Liminal Voyager

  1. “I have seen the edges of eternity. It is full of bloodshed and isolation.” —The Journals of Jorin Nal
  2. “I did not seek the Traveler’s gift. It was thrust upon me. Still, I do not shrink from this power—I embrace it.” —The Journals of Jorin Nal
  3. “It never strays far from my heart. The fear that I am… unworthy.” —The Journals of Jorin Nal
  4. “With every step, I wish I could return to the home I do not recall. But my duty is to fight.” —The Journals of Jorin Nal
  5. “There are whispers among the Warlocks who remain. Whispers of one who has seen the future in death.” —The Journals of Jorin Nal

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

Liminal

  • Relating to, or situated at a sensory threshold
    Barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response liminal visual stimuli
  • An intermediate state, phase, or condition, in-between, transitional in the liminalstate between life and death
  • Origin Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning
  • A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing
  • The space is where all transformation takes place, if we learn to wait and let it form us

Voyager

  • Someone who goes on a long trip, especially if he travels in a ship, usually voyagers have often been explorers
  • A voyage is a long trip to a faraway land, and people who go on voyages are called voyagers

EXPANDED INFO:

*With the hints within the other Festival of the Lost pieces it may be  fair to assume the flavor text within this set make reference “The Cowardly Lion” in “The Wizard of Oz” finding courage. Jorin laments his experience with the Light gifted by the Traveler and struggles with his fears and overcoming them.

Cowardly Lion

  • Created by American author L. Frank Baum in his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • He is an African lion, but he speaks and interacts with humans
  • Since lions are supposed to be “The Kings of Beasts,” the Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate
  • He joins The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and Dorothy on an adventure to find the Emerald city and Oz
  • The Wizard orders him to drink an elixir of Courage and he then believes himself to be brave. He continues on adventures with the team and shows bravery many times
  • Only during the aftereffects of the Wizard’s gift, when he is under the influence of an unknown liquid substance that the Wizard orders him to drink is he no longer afaid. He argues that the courage from the Wizard is only temporary, although he continues to do brave deeds while openly and embarrassedly fearful
  • This plays to the idea he was brave enough all along and it was inside him. The books and other adaptations also have differing variations of his adventures.

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