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borns: When this doesn’t work, I wonder if the Bible humpers will sacrifice their first borns next
borns: When this doesn’t work, I wonder if the Bible humpers will sacrifice their first borns next

When this doesn’t work, I wonder if the Bible humpers will sacrifice their first borns next

borns: We just adopted a feral and her new borns. Wish us luck reddit !
borns: We just adopted a feral and her new borns. Wish us luck reddit !

We just adopted a feral and her new borns. Wish us luck reddit !

borns: Whose ready for Darkness and the death of First Borns?!
borns: Whose ready for Darkness and the death of First Borns?!

Whose ready for Darkness and the death of First Borns?!

borns: First Borns
borns: First Borns

First Borns

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 -MINOR BANDIT GROUPS------
 INDEPENDENT KINGDOMS--
 Your head scout appears before you and bows, he tells you of the small minor
 bandit gangs he has been tracking and the actions available to you.
 Your diplomat brings you a list of all known independent kingdoms and
 territories, You may look into each of them and learn of their race,
 culture, and lore, as well as to conduct diplomacy with them.
 1) Blackblood Marauders
 2) Blood-Horkers
 3) Forsworn Bandits
 4) Skaal Raiders
 5) Bandit Marauders
 1) Imperial Legion (Independent)
 2) Stormcloak Rebellion (Independent)
 3) College of Winterhold (Independent)
 4) ForswornRebellion (Independent)
 5) Thalmor (Independent)
 0) Exit
 0) Exit
 ====III======III====
 -INDEPENDENT KINGDOM-
 () /(.\
 /\_/_/\,)
 ,-((-'' /
 : Stormcloak Rebellion
 : Ulfric Stormcloak
 Group Name
 Leader
 Total Units : 38082
 Total Wealth: 105000
 Total Lands : 14
 Group Race
 '\/"--\\
 ))
 : Nords
 Faction Relation : 5
 -YOUR RETINUE-
 Head Diplomat:
 Proventus Avenicci
 1)
 2) Spy master:
 Court Jester:
 Stormcloak Recruit
 N/A
 N/A
 Irileth
 (56 battlescore)
 3)
 4) High General:
 Steward:
 Stormcloak Soldier
 Upgrade your throne room to hire a Steward
 х)
 First Champion: N/A
 (105 battlescore)
 6)
 Second Champion: N/A
 7)
 Third Champion: N/A
 Stormcloak General
 8)
 Fourth Champion: N/A
 (172 battlescore)
 9)
 10) Fifth Champion:
 N/A
 0) Exit
 INDEPENDENT KINGDOM-
 : Imperial Legion
 : General Tullius
 Group Name
 Leader
 Total Units : 28100
 Total Wealth: 500000
 Total Lands : 16
 Group Race
 <=) _/-
 /I\.="==.{>
 : Imperial Men
 \I/-\T/-'
 Faction Relation : 5
 // \_
 _I
 -------MERCENARY GROUPS
 Imperial Recruit
 (60 battlescore)
 You call for a list of all active mercenary groups in the realm, if you wish
 to hire one select them and view their information and stats before you decide
 Imperial Soldier
 (105 battlescore)
 1) Silver-Bloods (cost 2205 per year)
 2) Blood Horkers (cost 9146 per year)
 3) Companions (cost 9223 per year)
 4) Battle-Borns (cost 4043 per year)
 5) Forsworn for Hire (cost 2366 per year)
 Imperial Knight
 (172 battlescore)
 +++++++Xx)
 кXxXxXxX
 0) Exit
 -INDEPENDENT KINGDOM-
 : Thalmor
 : High-Justiciar Elenwen
 Group Name
 Leader
 Total Units : 3150
 Total Wealth: 95000
 Total Lands : 3
 Group Race
 Mysterious Stormcloak Soldier vs. Agitated Forsworn
 #####
 #####
 : Altmer
 #####
 #####
 Faction Relation : 0
 Thalmor Trainee
 (50 battlescore)
 The gates slide open and the two fighters emerge readily from the gates
 the crowd is electric and their chanting can be heard from miles around, the
 warriors charge in and prepare for death
 Thalmor Guard
 (103 battlescore)
 Press any key to continue
 Thalmor Justiciar
 (145 battlescore)
Skyrim on Windows 95

Skyrim on Windows 95

borns: FARCETCH'D FLECTARUZZ ION-BEARING DUCKS The Pekedex highlights the functions of Farfetchid's stalks as nest buikding marerials thas can be eaten during mergencies. The stalk can even be used es a "wward" with an ablity to "cur all sorts of things The samurai-inspired apects of Farfetchd's markings and head crest may indicate ies skill as a swandsman. Although the stalk held by Farfetchid resembles a leek, it is actually based on anocher species found in the same genus allal lli ftuloum, the Welsh onicn. The Welsh onion is native to China and gets its name from an carlier aie dvelsh, mcaning forcign. The Japancse variety of the Welsh onion is called a negi and is a vial ingredicnt of many Japanese duck soup recipes THUNDER ONI WELSH ONION SAMURAI HAIR ANTENПАE TIGER STRIPES In Japanese folldlore, the word oni is used to refer to demon-like yolal There is a common Japanese lk soory that oni create thunder and lightning. Therefore it is opre chat Electaburz's deiro has oni-inspired features, including is wo-clawed feet, borns, fangs, Farfench'd is inspired by the Japanese proverb 'a duck comes bearing negi . This saying is used when an event is unexpected (or far-fetched) but beneficial. A duck bearing negi comnveniendy provides the ingredients for dinner (explaining its waier-like stance), The proverb also has a darker meaning, It refers to someone hat is casy to take advantage of. As a duck bearing green onions Farfetch'd is naively seting up its own misformane, with 'duck' even being used as slang foe acker' in Japan! MAVEL HAUVEN Raijin also has a companion, the mythical creature Raiju, which is a mammal-like creatuare that lives amongt lightning It is custom for upanese parenes so sell children to cover their belly buttons during a soorm as Raiju, unsercled by LIGHTNING BOLT DNI FEATURES U-SHAPED MARKING ac, the der and ligheing Raijin, is considered to be an oni and human- wih lighening ПОМЕ DRIGT Engld fe Raijin is depicted as a poe-bellied but muscular demon with a SITTT DUCKS! Peaple have been clamouring for a Farfetchid cvoluion for decades. Perhaps an evoluticn hasn't been implemented because each Farfesch'd is caten before it can evolve. After all its central concepr revolves around its naive nature and ir is one of the few Pekémon known to be caten by humans The Palédex even states that its numbers ae thought to be declining and that it s bred to try and prevent its extinction. Farfenchd teaches us an important lesson about being too greedy or being too naive- don't make a mcal of yourself Japune E Kam Ke serriying expression. He sometimes is depicted with horns, ocher times wich wind swepe hair. Raijin and ei in general are often depicted with red skin, but other colours ach as yellow, blue and groen are o common. Raijin resembles his beocher, the wind god Fujin, but Fujin carries a bag of wind whercas Raijin carries drums that he beats to create thunder. Raijin was partricularly revered in agricultural communicies because lightning was thoughe to be responsible for ferilising rice plants EARNT STRIPES Raijin, like most oni, is ofen depicted wearing a tiger-skin loincloth. The oni's diger-skin loincloths have inspired Electaburz's back and yellow striped skin. In fact. Electabuz's design builds on this inacnce and incorporates even more tiger-inspired features sch as its tail and broad feline-like face. These tiger and oni influences combined create a fearsome beast that "loves to foed on strong clectricity" WAITER STANCE WILD DUCK DRIGT #89 #125 ARTTCUND SOAPPING SHELLS Cams, scallops and similar bivalves are famously hasd-shelled and tough to open. Fictional bivalves are often nted as dangerous due to their ability to quickly snap shur. In video games, giant clam enemies often feature in derwater levels, opening and closing their shells periodically so force the player to correctly time their movements They contain useful items in their 'mouth', a reference to the valuable pearls found inside some bivalves CLOYSTER Shelder is described in the Pokédex to produce pearls from sand trapped inside is shell. This is based on the miconception that bivalves form pearls from sand, when pearls are actually a defence mechanism against parasites dehe iians. When an irritant gets inside their shell, bivalves suround it in a iridescene substance called nacre. Lyers of nacre build to prodace a glistening pearl. Cloyster's dark spherical body sesembles a black pearl, a rare and Large variery harvested from the black-lipped pearl oyser around the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. However, 'searliest speites show ies features peering out of a shadowed shelser suggesting that, lke Gasdly, it wasn't originally intended to have a defined form. After all, the Pokédex docs seane that "ies inaards have never been seen TRIDENT CREST BLUNT BEAK e IMae jer and is seied SPHERICAL FACE MILITARY THEME MILITARY MOLLUSCS s design exaggerates this bivalve's toughness by including military themes. The Pokédex states that its shell can witherand a bomb" and "even a missile" cannot becak its spikes. Cloyster's spines ane inspired by the prteve spines of the bivalve genus Spondylus, the spiny oysers. However, unlke real life bivalves, Cloyster is said to use waser peessure to fire spines at its foes. Its top-most spines are even seylised to resemble missiles themselves. This attribute could have been inspired by the fact that, in English, combat projectiles and Cloyster's armour can both be referred ICEBIRDS The theoe legendary bieds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, all take inspiration from real life mythical birds that are ociated with their respective element. 1 fecebinds, however the story of an 'icebird is less common. This explains why Articuno's real life inspiration, Simurgh has a weak connection with its clement, espocially compared to the other birds' lkgendary inspiracions WHITE CHEST There are many disparate cultures with myths about thunderbinds and Aricuno is based on Simurgh, a mythical bird t al eature is its loag, peacock-like tail, as found on Articuno. A plumage (although often with pink and orange flight feathers). Simurgh's head and body show many fecarures inspired by chickens, which is mirroed in Articunos chicken-like legs and beak. Its connection to ice is that Simurgh is said to have built her nest on the top of a snow-capped mountain whose tip Rached the stars. Simurgh is a benevolent creatune that is ofen depicted rescuing heroes, explaining why che Pokédex states that Articuno helps those lost in the mountains distinctive Simurgh is often depicted with beilliane bla SERVED ON ICE When Shellder evolves into Cloyster it gains the Ice-typing, Many fans consider this addition nonsensical, another example of the ce-type being needlessly (urf dlam) explains this strange typing d a popular sushi ingredient in Japan. The northern surf dam which has a darker shell than the cream-coloured southern surf dam, is fahed in the cold northern seas. Additionally, unlike che souchern surf clam, the northern LARGE SPINES ПАМЕ EDRIDT NAME ORIGIN inn found on y asigned in Generation 1. Perhaps akagi . Surf dlam is 6n BLUE BIRDS! seems that Articuno's design also takes inspiration from a neal bind species that is more closely aociated with ice than Simurgh. Its light chest and blue head crest are neminiscent of the xjay, a North American passerine. The blue jay was adopted as the team s eof the Canadian baseball tcam, the Toronto Blue Jays. This Toronso connection. nd the fact that wildlife photographers love showing les blue bright coat against snowy kdops, have cemented this species' association with ice. CHICKEN LEGS As raw shelhsh qualiey, weet tasting, and is ofhen so said o be high PLOWING TAILS A long peaceck-ke tail is a northern surf clam are often presented on sop of a layer of ice. Ba it would not be as easy to dine on this shellfish Pokémon, its aplesive spine-missiles mean that its revenge is never served cold symbol and I finished my guide to the creatures, myths and stories that inspired Kanto Pokémon!
borns: FARCETCH'D
 FLECTARUZZ
 ION-BEARING DUCKS
 The Pekedex highlights the functions of Farfetchid's stalks as nest buikding marerials thas can be eaten during
 mergencies. The stalk can even be used es a "wward" with an ablity to "cur all sorts of things The samurai-inspired
 apects of Farfetchd's markings and head crest may indicate ies skill as a swandsman.
 Although the stalk held by Farfetchid resembles a leek, it is actually based on anocher species found in the same genus
 allal lli ftuloum, the Welsh onicn. The Welsh onion is native to China and gets its name from an carlier aie
 dvelsh, mcaning forcign. The Japancse variety of the Welsh onion is called a negi and is a vial ingredicnt of many
 Japanese duck soup recipes
 THUNDER ONI
 WELSH ONION
 SAMURAI HAIR
 ANTENПАE
 TIGER STRIPES
 In Japanese folldlore, the word
 oni is used to refer to demon-like
 yolal There is a common Japanese
 lk soory that oni create thunder
 and lightning. Therefore it is
 opre chat Electaburz's deiro
 has oni-inspired features, including
 is wo-clawed feet, borns, fangs,
 Farfench'd is inspired by the Japanese proverb 'a duck comes bearing negi .
 This saying is used when an event is unexpected (or far-fetched)
 but beneficial. A duck bearing negi comnveniendy provides the
 ingredients for dinner (explaining its waier-like stance), The
 proverb also has a darker meaning, It refers to someone
 hat is casy to take advantage of. As a duck bearing
 green onions Farfetch'd is naively seting up its own
 misformane, with 'duck' even being used as slang foe
 acker' in Japan!
 MAVEL HAUVEN
 Raijin also has a companion, the
 mythical creature Raiju, which is
 a mammal-like creatuare that lives
 amongt lightning It is custom for
 upanese parenes so sell children
 to cover their belly buttons during
 a soorm as Raiju, unsercled by
 LIGHTNING BOLT
 DNI FEATURES
 U-SHAPED MARKING
 ac, the
 der and ligheing
 Raijin, is considered to be an oni
 and human-
 wih lighening
 ПОМЕ
 DRIGT
 Engld fe
 Raijin is depicted as a poe-bellied
 but muscular demon with a
 SITTT DUCKS!
 Peaple have been clamouring for a Farfetchid
 cvoluion for decades. Perhaps an evoluticn
 hasn't been implemented because each
 Farfesch'd is caten before it can evolve. After
 all its central concepr revolves around
 its naive nature and ir is one of the few
 Pekémon known to be caten by humans
 The Palédex even states that its numbers
 ae thought to be declining and that it
 s bred to try and prevent its extinction.
 Farfenchd teaches us an important lesson
 about being too greedy or being too naive-
 don't make a mcal of yourself
 Japune E
 Kam Ke
 serriying expression. He sometimes
 is depicted with horns, ocher times
 wich wind swepe hair. Raijin and
 ei in general are often depicted
 with red skin, but other colours
 ach as yellow, blue and groen are
 o common. Raijin resembles his
 beocher, the wind god Fujin, but
 Fujin carries a bag of wind whercas
 Raijin carries drums that he beats
 to create thunder. Raijin was
 partricularly revered in agricultural
 communicies because lightning
 was thoughe to be responsible for
 ferilising rice plants
 EARNT STRIPES
 Raijin, like most oni, is ofen
 depicted wearing a tiger-skin
 loincloth. The oni's diger-skin
 loincloths have inspired Electaburz's
 back and yellow striped skin. In
 fact. Electabuz's design builds on
 this inacnce and incorporates
 even more tiger-inspired features
 sch as its tail and broad feline-like
 face. These tiger and oni influences
 combined create a fearsome beast
 that "loves to foed on strong
 clectricity"
 WAITER STANCE
 WILD DUCK
 DRIGT
 #89
 #125
 ARTTCUND
 SOAPPING SHELLS
 Cams, scallops and similar bivalves are famously hasd-shelled and tough to open. Fictional bivalves are often
 nted as dangerous due to their ability to quickly snap shur. In video games, giant clam enemies often feature in
 derwater levels, opening and closing their shells periodically so force the player to correctly time their movements
 They contain useful items in their 'mouth', a reference to the valuable pearls found inside some bivalves
 CLOYSTER
 Shelder is described in the Pokédex to produce pearls from sand trapped inside is shell. This is based on the
 miconception that bivalves form pearls from sand, when pearls are actually a defence mechanism against parasites
 dehe iians. When an irritant gets inside their shell, bivalves suround it in a iridescene substance called nacre.
 Lyers of nacre build to prodace a glistening pearl. Cloyster's dark spherical body sesembles a black pearl, a rare and
 Large variery harvested from the black-lipped pearl oyser around the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. However,
 'searliest speites show ies features peering out of a shadowed shelser suggesting that, lke Gasdly, it wasn't
 originally intended to have a defined form. After all, the Pokédex docs seane that "ies inaards have never been seen
 TRIDENT CREST
 BLUNT BEAK
 e IMae jer and is seied
 SPHERICAL FACE
 MILITARY THEME
 MILITARY MOLLUSCS
 s design exaggerates this bivalve's toughness by including military themes. The Pokédex states that its shell
 can witherand a bomb" and "even a missile" cannot becak its spikes. Cloyster's spines ane inspired by the prteve
 spines of the bivalve genus Spondylus, the spiny oysers. However, unlke real life bivalves, Cloyster is said to use waser
 peessure to fire spines at its foes. Its top-most spines are even seylised to resemble missiles themselves. This attribute
 could have been inspired by the fact that, in English, combat projectiles and Cloyster's armour can both be referred
 ICEBIRDS
 The theoe legendary bieds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, all take inspiration from real life mythical birds that are
 ociated with their respective element. 1
 fecebinds, however the story of an 'icebird is less common. This explains why Articuno's real life inspiration, Simurgh
 has a weak connection with its clement, espocially compared to the other birds' lkgendary inspiracions
 WHITE CHEST
 There are many disparate cultures with myths about thunderbinds and
 Aricuno is based on Simurgh, a mythical bird t al eature is its
 loag, peacock-like tail, as found on Articuno. A
 plumage (although often with pink and orange flight feathers). Simurgh's head and body show many
 fecarures inspired by chickens, which is mirroed in Articunos chicken-like legs and beak. Its connection
 to ice is that Simurgh is said to have built her nest on the top of a snow-capped mountain whose tip
 Rached the stars. Simurgh is a benevolent creatune that is ofen depicted rescuing heroes, explaining
 why che Pokédex states that Articuno helps those lost in the mountains
 distinctive
 Simurgh is often depicted with beilliane bla
 SERVED ON ICE
 When Shellder evolves into Cloyster it gains the Ice-typing, Many
 fans consider this addition nonsensical, another example of the
 ce-type being needlessly
 (urf dlam) explains this strange typing d
 a popular sushi ingredient in Japan. The northern surf dam
 which has a darker shell than the cream-coloured southern surf
 dam, is fahed in the cold northern seas. Additionally, unlike
 che souchern surf clam, the northern
 LARGE SPINES
 ПАМЕ
 EDRIDT
 NAME ORIGIN
 inn found on
 y asigned in Generation 1. Perhaps akagi
 . Surf dlam is
 6n BLUE BIRDS!
 seems that Articuno's design also takes inspiration from a neal bind species that is more closely
 aociated with ice than Simurgh. Its light chest and blue head crest are neminiscent of the
 xjay, a North American passerine. The blue jay was adopted as the team s
 eof the Canadian baseball tcam, the Toronto Blue Jays. This Toronso connection.
 nd the fact that wildlife photographers love showing les blue bright coat against snowy
 kdops, have cemented this species' association with ice.
 CHICKEN LEGS
 As raw shelhsh
 qualiey, weet tasting, and is ofhen so said o be high
 PLOWING TAILS
 A long peaceck-ke tail is a
 northern surf clam are often presented on sop of a layer of ice.
 Ba it would not be as easy to dine on this shellfish Pokémon, its
 aplesive spine-missiles mean that its revenge is never served cold
 symbol and

I finished my guide to the creatures, myths and stories that inspired Kanto Pokémon!

I finished my guide to the creatures, myths and stories that inspired Kanto Pokémon!

borns: In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (2011) you can see the decrease in size when they get rid of muggle-borns.
borns: In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (2011) you can see the decrease in size when they get rid of muggle-borns.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (2011) you can see the decrease in size when they get rid of muggle-borns.

borns: Yes, this is most definitely a mistake. One for the record books, for certain. For late-night trips to bars and conversations with colleagues, while others discuss how many souls they'd swindled in exchange for peanuts, or how many first- borns they'd been pledged for things idiot humans could have gained without divine intervention. Ugh. Sometimes it all just became so pedantic that little detours like this were a blessing-happy accidents, as the humans would say. That's why the demon does as asked, and plods slowly into the kitchen, careful to duck low and avoid the top of the doorframe. That's why it gingerly takes the small glass pot and empties it of old, stale coffee and carefully, so carefully, takes a measuring scoop between its claws and fills the machine with fresh grounds. It's as the hot water is percolating that the old woman returns, her index finger wrapped tight in a series of beige bandages. I'm surprised you're so tall, Todd! I haven't seen you since you were at my hip! But your mother mails photos all the time-you do love wearing all black, don't you?" She takes a seat at the small round table in the comer and taps the glass lid of the cake plate with quaking, unsteady, aged hands. "I was starting to think you'd never visit. Your father and I have had our disagreements, but...I am glad you're here, dear. Would you like some cake?" Before the demon has a chance to decline, she lifts the lid and cuts a generous slice from the near-complete circle that has scarcely been touched. It smells of citrus and cream and is, as assumed earlier, soggy, oversaturated with icing. It was made for a special occasion, for guests, but it doesn't seem this old woman receives much company in this musty, stagnant house that smells like an antique garage that hadn't had its dust stirred in years. Especially not from her absentee grandson, Todd. The demon waits until the coffee pot is fll, and takes two small mugs from the counter, filling them until steam is frothing over the rims. Then, and only then, does it accept the cake and sit, with some difficulty, in a small chair at the small table. It warbles out a polite thank you,' but it doesn't suppose the woman understands. Manners are manners regardless
borns: Yes, this is most definitely a mistake. One for the record books, for certain. For
 late-night trips to bars and conversations with colleagues, while others discuss
 how many souls they'd swindled in exchange for peanuts, or how many first-
 borns they'd been pledged for things idiot humans could have gained without
 divine intervention. Ugh. Sometimes it all just became so pedantic that little
 detours like this were a blessing-happy accidents, as the humans would say.
 That's why the demon does as asked, and plods slowly into the kitchen, careful
 to duck low and avoid the top of the doorframe. That's why it gingerly takes the
 small glass pot and empties it of old, stale coffee and carefully, so carefully,
 takes a measuring scoop between its claws and fills the machine with fresh
 grounds. It's as the hot water is percolating that the old woman returns, her
 index finger wrapped tight in a series of beige bandages.
 I'm surprised you're so tall, Todd! I haven't seen you since you were at my hip!
 But your mother mails photos all the time-you do love wearing all black, don't
 you?" She takes a seat at the small round table in the comer and taps the glass
 lid of the cake plate with quaking, unsteady, aged hands. "I was starting to think
 you'd never visit. Your father and I have had our disagreements, but...I am glad
 you're here, dear. Would you like some cake?" Before the demon has a chance
 to decline, she lifts the lid and cuts a generous slice from the near-complete
 circle that has scarcely been touched. It smells of citrus and cream and is, as
 assumed earlier, soggy, oversaturated with icing.
 It was made for a special occasion, for guests, but it doesn't seem this old
 woman receives much company in this musty, stagnant house that smells like an
 antique garage that hadn't had its dust stirred in years.
 Especially not from her absentee grandson, Todd.
 The demon waits until the coffee pot is fll, and takes two small mugs from the
 counter, filling them until steam is frothing over the rims. Then, and only then,
 does it accept the cake and sit, with some difficulty, in a small chair at the small
 table. It warbles out a polite thank you,' but it doesn't suppose the woman
 understands. Manners are manners regardless