It is fair to say that I have offered quite a number of relics that have come from ancient places. The pieces are not always the most ancient, but the powers are ancient and sometimes even the stones that have been set into new pieces are ancient. On the contrary, I have discovered this piece rather recently in the escalation of the conflict that is going on in Crimea. I am not too sure why the conflict is even going on. Russia gave the Crimean peninsula to the Ukraine in 1954 as a gift and I am not too certain why after all these years they are so interested in having it back. There is a terminology that has been set in place to describe people such as these. They are called Indian givers. I think it is more of American terminology, but it applies in this circumstance. Personally, I think Vladimir Putin simply wanted to create a hostile environment to show that Russia still has what it takes to stage a world takeover. I am not so certain that this will ever happen again. The glory days of the Soviet Union have pretty much come and gone. I am not implying that Russia is not a force to be reckoned with. They could join forces with China and between the two of them they probably make up more than half of the worlds population in numbers, let alone the land mass the two would control.
The conflict in Crimea has proven to be a violent one, with supposed Crimean rebels using force to pull away from the Ukraine and once again become part of Russia. Crimea has always been sort of its own independent state within a state, in the fashion of London, Vatican City, or the District of Columbia. It was merely a state within the Ukraine the war over the territory brought about violence in a fashion that has not been seen in the area for some time. I guess it is fair to say that there are those Crimean residents that want nothing more than be part of the motherland; Russia that is. Then, there are those who still wish to remain part of the Ukraine. These people have been oppressed unfairly and forced to give false public opinions. This is why I was in Crimea. I have ties in Crimea and unfortunately these ties were part of the party that wanted to remain part of Ukraine. They needed to get out of Crimea, because when things got serious they were nearly killed for their beliefs. I was there to help them escape, as the newly established government of Crimea keeps a tight wrap on what goes on in their region.
While I was there it came to my attention that nearby to where I was to arrive there had recently been air strikes. These air strikes had stirred up some local structures. I decided to go down and visit the damage, to see if there was maybe anything that was any particular interest of mine. I did not think that I would have found what I did. I certainly was not thinking that I would. Outside of small town that was pretty much destroyed was a church that had been leveled. I have a certain fascination with churches, as they tend to hold a lot of magic, simply due to the type of structure that they are. This particular church could have been nearly as old as I am, but I'm not sure because in the rubble I was not able to make an "established in date." I could tell by the architecture, though, that this church was not of the newer facade, it was not modern. It poked at my curiosity, which eventually got the better of me. This curiosity eventually found me in the basement of the toppled church. It was filled with debris, as was to be expected due to the circumstances. As I searched, it became quite apparent that there was a trapped door of some sort of in a corner of church. It was more like a secret passage way and it was probably at one time hidden by a large fresco... probably one that lay tattered on the floor. I crawled by through the crawl space, which opened up into a large rectangular chamber.
In the chamber there was a table, upon the table was a small chest. The chest was was quite elaborate and showy, in a style of ornate rhetoric. It was bound with hammered gold wire. On the each corner of the table was a mast. Atop the mast was a burning candle. In my time in the room the candles never seemed to melt. It is seems a fair assumption to say that these candles were burning an eternal flame, but yet again my curiosity got the better of me. Soon, I found myself undoing the gold wiring that bound the box closed. I did not know at the time that I was opening up a Pandora's box of sorts. It seems that in the days of yore, the Orthodoxy of what has become known as Crimea had a pre-occupation with creature that they called theUpior. The Upior is another name for their type of vampire. I cannot tell you that these vampires were always the best of creatures. A lot of times they were women who had done the bidding of the Devil or sold their souls for immortality. Immortality can be a blessing or a curse, for these Upior it was more of a curse. They were forced to be raised form the dead and walk the grounds, not being able to sleep or eat. Rather, their sole purpose was to spread sorcery and magic, as these were prohibited in those days. The result was a race of immortal, undead,vampiric entities.
These Upior were vary particular and powerful in the sorcery they practiced. They scared the hell of the local living individuals, so the locals came up with a process by which to exterminate these beings, while deleting their souls from existence in attempt to save it from eternal damnation. I guess their reasoning was that no soul was a better option than spending an eternity in debt to the Devil. This is why I scratched my head when from the box I encountered a piece that actually held the soul of an Upior. Then, I thought to myself that this must have been one of those "hidden pieces" much like the Catholic church have hidden in the vaults beneath the Vatican. It is a simple concept. The four eternal flames were four angels who were commissioned to keep bound the creature that was conjured into this piece. When I opened the gold binding that was strapped to the chest, there came a violent wind. The flames were extinguished and the angels were relinquished from their duties. I reached into the box, picking up the piece that was inside. I immediately made a connection with the Upior who was inside of the piece. I saw its life in a flash and I saw that the reason that this particular entity had traded its soul was because it was unjustly going to be taken in an illness that couldn't be controlled. The mortal was not ready to die, so in an act of desperation it made a deal that could not be reversed. This is why the locals bound the entity into the piece rather than vanquishing it. In the opinion of the locals, one can never be to safe, which is why this entity was bound in the first place. It is not like this particular Upior meant anyone harm, but it still could as it has all the powers of a regular Upior
The piece that this Upior was originally in was decaying and not in any type of condition to be passed on to another. This is why I held a transference seance and put the Upior into this vessel instead. With this vessel you gain all the insight of a dual power Upior. The Upior is dual in nature because technically it did once sell its soul to the devil, but that deal has been nixed, due to the fact that Upior had once been baptized in the name of the Lord. Thus, the powers pretty much cancel each other out. The result is a neutral, dual power. The sorcery is real and is very powerful. You can use the piece to bond with your Upior, as she is very willing to share the powers that she exhibits with you. This sorcery includes anything from shape-shifting which was a common practice of these beings to escape persecution, to the alchemy they used for levitation, spells, and witchcraft. This piece will also allow you to become an astral walker, as they were. It will bring you wealth. It will bring you the ability to read minds and walk through others' dreams. You will gain the ability to open up a full range of psychic abilities, to through hexes and curses, and to vanquish spiritual entities. I guess it would be more appropriate to share what this vessel does not bring to you versus what it will. There is not much that it will not do, so I will not waste my time. Just know that the powers are very real and very powerful. It will be unlike anything that you have ever experienced. It was so powerful, it even caught me off guard. By the way, you will happy to know that I safely evacuated the people that I went there to help in the first place. They are now living somewhere in Poland. Make sure that you let me know if you are interested in this vessel.
I decided to do two of these pieces. One is a size 9 for the fuller figure ladies and the other is a size 5 for the little bits. Usually all my items are for men so I felt it was time for something for the women. These are unique in design and sterling.