In the deepest and darkest reaches of Aridia, a prayer service was heard in Local as golden ships of the Faithful, and even vessels from curious locals, came to be blessed by a Man of God.
Theodosius Savnar, Chaplain of Khimi Harar, speaks over the neocomm:
“Dear faithful and friends,”
“We are gathered here for a very special occasion, the blessing of a new station devoted to the Empire, the very first station of the illustrious Zaraevahr Initiative under the leadership of Prince Seraghis. In these lands far from the core domain of our empire, their light with shine brightly and bring justice and law.”
“Before we start, let me quickly address our friends here who do not share our faith. I think of our Caldari allies especially, but not exclusively. Although you may not find strength in a blessing, know that your tireless work in service of Amarr is lauded and thanked.”
“Let us start by reading from the scriptures, Prophet Anoyia 17:21”
“The angelic Apostles of Heaven sing praises for their children!
Our Lord smiles upon the world.
Where the Emperor rules in his name…
… Leading his people to glory untold.
Hearken the trumpets of Heaven
Hailing the people of Amarr.”
Amens sound in Local.
Theodosius Savnar continues: “Friends, you, the illustrious Zaraevahr under the leadership of Prince Seraghis, have built a house in the heavens, a station. Let it be your world, where you rule in the name of the Empress who herself rules in the name of God. Remember that ultimately God rules in your house, and that is as it should be. For: ‘unless God watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain’. From your new home, you will do Gods work: you bring the light of God to the heathen, and the sword of the Empire to its enemies.”
He pauses and invokes the Blessings of God:
“For this, I beseech thee, God, bless this station, guard its shield, armor and hull and let anyone who attacks it wail and cry at the sight of their intestines ripped from their broken bodies.” Protect those that reside in it, guide them and heal them and repair their ships so they can serve you better."
Amens again sound in Local!
“Here, we will use here fireworks! Let the light shine on Tet Hedu Ardante!”
Theodosius Savnar offers blessings to the vessels surrounding the structure: “Now, if you want your ship blessed, approach me and state the name of your vessel.”
Lunarisse Aspenstar > “TES Soruma Aquiun” in honor the commander of the 51st exploration corps that discovered Aridia and Mishi
Meja Lirnix > “Godfather” the one who looks after all those who munch resources to fuel the forges of the empress
Prince Seraghis > “TES Soliara, in remembrance of the Flagship of Task Force 641, and in honor of my Family, Homeworld, and those lost in the 7th Fleet in defense of the Bleak Lands”
Francophobia > “‘Sefrim’s Light’ for the lifesaving stability beams and repair systems of the Guardian class.”
And other requests for Blessings were heard.
Theodosius Savnar begins to bless each ship> “Lord God high in the Heavens, let your blessing be upon this ship, and upon all who serve and fly in her. May she succeed in protecting others and may your protection always be with them; in the name of the God, the Empress, and all the Saints. Amen.” Repeated for each ship which approaches…
Prince Seraghis > “Thank you, Brother Theodosius Savnar”
Theodosius Savnar > “The pleasure is mine mylord. Anyone else for a blessing?”
Prince Seraghis > “May this Athanor see such fortune as the Legendary Task Force 641 Raitaru. Surviving all challengers, and rivaling the Isogen Mines of Tzvi”
Theodosius Savnar > “Amen to that!”
The Service concludes.