Engine of Expression

Engine of Expression
Collection Clockwork Mnemonix
Author Proctor Albacron, Second Innovator of the Sacred Flywheel

Engine of Expression is a Book in Elder Scrolls Online. Contained within Eidetic Memory, these books are part of the subcollection Clockwork Mnemonix


Where to find Engine of Expression

      • On the table on the top floor of The Grand Depository in the Brass Fortress



Engine of Expression Content

The Great Gear, a concept first put forth by Lord Sotha Sil and later expanded upon by his Clockwork Apostles, illustrates the idea that all of existence can be expressed as the workings of a finely tuned machine. The Great Gear represents nature's primal engine,t he source of life and power and that makes Nirn thrive. It isn't a literal engine. The father of mysteries used the metaphorical idea of a primal engine to expound upon his teachings and philosophy. The apostles that learned from Lord Seht followed his example and built upon the metaphor to create a rich and expressive manner of speaking that sets them apart from other followers of the Tribunal. By employing a variety of metaphors that utilize the working of gears and pistons to express emotions, thoughts, and intentions, the apostles have developed a distinct dialect that draws upon their vocation and beliefs. Here are some of their more cherished idioms, along with the meaning for those not fluent in the movements of the Great Gear. By the Great Gear! An exclamation of wonder and surprise, although it can also be used to proclaim shock or even horror in the appropriate circumstance. Never in a million clicks of the Great Gear. An idiom for emphasizing the impossibility of a given event or describing something that is unlikely to happen. The gears just have to align in my favor. An expression of hopeful intent, favorable conditions, or the desire for everything to come together in a positive way. When the gear slips. A phrase used to express something isn't quite right or a situation has become off kilter. Clogging up the gears. An expression that means something was spoiled, usually through blundering or stupidity. Before three gears click into place. A phrase used to hurry things along or to indicate that very little time has or will have passed. Caught in the gears. A statement of concern usually related to a difficult situation, a troublesome predicament, or a problem that doesn't have an easy solution. May your gears spin freely. A friendly farewell, wishing the recipient good wishes and continued success. May your pistons never clog. A phrase used to wish another person well as you send them on their way. May the Great Gear always spin in your direction. A way to wish good fortune upon a Clockwork Apostle or a close friend or associated not related to the order. Tighten the cogs. To shore up, reinforce, or make better. The clockwork is only as strong as its weakest cog. A phrase with a literal meaning, though the weakest cog also figuratively refers to a person or other flawed feature and not an actual cog. The Great Gear never pauses in its rotation. A phrase that assures us that time passes and that world moves on, whether we want it to or not. Spare a few more clicks of the Great Gear. A request to give someone or something your attention for a time. The Great Gear turns, so be quick, be quick. Time passes, so don't dawdle. Sometimes the Great Gear turns from frustration to opportunity. Any of several similar sayings that indicate that situations can change from favorable to unfavorable, or vice versa, usually by the whims of fate. And that is the sequence of the words.


Clockwork Mnemonix
A Brief History of Ald Sotha  ♦  A Sky of Dusk  ♦  A Study of Fabricants  ♦  Acolyte's Chipped Scroll Plate  ♦  Acolyte's Lost Scroll Plate  ♦  Acolyte's Scorched Scroll Plate  ♦  Assistance Needed for Factotum Experiment!  ♦  Barilzar's Journal  ♦  Castigation Ritual  ♦  Catalogue of Afflictions in the City  ♦  Chirrhari's Notes  ♦  Clockwork Apostle Poetry Collective  ♦  Concerning the Saints' Safety and Security  ♦  Dulza's Log  ♦  Evaluation of Saint Felms  ♦  Evaluation of Saint Llothis  ♦  Evaluation of Saint Olms  ♦  Excerpts From Fabricated Flora: A Study  ♦  Eyes of Nothing  ♦  Factotum Classification - Log 233  ♦  Factotum Model Registry  ♦  Gascone's Memorandum  ♦  Imperfect Operations Manual  ♦  Inveigling the Clockwork Apostles  ♦  Ironstalk Mushroom Preservation and Sterilization  ♦  Journal of a Stranded Mage  ♦  Love Poem LT0782  ♦  Maintenance Log 4091  ♦  Maintenance Log 5352  ♦  Maintenance Log 5453  ♦  Maliah's Journal  ♦  Mechanical Fundament Maintenance Logs  ♦  Naril's Note: Simulated Sunlight  ♦  Naril's Note: Success Out of Tragedy  ♦  Naril's Notes: Early Experiments  ♦  Naril's Notes: Origins  ♦  Nerevar the Captain  ♦  Notes on Crow Sightings  ♦  Novice Oscard's Notes  ♦  Ode to a Brass Lily  ♦  Orders of Assassination  ♦  Outsider Observation Report - Log 1  ♦  Outsider Observation Report - Log 2  ♦  Outsider Observation Report - Log 3  ♦  Proctor Luciana's Journal, Vol 1  ♦  Proctor Luciana's Journal, Vol 2  ♦  Proctor Luciana's Journal, Vol 3  ♦  Proctor Luciana's Journal, Vol 4  ♦  Realms of the Clockwork City: The Radius  ♦  Residential Logistics Log  ♦  Security Survey  ♦  Shadows and Whispers  ♦  Sotha Nall  ♦  Steady Hands  ♦  Stealing the Stars  ♦  Stuck in the Slag  ♦  Terari's Notes  ♦  The Astronomer's Power  ♦  The Ballad of Brisbor Battle-Axe (verse six)  ♦  The Blackfeather Court  ♦  The Defense of Mournhold  ♦  The Fabricated Fauna of Clockwork  ♦  The Factotum's Secret Voice  ♦  The Imperfect Logistics Log  ♦  The Law of Gears  ♦  The Memories of Sotha Sil  ♦  The Mystery of Artaeum  ♦  The Mystery of Factotums  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 10  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 11  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 12  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 7  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 8  ♦  The Truth in Sequence: Volume 9  ♦  The Unseen Potential of Clockwork  ♦  The Water Cycle of Clockwork City  ♦  The Will of Our Mistress  ♦  Thoughts of the Honored Assistant  ♦  Vivec, The Warrior-Poet  ♦  Warning to All Residents  ♦  Worshiping the Illogical


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