(This thread will be semi-in-character, as I expect people to discuss their character motivations, although not necessarily in-character)
Before I start this meeting, I would like to make a few things clear. First, Mr. Eaten, or possibly the bazaar itself, does not appreciate open discussion of the prices we have all paid, or laying out the paths we took. To that end, I will say we will NOT be discussing either of these today.
Now, on to the business at hand. I was recently asked why I seek the name, and it led me to reflect on the nature of the Search. For myself, the search was something born out of idle curiosity and boredom. I’m a rather busy individual, constantly seeking to accomplish as much in a day as I can. I researched my methods, learned the most effective ways to do things, and before long there was little I had not done. After all, what use is there in amassing wealth with nothing to buy? In earning fame when I need nothing from my people? In a way, despite having everything I could ever want, I had nothing. But, there was one little thing left. A path that I had been repeatedly told was most assuredly a Bad Idea. And so, I began searching for the name. It became a game of sorts: I would damage myself, my reputation, and my wealth. And every time, I would use the knowledge I acquired to build it back up again. Such duality was oddly amusing, to build myself up only to knock myself down again, and each time getting one step closer to the Name.
For many, they see the things we give up for the Name as sacrifices. But, indeed I had learned that in having everything, I truly had nothing left. The search for the name continually gives me something to work for, both in the name itself, and building back what I have lost.
So, I ask of you: What brought you to the name? What keeps you searching?