[Benshira Pride!] Eyes Like Water in the Desert

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[Benshira Pride!] Eyes Like Water in the Desert

Postby Colombina on October 30th, 2012, 6:01 pm

Ahahaha! Good one, Sybel! ;) On a slightly related note, I'm trying to get "Hai" to be the equivalent of "hell" in game. Spread the slang.
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Postby Sybel on October 30th, 2012, 7:18 pm

Will do! :D
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[Benshira Pride!] Eyes Like Water in the Desert

Postby Yousef on February 27th, 2013, 8:07 am

I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread those little history notes will be put to good use in the future!
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Postby Elisha on March 26th, 2013, 6:40 pm

I am here to show my pride!

Eyes like gems, heritage as precious as gold. Yahals favored, he speaks to us. Guides us, protects us, our wealth booming, our beautiful stones. Our pottery and our herds. We are the simple people that no one can rise over our status. As closely intwined with the gods as the Ethaefals, as beautiful as the Seductive Eypharians. We are the Benshira, Like water in a desert. We are a welcoming and beautiful sight.
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Postby Xio Alcetar on May 3rd, 2013, 9:33 pm

Benshira! Woot!
...yeah, I don't really know what I'm doing here. Any advice on playing a Benshira? Quirks? Common traits? Speech patterns?
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Postby Marrin on November 24th, 2013, 7:21 am

I'm not Benshiran...but I found a great theme for the race! Please excuse the title...we know you're not all starving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT_lO7CYWnA
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Postby Hirem on June 12th, 2014, 3:25 am

Falim, my fellow Benshirans! Av-berkaven, one and all. Let's sit down and celebrate what makes us great!

This character is the very first character I played on Mizahar, and I chose his race for a simple reason: compared to all of the wonderful, outlandish races that occupy this game, from shape-shifting animals to blue, all-male warriors, to giant, peaceful, hyper-intelligent gorillas, the Benshiran seemed downright homely. At first, that seems like an insult, but at the time I thought it was hugely important. The Benshirans were grounded in real-world Middle Eastern cultures, cultures that I've grown hugely fascinated by over the years. They didn't have much use for magic, they didn't have a complex psychology to understand, they didn't have neat boons to play with like Wind Eagles or automatic Gnosis marks; their defining traits were their hospitality, prejudice, and their strong emphasis on family. I've often found that in fantasy settings, I grow uninterested in the more bizarre aspects and relate, most strongly, to the characters that I can picture in the real world - in the strange and terrific world of Mizahar, the Benshirans provide our imaginations with a firm foundation.

Over time, I fell in love with the race. I got invested in their city and culture, I took great interest in picking apart individual Benshiran PCs and seeing what other spins people took on the concept, and I devoted my character fully to the Benshiran patron deity, Yahal. I fully believe that if there's a "good" aligned race on Mizahar, the Benshirans come in a close second to the Konti - they're known for being incredibly generous while also living in a massive and inhospitable desert, for crying out loud!

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Postby Daya on July 8th, 2014, 11:14 am

hi! i'm planning to write a solo flashback developing my character's herbalism/tea making skills and generally looking at Benshiran culture. could anyone point me toward some resources which might help? for example tea recipes? i want to to be as consistent with lore as it can be (:

maybe it would better to post in Q&A but thought i'd try here first. <3
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Postby Fabell on November 10th, 2019, 2:49 am

Not sure if we have any Benshira still playing, but I just wanted to put out my semi-active status (once or twice a week). I've been playing since October, currently based in Lhavit.
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