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0 Upheaval..  Article: Upheaval, Ancients and Sundered Times Spoiler: The chain of cataclysmic events which gave Torn World its name, as well as information on the Ancients and the Sundered Times. Hide spoilers
1.01.01 Initial documents of the Upheaval are written
1265.01.01 Mayaloi are assimilated as a slave race. Spoiler: They are unprepared for anything violent and their assimilation is swift. Hide spoilers
1271.03.05 A strange animal follows Gliver home. Supporters only: ("Spunkey Shines", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Gliver's mother allows him to keep his new pet, and her Mayaloi slave identifies it as a spunkey. It eats Kolaffei's whirligig toy, but it saves Gliver and his mother from a warhornet. Hide spoilers
1275 Article: Imalye Spoiler: A hero of the Empire. Hide spoilers
1275.01.01 (undeveloped race) assimilated Spoiler: Initially brought violently into the Empire as slaves. Hide spoilers
1295.01.01 The Great Famine Spoiler: The famine is caused by a barrier drop and invasive crop disease. Many Mayaloi* die, in particular. Source of many travel licensing restrictions. Hide spoilers
1310.01.01 Duurludirj are assimilated peacefully and swiftly. Spoiler: Smart general recognizes their peaceful overtures and forestalls outright war. Great technological advances, including ships and combine machines that allow much greater crop harvesting and planting. Hide spoilers
1328.01.01 Slave races are granted rights as Empire citizens, as they see the advantages of having more cooperative relations.
1344.01.01 Yasiluu are assimilated. Spoiler: Not without resistance (the Empire has not entirely outgrown their strong-arm tactics), but not really much to stand against the Empire. Hide spoilers
1350.01.01 Rail is developed and begins to spread.
1359.01.01 (TBD) assimilated.
1386.01.01 Raalyan (Riilass swamp) assimilated. Spoiler: Rocky start with misunderstandings, short and brutal assimilation, quickly reined in as the Empire realizes the mis-communication. A few Raalyans remain Purists on houseboats in this area. Hide spoilers
1419.03.05 Gludara meets the great love of her life and must fight to keep him safe. ("Forbidden Love", E. Barrette (Writer), M. Ellington (Patron), A. Margetts (Inspiration)) Spoiler: His name is Stormy. He is a paddlefish, but anyone else seeing him would think 'deathfin' instead. Determined to keep her aquatic friend, Gludara must figure out how to protect Stormy from her Duurludirj family and neighbors. Hide spoilers
1435 Ibabesh is assimilated. Spoiler: Much more violence and resistant than most of the other recent joinings, but not well organized against the Empire. Most Ibabesh Purists relocate to dry area in center of continent near Crystal Desert. A smaller percentage join the Empire than most assimilated cultures initially, but they continue to join in small numbers to this day as their traditional way of life is very hard in comparison. Hide spoilers
1440 Glifai are assimilated. Spoiler: Leads to gender revolution in 1471. Few to no Purists remain. Hide spoilers
1445.01.01 (unnamed group that used to be considered Northerners) assimilated. Spoiler: They are pacifists, mostly drawn in peacefully by the promise of the Empire's riches. Some Purists remain because they disagree with using technology, tattooing and other ideological differences, scattered rurally in small, poor, family-sized settlements. Hide spoilers
1468.03.22 A beautiful blinkbird pin is created. Supporters only: ("The Gaudy Eye", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: The blinkbird pin is made by Crafter Droffan, sold to Merchant Etharm, given to Yoilosh, discarded by Yoilosh during a gender riot, found by a teenager, confiscated by a Monitor, then finally claimed as a historic artifact by Kartoth and shown to Unafari at the Museum of Glifai Artifacts and Fashion. Hide spoilers
1469.06.01 A blinkbird pin is gifted to Yoilosh. Supporters only: ("The Gaudy Eye", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: The blinkbird pin is made by Crafter Droffan, sold to Merchant Etharm, given to Yoilosh, discarded by Yoilosh during a gender riot, found by a teenager, confiscated by a Monitor, then finally claimed as a historic artifact by Kartoth and shown to Unafari at the Museum of Glifai Artifacts and Fashion. Hide spoilers
1470.01.01 Time crystal technology is developed.
1470.09.15 A blinkbird pin is found at the scene of a riot. Supporters only: ("The Gaudy Eye", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: The blinkbird pin is made by Crafter Droffan, sold to Merchant Etharm, given to Yoilosh, discarded by Yoilosh during a gender riot, found by a teenager, confiscated by a Monitor, then finally claimed as a historic artifact by Kartoth and shown to Unafari at the Museum of Glifai Artifacts and Fashion. Hide spoilers
1474.01.01 Ibabesh bridge built.
1490 Time crystal technology becomes more commonplace and starts entering private homes.
1491.10.15 Rai and Bai visit a medic with their mother to get glasses. ("Spectacles", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron), D. Murphy (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Rai is licensed legally blind. Hide spoilers
1492.01.11 Rai and Bai face their first day of school. ("Clouds in the Morning", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Editor)) Spoiler: Rai's blindness causes difficulties; the teacher is unsympathetic and some other children are mean to him. Rai and Bai must find ways work around what Rai can't do or needs help doing. Hide spoilers
1493.00.01 Bai and Rai learn to play the harmonichron. ("The Flight of the Rose Butterfly", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Illustration)) .  Rai and Bai watch fireworks with their father. (A drabble) ("Fireworks", E. Million (Writer), M. Ellington (Inspiration), E. Barrette (Illustration))
1493.01.12 Ardeth is courting Beqash, but it's not going smoothly. ("Breaking the Ice", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: Beqash keeps declining his offers, but eventually relents. Ardeth is supportive during the resulting pregnancy. Ultimately they decide that they would rather be trail partners than lovers. Hide spoilers
1494.05.30 Bai and Rai play a game at home. Supporters only: ("Words Between Brothers", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: They talk about the different things they like, but avoid discussing how they feel about Rai's visual handicap. Hide spoilers
1495 The barrier between Lichenwold - the last barrier between the Empire and the North - drops. Weather change for the worse in the North.
1495.01.05 Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki want to become age-mates. Supporters only: ("The Ties We Twine", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Favubu, Blarq, and Eviira don't want to be with Ularki; The sharp divide sends Karavai and his friends to another infant-house where they find the other members they need. Hide spoilers
1495.09.18 Bai and Rai do a writing assignment for class. Supporters only: ("One-Tick Literature", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Rai writes a tile poem, while Bai writes a calling-card story. Hide spoilers
1496.02.07 Shrana tries to tell a story (a drabble). ("Attack of the Others", E. Million (Writer), E. Barrette (Inspiration))
1496.02.11 Spring meltwater turns a path into a raging torrent. ("Tobern Climbs", V. Higgins (Writer))
1496.02.27 A young Ressa wrestles with her future. ("Invasive", E. Million (Writer), D. Murphy (Illustration)) Spoiler: Ressa decides to go to the city - but not necessarily to join the Carnal Guild, just to see what her options are. Hide spoilers
1498.03.11 Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki find a way to play together while sharing a single toy. Supporters only: ("One Toy for Three", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Ularki doesn't care for puppet play, but Karavai gets his age-mates involved in telling a story together by passing around the puppet. Hide spoilers
1499.07.10 A young Kalitelm studies anatomy with Dlameda. ("The Bones of Need", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Patron))
1501.04.15 Fala and her age-mates celebrate their first anniversary together. Supporters only: ("Their Age-Set Anniversary", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Northern children receive new privileges instead of new gifts, along with a special feast. Hide spoilers
1502.01.11 Nleimen attends First Form and begins breeding pet mice. ("Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 1: First Form)", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: One of her mice has a curly coat: the "squiggle mouse." She tries to produce more of them. Hide spoilers
1503.03.30 Karavai reassures Ularki that it's all right to be odd. ("Odds and Ends", E. Barrette (Writer), T. Sturtevant (Patron), A. Margetts (Inspiration), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: Ularki is worried about their upcoming adulthood test, because she is "slow" and can't take care of herself. Hide spoilers
1503.06.02 Karavai, Tekura, Ularki, and their age-mates face the final phase of their adulthood tests. Supporters only: ("The Rats", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Their age-set suffers an unusually high number of mishaps and injuries during the testing. They barely manage to pass -- and the success is largely due to their exceptional ability to compensate for each other's weaknesses. Hide spoilers
1504.04.12 Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. Supporters only: ("Cutting Time Part 1", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Her age-mates decide to abandon her so they can take the adulthood tests without her. Then Eshra gets her month-blood anyway, but she refuses to rejoin the people who abandoned her. Hide spoilers
1504.04.19 Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. Supporters only: ("Cutting Time Part 2", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Eshra asks the Elders to count her deceased age-mates for her adult tests, and passes that way. Eshra ultimately moves to Itadesh for a fresh start. Hide spoilers
1504.06.30 Fala and her age-mates play a game using nuts. Supporters only: ("Lookbacks", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Anler wants to beat Inav at Rams and Ewes. He comes close, but Inav still wins. Hide spoilers
1505.01.30 Nleimen attends Second Form. She begins taking art classes and seeks to establish the squiggle mouse as a breed. ("Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 2: Second Form)", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: She enters a squiggle mouse in a pet show but doesn't win anything. The first fawn squiggle mouse is born (the original color was white). The breed license is approved for the Squiggle Mouse, and later, Nleimen's breeder license. Hide spoilers
1505.03.06 Eshra keeps watch over the snow-unicorn herd, tending this year's foals. ("On the Rocks", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: Her assigned partner in this task, Jomeq, loses his hat to a frisky foal and chases her up a wall while trying to get it back. Hide spoilers
1505.06.29 Malaamig chooses a new working companion. ("Breeding", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) Spoiler: Malaamig ends up being talked into buying a second puppy. Hide spoilers
1505.06.30 Malaamig struggles to get his new puppies home. ("A Challenging Commute", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) .  Malaamig gets his puppies home to meet Larli. ("Worth It", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) Spoiler: One of the new puppies tries to eat their new marriage license! Hide spoilers
1508.01.26 Birka's age-set takes their first set of adult tests. Supporters only: ("Never Traveling Alone", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Though they stumble at first, the group pulls together to pass the first test. Hide spoilers
1508.02.28 Fala and her age-mates are growing up. Supporters only: ("Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 1", E. Barrette (Writer))
1508.04.08 Fala and her age-mates take the adulthood tests at the summer gather. Supporters only: ("Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 2", E. Barrette (Writer)) .  Fala and her age-mates celebrate passing the adulthood tests. Supporters only: ("Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 3", E. Barrette (Writer))
1508.04.30 Fala debates her future as a ranger. Supporters only: ("Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 4", E. Barrette (Writer))
1508.11.09 Krai talks to Marth about what happens after death. Supporters only: ("Talking Ghosts and Family", K. Webb (Writer), L. Lawlor (Inspiration))
1509.01.21 Nleimen attends her first three years of Third Form. She chooses the Science track but also takes a few Trade classes at the Domestic Animals Guild. ("Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 3: Early Third Form)", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: She takes more advanced science and art classes. She meets her first letter-friend, Imoshavi; and later her second, Vloroshaal. One of her Squiggle Mice wins a prize in a pet show, and someone else's does in another town. Nleimen gains a golden stud mouse to breed with her own mice, eventually producing a golden Squiggle Mouse. Hide spoilers
1510.02.17 Jramela dreams of entering the design contest for a City of Lights building, and her friend, Iri, volunteers to help. ("Going Somewhere, Someday", D. Murphy (Writer))
1511.02.16 Birka prepares for childbirth. ("Birthing", E. Million (Writer))
1512.00.04 Nleimen attends her last two years of Third Form. ("Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 4: Late Third Form)", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: She earns her Novice Illustrator license. She hires an assistant to help care for her mice. Her parents pester her into attending a school dance. She applies for Fourth Form schools. Nleimen meets Tosh and his father Ebemas. She gets accepted to the University of Affamarg, and sells all her mice to Sraffi because she can't take them with her. Hide spoilers
1512.05.09 Krai thinks about food. Supporters only: ("A New Recipe", K. Webb (Writer), K. Tyler (Inspiration))
1512.06.11 Fala and Dareg investigate strange marks on a mountain near Itrelir. Supporters only: ("Scars of Stone (Part 1 of 2)", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: They discover Other-touched landslides baring the subsoil and stone. Then one of the Others surprises them and they must fight to destroy it. Upon returning to the village, Fala and Dareg argue that the Other did not behave much like an animal, although the Others had generally been considered animals (or at least animal-like). Hide spoilers
1512.06.14 Fala and Dareg investigate mysterious marks on a mountain near Itrelir. Supporters only: ("Scars of Stone (Part 2 of 2)", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Inspiration), L. Melis (Illustration)) Spoiler: They discover that the Others have touched down on the mountain, starting landslides; and they wind up fighting one. Upon returning to Itrelir, they argue that the Others don't behave the way animals do. Hide spoilers
1512.07.01 Fala restrings her necklace to accommodate Dareg's affection bead. Supporters only: ("The Strands of Her Necklace", E. Barrette (Writer))
1512.07.10 Dareg and Fala vacation in Smokewater Valley. Dareg has a surprise for Fala. Supporters only: ("The Wander Tent", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: He introduces her to the Wander Tent, which is designed to be relaxing for rangers. Hide spoilers
1512.09.17 Jerumal has a surprise for Denel. ("City of Lights Pt 1: Ithei", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Jerumal surprises Denel with a marriage license! Hide spoilers
1513.02.26 Kether's age-set gets ready to take their graduation tests. ("Not Fair", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron), R. Rose (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Kativa fails the age-set tests! Hide spoilers
1513.06.21 Fala helps the makers of Itrelir with an important project. Supporters only: ("Doing the Work", E. Barrette (Writer), P. B. (Inspiration)) Spoiler: They present Karavai with his furshirt. Hide spoilers
1514.04.25 Emeroma has a frank talk with Oranaan. ("Genius", E. Million (Writer), E. Barrette (Editor), M. Goldberg (Editor), N. Robertson (Editor)) Spoiler: Emeroma points out potential political problem looming over Oranaan's shoulder. Hide spoilers
1514.07.29 Jakal makes an unexpected friend. ("Red Wedding", E. Million (Writer))
1514.08.18 Assassin-in-training Jakal starts a letter-friendship with Araida. Supporters only: ("A Letter-Friend", E. Million (Writer), L. Cowie (Inspiration))
1515.03.03 An incident at a celebration dinner for the City of Lights raises many questions. ("City of Lights Pt 2; Ithai", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Others destroy a tower at the city of lights... to the confusion of the Other-blind Southerners. Hide spoilers
1515.05.24 Draiden's attempt to gamble with Oranaan is interrupted. ("Cure or Cause?", E. Million (Writer), M. Goldberg (Patron), M. Nelson (Patron), L. Cowie (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Emeroma becomes the target for a new wager! Hide spoilers
1515.06.08 Areluu's age-set faces their last test... ("Spilled", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Although Areluu fails, Lenarai passes the last part and their age-set passes. Hide spoilers
1515.06.12 Emeroma accepts a dinner engagement with Draiden. ("Cause and Defect", E. Million (Writer), M. Goldberg (Patron), M. Nelson (Patron)) .  Oranaan and the "howler" incident. (Part 1) ("Asleep", M. Hebel (Writer))
1515.06.23 Lenarai is just getting used to the idea of being an adult. ("A Lot Like Breathing", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Kether gives Lenarai her first affection bead. Hide spoilers
1515.09.02 Oranaan makes another attempt to study the after-effects of anomalies. ("It's Not Magic, It's Science!", E. Barrette (Writer), M. Nelson (Patron)) Spoiler: Oranaan assembles an "anomaly compass" from wood, thread, lodestone, and tiny fragments of time-crystals. The device reacts weakly to temporal dissonances; if held over an area of Other damage, it will line up like a compass needle, indicating the path. Denel is not very impressed. Emeroma is actively annoyed, especially when it starts shedding pieces -- Oranaan still isn't very careful, so it wasn't well built, and the crystals subtly degrade materials around them. Hide spoilers
1515.09.28 Bai struggles with a license he can't approve... but wants to. ("Rules are Rules", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron), R. Rose (Inspiration), E. Barrette (Editor))
1516.04.16 Ashegoi teaches Lei about more than just firolk... ("It's Not Just About Firolk", A. Waller (Writer), E. Barrette (Inspiration))
1516.07.03 A typical day for Marai in the infant house. ("A Day of Silence", E. Million (Writer), L. Cowie (Patron), A. Margetts (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Lenarai decides not remain a raiser. Hide spoilers
1516.07.23 As a hearth-tender, Elsher had many jobs... ("Making Fires", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron))
1516.10.23 Lenarai gets something more than she bargained for when making a deal with Tekoth! ("Band of Ivory", L. Cowie (Writer)) Spoiler: How Lenarai got her ivory ring from Tekoth. Hide spoilers
1518.09.02 Jerumal helps his little boys build a city out of blocks. ("Building Cities", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Jerumal receives an application to join the council of the Empire. Hide spoilers
1519.02.09 There are many parks in the city of Affamarg. Lassati and Danya each have a favorite. Supporters only: ("The Most Beautiful Fountain in Affamarg", C. Miller (Writer))
1519.06.20 A young snowy finds a treat that bites back... ("An Apple with Kick", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) Spoiler: he survives eating the wrong kind of apples. Hide spoilers
1519.07.13 Akaalekirth starts a new life. ("The Butterfly Girl", D. Murphy (Writer), D. Murphy (Illustration)) Spoiler: Akaalekirth is tattooed and becomes a member of a Purist Clan. Hide spoilers
1519.07.24 Denel, Jerumal, and their sons visit the Pearly Towers. ("Reaching for the Moons", E. Barrette (Writer), A. Margetts (Patron), E. Million (Inspiration))
1519.08.05 Akaalekirth isn't sure she can get used to living high in the treetops and to people whose children wander the branches and platforms casually. She doesn't expect one of those children to become her friend. ("A High, Strange Home", D. Murphy (Writer), L. Lawlor (Illustration)) Spoiler: A younger girl asks her to become sisters. Hide spoilers
1520.01.03 Akaalekirth falls behind while playing a game with her new sister, and is stranded, lost in the Rainbow Rainforest. ("Chasing the River", D. Murphy (Writer), A. Wehner (Patron), E. Barrette (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Akaalekirth hears monitors on the forest floor below, and they find a rope ladder. Hide spoilers.  Orimala and her friends indulge in risky music... ("Finding the Harmony", E. Million (Writer)) .  Kalinam sees her hated rivals sneaking away to a practice room... Supporters only: ("Following the Melody", E. Million (Writer))
1520.02.03 Explorers go North on a survey mission ("The Right Man", E. Million (Writer)) .  A body - and many memories - break free in melting spring ice. ("Story Rites", E. Million (Writer), M. Nelson (Patron), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: Pumice is given rites like a human would get. Hide spoilers
1520.02.08 Oromaal dies and is mourned in Itadesh. ("Beads and Memories", D. Murphy (Writer)) .  Lenaroth and Lenarai discuss the nature of their names. ("To Name a Reason", L. Cowie (Writer), D. Murphy (Editor)) Spoiler: Lenaroth and Lenarai were both named after Lenarai's grandfather. Hide spoilers
1520.02.14 Rai helps a young customer select a gift. Supporters only: ("Tokens of Appreciation", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: When Rai learns that the gift is intended for a grandmother who is going blind, he discreetly substitutes a more valuable shopping token and directs the child to a nice glass windchime. Hide spoilers
1520.02.21 Taiv enjoys a spring day. ("Heart of the Tree", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron))
1520.03.15 Sromaffo introduces a new recipe to spice up his eatery. ("Pickled", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Patron), L. Cowie (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Unable to afford a liquor license, Sromaffo decides to serve fruit compote at his eatery. The drunken crowd wrecks the place. Baison investigates and is displeased. Hide spoilers.  An Empire scientist travels to a beautiful wildlife sanctuary, an oasis at the edge of the Crystal Desert. Supporters only: ("Under the Waterfalls", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.03.21 When Rraneffa's life is threatened, Esarrali has to try to find a particular species of frog before it's too late. ("So Many, Many Frogs", D. Murphy (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) Spoiler: Rraneffa is bitten by a poisonous snake, and Esarrali has to search through a metaphorical haystack of frogs to find the one that can save Rraneffa's life. Hide spoilers
1520.03.26 Esarrali continues to study frogs. Rraneffa finds peril while searching for lizards to cook for dinner. ("Lizard, Lizard", D. Murphy (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron))
1520.03.30 Yarleda considers child mortality in the north. ("All the People in the World", D. Murphy (Writer), T. Sturtevant (Patron), H. Burgiel (Inspiration))
1520.04.02 Unafari, a record clerk, notices something odd about a museum display. Supporters only: ("The Shades of Yesterday", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Unafari notices some discrepancies about some Glifai displays in the Historic Haberdashery Museum. Curator Gruffalo finds out and punishes her by assigning her janatorial work. This attracts the attention of Licensing Inspector Katorsh, who transfers her to the Museum of Glifai Artifacts and Fashion. Katorsh's investigation turns up enough evidence to fire Gruffalo for embezzlement and forgery. Hide spoilers
1520.04.05 An excess of bears during the summer of 1520 makes the fish run hazardous. Supporters only: ("Beached Fish", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Illustration)) Spoiler: When a fight breaks out among the bears, Vlaran fends them off other villagers. Vlaran gets injured in the process, and Oyothan is killed. Vlaran is later honored for her valiant efforts. Hide spoilers
1520.04.08 Dini and Layla long to have children of their own. ("Building a Home", D. Murphy (Writer), A. Loughrin (Patron), L. Cowie (Inspiration), A. Loughrin (Inspiration)) .  A little girl hears an Irfai story about a half-fish maiden. Supporters only: ("The Sea Queen", E. Million (Writer), L. Cowie (Illustration))
1520.04.09 An infection in a snow-unicorn's tail leads to drastic measures. ("Only A Yiirk Bite", E. Million (Writer), T. Sturtevant (Patron), L. Cowie (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Stonefoot has his tail amputated. Hide spoilers
1520.04.13 An old Slunai woman blesses her granddaughter, Graifiri, and her friend Jorii, to protect them from ghosts as they travel. ("Harp of Feathers", D. Murphy (Writer), M. Goldberg (Patron), M. Nelson (Patron))
1520.04.15 Tekura shares a bead with Osro at the summer gather. Supporters only: ("Owlheart", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Tekura is frustrated by the Northern custom of changing lovers frequently, because he yearns for a long-term romantic relationship. He enjoys Osro's company but wishes for more. Tekura tries to explain this to Luulan and Karavai, and to satisfy himself with the aspects of community that he does enjoy ... but he still feels that something is missing. Hide spoilers
1520.04.17 Lalya gets called to Bai's office for an interview regarding his application to become, legally, a woman. ("Licensing Interview", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.04.18 Dini tells Lalya about his new role at work, and why he was offered it now. ("A New Role", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.04.19 Dini and Filor go to a Theatre Swap Faire ("The Keraarth Theatre Swap Faire", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.04.28 Marli is a friendly fellow, and a bit desperate to sell copies of his gossip rag--as the story opens, he's too broke to buy lunch! ("Marli Knows", D. Murphy (Writer), A. Waller (Inspiration)) .  Osatha gives restaurant leftovers to a couple of runaways. ("Feeding the Hungry - Poor Street Kids", D. Murphy (Writer), E. Million (Inspiration)) .  When Osatha comes across a crying teenager, her life gets complicated. Supporters only: ("Feeding the Hungy - The Purist on the Bench", D. Murphy (Writer)) Spoiler: Osatha meets a pregnant no-gender Purist, and can't bring hersef to abandon the child, though her licenses won't let her help, either. Hide spoilers
1520.05.01 The Southern explorers find that not everything goes as it's supposed to... ("Supposed to Be", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: They lose their horses to poison, and face a hard winter without their help. Hide spoilers.  Lalya gifts Olarali with a scarf, and offers friendship in return for her fashion advice. Supporters only: ("A Friendship of Fashion", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.05.14 Laisesu is bothered by Marival's death. ("Dying to Do", E. Million (Writer)) .  Laisesu battles the elements to get her dyework done. ("Colors of the Elements", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: A fire sweeps over Itadesh. Hide spoilers
1520.05.17 Filor encounters a blinkbird. ("Blinkbirds Are Fast", D. Murphy (Writer)) Spoiler: His paper bird, and then his wig, are stolen by a real blinkbird. Hide spoilers
1520.05.24 A repairman comes to service a time crystal storage unit. ("The Repairman", E. Million (Writer), V. Higgins (Inspiration))
1520.05.27 Benaru is deliriously happy to wear the affection bead from Valoi on his necklace, until an accident breaks the necklace, and the bead itself Supporters only: ("A Pretty Pine Bead", D. Murphy (Writer), L. Cowie (Inspiration))
1520.05.29 Arfa and Grinos live a routine, humdrum life, but an injury for one and a lucky discovery for the other makes big changes in their lives. ("Modulations", V. Higgins (Writer)) Spoiler: A beautiful mollusc shell becomes an expensive musical instrument. Hide spoilers
1520.06.01 Bai meets someone new while out 'wearing the white hat.' ("Paper Butterflies: Only Paper", E. Million (Writer), L. Cowie (Illustration)) Spoiler: The child he meets is Unlicensed. Hide spoilers.  Baison seeks to soothe his mind and body with Olarali. Supporters only: ("Tainted Words Part 1: The Challenge", L. Cowie (Writer), E. Million (Editor)) Spoiler: Baison is outraged at the suggestion from Olarali that he deals in a black license as the carnal guild Senior fishes for blackmail material. Hide spoilers.  Bai struggles with the idea of unlicensed Amaroin. ("Paper Butterflies: Paper Trail", E. Million (Writer), L. Cowie (Patron), L. Cowie (Illustration)) Spoiler: Ressa finds Amaroin's stamped justification forms in the file - he can be licensed! But he fails to show up for their meeting... Hide spoilers
1520.06.03 A homecoming is not as happy as hoped for... ("Homecoming", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: The snow-unicorn riders find their winter shelter has burnt to the ground! Hide spoilers
1520.06.04 Kativa and Tolnam take the news of Itadesh back to the other villagers. ("Aftermath of Ashes", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Tolnam sleeps with Kativa, and breaks her heart. Hide spoilers.  Fala serves as a trail scout while traveling to and from Itadesh. ("Leaves in a Bitter Wind", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: This story shows how Fala deals with the aftermath of the fire that wipes out the village of Itadesh. She helps to explore the valley and then to guide the group heading to Itrelir for refuge. Although less devastated than some other people, Fala still finds the stress wearing on her during the journey. Hide spoilers
1520.06.07 A blinkbird pin is inspected by Unafari. Supporters only: ("The Gaudy Eye", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: The blinkbird pin is made by Crafter Droffan, sold to Merchant Etharm, given to Yoilosh, discarded by Yoilosh during a gender riot, found by a teenager, confiscated by a Monitor, then finally claimed as a historic artifact by Kartoth and shown to Unafari at the Museum of Glifai Artifacts and Fashion. Hide spoilers
1520.06.08 Olarali pries into Baison's work... and finds a crack in his armor. Supporters only: ("Tainted Words Part 2: The Solution", L. Cowie (Writer), E. Million (Editor)) Spoiler: Olarali upsets Baison with the idea that his assistant may be corrupt, and realizes that Ressa is his weakness. Hide spoilers.  The ashes of Itadesh stir up old memories as Birka and Fala figure out what happened to the village. ("The Secret Scroll", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron))
1520.06.10 Mirsa ponders the art of taxidermy while cutting Draiden's hair. ("Not Your Everyday Scissors", M. Nelson (Writer))
1520.06.13 Tiklai meets Lalya. ("Simple Questions", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.06.15 Draiden engages in a friendly bet. ("A License to Gamble Pt. 1: The Bet", M. Nelson (Writer)) .  Draiden uses his charm on a young scientist. ("A License to Gamble Pt. 2: The Game", M. Nelson (Writer)) Spoiler: Draiden wins a false license for Mirsa by charming the young woman for a bet. Hide spoilers
1520.06.16 Olarali shares the information she's found out about Bai. Supporters only: ("Tainted Words Part 3: The Reward", L. Cowie (Writer), E. Million (Editor)) Spoiler: Olarali gets paid well for exposing License Master Baison's weakness. Hide spoilers
1520.06.17 An employee of the Empire goes to work. ("Say No To The Empire", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: The employee is in propaganda and works against a public speaker in a carefully coordinated effort. Hide spoilers
1520.06.18 Lassati's employees try to change her style... ("Dress Code", E. Million (Writer), M. Goldberg (Patron)) Spoiler: ... and fail miserably. Hide spoilers
1520.06.19 A mother tells her 10-year-old daughter the story of her birth. ("We Shape Our Lives Like Clay", D. Murphy (Writer))
1520.06.20 Jelnora and Abom take a course in parenting. Supporters only: ("The Empire Trusts You", E. Barrette (Writer)) Spoiler: Jelnora and Abom wind up adopting Limar, one of the orphans they care for during the course. Hide spoilers.  The long trip to Itadesh is hard on Marda. ("The Last Walk", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Marda chooses to walk into the wilderness to die, rather than be a burden on the villagers. Hide spoilers
1520.07.15 Lenarai distributes scarce resources and a lesson on manners. ("Sharing a Round", E. Barrette (Writer), L. Cowie (Inspiration))
1520.07.17 The life of a cripple in the Empire isn't exactly what you might think... ("Pretending", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron), V. Higgins (Illustration))
1520.07.19 Emeroma and Oranaan search for answers to the problems plaguing the City of Lights. ("Lightning Strikes", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Oranaan has a wild theory that might be close to the truth! Hide spoilers
1520.07.21 Someone cleans Bai's desk, and his brother Rai helps him deal with the aftermath. ("Swept Away", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) Spoiler: The cleaning undoes a lot of Bai's work, and they never do find quite everything that was on the desk. Hide spoilers
1520.08.15 Teibev mourns his losses as he prepares to leave the City of Lights. ("Nomess Mithoirarv", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Patron), E. Million (Inspiration))
1520.09.08 Kativa and Kether make flowers for Flower Day. Supporters only: ("Making Flowers", E. Million (Writer))
1520.09.14 Birka, Tiren and Kireg return to Itrelir after a particularly long winter trip. ("Out of the Snow", E. Million (Writer), E. Barrette (Inspiration), E. Million (Illustration))
1520.09.16 Fala tells a story about the Ancients, inspired by an eclipse. ("The Sky Rangers", E. Barrette (Writer), M. Ellington (Patron)) Spoiler: Fala's story hints that the Ancients may have had space travel, although nobody knows for sure now. Hide spoilers
1520.09.27 Explorers find something unexpected in the snow. ("The Wrong Kind of Snow", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: They find the snow-unicorns... and smoke! Hide spoilers.  Malaamig finds the source of the 'smoke' he spotted. ("Out of Steam, Part 1", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: ... and the snow-unicorn riders!! Hide spoilers
1520.09.28 Ressa witnesses a rite of passage. ("Moon Blossom Ritual", E. Million (Writer))
1520.09.29 Lereterli asks Akaalekirth to become her sister. ("A High, Strange Home", D. Murphy (Writer), L. Lawlor (Illustration)) Spoiler: A younger girl asks her to become sisters. Hide spoilers.  Malaamig's long journey and hot soak have taken their toll. ("Out of Steam, Part 3", E. Million (Writer))
1520.09.30 Malaamig wakes in the strange northern village. ("Breaking Trail, Part 2", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Malaamig discovers that the northerners have giant tame unicorns! Hide spoilers.  Alone in their camp, Diren regrets their journey and fears for their future. ("Holding Down the Camp", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: A huge monster crashes out of the snow into their camp! Hide spoilers.  Margaa's feverish dreams... ("Fever Dreams", E. Million (Writer))
1520.10.01 Kativa interacts with the strangers from the south. ("Waking in Strange Places", E. Million (Writer))
1520.10.09 Arremina got her climbing lessons--now there's a final exam. And then a race! ("A Handhold on Life", D. Murphy (Writer), M. Goldberg (Patron)) Spoiler: Arremina passes her climbing exam, then saves a fellow climber. Hide spoilers.  Unafari helps plan the costumes for a Trefoil Dance performance. ("Dusting Off the Green Speech (Part 2)", E. Barrette (Writer))
1520.10.10 A boy in the Empire finds it hard following different rules. ("Believing", E. Million (Writer))
1520.10.11 Kivegei wants an everything license... but is his brother only teasing him? ("An Everything License", E. Million (Writer), E. Cammarota (Patron)) .  Malaamig watches the Northerners decide who to send south. ("Three To Go South", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Malaamig has a headcold and is forbidden from going south himself. Hide spoilers
1520.10.17 Dorom, Ereil, and Amaqor go ice-fishing near Itakith. Supporters only: ("Catch and Release", E. Barrette (Writer), E. Million (Inspiration)) Spoiler: Their excursion is interrupted by hungry whalebears. They manage to kill a whalebear. Dorom later gives the hide to Vlaran, which inspires her to accept a bead from him. Hide spoilers.  Birka advises Kativa in matters of love. Supporters only: ("Pressure", E. Million (Writer))
1520.10.18 Tikite brings news of the people chosen to go south. ("Chosen", E. Million (Writer))
1520.10.21 Denel has spent the last five years on the City of Lights project... ("City of Lights Pt 3; Ithoi", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: ... her marriage is on unsteady ground, but Denel is finally promoted to Science Master, at the same time Jerumal is elected to the Council. Hide spoilers
1520.10.26 Birka, Anler and Tiren set out across Lichenwold. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 1 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: Anler considers giving a bead to Birka. Hide spoilers.  Birka, Tiren, and Anler encounter their first obstacle in Lichenwold. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 2 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: The Lichenwold travelers are forced to detour around a river in search of a place to cross. Hide spoilers.  The Lichenwold travelers use teamwork to cross a frozen river. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 3 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer))
1520.10.27 The explorers venture deeper into Lichenwold. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 4 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: Anler's desire for Birka deepens, while Birka fails to correctly read his cues. Hide spoilers
1520.10.28 An agent of the Empire infiltrates a meeting of discontent cripples. ("Under Cover", E. Million (Writer), E. Barrette (Patron)) Spoiler: Rassun sees a familiar face - an agent of the Empire - but discovers that she is actually a cripple now, and finds himself in sympathy to the cause. Hide spoilers
1521.00.05 Birka, Tiren and Anler are caught in a blizzard. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 5 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: The group decide to move forward, but tensions simmer under the surface. Hide spoilers
1521.01.03 With supplies running low and tensions growing, Anler makes an unwise decision. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 6 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: Anler offers Birka a bead, but she rejects it, hurting his feelings more badly than she intends. Hide spoilers
1521.01.10 The Lichenwold travelers' situation grows desperate as they run dangerously low on supplies. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 7 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) .  Disaster! Caught in an avalanche, the travelers struggle to survive. ("The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 8 of 8)", L. Lawlor (Writer)) Spoiler: Anler is swept away by an avalanche. Birka and Tiren put aside their bickering to save him. Newly reconciled, the group find the pass at last. Hide spoilers
1521.02.24 Olyen goes looking for a useful friendship. ("Scheming a Friendship", E. Million (Writer)) Spoiler: Olyen targets Ressa as a likely ally. Hide spoilers

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