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« on: May 15, 2007, 06:31:11 AM »

Primerose
Softhands, Gentlesmile - Redbark Brownies, healers
Appleblossom - cook
Quickfoot - courir, speaks a bit Tharian
Bluesky, Aikirana (Bluebark brownies), good for every work








Talia‘s sleep is not very deep, she dreams of Brownies doing something with her body, but she doesn‘t know, what it is. Then Terra cries „Mommy“ and she tries to get to her and can‘t . Fortunately she wakes up and as an reaction she embraces Terra lying next to her. When little hands are tugging at her, it is just past Shadowleave, she is still tired. Terra is already awake and sitting upright in her bedroll, eyes wide, and full of fear. Talia takes her into her arms again and whispers into her ear.

“Terra, dear, I‘m confident that the Brownies will be able to help us. It is life magic! Don‘t be afraid, you are very strong inside and you will drive your demons away with the help of the Brownies, I‘m very sure of that! And all our friends will think at us and pray to the gods for help. We must not despair.“

The Brownies, they haven‘t seen them before, are waiting patiently till both women are up and following them silently outside to not to disturb the sleep of the others.


It is fresh despite the summer morning. The sky begins to brighten up though First flame is yet far away. The group of Brownies are escorting Talia and Terra to a place away from all the hectic of the Council Tree. After a short walk through the forest along a narrow grassy path they reach a fairly big natural clearing. It is a peaceful place. Slender bushes between tall trees protect the clearing from curious views, a creek is running through the middle which joins the bigger river they came up on their rafts not too far away. But willows at the end of the clearing towards the river make it impossible to see it. A single mighty tree, a white oak, is standing in the clearing, its branches reaching far out. It is very dusky when they arrive, Talia is not able to see much details, but the clearing is full of moonlight, giving the whole scene a strange touch. Away from the tree, on the other side of the creek a fire is burning around which some Brownies are sitting. A round tent is nearby, which is decorated with different symbols Talia can‘t recognise in the darkness.

The group approaches the fire and is greeted by Primrose.

“Good morning Lady Talia, good morning lady Terra, please sit down!“

She waits till both have made themselves comfortably, they are offered a mug of water which they are enjoying, this water seems to have a different quality.

“Now let you tell, what awaits you. As I said yesterday, you two are out of balance with the life-forces. That is a serious threat to your lives, it can lead to death, dependent on how much you are out of balance.  We Brownies can heal simple injuries like that of Lady Terra quite easily with our forces, for there only the surface is out of balance. it is different with you two, We can only initiate the healing, the actual recovery has to be done by nature itself, by the four basic elements. a way to do this is to expose you to these elements. “

She pauses and looks at the big people to show, if they have some questions, but as neither Talia nor Terra say anything , she continues.

“The first will be the element of fire. That might be the most frightening for you, Lady Talia, for you will be confronted with your recent past. The element of fire is the most indirect as well and so the most difficult, for we cannot place you directly in a fire, so heat has to suffice. Over there in this tent we have a very hot burning fire, you will sit there and  you will have to endure the heat till Starrise. You will not get anything to eat, but a mug of water every three hours.
About your diet for the time during the healing. You are not allowed to eat any meat, you will get a selected variety of light fruits and pure water for that time.

Now let me introduce you to Softhands who will oversee your healing, and to Gentlesmile, who will assist her. “


Primrose points to the two redbark Brownies sitting next to her. They both are not saying a thing, but only smile to Talia and Terra.

“Thank you for helping us, we are glad we are allowed to be here.“ is all what Talia can say. she looks at Terra, but Terra stays silent and so Talia only grabs her hand and presses it slightly.

“We are both in the same tent? “ Talia asks.

“Yes, you are, but you should not talk to each other without need, only if it is extremely necessary.

But let you introduce to our other helpers here, who will prepare your food and help you in any other way not related to the actual healing.

Here is Appleblossom, she is very good in picking the best fruits and prepare them if necessary“
Primrose points at a little greenbark.
“and here we have Quickfoot, he will be the contact between this camp and the main area, he speaks some Tharian as well, so if your friends want to know something, they should address him. Bluesky and Aikirana will do whatever is needed.“

Talia nods to everybody, though her gaze remains a bit longer on the strangely looking bluebark Brownie.

“That‘s for now, have some water now, some fruit, relieve yourself over there and then it is time to go into the tent. I will look after you this night. Then we will see, how long the healing will take.“

Primrose gets up and after a last nod she vanishes in the still dark night, though it is considerable lighter now. Appleblossom hurries away as well and comes back with an assortment of fruits which she offers to Talia and Terra. Both try to eat, but it is not as easy despite the delicious meal - Talia`s stomach seems not to be able to take anything in. Appleblossom smiles friendly at her, saying „Eat, you need.“, so Talia tries to swallow some and they are so juicy that once she has started she enjoys them all.

But finally it is time to go to the tent. Softhands and Friendlysmile, the two healers follow inside.
It is incredible hot inside after the cool morning air outside. Talia at once gets a sweating and as the Brownies want them to get rid of all clothes she follows quickly to undress. The seat is soft, a woollen blanket and they are asked to make them as comfortable as possible while sitting next to a fire so hot Talia doesn‘t know, how the Brownie achieved this. She can only see glowing stones in the fire.
When both, Terra and Talia are sitting comfortably, legs slightly crossed, arms resting on the knees, the two Brownies step behind them, lay their little hands on Talia‘s and Terra‘s back and start to sing. Talia has lost her feeling of time, she even doesn‘t check that at some time both leave the tent. It is long after Firstflame, the healing has begun.


 
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 05:44:58 AM »

It is incredible hot. The brownies are coming in regular intervals and bring cool water to drink. Sweat is running down Talia‘s skin and she is so wet as if she has walked through a heavy rainshower. She feels hot as if she has fever and probably her blood‘s temperature has risen. She knows that people in cold countries do this in regular intervals, Minoki has told her a lot about it and how agreeable it is, but aren‘t there cold showers in-between? Not so here. She doesn‘t know, how much time has passed. The fire burns with a bright yellow and red flames which form fantastic shapes. As if it wants to tell Talia something. There is no time anymore, just she and the fire. Somebody enters the tent and and water is poured over hot stones. Water vapour fills immediately the room in an intensity that Talia can‘t merely see Terra. Shortly after little hands start to dry her back.

Aikirana has brought a big cloth for each of them and gestures to put it on and to follow her. Their limbs don‘t want to obey the command at first, but then both are up and going to the creek nearby. Bluesky who waits at the creek smiles at them and points into the water. There it is quite low, a mere fore deep, flowing over a big flat bolder. Talia takes Terra‘s hand and steps in, leaving the cloth behind. She doesn‘t feel the coldness of the water for quite  while and the the Brownies ask them much to early to leave the creek again and to go back to the tent. Appleblossom waits next to the tent and gives them a mug full of juice, the most delicious one Talia has ever had in her life, at least she thins so in this moment.

And then they are sitting again on their woollen blanket and stare into the fire, it is as hot as before and soon they are both  again wet with sweat. The Brownies had sung a song again while their hands were resting on their backs. Talia is tired and would love to lay back and sleep, but she doesn‘t dare to do so, the Brownies are surely knowing what is right and they didn‘t say, that lying down was ok. So she fights with her drowsiness and falls in a state of mental absence.

The flames take shapes, but Talia can‘t say at what she is reminded, it slips away in the moment she thought she has grasped it.

The Brownies are coming back two more times to lead the women to the creek to cool down, each time they get a mug of juice to drink, each time they get as much water as they want. When they go back to their fire Talia is exhausted. she doesn‘t know which time of the day it is and she doesn‘t care. She just wants to sleep and rest. But  it is not yet time to do so. A brownie - she doesn‘t know which one, pats her back and says something in their tongue and so she takes a deep sigh and looks back into the fire.

Immediately she slips back in the  state of absence, non awareness, trance. The flames tell her now whole stories, but she is not able to tell them nor to remember them. But suddenly she is full awake and a cry so loud that it must have been heard till the council tree evades her throat. What she sees in the fire is the grinning face of the demon lord of fire she knows so well. But something happens to him. He is withering and coiling up, the colour of the flame gets darker, he seems to vanish and die -  and with one splash of water into the fire he is gone this time the fire is extinct. all is full of vapour again and Talia breaths hard for fresh air. And then the brownies are coming again and the creek is inviting them to a last cool bath - for the Injèrá is about to set and the day‘s work is done.

This time the Brownies bring woollen blankets and Talia and Terra are wrapped into these as soon as the leave the water. Now they are led to a fireplace in the open air. Appleblossom brings water and a bowl of fruits which she offers Terra and Talia. They are allowed to eat as much as they like, but somehow Talia isn‘t able to eat more than a few. She looks at Terra, but doesn‘t know, what to say. The whole day long they were not allowed to talk and now where it would be possible it seems she has lost her voice. What has Terra seen in the fire? The demon as well, or something else? Has Talia‘s cry interrupted something, has she been ready to stop? Talia hopes so and she trusts the brownies, that it was all right.

And then finally she is allowed to fall back on her blankets and to sleep.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 03:04:31 PM »

During the treatment Terra only broke the silence a few times in the beginning to complain it was too hot, after that the heat stifled her voice. Even without talking, even when she could not see her mommy across from her, she tried to be brave for the little brownies. The heat seemed to make it to hard for her to think, and yet it took away any ability to run away from her thoughts, she would have the face the truth of her life and in so doing the demons she had created to give her a reason to hide it from herself.

If it were not for the heat Terra would have cried at the realization of past events in her mind, her daddies words that her mommy would not be coming home. Terra wanted her mommy to be alive and yet she seemed to know that her wants would not make it so. She looks sadly across at Talia, who also seems troubled in the heat, though no longer seeing a face asociated with her mommy, but that of a friend. Sorrow fills Terra's childlike heart as the delusion of her mommy crumbles away and is forced to relive the memmories of being told of her mothers death and the funeral rights performed shortly after.

Within her mind it's self, the Terra's were forced to face the demons they made to hide their true pains from themselves, the grown Terra the others knew desperately trying to protect the child Terra who she still could not recognize as her younger self.

Emerging from the treatment Terra is trembling, she eats little though drinking deeply more out of reflex to replace what she had lost then apatite. Even when they are allowed to sleep Terra still trembles in place of tears, she lies close to Talia, though no longer seeing her as her mommy she feels comfort at having the elder woman friend close.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007, 06:54:53 PM »






Talia‘s sleep is deep, no bad dreams are disturbing her rest. Sometimes during the night she puts an arm around Terra murmuring something, but she doesn‘t awake till the Injèrá shines in her eyes.

She sits up abruptly, still rubbing her eyes. Is there no treatment today? Her gaze falls on this amazing bluebark brownie - yes, Bluesky was his name - but he doesn‘t know any Tharian (or so she assumes) and he only grins in her questioning looking face. But it doesn‘t take long until Appleblossom appears and offers her a plate of fruits and says.

“Good morning, today rest , eat and walk to new place. First eat!“

Talia smiles and takes a delicious looking fruit she doesn't know, small, round, red , juicy, with a stone in the middle, but then other bodily matters get more urgent and she gets up and vanishes out of sight behind some bushes. She goes quickly over to the river to clean her hands and wash her face in the cold water (mainly to awake entirely, not to remove any dirt) and returns to her sleeping place. Terra is up as well already and waits for her. She looks at Talia and gives her a little smile - but somehow her gaze is different then the day before. Talia returns her look, not knowing what to think.

“Good morning, Terra, how have you slept?“she answers while sitting next to her, taking the bowl of fruits and passing it to Terra.

“Quite well, Talia, thank you for asking!“
Terra smiles back at Talia, but it is a small smile, her eyes show distress.

Was her sleep not as good as hers, Talia ponders, for she doesn‘t seem to be in that nearly relaxed state Talia is this morning with the first day of their treatment behind them and a day of rest before them.
Suddenly she realises, what is different. Terra hasn‘t called her „Mum“! She looks back in Terra‘s eyes and finds there still the child, but a more aware one, more aware of herself. Has had the treatment already an effect? That would be great, though it seems to have had no relaxing effect on Terra like on Talia. Talia gives a deep sigh and takes one of Terra‘s hands, trying to get hold of her gaze.

“Terra, there will be better times and we will be sitting together relaxed in a nice place with our best friends and we will enjoy an excellent meal and an even better drink and joy will fill your heart. I‘m sure of this!“



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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 03:41:09 AM »

Terra is trying to be brave and strong, not wanting to show how hurt she was inside, it feels like she is hold her heart soo tight it hurt so she would not cry in front of Talia and the brownies, all the while the thoughts and memories of her mommies death hang in her mind. Even with her best efforts to seem strong and hide her pain, Talia sees it in her eyes and takes her hand and talks about better times, places and being joyful, but her childlike mind could not grasp it as one thing would be missing, her mommy. Tears suddenly come to her eyes and her voice breaks into a shrill whine.

"But my mommy won't be there, Talia!"

Her head sinks as she curls up in pain and grief.

"My mommy's dead."

She mutters finally between whines and sobs.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 05:28:08 AM »


Talia‘s heart hurts when she sees Terra so grieving. It is nearly unbearable to see this woman cry, she is still the child who just realised that she lost her mother.

Talia moves over to her and tries as best as she can to hold the woman in her arms as she would hold a child. Holding her tight with her one arm she strikes her hair with her other hand, allowing Terra to weep on her shoulder. After some time she urges Terra to sit down, next to her. She still has an arm around her shoulder, but offers her some of the delightful tasting fruits as well.

“Terra, eat some of these fruits, your body needs it. I‘m sure your mommy would like to see you eat some. And then when you have eaten some you tell me how your mommy was, ok? I would really like to hear something about her.
 But before I want to tell you about what we Shendar believe. We are of course very sad as well when somebody dies, for it means that we will have to miss him or her, that we can‘t enjoy his presence anymore. But, after we have mourned a lot and after we have celebrated the Journeyon we are a bit happy as well, for we believe, that the beloved person we have to miss now is just on her way to a better place to live and that one time we will make our voyage to the place as well - and that there we will meet all those persons we loved so much in our life. And that consoles us, at least a bit, it gives us hope and a silvery shimmer on a dark horizon. I do believe, that you will once see your mommy again, don‘t worry.

And now you tell me something about her, will you?
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 11:15:19 AM »

Terra takes easily to crying on Talia's shoulder and though comforted by the embrace of Talia's arm and the stroking of her hair, it does little to ease the pain of loss she feels as if the events she now recalls have only just occured. She cries herself into near voiceless sobs by the time Talia begins to urge her away from the shoulder she was crying on to sit beside her and eat a little. Sitting as she was gently encouraged Terra wipes her nose as small girl would and takes the offered fruit in trembling hands eating slowly without appetite. She listens to Talia though through her sadness and grief can't bring herself to believe it or take much comfort in the offering of hope. Finally it was her time to tell Talia about her mommy, she wipes her nose again and sniffle back the runniness there.

"My mommy..."

She starts then hesitates nearly reduced to crying once again as the memory smashes into her mind again.

"She was nice and would hold me in her lap..."

Again she stops, this time to smiffle and wipe her runny nose again.

"And she'd sing and tell me stories about women protecting people. She'd go and protect people like the woman she told me about, my daddy does that too I think. She'd point to knives hung too high for me to reach and tell her mommy gave them to her when she got big. She was always with me when she came home, and we'd spend lots of time with daddy to. He'd say bad things and she would yell at him and tell him I should not hear them, but she always smiled, even after yelling she smiled and tell me to forget what daddy said. She always smiled and held..."

Her voice is cut off as she starts another fit of crying, obviously all the things about her mommy she would miss flooding her mind.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 06:34:11 AM »

Talia doesn‘t know anymore what to say to this Terra-child nor what to do. She knows that mourning is good, but for how long? She takes Terra again in her arms and strikes her hair, but is quite relieved when Appleblossom comes and asks them, if they had enough breakfast and would be ready to go on.  Her back is hurting meanwhile from the unusual way she had been sitting with Terra in her arms.

Talia eases Terra out of her arms, gives her a small cloth to wipe her nose and eyes and asks her, if she still wants some fruit. Terra shakes her head and so Talia answers for them both.

„I don‘t think I will have any more now, maybe we could have some later? Terra is not very hungry in the moment. Is there anything we should do now?“

Appleblossom sighs. She has hoped that a lot of the food would be eaten for breakfast so that it would not be necessary to carry it up the mountain, but obviously her choice was not all right, at least these big people were not hungry.

“Well, pack your  things, beds and some food, please. We  walk up  mountain today and  little people cannot carry big stuff. “ She ponders a while about her words and then adds “We can, but easy other way.“

Gentlesmile is joining them as well now and points at the things  they should carry up the hill. Talia is surprised and asks:

„I thought today is a rest day, I didn‘t think we would go up the mountains.“

Gentlesmile doesn‘t know enough Tharian to explain it to them and calls for Quickfoot, who is coming quickly. She speaks to him with hands and feet and he translates after a while:

“ No healing today, but move from one place to the next. next healing is up the mountain.“ Proud to be able to speak to the big people he smiles over the whole face.

Talia is glad that they move. That will give Terra something to do and if it is just walking uphill. Gently she touches Terra at her arm and says:

„Let us pack our things and the stuff we are asked to carry uphill, Terra. It is a very nice area here and I think it will be good for us to move. Please come and help me!“



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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 11:51:58 PM »

Having Talia hold and comfort her seemed to make her grief merely barable as she misses her mommy terribly, and so when Talia began to gently push her away Terra resisted. Terra is relieved when Talia answers the brownie's question for her as she did not feel like talking just then, but takes the small cloth knowing Talia wanted her to clean herself up. Sniffling and wiping her nose clean with the cloth Talia had given her Terra listen to the exchange between Talia and the brownies absently, her sadness clouding her mind so that she pays little attention to what is actually said. Finally when Talia asks her to pack Terra complains about having to relieve herself, then with Talia's permission takes a bundle from her pack and under Talia's watchful gaze finds a private place not far away to relieve herself and change.

When Terra returns she is wearing a elegant white dress, holding the hem up slightly so she would not trip, the armor she had been wearing now occupies the messily tied bundle she is carrying that had contained the dress. It's clear that tears are still flowing enough to blur her vision as she stumbles and clumsily packs the things she was told to, and when done looks to Talia to see if she is done so she can return to the woman's comforting arms.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 06:22:06 AM »

Talia thinks she cannot trust her eyes when Terra comes back from behind the bushes dressed in an elegant white dress. She is about to ask Terra impatiently what she had thought at putting up that white dress while they are asked to walk through the wild, but Terra‘s facial expression closes her mouth and so she only admires her:

“ Terra, what a beautiful dress, I didn‘t know you had one!„

Talia wants to ask if Terra can walk with it or at least warn her, that she might trip, but finally she just stays quiet. Not long and all their belongings are packed, some of their meal as well and after some seemingly senselessly running around of the Brownies all are ready to go. Talia takes Terra‘s hand again while they are waiting for a sign to go. Meanwhile she tries to comfort Terra and lift her mood, though she has not much confidence that she will succeed.

“ Terra, I think it will be a good day! Look at the nice weather, the trees are looking so fresh and green. „

Finally Primerose arrives - on an owl.
While Talia and Terra have to walk, the Brownies are carried by birds. Three owls are landing nearby, accompanied by their owners and several falcons still circle above them. Primrose jumps of one of the owls and comes to see the two humans.

“ Lady Terra, Lady Talia, I wish you a good morning. Your next healing will take place up on the mountain over there in the water of a river who forms small pools. We cannot walk together as you can imagine, most of us get a ride on a bird. Just Quickfoot will be with you, it might be advisable to carry him on your shoulder. He will show you the path. And now better start, it is quite a bit from here!“

Talia looks a bit astonished, first at primerose, then at Quickfoot, then at Terra and her big bundle with her armour.

“ Quickfoot, I‘m honoured if you want to sit on my shoulder.„

Quickfoot only gives her a smirk and quickly climbs with the help of her extended hand on her shoulder.

“ Then let‘s start, ar you ready, Terra?„

And she holds her hand again out to Terra, ready to lead her through the forest as if she would be her little daughter. And she dearly hopes, that all what happens will distract Terra a bit.

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 12:10:31 AM »

Terra takes Talia's offered hand and nods with grief ever present in her movements, stumbling over things that would clearly be seen without blurred vision and some times sobbing silently. After a time is seems the tears slow and then stop as it seems Terra focuses on walking without tripping, she wipes her eyes and starts to see all the things she was missing. She takes in the landscape in sad wonder as they walk through the woods occasionally tugging Talia's hand in a silent attempt to draw her attention to a bird, some flowers, or something else she would have verbosely called out her wonder at, but not daring to test her voice against the sadness in her heart. It's clear that Terra's feelings are real and not an illusion that will fade away in a few hours even if she is distracted, this time she would have to morn her mothers death and heal her pain herself, the brownies magic could only free the pain from it's confines so that it could be healed.

Some time into the walk Terra begins to seem heavier again, though she does not seem to have started crying again, her lack of restful sleep catching up with her at last. With a tug on Talia's hand she once again tries to get her attention, then when she has Talia's attention rather than point at anything, there being little of apparent interest anyway, she speaks up.

"Talia, I'm tired. Can we stop now?"
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2007, 06:25:23 AM »

„Yes, my dear, we can take a rest. Let us sit over there where we will have a nice view over the valley. Quickfoot, how long will be the rest of the path, can you give us an estimation?“ Talia asks the Brownie on her shoulder.

Quickfoot has to think a bit and answers then with confidence.
„Path is long as when sun goes from Sorceresses to Chieftain, half.“

Talia looks a bit puzzled and asks finally
„Sorcerer, chieftan?“

Quickfoot points to two of the mountains they now can see from their point of view.
„Path is long as when sun goes from Sorceresses to Chieftain, half.“


Talia figures out that he obviously means the time the sun needs to go from the top of the one mountain to the next, and that half.. She can‘t tell exactly, how much this could be.
„An hour or two, what do you think?“

But Quickfoot doesn‘t answer but only points to the sun. Talia looks at Terra , but avoids to shrug her shoulders with quickfoot sitting on them. She leads Terra to a good place to sit down, takes out some of the fruit and offers it Terra who takes some, but doesn‘t eat much. After some time Quickfoot gets somehow nervous and so Talia persuades Terra to go on. It takes another two hours till they arrive at a small clearing, a place flat and big enough for a tent and some additional room for their bedrolls. The Brownies are already here preparing another meal, but it is still only late afternoon, not yet time to sleep. They hear a constant murmuring and so Talia asks, if a river is nearby. Quickfoot nods and says:

„Healing river.“

„Can we have a look at it today?“ Talia asks, and Quickfoot only nods after he has talked to the now present Softhands.

„Terra, let us have a look at this river after we have rested a bit and had something to drink, ok?“


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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 12:40:21 PM »

Terra nods only half heartedly, and seems to only agree wordlessly because an elder said to. None the less Terra finds herself a comfortable resting place and sits, taking some of the food stuffs from her pack eating with a little more apatite though her tummy growls quite loudly. After eating enough to quiet her tummy Terra looks to Talia, her eyes once more shows signs of tears.

"Talia, is it true? What you said about my mommy going to a nicer place?"

Obviously Terra had been to upset at first to really think about what Talia had said, but had been while they walked and now had questions.

"People go there even if they get killed? Not just if they get old right?"

She waits with sad patience hoping her fears will be put to rest.
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007, 05:24:34 AM »

Talia looks at Terra and sees the tears in her eyes. But she can only say the truth. Just agreeing and confirming, saying yes would not be enough. So she stays a little silent to choose the right words, but then she answers.

“Terra, many people in Santharia do not believe in a life after death, for those death is the end. But I don‘t know a lot about it, for it would be unbearable for me. I can tell you only what we Shendar believe. Come and let us sit over there at the river and I tell you more about it.“

She gets up and takes again Terra‘s hand dragging her through the high grass till they are on the bank of a river which cascades down the mountain. The find a suitable place to sit and then Talia goes on.

“We do believe that we live on after we have died, regardless of the circumstances we have died in, be it while sleeping at night, be it in a fight. Our dead body might be prepared for the Journeyon or we might have lost it in a faire, that doesn‘t matter.

We hope of course, that our belief is true, better, we are convinced that it is the way we think it is, there are not many doubts about it.

However, we don‘t know, how life is like after we went on the Journeyon. I have seen quite a bit of Santharia and met other people and think that they might not want to live in a way a Shendar would love. You see, we imagine our life after death as a live in plenitude without any troubles and hardships. I will sing you a song which  yo can hear during our Journeyon rituals.


Golden sands are moving forward
driven by the everlasting winds
singing softly songs of beauty
filling souls with joy eternally.

Jewels sparkle in Injèrá rays
cooling water soothes your senses
murmurs briskly telling stories
bringing back sweet memories

Fissling leaves are dancing gently
blue-green hues becalm your mind
loving eyes are smiling brightly
touching charily your lover's soul."



Well, that is not everybody‘s wish to live like this, I think other tribes would describe these lands differently, but I think the meaning is clear, we will live on, but without the hardness of our lives here. „


Talia is now silent for a while as is Terra, but at least she adds:

“Terra, I can‘t say, if our belief is true, but I want to think it is. For it makes me happy to have the hope to be in such a land once, with all the friends I ever had. I have nothing to loose if it would be different, for then I had the comfort of this belief my life long, even if it is not so.“


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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2007, 02:11:05 AM »

Terra watches Talia explain with sad moist eyes, the explaination seems to bring both sadness and home. When Talia starts singing her song about the "Journeyon" Terra cuddles up close and is finally still, the song and the explanation finally seeming to give her comfort and with it hope.

"I'm sure my mommy went some place like that Talia. Were she does not have to fight bad people anymore."

Terra finally looks to Talia, her moist eyes no long so sad, but hopeful.

"I'll see mommy again some day."

She manages a brave little smile.

"But I can't not be sad now."
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