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- One ring of supposed power was said to make its bearer invisible to those in closest proximity, and led to selfish obsession.
- While other rings, forged together, protected the same person from temporal harm. That mail shirt was gifted in preparation for a pivotal battle, and was forged of mithril: mith meaning "grey" or "mist," and ril meaning "glitter."
- In the Koran, mail armor was said to be a gift divinely revealed to David.
- The rings on a mail shirt sometimes had prayer symbols stamped on them...for divine protection.
- The mail shirt worn by Beowulf was forged by a smith who was said to be "preeminently wise" in a passage translated centuries ago by an actual elven king.
- In most cases in our day, the one bearing the actual rings is someone other than the little dude walking down the aisle.
Initial Elven Migrations
- Not all those who wander are lost.
- Our heritage was once in shards.
- Once reforged, it was to be wielded with a new name, meaning "flame of the West."
In later generations, many migrated from there to other continents of the world.
May we carefully seek to be led to where we can each be of greatest service.
To each of you, "Flame on."