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Golden Fleet Welcomes Newest Addition At Wigan Prime
Note the golden crust!
A meat and potato pie attached to a weather balloon has been "sent into space".
The pioneering pastry - believed to be the first ever launched into the stratosphere - was launched from Wigan earlier.
Space enthusiasts have attached a camera and tracking equipment and monitor the pie's progress as it soars above the Earth's crust.
The aim is to see if its journey, of up to about 100,000 feet, changes the molecular structure of the pie.
Pie-makers from St Helens who were commissioned to make the pie ahead of the World Pie Eating Championships next week.
They said they thought it would freeze on its ascent and be cooked on re-entry.
Also watch the video on the page, it's worth it for the Piemaster. :lol:
[PCLAS] Praetoriani Classiarii Templares
// CLASSIARII HISTORY
And within this flame, the Lord found faith renewed.
- The Scriptures, Gheinok the First 1:3
Ancient texts in the Scriptures speak of Great Fires brought forth on Amarr Prime, representations of God's Will that dispelled doubt, pushed back the chaos of the Long Dark and protected the chosen. Other texts observe that the Flames were also vehicles of revelation and symbols of Imperial sovereignty, and as such sacred fire imagery can be found throughout Amarr.
Amarrian temples are built to serve the Faith, with an eternally burning Flame prominent within an inner sanctum, with others that may be kindled for specific occasions. The Fire of the Chosen, the Atash Amarr, is the most common sight, present within most temples and the focus of much Amarrian architecture from cathedrals to stations.
The highest grade of fire is the Atash Amarr, the "Fire of the Chosen", with many lesser flames are dedicated to specific tasks, roles or events. Notably the Atash Classiarii, the "Fire of the Soldier", "Fire of Heaven's Soldier" or simply known as "Soldier's Fire", is revered to be one of the most honourable fires to pay visits to and pray upon, especially by shipborn marines of the Amarr Navy and alike.
Priests and Palatinus ranked templars rarely preach or hold sermons, rather tending to fires within while praying and offering personal guidance to acolytes of the temples. Temple attendance is particularly high during seasonal celebrations and especially so during Imperial events, such as the coronation of the Empress.
// CLASSIARII ORGANISATION
The Praetoriani Classiarii Templares [PCLAS], elite ground forces of the PIE golden fleet, serves as one of the most prominent militant orders that promotes the Atash Amarr. Templars serving the PCLAS Order are formally soldiers of the Praetorian temple and often referred to as the Classiarii, shipborne warriors of the golden fleet ready to strike any enemies of the Throne, all in the name of God and Empire.
The order is known for choosing templars and soldiers of all races that are faithful to the Amarr Empire. Most notable is the high presence of Kameiras within the PCLAS ranks. The soldiers of the temple combine studying Amarr with fierce military training. While the Classiarii is often feared by the enemy as ruthless warriors carrying the holy Word with them into the battlefields, they are also held amongst the most honourable and respected soldiers the Empire has to offer.
During active service, PCLAS marines are often deployed through joint operations with the PIE fleet in warzone of the Bleak Lands. When not deployed planetside, they stand serving as protectors onboard the golden celestial vessels flying under PIE banner, piloted by Praetorian capsuleers.
// CLASSIARII RECRUITMENT
PCLAS is currently only accepting soldiers of all races that swear loyalty to the office of the Emperor Family, and are ready to give up their lives for God and Empire to extinguish the Minmatar threat in the Bleak Lands.
Mercenaries only interested in finance and profit need not apply.
Soldiers wishing to join the Classiarii, should apply to get registered. Most applicants are accepted at a trial rank, Tiro, and are obliged to make a full application within a month or be expelled from the order. Soldiers seeking full membership are forwarded to the PIE main recruitment page, like any other applicant, and are obliged to read and understand our ethos, oath and employment procedures before they register on the forum and submit an application like any other.
After an application has been submitted, a recruiter will make contact with the applicant and initiate an short formal (IC) interview on the PIE public forums. The outcome of this interview, together with a review of the applicants skills on the battlefields, will determine if one is either fully accepted into the order or not.
// BASES OF OPERATIONS
The PCLAS order has a permanent temple structure in the Empire, located on the temperate planet Myyhera IV, which serves as their main base of operation outside of the warzone.
The order also uses an Archon class carrier, TES Eternal Flame, that serves as a mobile HQ and main coordination vessel with the PIE fleet in space.
A small temple complex dedicated to PCLAS is also present beside the PIE HQ in the massive Emperor Family station hovering above the planet Oris.
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Imperial Symbolism and PIE
The Empire is full of symbols, symbols that we generally take for granted without fully realising their meaning or import. The PIE alliance emblem is one such symbol, something we all see daily yet rarely take the time to consider what it truly means. Understanding that first requires a knowledge of some of the core fundamentals of Amarr.
The First Man
This symbol represents the beginning, when God and man existed in a perfect union within His creation.
This union is symbolised by an unbroken circle, with the inverted triangle representing the Divine.
All of creation rests within God's Light.
"In the beginning all things were as one.
God parted them and breathed life into His creation
Divided the parts and gave each its place
And unto each, bestowed purpose"
- The Scriptures, Book I 1:4
The Long Dark
"And they stood before Him,
bathed in His light.
Yet their eyes were blind,
Their hearts rebellious,
And their minds refused the Lord.
Darkness descended upon them,
Spreading inside their minds,
And the flames of the Lord died within them.
Yet one flame remained,
And within this flame, the Lord found faith renewed.
Casting the others into obscurity,
The Lord turned to the one"
- The Scriptures, Gheinok the First 1:3
The circle is broken and man falls from God's embrace, descending from the Light into darkness. The fires of faith flicker and dim amongst man and an age of savagery and barbarism reigns in cold darkness beyond God's embrace. The Divine is eternal and man is not abandoned. Where faith still burns true, God leads the faithful to salvation, and through the Prophet Gheinok our ancestors were guided from the darkness to Amarr.
"Our Lord visited his flock and saw that all was not good.
Blasphemy and heresy ruled the land.
The Lord punished the sinners and drowned them in their own blood.
But the people of Amarr lived righteously and in fear of God.
Thus they were saved and became God's chosen."
- The Scriptures, Book II 2:1
"And so it was,
That Gheinok led his people on the great exodus,
To the land of our Salvation,
To the land of God,
To the land of his Chosen,
- The Scriptures, Gheinok the First 1:32
The Long Dark still exists today, beyond the boundaries of the Empire where in the cold darkness of space, the flames of the faithful have yet to be rekindled.
"The Amarr people came into the world and the world came into being.
Our illustrious ancestors freed their souls from the evils of the old world and created a new one.
The great Amarr Empire was founded to cultivate the spirit of man.
To do so the enemies of the outside had to be defeated and the enemies of the inside controlled.
The Lord gave our Emperor the power to harness the Good and punish the Evil.
Ever since, the Emperor has lived the lives of his subjects and breathed the air of authority."
- The Scriptures, Book I 1:14
The Amarr emerge from the darkness, a beacon of God's Light to all of creation.
Man and God are reunited, albeit imperfectly as many remain to be Reclaimed. The primacy of the Divine is clear, with God's law unbroken in the foreground, and within the Empire those parts of creation resume their place and purpose. The Amarr are given a destiny of faith to spread the light of God back across creation, ultimately ending the Long Dark and bringing man fully back into a perfect union with the Divine.
"Here we are.
This is the world of God.
We are His chosen ones.
This place, this planet of peace and abundance, He made for us. It's ours for the taking.
There will be obstacles and difficulties. That is His test. We must make His gift deserving.
This birth of life.
This dawn of greatness.
We can not fail, for we have the Emperor to lead us and destiny to follow."
- The Scriptures, Second Letter of St. Junip of Aerui
"I give to you the destiny of Faith,
And you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens:
Go forth, conquer in my Name, and reclaim that which I have given."
- The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 22:13
A note on the Kingdom: Astute observers will see that the Kingdom symbol is identical to the Imperial, only differing through inversion. The unbroken primacy of the Divine is still evident in the foreground, leaving the difference one of secular authority, now merely a historical note.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
The emblem chosen for the Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris alliance draws primary inspiration from the Imperial emblem.
As with the Imperial emblem, primacy of the Divine is placed fore and centre, affirming our role as defenders of the Empire and through that, God's law.
The heraldic griffon, used by PIE since founding, is also echoed here, with upswept wings in the background signifying our mission and duty to spread the light of faith to all who languish in the cold dark.
"So the Lord sent forth the Chosen,
to bring forth the light of faith
And those who embrace His love
Shall be saved by His grace
For we are His shepherds in the darkness
His Angels of Mercy.
But those who turn away from His light,
And reject His true word
Shall be struck down by His wrath
For we are His retribution incarnate
His Angels of Vengeance"
- The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 4:45
RE: Forum upgrade - please report issues
Wait, so the actual permission masks are knackered? That shouldn't be the case, and is clearly an error.
Ideally, what we need (and have needed for a while, with EVE, because there are so many layers of access) is a list of desired usergroups (e.g., EVE: Captains, EVE: Directors, EVE: the lad who makes the tea) and what those groups should be able to access on the forum.
Actually, this whole notion of:
- primary usergroup = members (for everyone)
- secondary groups = the access to individual forums
is massively complicated, and born of a website integration we had many, many years ago. I would suggest a cleaner method is:
- Don't play anything? Your primary group = Members, which has generic access
- Play WoW for PIE? Your primary group = WoW members (which has the same access as Members plus internal WoW stuff), and secondary = any additional accesses you might need
- Play EVE for PIE? Your primary group = EVE members (which has the same access as Members plus internal EVE stuff), and secondary = any additional accesses you might need
- Play EVE but not for PIE? Your primary group = whatever is appropriate for that group (e.g., Friends of Amarr, which has the same access as Members plus FoA access)
Or (even cleaner):
You don't employ secondary groups - you create primary groups which include the basic access (e.g., EVE Members) plus the additional stuff. That is, the group "PIE Directors" contains access to everything, not just the director stuff, and therefore you only need to be a member of one group.
Pro: easy to audit and maintain
Con: doesn't allow the same fidelity of access
Pro: because of that con, it forces you to adopt a group strategy that's simpler
Anyway, apologies, was hoping to dedicate some more time to this but have been swamped at work. I'll bring my laptop home tonight, see if I can work on some of this stuff.
On groups, can they be structured to not have primary/secondary at all? IE just have a set of groups and people can be in none, some or all of them, depending on their permissions?
That way you can have a "public member" group who can see the public areas, then an "EVE member" with eve rights etc, and just assign people the groups as needed.