Departure

Discussion in 'The Library' started by Sir Frank, Jun 13, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sir Frank

    Sir Frank Master of the Mint

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    10,904
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    The broken moon, Daedalus, was starting its slow descent toward the horizon as Sir Frank tucked a folded parchment into the monkey's short blue vest.
    The monkey spread its feathered wings and gave a few anxious flaps.

    "To Lord British, my friend. It's important, so make your best safe speed."

    The monkey chattered in response and launched into the night sky, turned toward the southwest, and disappeared among the stars.

    Sir Frank left his resignation on the Principal Sovereign's desk, and pulled the door of the College securely shut.

    He had a new mission.

    "Alone and unafraid", he said to himself as he passed through the town gates, and was swallowed by darkness.
     
  2. Rufus D`Asperdi

    Rufus D`Asperdi Avatar

    Messages:
    6,346
    Likes Received:
    15,782
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    A great loss to the College of Arms. I will not 'like' your post.

    I hope your future endeavors are fulfilling. I'm sure they will be worthy.
     
  3. Dame Lori

    Dame Lori Avatar

    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Bloomington IN
    But then, amidst the darkness, Sir Frank spots a glow through the trees.. a torch shining below a sign: Sable, Dallas in his splendor, "Dame Lori's Hot Tub 'O Rama" written in runic below. Oh ho ho! Lone travels can wait until tomorrow.


    It is indeed a great loss and you will be missed here. Your work has helped many in the community and I know Port appreciates your efforts. Thank you, Sir Frank! You rock!

    We will be stalking you as you embark on your next mission. *peers from the bushes* :cool:
     
  4. Sir Frank

    Sir Frank Master of the Mint

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    10,904
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kansas City
    You know, I could use a bath...
     
  5. High Baron O`Sullivan

    High Baron O`Sullivan Avatar

    Messages:
    3,503
    Likes Received:
    8,109
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    is everything.
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall softly upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
     
  6. Ariella Shadowdancer

    Ariella Shadowdancer Avatar

    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    1,492
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    the shadow in the dark mist
    Wish we had more time together, thank you for the help you gave me.
     
  7. Trenyc

    Trenyc Avatar

    Messages:
    1,505
    Likes Received:
    2,968
    Trophy Points:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    Indeed a great loss, Frank. It's sad to see you go. :( I wish you the best on your new mission, though. Fare thee well.
     
  8. Beli

    Beli Avatar

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    2,484
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alabama
    You might have departed physically but your spirit is here to stay forever.
     
  9. Amber Raine

    Amber Raine Community Ambassador (FR)

    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    9,383
    Trophy Points:
    125
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    I shant say goodbye...
    (For Sir Frank)

    I shant stand at your office door and weep
    For there you are not, it is no longer where you keep
    Your image like sunlights drawn ray on Saskatchewan grain
    The gentle pitter patter on my arm of the autumns dancing rain
    I shall feel your Grace in the gale that blows
    The glistening on the rockies of freshly fallen snows
    When we look upon our devices in the early mornings hush
    We shall remember it was made with your swift uplifting brush
    The flying monkeys in circled flight
    shall continue dancing in the soft stars that fill the night
    I shant stand at your office door and cry
    You are not there and your memorys work shant die
    --Amber Raine



    Frank, I have spoken with you on how i feel on different things. You have helped many a citizen put a smile on their face as their vision comes clear on their device, and I can only hope in some way your work will continue, you truly are Sir a great gift to what once was.
    Thank you for being you and remaining to your path, for it is you that has the respect of many of the people of New Britannia.

    Swift Travels where ever your path leads :)

    Your friend in arms always,
    Amber
     
  10. Ronan

    Ronan Avatar

    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    2,621
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wild in Westend!
    Returning after a long journey in lands of blowing sands and sparse oases, Ronan steps through the door of the College of Arms, fully expecting to relate great sagas to Sir Frank; over even greater quantities of the local ale. Yet Sir Frank was nowhere to be seen, the hall was empty.

    Pondering this unusual occurance Ronan headed towards home outside of town. Passing through the gate Ronan quearied the guard for news and if Sir Frank had passed recently. Guard Michael, always the talkative one, related the news of Sir Frank's departure and how all will miss his merry bantering in the College Halls.

    Head hung in sadness, Ronan wanders down the path...


    My friend our paths will cross again and I will supply the drink (and a banana for the blue vested monkey)!
     
  11. Knight Grant MacGregor

    Knight Grant MacGregor Avatar

    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    568
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    California, USA
    Sir Frank! I am appalled that it has come to this! It won't be the same without you ... :(

    I hope that this decision is in your interest and benefits you in the long run. I know it can't have been easy.

    I know where to find you: I'll just follow the monkey droppings and banana peels.
     
  12. High Baron O`Sullivan

    High Baron O`Sullivan Avatar

    Messages:
    3,503
    Likes Received:
    8,109
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    is everything.
    I find myself lost in my own imagination, trying to picture the events that led to this conclusion....
     
  13. NirAntae

    NirAntae Avatar

    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    2,688
    Trophy Points:
    125
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Mississippi
    We have definitely had our differences, Sir Frank, but the College will not be the same without you. All the best to you in your journeys, and I hope that those journeys will bring you back here from time to time.
     
  14. Dame Lori

    Dame Lori Avatar

    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Bloomington IN
    I have it on good authority that it involved two cats, a Speedo, a lawnmower, and someone getting hit with a pie. :eek:
     
  15. Gabriel Nightshadow

    Gabriel Nightshadow Avatar

    Messages:
    4,471
    Likes Received:
    9,326
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Sir Frank,

    You really have done so much by getting members of the SoTA community interested in heraldry and helping establish The College of Arms. Know that you will be greatly missed by everyone :( Best of luck in all of your future endeavors ;)
     
    Kuno Brauer, Myrcello, Jambo and 9 others like this.
  16. Asclepius

    Asclepius Avatar

    Messages:
    1,534
    Likes Received:
    5,820
    Trophy Points:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Perth West Australia
    Sir Frank

    I can only echo the sentiments of so many others, thanking you sincerely for your efforts and devotion in the College. I know many of us will always cherish the heraldry that the College helped us create; you have enriched the community in many ways.

    May life be good to you wherever your path leads; you have a permanent place in the community.
     
  17. Eriador

    Eriador Avatar

    Messages:
    2,884
    Likes Received:
    5,187
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Location:
    Here!
    :( Purple llama not approved!
     
  18. Bajan Grace

    Bajan Grace Avatar

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    18
    All that has been said by everyone is so true and directly expressing what I would want to say, what more can I add other than something personal.

    I enjoyed spending time with you on the hangouts, working on projects and all around interacting with you, that I am truly saddened at the idea that it might have ended.
    So I hope that is hasn't ended and that we will continue on, there were so many more things that I would have liked to do with you and many more that will arise.
    Keep in touch, I'm not ready to accept another loss today.
     
  19. Net

    Net Avatar

    Messages:
    3,502
    Likes Received:
    10,713
    Trophy Points:
    153
    So, I was searching for another Heraldy Hangout. It may be strange, but I quite enjoy the 'battle of colors' (my personal favorite is Grant, I like his suggestions even though they may not be 'official heraldy'). Anyway it is really interesting to see heralds 'fight' each other whether sable should be separate color or not, whetherto use metals, colors and 'dark colors' (I forgot the proper term) or whether to use metals, colors that go with sable and colors that do not go with sable. I was really wondering what will be the ultimate decision on paired colors (e.g. gules-sanguine), because I think that in some cases it is quite interesting combination...

    Well, I lost the thread of my thoughts, the point is, that I was not expecting this thread and I do not know what to write. I saw Sir Frank joking in another thread two days ago, he has been helping me in my CotA thread and I quite enjoyed seeing him in Heraldy Hangouts.

    Anyway, good luck whereever you go ;)
     
  20. selbie

    selbie Avatar

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Your work and the work of everyone at the College has been very insightful for me. Godspeed you! Sir Frank!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.