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Tokens, Time, and Fire   poem  
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Creators: Ellen Million (Writer), Kir Talmage (metasilk) (Inspiration)
A revolution poem.
 [No comments yet] ~ 101 words.
 
Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 4   1508.04.30  
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Fala debates her future as a ranger.
 [No comments yet] ~ 4165 words.
 
Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 3   1508.04.08  
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Fala and her age-mates celebrate passing the adulthood tests.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3751 words.
 
Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 2   1508.04.08  
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Fala and her age-mates take the adulthood tests at the summer gather.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3896 words.
 
Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 1   1508.02.28  
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Fala and her age-mates are growing up.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3214 words.
 
Following the Melody   1520.01.03  
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Kalinam sees her hated rivals sneaking away to a practice room...
 [No comments yet] ~ 404 words.
 
Smaller   1515.10.26  
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Kireg is looking for something specific.
 [No comments yet] ~ 374 words.
 
Bai Knows Better   1521.04.04  
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Bai wants what he can't have, even though he knows better.
 [No comments yet] ~ 182 words.
 
Ressa Knows   1521.04.04  
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Ressa knows she can't have what she wants...
 [No comments yet] ~ 176 words.
 
The Science of Madness   1520.09.01  
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Oranaan switches from studying the anomalies directly to placing more emphasis on the madness they can cause.
 [No comments yet] ~ 341 words.
 
A Tropical Iced Dessert   1520.07.29  
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Aliffifi received an invitation to travel to Affanumuur to work for a well-known politician. This is their first meeting.
 [No comments yet] ~ 1809 words.
 
Honestly   1510.01.22  
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Bai has every intention of firing his Head of Files.
 [No comments yet] ~ 2483 words.
 
Waste Nothing   1520.07.04  
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Tekura discovers Tefein heading into the forest.
 [No comments yet] ~ 501 words.
 
Talking Ghosts and Family   1508.11.09  
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Krai talks to Marth about what happens after death.
 [No comments yet] ~ 0 words.
 
Never Traveling Alone   1508.01.26  
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Birka's age-set takes their first set of adult tests.
 [No comments yet] ~ 1625 words.
 
A New Recipe   1512.05.09  
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Krai thinks about food.
 [1 Comment] ~ 131 words.
 
Learning to Breathe the Clear Mountain Air   poem  
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No-gender people often move to Affabreidalam.
 [No comments yet] ~ 220 words.
 
The Smartarm Strikes   poem  
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A shape poem.
 [No comments yet] ~ 46 words.
 
Beneath The Shell   poem  
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A shape poem.
 [No comments yet] ~ 0 words.
 
Beach Pictures   1521  
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Turanela makes mosaics for tourist cottages.
 [No comments yet] ~ 228 words.
 
Tangleweed   1519.04.01  
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Rumors of a new sea monster create unease.
 [No comments yet] ~ 354 words.
 
The Slow Hunt   1501.05.30  
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A young Dlujan dreams of hunting sea monsters in a different way. (poem)
 [No comments yet] ~ 224 words.
 
Snowbloom   poem  
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A perfect day with snow and sun brings a delightful treat.
 [No comments yet] ~ 178 words.
 
Hand-Me-Downs   poem  
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Children look forward to new clothes.
 [No comments yet] ~ 123 words.
 
The Button Box   1492.07.12  
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Rai plays with buttons.
 [No comments yet] ~ 88 words.
 
Summer Wine   poem  
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Duurludirj wine is sweet but potent.
 [1 Comment] ~ 141 words.
 
Sweet Nothings   poem  
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Honey is hard to find in the North.
 [1 Comment] ~ 241 words.
 
The Making of a Scientist 2: An Experiment In the Park   1520.08.28  
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Oranaan starts a study group, of sorts, and the Safety Manual is actually opened, if only in support of an experiment.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1069 words.
 
Packet Permission   1507.02.19  
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Marniri wants to grow a garden that her blind brother Rai can also enjoy.
 [No comments yet] ~ 510 words.
 
A Working Model   1521.01.15  
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Oranaan wanted a working model...
 [No comments yet] ~ 60 words.
 
Northern Ice Cream   poem  
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A cold summer treat.
 [No comments yet] ~ 118 words.
 
One Night in Itrelir   1520.10.22  
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The party going south spends one night in Itrelir.
 [No comments yet] ~ 214 words.
 
Pressure   1520.10.17  
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Birka advises Kativa in matters of love.
 [No comments yet] ~ 1896 words.
 
Laced Leather   1520.10.07  
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Kalitelm, focused on her healer's duties, talks with Margaa during a pleasant afternoon at the hot springs.
 [No comments yet] ~ 81 words.
 
The Wander Tent   1512.07.10  
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Dareg and Fala vacation in Smokewater Valley. Dareg has a surprise for Fala.
 [No comments yet] ~ 1283 words.
 
Flowers for His Crown   Poem  
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Jularei and Utarna make a gathering trip to Akovu's Crown.
 [No comments yet] ~ 120 words.
 
A Clever Jab   Poem  
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Hunting harpoon snails is risky but rewarding.
 [No comments yet] ~ 85 words.
 
Something Bigger and Hungrier   Poem  
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The crew of the Honeybeam have a sea monster encounter.
 [No comments yet] ~ 113 words.
 
Making Flowers   1520.09.08  
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Kativa and Kether make flowers for Flower Day.
 [No comments yet] ~ 607 words.
 
Turned Back   1520.09.30  
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Dareg is eager to get to Smokewater when he's hailed by another rider.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1592 words.
 
The Strands of Her Necklace   1512.07.01  
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Fala restrings her necklace to accommodate Dareg's affection bead.
 [No comments yet] ~ 463 words.
 
Smoke in the Wind   1520  
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Smoke is Omorth's favorite color.
 [No comments yet] ~ 180 words.
 
The World According to Rai   1519  
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Rai enjoys painting as a hobby. (poem)
 [No comments yet] ~ 219 words.
 
Their Age-Set Anniversary   1501.04.15  
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Fala and her age-mates celebrate their first anniversary together.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1070 words.
 
The Rangers   1494.09.18  
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Yarleda and the rest of the rangers arrive at Dream Lake, and she discovers why the others have been calling it Drum Lake.
 [2 Comments] ~ 23 words.
 
Feeding the Hungy - The Purist on the Bench   1520.04.28  
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When Osatha comes across a crying teenager, her life gets complicated.
 [1 Comment] ~ 139 words.
 
Beached Fish   1520.04.05  
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An excess of bears during the summer of 1520 makes the fish run hazardous.
 [1 Comment] ~ 3223 words.
 
Uglurituq, The Outsider's Club   1520.06-02  
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Lalya didn't think about what it would mean to change his legal gender. Here, he stands outside his mens' club. Where will his next steps take him?
 [1 Comment] ~ 37 words.
 
Working for It   1521.01.11  
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An odd girl comes into Rai's shop.
 [1 Comment] ~ 570 words.
 
Seven Things Not to Do With a Steam Engine   poem  
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"Don't roll the steam engine down the stairs!" Mother says.
 [No comments yet] ~ 404 words.
 
Words On Paper   1520.06.13  
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This poem is written by a member of Lalya's new club, prior to the two of them actually meeting.
 [1 Comment] ~ 124 words.
 
Getting the License   poem  
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Sromaffo works to get his alcohol license.
 [No comments yet] ~ 111 words.
 
Flying in the Wind   1520.02.19  
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Yothalde enjoys grooming snow-unicorns on Combing Day.
 [No comments yet] ~ 196 words.
 
Patterns in the Grass   Poem  
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Feral horses are always alert for danger.
 [No comments yet] ~ 80 words.
 
The Charity Wall   Poem  
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The Ruined Port on Stone Island has an interesting attraction.
 [No comments yet] ~ 62 words.
 
A Nap Under the Stars   1520.08.10  
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Eqar teaches a lesson on stargazing.
 [No comments yet] ~ 174 words.
 
Neighboring Attractions   Poem  
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When barriers fall, ecosystems meet.
 [No comments yet] ~ 61 words.
 
A Letter-Friend   1514.08.18  
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Assassin-in-training Jakal starts a letter-friendship with Araida.
 [No comments yet] ~ 570 words.
 
These Small Essential Pieces   1520.07.09  
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Amaqor, Adarla, and Evreil search for materials near Itakith.
 [No comments yet] ~ 815 words.
 
The Sound of an Argument   1520.02.12  
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Livana puzzles over erratic results as she studies erosion.
 [1 Comment] ~ 291 words.
 
Bead by Teilgon   1500.03.09  
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Some young men carve anonymous-looking beads, some don't. And young lovers can be incredibly sensitive.
 [1 Comment] ~ 48 words.
 
Felting Together   1520.07.05  
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Treg and some children from Itadesh do a fibercraft project together.
 [1 Comment] ~ 640 words.
 
Sparkles in the Sky   1520.07.15  
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Tekura gives Ikari and her age-mates a lesson about the Others.
 [No comments yet] ~ 395 words.
 
Smoke and Grass   1520.07.10  
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Ireluun helps some children from Itadesh find a task that doesn't bring up sad memories.
 [No comments yet] ~ 258 words.
 
A Timely Gift   Poem  
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A gift proves to be more than it seems.
 [No comments yet] ~ 75 words.
 
The Urge to Fly   Poem  
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Flying is risky business.
 [No comments yet] ~ 91 words.
 
Starfall in Red and Blue Time   Poem  
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Blinkbirds peck time crystals out of the sky.
 [No comments yet] ~ 57 words.
 
Packing for the Long Haul   Poem  
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Amirel packs for the summer gather.
 [No comments yet] ~ 90 words.
 
Changes in the Wind   Poem  
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When barriers fall, that can affect the weather.
 [No comments yet] ~ 59 words.
 
Doing the Work   1513.06.21  
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Fala helps the makers of Itrelir with an important project.
 [No comments yet] ~ 4200 words.
 
Nutterjell   Poem  
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Nuttery Grubs and Grapejellies go together!
 [No comments yet] ~ 87 words.
 
The Sea Queen   1520.04.08  
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A little girl hears an Irfai story about a half-fish maiden.
 [2 Comments] ~ 908 words.
 
Serpent Skin   poem  
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A shape poem.
 [1 Comment] ~ 70 words.
 
The Unicorn Surprise   Poem  
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Glifai children tell stories about the mythical Unicorn.
 [No comments yet] ~ 101 words.
 
Bitter Herbs   Poem  
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This Southern poem lists medicinal herbs and their uses.
 [No comments yet] ~ 106 words.
 
Catch and Release   1520.10.17  
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Dorom, Ereil, and Amaqor go ice-fishing near Itakith.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3045 words.
 
The Most Beautiful Fountain in Affamarg   1519.02.09  
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There are many parks in the city of Affamarg. Lassati and Danya each have a favorite.
 [No comments yet] ~ 124 words.
 
Hide Away   Poem  
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When strangers tramp through the Rainbow Rainforest, the tribespeople must hide.
 [No comments yet] ~ 78 words.
 
Red Glass, Green Glass (Poem)   1482.03.12  
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Two rangers fall in love, but don't have a spare bead handy.
 [1 Comment] ~ 152 words.
 
Courtship Displays    
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Karavai and Luulan display their mutual interest in a dance.
 [No comments yet] ~ 119 words.
 
Advice for a Young Carnal Guild Worker   poem  
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Although Olarali wrote this tune, she is no longer fond of it, so the novices in her House take joy in singing or humming it from time to time.
 [1 Comment] ~ 259 words.
 
Unlicensed Dreams   1312  
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The Empire discovers dreamers' liquor.
 [No comments yet] ~ 163 words.
 
A Friendship of Fashion   1520.05.01  
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Lalya gifts Olarali with a scarf, and offers friendship in return for her fashion advice.
 [2 Comments] ~ 50 words.
 
Madness   1520.07.28  
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Two of Oranaan's childhood friends are now also scientists, and they ask him to go examine a damaged tree near the City of Lights so they can share their theory about who is causing the City's problems. Then something terrible happens.
 [2 Comments] ~ 2152 words.
 
Thunder Stones   poem  
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The mysterious Thunder Stones are found in the Crystal Desert.
 [1 Comment] ~ 56 words.
 
Skycat Invents Gambling   Myth  
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Skycat was hungry, and it was all Alligator's fault, for having so very many hungry children. But can she trick Alligator into fishing for her?
 [2 Comments] ~ 23 words.
 
Jugglers   Poem  
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This song advertises an open performance outside an Entertainment Guild, with novice and expert jugglers.
 [No comments yet] ~ 82 words.
 
Barrier Grief   1514.05.13  
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An old soldier is homesick for his homeland, so different from the beautiful Rainbow Rainforest where he's living now.
 [No comments yet] ~ 29 words.
 
On the Road to Inoram   Poem  
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A student travels to the university.
 [No comments yet] ~ 91 words.
 
Cutting Time Part 2   1504.04.19  
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Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body.
 [1 Comment] ~ 5065 words.
 
Cutting Time Part 1   1504.04.12  
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Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body.
 [No comments yet] ~ 4024 words.
 
Scrimshaw   Poem  
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Warsailors carve bone and ivory to pass the time.
 [No comments yet] ~ 98 words.
 
Scars of Stone (Part 2 of 2)   1512.06.14  
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Fala and Dareg investigate mysterious marks on a mountain near Itrelir.
 [No comments yet] ~ 2499 words.
 
Scars of Stone (Part 1 of 2)   1512.06.11  
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Fala and Dareg investigate strange marks on a mountain near Itrelir.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3824 words.
 
The Ibabesh Bridge   Poem  
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This poem praises the Ibabesh Bridge over all other bridges in the Empire.
 [No comments yet] ~ 173 words.
 
Interlude with Waterfall and Honeyed Nuts   1520.07.19  
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The Land Priestesses discuss various matters of concern, including Olarali, Jarl, and Lalya.
 [No comments yet] ~ 2138 words.
 
The Ties We Twine   1495.01.05  
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The Elders and raisers of Itrelir seek to establish a new age-set.
 [No comments yet] ~ 4780 words.
 
One-Tick Literature   1495.09.18  
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Rai and Bai do a writing assignment for class.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1061 words.
 
A Promise of Leather   1520.07.01  
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Aliffifi runs into Ashegoi after a client calls off their appointment, Ashegoi takes her to meet a new leatherworker from Affanumuur.
 [No comments yet] ~ 2409 words.
 
Lookbacks   1504.06.30  
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Fala and her age-mates play a game using nuts.
 [No comments yet] ~ 864 words.
 
Velvet Monsters and Ribbon Waves   1520.06.05  
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When their mainland teacher walks out in anger, Nefessa and her Duurludirj classmates must decide what to do about the assignment.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1347 words.
 
Grandma Loved the Sea   Poem  
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This traditional Irfai tale features their cultural appreciation for hyperbole and hints at their tendency to look at fighting sea monsters as a hero's quest.
 [No comments yet] ~ 304 words.
 
The Sea Calls, How Can We Not Answer?   poem  
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This is a traditional poem of the Duurludirj people, embodying their relationship to the sea, with all of "her" beauty, bounty, and danger.
 [No comments yet] ~ 166 words.
 
Surprises At Sea   poem  
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Sailing in the oceans of Torn World is dangerous; you never know what you'll come across once you're out of view of the continent.
 [No comments yet] ~ 271 words.
 
One Toy for Three   1498.03.11  
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When there is only one toy for them to play with, how will Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki keep each other entertained?
 [No comments yet] ~ 918 words.
 
Words Between Brothers   1494.05.30  
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Bai and Rai play a game at home.
 [No comments yet] ~ 589 words.
 
These Heels Were Made for Bedding   1520.10.21  
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Olarali finds the perfect pair of shoes.
 [1 Comment] ~ 139 words.
 
The Weight of Words   poem  
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
A tongue-in-cheek theory of why the Upheaval happened.
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Tainted Words Part 5: Not So Sweet Partings   1520.07.12  
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Olarali and Jarl have a final moment before parting.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1585 words.
 
Tainted Words Part 4: The Meeting   1520.07.12  
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Olarali gets a sudden summoning.
 [No comments yet] ~ 3061 words.
 
Eyes of Sea and Hair of Night   poem  
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A poem about a myth of the Sea and Moon
 [No comments yet] ~ 0 words.
 
A Monstrous Feast   1520.05.08  
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Neteilyu and Dulilm start Rejoining Day together cooking for the traditional feast, but their unbaked cookies are abandoned when alarm bells ring.
 [3 Comments] ~ 2031 words.
 
Tokens of Appreciation   1520.02.14  
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Rai helps a young customer select a gift.
 [2 Comments] ~ 740 words.
 
A Pretty Pine Bead   1520.05.27  
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Benaru promised Valoi he would wear her bead, never taking it off. Nothing could possibly go wrong now--he is just out picking plums!
 [2 Comments] ~ 45 words.
 
Breeding Season   1516.04.29  
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Summer is the season of love for the northerners. Dlameda's casual thoughts about that topic are interrupted when a snowy stallion is ignoring both of the mares in the corral with him.
 [1 Comment] ~ 114 words.
 
A Quest for Thunder   1511.08.17  
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A girl walks alone into the Crystal Desert, seeking her birthright.
 [No comments yet] ~ 228 words.
 
Under the Waterfalls   1520.03.15  
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Esarrali wants to find a unique plant or animal to study for her dissertation. But she finds her thoughts straying from that goal to contemplating her beautiful guide.
 [2 Comments] ~ 1 words.
 
Dance to the Moons   poem  
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Bawdy doggerel unofficially advertising the pleasures available in Affanumuur.
 [No comments yet] ~ 10 words.
 
The Gaudy Eye   1468.03.22  
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A beautiful blinkbird pin takes a tour through history.
 [No comments yet] ~ 927 words.
 
Tainted Words Part 3: The Reward   1520.06.16  
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Olarali shares the information she's found out about Bai.
 [No comments yet] ~ 84 words.
 
The Acorn Coat   myth  
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In this Southern fable, Father Bear finds food for his family.
 [No comments yet] ~ 487 words.
 
Whittling Hours   1513.05.07  
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Who is this girl? Will she stick with her carving, or turn to other pursuits as she grows up?
 [No comments yet] ~ 10 words.
 
Owlheart   1520.04.15  
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Tekura shares a bead with Osro at the summer gather.
 [No comments yet] ~ 2373 words.
 
Spunkey Shines   1271.03.05  
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A strange animal follows Gliver home.
 [No comments yet] ~ 939 words.
 
The Empire Trusts You   1520.06.20  
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Jelnora and Abom take a course in parenting.
 [No comments yet] ~ 1140 words.
 
The Rats   1503.06.02  
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Karavai, Tekura, Ularki, and their age-mates face the final phase of their adulthood tests.
 [1 Comment] ~ 2716 words.
 
A Northern Puppet Story   myth  
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A cautionary tale about good (and bad!) behavior in the North.
 [No comments yet] ~ 0 words.
 
The Hammer That Remembered Hands   myth  
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A talking hammer teaches manners.
 [No comments yet] ~ 535 words.
 
A Strange Shade of Blue   poem  
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A Duurludirj poem about violent waves.
 [No comments yet] ~ 101 words.
 
Tainted Words Part 2: The Solution   1520.06.08  
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Olarali pries into Baison's work... and finds a crack in his armor.
 [No comments yet] ~ 425 words.
 
I Want Wings   poem  
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A poem in which a Southerner dreams of heavier-than-air flight.
 [No comments yet] ~ 94 words.
 
The Shades of Yesterday   1520.04.02  
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Unafari, a record clerk, notices something odd about a museum display.
 [1 Comment] ~ 1871 words.
 
Tainted Words Part 1: The Challenge   1520.06.01  
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Baison seeks to soothe his mind and body with Olarali.
 [No comments yet] ~ 200 words.
 
An Afternoon Made of Stories   1485.09.17  
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), mikka (Inspiration), Toni Sturtevant (Inspiration), Jessica Douglas (Illustration)
The winter afternoon started out dull, with lessons in repairing tack. That changes when Ivara suggests that they find something fresh to add to the cook-pot.
 [3 Comments] ~ 47 words.
 
Stillborn Dreams   poem  
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration)
The paper of the license is crisp, new The ink pungent, purest black She lays it under her pillow Like a good luck charm ...
 [2 Comments] ~ 154 words.
 
When The Starflowers Bloom    
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
A poem describing a beautiful early spring day in the north.
 [No comments yet] ~ 198 words.
 

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