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Age-sets

Age-sets are a northern social tradition.


When an infant reaches the age of between 4 and 6, they are put into an age-set with other children near their ages. Each age-set is between 6 and 10 members larger, and these children will be raised and trained together. When all members of the set have reached puberty, they are tested together in a variety of skills and range of knowledge. When 3/4 of their group can pass, they are declared adults, and given adult privileges within the society. These age-sets remain some of the strongest social bonds that the snow-unicorn riders make - usually trumping romantic ties and even blood family ties... but they can also go wrong in many interesting ways!


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The Ties We Twine (1495.01.05): The Elders and raisers of Itrelir seek to establish a new age-set. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4780 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/26/11  

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Fala the Leader (1500.06.08): Fala and her young agemates have an adventure while picking blackberries.
~ 2885 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Editor), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/03/10  

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Their Age-Set Anniversary (1501.04.15): Fala and her age-mates celebrate their first anniversary together. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1070 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/27/13  

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Odds and Ends (1503.03.30): Karavai prepares a knitting project with help from his age-mate Ularki.
~ 900 words, Created by: Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 02/22/10  

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The Rats (1503.06.02): Karavai, Tekura, Ularki, and their age-mates face the final phase of their adulthood tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2716 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/07/10  

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Cutting Time Part 1 (1504.04.12): Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4024 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/30/11  

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Cutting Time Part 2 (1504.04.19): Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. (Supporters Only!)
~ 5065 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/31/11  

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Never Traveling Alone (1508.01.26): Birka's age-set takes their first set of adult tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1625 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/23/14  

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Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 1 (1508.02.28): Fala and her age-mates are growing up. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3214 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/14/15  

Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 2 (1508.04.08): Fala and her age-mates take the adulthood tests at the summer gather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3896 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/16/15  

Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 3 (1508.04.08): Fala and her age-mates celebrate passing the adulthood tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3751 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/20/15  

Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 4 (1508.04.30): Fala debates her future as a ranger. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4165 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/23/15  

The Right Choice: Part 1 - The Fox (1508.09.09): It is time this age-set chose a bead, but which one will it be?
~ 0 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 09/10/10  

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Not Fair (1513.02.26): Kether's age-set gets ready to take their graduation tests.
~ 1181 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Rhiannon Rose (Inspiration), Posted: 03/05/10  

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Spilled (1515.06.08): Areluu's age-set faces their last test...
~ 1738 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/23/10  

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A Lot Like Breathing (1515.06.23): Lenarai is just getting used to the idea of being an adult.
~ 1301 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/19/10  

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