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The Twentyfour Seductions of Power of Karzh Akkadur
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The Twentyfour Seductions of Power of Karzh AkkadurAdmiral 10-24-2014

The Twentyfour Seductions of Power of Karzh Akkadur


I. The Seduction of Power's Transcendence:

In a world beneath Chaos where frailty and weakness breeds misery and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through cruelty, for in cruelty lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the transcension from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' reign.

Herein lies the first seduction, for who would not want to stand above other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



II. The Seduction of Power's Fame:

In a world beneath Chaos where worthlessness and weakness breeds obscurity and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through renown, for in renown lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the fame to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' reputation.

Herein lies the second seduction, for who would not want be better known than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



III. The Seduction of Power's Legacy:

In a world beneath Chaos where pettiness and weakness breeds rootlessness and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through eternity, for in eternity lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the legacy to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' immortality.

Herein lies the third seduction, for who would not want to be remembered forever by other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



IV. The Seduction of Power's Standing:

In a world beneath Chaos where lowliness and weakness breeds wretchedness and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through recognition, for in recognition lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the standing to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' esteem.

Herein lies the fourth seduction, for who would not want to be more respected than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



V. The Seduction of Power's Security:

In a world beneath Chaos where destitution and weakness breeds peril and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through protection, for in protection lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the security to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' invulnerability.

Herein lies the fifth seduction, for who would not want to be safer than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



VI. The Seduction of Power's Wealth:

In a world beneath Chaos where inability and weakness breeds poverty and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through property, for in property lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the wealth to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' excess.

Herein lies the sixth seduction, for who would not want to own more riches than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



VII. The Seduction of Power's Pedigree:

In a world beneath Chaos where bastardry and weakness breeds inferiority and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through lineage, for in lineage lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the pedigree to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' ancestry.

Herein lies the seventh seduction, for who would not want to found or belong to a dynasty, unlike other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



VIII. The Seduction of Power's Proliferation:

In a world beneath Chaos where abstention and weakness breeds decline and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through breeding, for in breeding lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the proliferation to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' progeny.

Herein lies the eighth seduction, for who would not want to have more consorts and offspring than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



IX. The Seduction of Power's Pleasure:

In a world beneath Chaos where meekness and weakness breeds longing and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through lust, for in lust lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the lust to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' delights.

Herein lies the ninth seduction, for who would not want to have more joy than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



X. The Seduction of Power's Ease:

In a world beneath Chaos where roughness and weakness breeds privation and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through comfort, for in comfort lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the ease to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' well-being.

Herein lies the tenth seduction, for who would not want to have more comfort than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XI. The Seduction of Power's Potential:

In a world beneath Chaos where deficiency and weakness breeds impossibility and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through capacity, for in capacity lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the potential to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' opportunities.

Herein lies the eleventh seduction, for who would not want to have more alternatives than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XII. The Seduction of Power's Order:

In a world beneath Chaos where freedom and weakness breeds disunity and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through control, for in control lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the order to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' supremacy.

Herein lies the twelfth seduction, for who would not want to command more than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XIII. The Seduction of Power's Precedence:

In a world beneath Chaos where humility and weakness breeds slavery and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through hierarchy, for in hierarchy lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the precedence to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' privileges.

Herein lies the thirteenth seduction, for who would not want to have more entitlements than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XIV. The Seduction of Power's Honours:

In a world beneath Chaos where foulness and weakness breeds direpute and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through adulation, for in adulation lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the honours to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' worship.

Herein lies the fourteenth seduction, for who would not want to be more praised than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XV. The Seduction of Power's Boast:

In a world beneath Chaos where modesty and weakness breeds derision and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through ostentation, for in ostentation lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the boast to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' superiority.

Herein lies the fifteenth seduction, for who would not want to be more vaunted than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XVI. The Seduction of Power's Success:

In a world beneath Chaos where frugality and weakness breeds failure and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through achievments, for in achievements lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the success to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' glory.

Herein lies the sixteenth seduction, for who would not want to accomplish more than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XVII. The Seduction of Power's Dread:

In a world beneath Chaos where triteness and weakness breeds fear and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through terror, for in terror lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the dread to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' might.

Herein lies the seventeenth seduction, for who would not want to be more feared than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XVIII. The Seduction of Power's Violence:

In a world beneath Chaos where peacefulness and weakness breeds defeat and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through force, for in force lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the violence to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' strength.

Herein lies the eighteenth seduction, for who would not want to conquer other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XIX. The Seduction of Power's Cruelty:

In a world beneath Chaos where mercifulness and weakness breeds submission and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through atrocity, for in atrocity lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the cruelty to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' ferocity.

Herein lies the nineteenth seduction, for who would not want to hurt other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XX. The Seduction of Power's Oppression:

In a world beneath Chaos where liberty and weakness breeds depression and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through forbiddance, for in forbiddance lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the oppression to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' laws.

Herein lies the twentieth seduction, for who would not want to subdue other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XXI. The Seduction of Power's Risks:

In a world beneath Chaos where cowardice and weakness breeds retardation and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through hazards, for in hazards lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the risks to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' jeopardy.

Herein lies the twentyfirst seduction, for who would not want to gamble higher than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XXII. The Seduction of Power's Greed:

In a world beneath Chaos where satisfaction and weakness breeds apathy and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through appetite, for in appetite lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the greed to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' ravenousness.

Herein lies the twentysecond seduction, for who would not want to desire more than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.



XXIII. The Seduction of Power's Knowledge:

In a world beneath Chaos where ignorance and weakness breeds inanity and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through intelligence, for in intelligence lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is the knowledge to transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' wisdom.

Herein lies the twentythird seduction, for who would not want to know more than other mortals?

Praise Hashut.


XXIV. The Seduction of Power for the Sake of Power:

In a world beneath Chaos where kindness and weakness breeds spinelessness and oblivion, the moral and right way of existence lies in strength through ambition, for in ambition lies true power. Power elevates the creature above lesser souls; power magnifies its spirit; power is what makes us transcend from basic survival to expansion and dominance. To have power is to gain a taste of the gods' divinity.

Herein lies the twentyfourth seduction, for who would not want to rule over other mortals?

Praise Hashut.


- The Twentyfour Seductions of Power of Sorcerer-Prophet Karzh Akkadur the Builder, as taught to his acolytes during the foundation of Zharr-Naggrund*

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* Although decidedly more simple and straightforward than most writings of the Dawi Zharr elite, this text still bears some of the hallmarks of at least one common form of convoluted Chaos Dwarf mysticism. These include a heavy reliance on form and repetitive structure, a gliding between closely related themes, and a cyclic writing that almost seems to end where it first started off.


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