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CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2008.07.21 13:47:00 - [1]
 

And now we get to the last of the great leaders, Jamyl Sarum, wherein we find out her future plans and her love for mankind.

This is the last of the special-edition chronicles that gave you a look behind the scenes at the highest level of New Eden governments. From now on we're going back to the regular-issue ones, set in this new world of war and blood, although we may have some more surprises for you down the road.

Buduran
Amarr
Posted - 2008.07.21 13:47:00 - [2]
 

Superb.

Yaar Podshipnik
Gallente
Paxton Industries
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2008.07.21 15:15:00 - [3]
 

Very nice chronicle!

Jamyl sure is in one of her "good moments" here... Will we ever see a chronicle with her in a bad mood?

Last thing - why there is no clickie-biggie picture of Her Divine Beauty?!?

Rodj Blake
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2008.07.21 16:20:00 - [4]
 

It's all very nice, but will we ever again have chronicles which actually explain stuff?

Dmian
Gallente
Gallenterrorisme
Posted - 2008.07.21 16:51:00 - [5]
 

The illustration on the last four ones are great! Very Happy

Daelin Blackleaf
White Rose Society
Posted - 2008.07.21 17:01:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Rodj Blake
will we ever again have chronicles which actually explain stuff?

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2008.07.21 17:59:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 21/07/2008 17:58:59
Yowza. I want Jamyl Sarum porn. NOW.

Elsebeth Rhiannon
Minmatar
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2008.07.21 18:09:00 - [8]
 

Have to say this was for me the weakest in the series - which is not to say it was bad, as the series has been very good so far. But still, somehow I feel it gives us much less about Jamyl and the state of the Empire than the others have given of their respective persons and nationstates.

Nicely written, though, and I like how it shows Jamyl Sharum of all people professing to the Amarr belief that the Reclaiming and the religion is not just greed and politics, but something meant to for the good of the people. That there is certain (misguided) benevolence and some mercy in the Empress fits EVE: nothing is ever totally dark, and nothing is ever totally light.

(And there's no telepathy, thank gods. Wink)

Sidrat Flush
Caldari
Eve Industrial Corp
Posted - 2008.07.21 19:14:00 - [9]
 

Assuming Her Highness, is a pod pilot - are the implants and plugs visible in a low cut suit and hidden under the hair?

How else can her timely re-appearance be explained, unless the Jove' are introducing new clone technology that reduces the need for implants and the like?

Yaar Podshipnik
Gallente
Paxton Industries
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2008.07.21 20:04:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Sidrat Flush
How else can her timely re-appearance be explained, unless the Jove' are introducing new clone technology that reduces the need for implants and the like?


You should read the novel mate. Jamyl has a lot more to her than simple implants and primitive Jove technology :)

Victor Cross
Caldari
Space Explorations and Excavations
Galactic Syndicate
Posted - 2008.07.21 20:58:00 - [11]
 

I thought it was nice but it does not tell us more then we all ready know.

Victor Valka
Caldari
The Kairos Syndicate
Transmission Lost
Posted - 2008.07.21 21:32:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Victor Valka on 21/07/2008 21:32:42
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 21/07/2008 17:58:59
Yowza. I want Jamyl Sarum porn. NOW.
You always want porn, Istvaan.

(I second this motion!)

Avel Kereka
Amarr
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2008.07.22 05:21:00 - [13]
 

Thankfully not an "AMARR ARE TEH EVILZ" story, and actually quite inspiring. That being said, the Gallente are still the irritatingly good champions of all that is right so hopefully we'll get a story with Blaque killing that damn Intaki already and seizing power. Then we'd finally get some dark Gallente fluff going.

Elise Masutra
Tleilex Manufacturing
Posted - 2008.07.22 05:55:00 - [14]
 

Did she kill the poor guy at the end? For me it reads like it ...

CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2008.07.22 11:24:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Rodj Blake
will we ever again have chronicles which actually explain stuff?
Gauti's cooking up some interesting things, and I have scientific articles that I need to edit and get out at some point. But on the whole you can expect the chronicles I write to remain exactly the same - narrative fiction - as they've been for nearly two years now.

Originally by: Avel Kereka
Thankfully not an "AMARR ARE TEH EVILZ" story, and actually quite inspiring. That being said, the Gallente are still the irritatingly good champions of all that is right so hopefully we'll get a story with Blaque killing that damn Intaki already and seizing power. Then we'd finally get some dark Gallente fluff going.
You mean apart from the betrayal and violence, horrifying torture and projectile vomiting we've already established? Smile

Originally by: Elise Masutra
Did she kill the poor guy at the end? For me it reads like it ...
The implication is that she's going to do something to him, though whether that's death or merely brainwashing - Jamyl has certain powers - is left unresolved.

Victor Vision
Amarr
Central Intelligence Service
Posted - 2008.07.22 12:09:00 - [16]
 

The only special power Lady Sarum holds is that of resurrection.


What a pity none of my agents ever got so close to Lady Sarum.

That would be the end of the zombie.

Fabien Aldric
Caldari
Posted - 2008.07.22 12:50:00 - [17]
 

Srsly, rule 34 on Jamyl Sarum, nao before I do it in paint Laughing

Rodj Blake
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2008.07.22 13:41:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
Originally by: Rodj Blake
will we ever again have chronicles which actually explain stuff?
Gauti's cooking up some interesting things, and I have scientific articles that I need to edit and get out at some point. But on the whole you can expect the chronicles I write to remain exactly the same - narrative fiction - as they've been for nearly two years now.


I'm not saying that narrative fiction is bad, in fact I quite like it. What I'm really asking for is narrative fiction that gives us greater understanding as to the actual way in which things work. Something like Kiss of the Soul for example keeps the narrative elements but manages to tell us something about the workings of the Privy Council.

Myrhial Arkenath
Ghost Festival
Naraka.
Posted - 2008.07.22 14:59:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
although we may have some more surprises for you down the road.


Looking forward to more surprises.

This was again a nice read. The image of Jamyl was sort of a surprise though, or perhaps I am just too focussed on what the ingame avatars of Amarrian's usually look like. She looks simply beautiful and almost saint like.

Lady Shirak
Posted - 2008.07.22 15:07:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Lady Shirak on 22/07/2008 15:32:26
Originally by: Elise Masutra
Did she kill the poor guy at the end? For me it reads like it ...


"Of course not," she repeated. "I know you won't."
The stars seemed cold and uncaring to Jetek, and his fate like a stuttering flame, soon extinguished.


I think, she did. ( Although she was in good mood... )
Maybe the guy heard too much.

I don't believe, that she is a POD pilot. POD pilots = Clones ( sooner or later :) ) Cloning is prohibited in amarr royal families. There isn't any royal house, which dares to risk its Heir's life in such way. And she is the Empress. If a lucky person shots her down, the Empire will be in serious trouble.

Corpus Null
Amarr
Opus Imperium
Aegis Militia
Posted - 2008.07.22 15:41:00 - [21]
 

Firstly, Wow! The portrait of Jamyl Sarum is stunning! Such a refreshing change from that withered old man she succeeds. It is total eye candy, and not too terribly removed from the avatar pic.

Second, well written as ever, Abraxas. Despite others' reservations I think it gave us a real peek at the mind of the Empress. She, apparently, truly beleives her motives are pure.

I have just one quibble, however. As an Empress, the proper form of address should be Her Imperial Majesty, not merely Her Highness. Unless, of course, she has not actually been coronated yet. I don't remember seeing a news release to that effect. The Theology Council has confirmed her as Empress-elect, but there has been no announcement of the coronation.

Nito Musashi
Posted - 2008.07.22 16:03:00 - [22]
 

someone get that woman to an airlock and vent her into space asap. Razz

Corvinious
Minmatar
The Unpodable Supermen
Posted - 2008.07.22 18:42:00 - [23]
 

Very good article. And to most of the questions regarding Jamyl Sarum, please go read the novel. I realize that it is hard to get. I just bit the bullet and had one come from England to be delivered to the states. Oh Jamyl looks a bit differant than what I had orginally pictured her like. Yet still very beautiful. Good job as always CCP.

BloodBird
Nova Foundry
Posted - 2008.07.22 18:49:00 - [24]
 

Great work, but I can't help but notice she knew the guy's name, despite the fact he never answered her question... at least, not as far as I could read.

My bet is either we have a plot-hole here, or more likely, considering the creator of this story, Sarum has some... skill. And I'll prob. get to know what that is spesificly in the novel. IF I ever read it...

Arnulf Ogunkoya
Minmatar
The Causality
Electus Matari
Posted - 2008.07.22 19:06:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Corvinious
Very good article. And to most of the questions regarding Jamyl Sarum, please go read the novel. I realize that it is hard to get. I just bit the bullet and had one come from England to be delivered to the states. Oh Jamyl looks a bit differant than what I had orginally pictured her like. Yet still very beautiful. Good job as always CCP.


I read the novel, unfortunately, and she comes over as a lot more in control of herself in this story. The novel's Jamyl is either ranting like a Marvel or DC supervillain or acting like a terrified girl. For the most part anyway. This portrayal seems to make more sense.

Can't see why she'd kill the crewman, unless someone feels a need to make her act like a B Movie bad person who kills flunkies to Make A Point, or because she's bored.


Washinome Igarashi
Caldari
Strategic Syndicate
White Core
Posted - 2008.07.22 20:12:00 - [26]
 

Wow,

*shiver*

That's one scary fundamentalist psychopath. It's too bad I'm Caldari, because I'd love to help the Minnies rid the universe of this dreadful scourge.

I guess in her mind, I'm one of those who needs to be hurt in order to embrace the "love" of her deranged cult.

Avel Kereka
Amarr
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2008.07.22 20:40:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Avel Kereka on 22/07/2008 21:00:48
Edited by: Avel Kereka on 22/07/2008 20:51:16
Originally by: CCP Abraxas
You mean apart from the betrayal and violence, horrifying torture and projectile vomiting we've already established? Smile

I'm reading the "projectile vomiting" story now so I can't quite comment on that, but even when there are traitors in the Federation it ends up being a rather lame, defensive "oh, I do hate being a monster but ultimately I'm doing it for the overall freedom and security of our people". Foiritan would be a villain if he didn't turn into a monster for the greater good (and the dude on the rack wasn't even the real deal, if it was an Amarrian story he'd be screaming during the whole conversation while some guy beat him with a holy book). I never understood that torture story, why would they waste resources on torturing the guy if they didn't want any info? They could've just killed him and marked up his corpse a bit. Unless it was implying that the Gallente government enjoys torture for the perverse joy of it which also doesn't make sense because the Senate/masses would shut down such inefficient and amoral practices rather quickly.

I'd recommend an aggressive change in Gallente domestic and foreign policy--namely a Blaque regime in which cultural and racial issues start coming to the forefront as well as a desire to aggressively expand their democracy in the name of peace. Perhaps various lobbies with lots of weath but dubious aims could also play a role in the 'darkening' of the Federation.

Dex Nederland
Caldari
Lai Dai Infinity Systems
Posted - 2008.07.23 02:57:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Washinome Igarashi
That's one scary fundamentalist psychopath. It's too bad I'm Caldari, because I'd love to help the Minnies rid the universe of this dreadful scourge.

You can fight for the Republic/Feds even if you are Achura/Caldari. Nothing stopping you other than yourself.

---

I have always liked (as a part of the story) the Amarrian idea of "This is for the good of your immortal soul" as a motivation. The good Amarrian could care nothing about your place in this life and is more worried about the next one.

I found this one better than "Better Part of Valor" but it may be because it doesn't directly effect what I am doing.

AltBier
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.07.23 10:48:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Elsebeth Rhiannon
Nicely written, though, and I like how it shows Jamyl Sharum of all people professing to the Amarr belief that the Reclaiming and the religion is not just greed and politics, but something meant to for the good of the people.

This is something I find quite disturbing ... the slavers actually believing their own propaganda that slavery is beneficial to the slaves; very scary stuff.

PooPooPlater
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2008.07.23 15:58:00 - [30]
 

For all who haven't read This.

It shed's one HUGE light on why the fact that Sarum bloodline being in control of the Empire is BAD. It will also offer a BIG suprise that is not very well known among the players of eve.

You will be wishing there were more of these by the end.


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