flighty. She is kind enough to strangers.
  • Heather - A fair flower in winter and strong enough for the name. Your honor and kindness serve you in good stead. Would that the Arrows of this land use you as an example as compared to what I know.. or knew.. of them.
  • Louise - A babe? A single mother? I.. suppose it is the era for it. Disappointing but I wish you well.
  • Red - An odd duck. One does not generally 'suppose' one is an Arrow.
  • Maria - Words cannot express. I am unworthy... yet thankful nonetheless.
  • April - A reminder. I feel.. young again.. but cannot dispense with circumspection and the wisdom of years.
  • Dash - I suppose I should not feel surprised. Merely, disappointed. So much for expectation.
  • Alphonse - Welcome to a new world of the brave. You must choose. But choose wisely.
  • Blythe - A charming vivante with a bright vision. Have a care that none darken the tint of your glasses.
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