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What is best in Life?

Mongol General."Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life? "
Mongol,  "The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair." Mongol General,"Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?"
Conan," To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good."  Rocks by Fernvale

Nuada Airgetlám

Celtos miniature on a Fernavale Scenics base.

"In Irish mythology, Nuada or Nuadu (later Nuadha), known by the epithet Airgetlám ("Silver Hand/Arm"), was the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He is cognate with the Gaulish and British god Nodens. His Welsh equivalent is Nudd or Lludd Llaw Eraint. Nuada was king of the Tuatha Dé for seven years before they came to Ireland. They made contact with the Fir Bolg, the then-inhabitants of the island, and Nuada sought from them half of the island for the Tuatha Dé, which their king rejected. Both peoples made ready for war, and in an act of chivalry allowed their numbers and arms to be inspected by the opposing side to allow for a truly fair battle. During this first great battle at Mag Tuired, Nuada lost an arm[1] in combat with the Fir Bolg champion Sreng. Nuada's ally, Aengaba of Norway, then fought Sreng, sustaining a mortal wound, while the Dagda protected Nuada. Fifty of the Dagda&…