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« on: 21 August 2004, 05:05:00 »

Upon re-reading all the comments I recieved at my previous stories I came up to the decision that most of criticism indeed reflected the flaws in my writings. This time, I tried to write a "less ambitious" story as dear Bard Judith suggested ;) . As some of you might have noticed I've been working pretty hard on the forums; commenting, researching, writing and finishing up entries. I've also tried to drastically reduce the 'plethora of adjectives' I generally use in an attempt to prevent the telling of the story to interfere with the tale itself too much.

I have a few entries I want to set up this week. Hopefully I'll have enough time to finish them before next tuesday.

I really hope I was able to come up with a pleasant read for fellow Santharians and sufficient background to support the plot and characters.

As always, c&c is welcome. I do try to take in as many of them as I can no matter how harsh they are. Although they hurt at first, it is how we learn I guess. Below is a list of things mentioned in this chapter that may not be familiar to some of the readers. With a little of luck, I'll be filled with enough Judithicism/Talia-commenting/Rayne-inspiration/Art-wisdom in the following weeks to flesh out as many of these entries as possible.

Flora mentioned that need/don’t have entries

* Aleá root – dark ale
* Dark háráth tree – wood for doors. Thick, sturdy. A dark brown shine to it.
* Vrená lily
* Laurel leaves
* Larkentir Trees (working on it)

Flora mentioned that are done
* Squrim Moss
* Sou’cald Moss
* Nightshimmer Vine leaves – used to produce clairvoyant dreams when brewed under the hands of an extremely skilled herbalist.
* Waterstar blooms – are served as a fresh tea with a taste so delicate that it is hard to describe. Eating too many waterstar blooms is also associated with beauty.
* Wean Grass – a light yellow, delicately-bladed grass with a love for bright sunlight.
* Red (River) Birch

Fauna mentioned that are done
* Milch Goat
* The Taenish - a small bird whose drab look and lack of intelligence makes it easier to take care of and do away with when supper time arrives
* Havach ox
* Bat (darksinger)
* Nyjae – a good tasting fish living in the oceans around the continent of Nybelmar, the Crimson Isles, and the R’unor.

Tribes – discussed in the forums but still don’t have entries
* Zhunites: “The Anpagan passion for profit and Krant grit wasn’t always a pleasant combination”
* Banderrath nomads:

Orders/Sects/Occupations mentioned that need entries
* Blue Wardens: The most lethal and stealthy sentries of the Twin Kingdom. See Krean Men entry.
* the Assembly of the Thousand Eyes
* water dancers
* Bird Singers
* The Golden Coronet – entry coming right up!

Places – need entries
* The Graveyards of …:
-Flora: Squrim Moss, Sou’cald Moss
-Weather/Climate: Always gray and half misty there. Always a dash of wind tugging lightly at one’s cloak… The sky always on the verge of raining, yet the stones were hardly ever touched with anything more than a drizzle.
-Myth/Lore/Legend: Old power still strong despite the gaps in the structure.

* The Gardens – Leading herbiology school in Krath. Located in the southern jungles.

* Rháásthár – capital of the Twin Kingdom. See Krean Men.

- Déárán
- Khálíd Rhuníth
- Célérés “Sunshine”
- Lady Akánthá
- Lord Cyrús and Lady Aleríssá – Akánthá’s parents
- Aléron, Cyr, Endré, Gálen, Aláír, Evásn – Déárán’s friends from the Golden Coronet
- Gérán Fleetfoot – a famous ship maker of the time
- Sword Master Elí
- Sword Master Dérus
- 'Lady’ Anézhá – a fat and highly annoying noblewoman
- Councilor Vorán
- Aurellian – Advisor responsible for the Krean Queen’s celebrations

- Watch Master, Speech Master, Master Herbsman, Swordmaster

- Anpagan cologne
- Spilk fabrics – see Krean Men entry and/or talk with Talia.
- Fruit(honey) liquor – see Krean Men.

- Karikrimson - see Judith's color palette.

- Loreán: Korweynite God of Beauty.
- Ankriss (aka Anuviss in Zhun): Krath High Goddess of Earth.

Time measurements (entry needed)
- Blink: One second.
- Sandfall: Five seconds.

* May the Earth swathe you in your direst hour – a former Krath farewell.
* For the love of Kibele Anuviss – An exclamation common in eastern Zhun.


"Everything should be as simple as possible and not simpler." Albert Einstein

"Is he allowed to do that?"
"I think that comes under the rule of Quia Ego Sic Dico."
"Yes, what does that mean?"
"'Because I say so', I think."
"That doesn't sound like much of a rule!"
"Actually, it's the only one he needs." (Making Money by Terry Pratchett)
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