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XII. DRUID
Emptiness eclipsed; Surrender in faith.

To attach: Slide the XII. Druid card beneath the chosen mercenary, so that the hymn’s title is clearly visible beneath it.

To attach: Slide the XII. Druid card beneath the chosen mercenary, so that the hymn’s title is clearly visible beneath it.

Mercenarium Function: To use this hymn, attach it to one of your mercenaries (JQKA) as you summon it into play, or to any of your own mercenaries that is currently in play. So long as this hymn is attached, the chosen Mercenary cannot be bought, and is even protected in situations where an opposing player has hymn VIII. Avarice.

To ‘attach’ the Druid hymn to a Mercenary, place the hymn card beneath the chosen mercenary so that only the hymn’s title is visible beneath the chosen mercenary’s orientation line.

If a Mercenary with the Druid hymn attached is captured, place the Druid hymn in the discard pile.

Dragonfruit Meaning:
Devotion / Faith, Loyalty, Surrender / Indifference
Druid represents unwavering devotion to something greater than oneself, as with a mother’s love, a soldier’s honor, or the loyalty of friendship; all exist in the willingness to give up the self in service. It symbolizes conviction, commitment, and belief, almost to the point of compulsion.

Its core meaning (Devotion) suggests commitment to a person, place, or cause, in which energy is projected outside of the self to deepen connections, strengthen movements, and fulfill possibilities. Its secondary themes (Faith, Loyalty, Surrender) tell of the abandonment of selfish desires in the face of a greater, more noble, or more demanding cause; giving oneself over to something and allowing it to become your focus, allowing misgivings to fall away, and surrendering to its influence. Its alteration (Indifference) shows the polarity of obsessive devotion, in which everything else but the devoted focus becomes unimportant, growing distant, and withering away.

Queens are SOLDIERS: Protectors, defenders, and devoted allies. Fiercely dedicated to a person, cause, or ideal, they are concerned with advancing the needs of the object of their devotion. Their conviction can lead them away from anything that does not seem serve their cause, sometimes to their detriment. Their energy tends to be cleansing, or destructive.

LYRICS:

Ferocious ferrofluid:
The most of the minimum,
as foreign as a ghost is,
so in doing, we're dying to be
completed. Ironic reasons;
convincing all the rest,
we're the best.

Oh, writing them is soaring to the senses!
Calling out a story for a little bit of mention;
Attention.

I can't hardly hold what I know
under my lid. Mind is,
magnetized, manipulated
ferrofluid, druid.

Send in sentries, please.
Keep things from going crazy.
Can't forget to breathe
considering everything we've seen.
Maybe they were right;
Watching the world aching.
Can't fault me for trying
to redefine our holocene.

Mistakes are always so easy to make,
but patience prefaces restraint,
so wait.

I can't hardly hold what I know
under my lid. Mind is,
magnetized, manipulated
ferrofluid, druid.