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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2010, 03:23:07 PM »
Wow, and to think I was almost killed. Ra is truely great.

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2010, 07:00:15 AM »
Xandi, unfortunately, has had to pull out of the game due to lack of time for E right now.  :(  But the good news is that Caeli has agreed to help out by stepping into the game herself.  Welcome, Caeli!   :D

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2010, 07:10:36 AM »
Ack! Xandi will be missed, but Caeli joining is good news indeed! YAY Caeli, welcome :-)

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2010, 07:11:46 AM »
*bows to the welcomed Caeli*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2010, 10:47:42 AM »
That's too bad about Xandi.  :-( 

*hugglesnuggles Caeli*  Welcome to the game! 

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2010, 11:57:47 AM »
Welcome Caeli! *huggles*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2010, 12:19:42 PM »
Calei!!!!

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2010, 05:27:05 PM »
Women in ancient Egypt lived much more liberated lives than most of their contemporaries, at least those women who owned some property.  And they could own property in their own right, buying and selling it as they chose, as well as being able to will it away to whoever they wished.  Working women received exactly the same pay as men in the same jobs -- something most countries still have trouble with today.  Royal women are depicted as taking part in battle, even being decorated for valor.  Queens frequently carried out diplomatic correspondence with other nations in their own right, and also deputized for their husbands.  The Greek historian Herodotus, observing Egyptian society around 450 B.C.E., said that they "had reversed the ordinary practices of mankind," since women would go out to the market to trade, while men stayed at home weaving.

Though most women were illiterate (as probably about 95 - 98% of society was at that time), some did learn to read and write, as evidenced by the fact that some women held high office.  Queen Hetepheres II held the title of "Controller of the Affairs of the Kiltwearers" (Mith, are you reading this?  ;D), which actually meant she was in charge of the entire civil service, a very important job.  Female overseers, governors, doctors, and judges were not unheard of, and in at least two cases, the Grand Vizier was a woman.  There are also six queens on record as ruling completely independently, including Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and of course Cleopatra.

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2010, 11:44:32 AM »
*ponders*

Okay, if the fun facts don't inspire anyone, how about cookies for whoever starts the voting?   ;D

I know there's a natural aversion to voting first, especially if things have gone badly for the first voter in previous rounds; but someone has to take the plunge.  So try not to think of the first voter as being up to something -- look at it as them being brave, or at least doing all of us a favor.  :)

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2010, 12:01:02 PM »
*gives Beguile's fresh-baked cookies!*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2010, 12:02:45 PM »
I'm enjoying the fun facts!

Can I have a cookie?

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2010, 12:05:36 PM »
*gives Beguile's fresh-baked cookies!*

*noms and giggles*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2010, 12:15:57 PM »
*steals some of the cookies, like the evil Soldier of the Moon that he is*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2010, 12:17:22 PM »
*steals some of the cookies, like the evil Soldier of the Moon that he is*

Eeep!  *is burgled*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2010, 12:39:40 PM »
*offers cookies to the ghosts as well*

The non-Soldier of the Moon ghosts, that is.  Apparently they just steal them.  Hmph.

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2010, 12:43:46 PM »
A cookie! a cookie! My fan for a cookie! ;-)

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2010, 12:51:12 PM »
But then you won't be a fan-bearer!

<.<

*sneaks her a cookie anyway*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2010, 12:56:21 PM »
YAY!!

Loyalty or cookies...

uhm...

Alright....

Moving on....

**noms happily**

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2010, 01:08:28 PM »
It's possible the fans were largely symbolic anyway, maybe just something they brought out on big formal state occasions and such.  The name comes from the fact that the fan-bearers were those who were trusted and loyal enough to be granted a place literally right next to the embodiment of the deities on earth, which is where they would be if they were holding fans to shield the king from the sun.


But you all can have actual giant feathery fans if you want them.  *grins*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2010, 01:17:53 PM »
*noms happily on a cookie* Thank you Val!

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2010, 01:34:06 PM »
*sneaks in and sneaks a cookie* 

>_>

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« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2010, 01:40:02 PM »
Oh cookies! *tries to take a cookie then remembers she can't cause she's a ghost and starts to pout*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2010, 03:22:58 PM »
Do I get an extra cookie for being voted for? ^.^ 

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2010, 05:00:46 PM »
*gives Moirae a giant-size cookie!*

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Re: King of the Two Lands: The Hall of Ma'at [OOC thread]
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2010, 06:35:30 AM »
Well it was fun while it lasted. Later folks.