The obelisk endures; Strength born of struggle.
Mercenarium Function: When you sing the Kintsukuroi hymn, select up to five (5) of your in-play cards and either discard or re-summon them in any order. To do this, first, select the in-play cards you would like to discard or re-summon with this hymn. Remove those cards from the board. Discard those that you wish to discard, then summon the remaining cards one at a time as if they were being newly summoned onto the board. You can ‘chain’ these re-summoned cards into new formations by field summoning them next to each other, or next to any of your other cards that are still in play, so long as you continue to follow summoning rules.
If you run out of valid spaces to summon any of these chosen cards into, the remaining cards MUST be discarded.
A card with Seasons attached to it (or Zodiac acting as the Seasons hymn) may be re-summoned using Kintsukuroi, but the card must remain oriented in whatever direction it was before using Kintsukuroi. Likewise, The Fool and The Fox can be re-summoned using Kintsukuroi, but their dice value must remain the same as before using Kintsukuroi.
Repair / Healing, Grace, Integration / Resistance
Kintsukuroi represents the embracing of difficult experience; Accepting our suffering without resistance and incorporating it into us, giving us strength, wisdom and compassion. It symbolizes the integration of our pain and the beauty that comes to us from doing so.
Its core meaning (Repair) refers to the reassembly of broken things; when something is shattered (home, projects, identities), it is up to us to pick up the pieces and make them whole again. Its secondary themes (Healing, Grace, Integration) suggest that healing is completed only by accepting what has happened, seeing it as an opportunity to add texture and beauty to our stories. Its alteration (Resistance) means the denial of pain that leads us to inaction, leaving things broken and unable to be fixed.
6s are REPAIRS: the reflection, evaluation, or fusion of energy (acceptance of grief, recovery from illness, integration of trauma, learning of lessons) that gives us new vitality.
In all the known, and all the real,
and all the broken fields;
Maybe we made a big mistake,
but hold on 'till it seals.
So many halls, so many heretics,
falling down, all around.
Oh hallelujah, our faith stayed whole.
Could it be, that
Even as the worship's over, even as the kingdom come,
an altruist is worth its weight in soul?
Even if the angels come to see the wicked deeds we've done,
we can show our kintsukuroi gold.
We could be so bold.
We should be so bold.
I don't need your gravity holding me down,
I am slowly re-bounding from the edge of all I am;
I can see you standing there, judging me,
wishing my energy, would be less demanding.
Oh, if the only thing that holds you to your stars
is that they are,
Grow. Quit sleeping through the seasons,
deciding from afar.
It could be that,
Even as the worship's over, even as it comes asunder,
altruism's worth its weight in gold.
Even if the angels see the wicked deeds we've done, we can
forge ourselves a kintsukuroi soul,
should we be so bold.
Let your faith stay whole.