Occasionally one is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party. If that happens to be the case for you, that's makes you a Merc. And in order to make yourself look like a more fearsome and employable prospect to those wealthy military-types, we present The Black Shield of the Mercenary.
Discovery is the observation of new phenomena, new actions, or new
events and providing new reasoning to explain the knowledge gathered
through such observations with previously acquired knowledge from
abstract thought and everyday experiences. New discoveries are acquired through various senses and are usually assimilated, merging with pre-existing knowledge and actions. Discovery and inspiration are often heralded by one word in particular: Euereka! In celebration of the word, and of those who use it we have the crossed bolts of Inspiration, The Eureka of the Scientist.