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Masking Law

The wearing of masks is at the core of Chosen culture, and their use is controlled minutely by codicils of the Law-that-must-be-obeyed. The diagram above shows a detail of my original scheme for masking law. The second diagram shows the same table with greater clarity. The ranks of individuals, given along the top, reference a compulsory state of masked [M] or optional state of unmasking [UM] indexed against a list of ranks of those present—listed […]

The Plain of Thrones

The Plain of Thrones is a smaller volcanic crater located on the Isle lying in the midst of the Skymere in Osrakum. This name comes from the tier of thrones set into a hollow in the south-western wall, where the Chosen gather to witness the homage of the tributaries on the plain below during the ceremony of the Rebirth. It is here that the Apotheosis of a new God Emperor is held. The plan shows the […]

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon is a circle of calendrical stones located at the centre of the Plain of Thrones. The Dance of the Chameleon is a Quyan term indicating the passage of the seasons. The Stone Dance of the Chameleon is synonymous with ‘calendar’. It is on these stones that is carved the Law-that-must-be-obeyed. The Stone Dance consists of three concentric rings of stones: the 12 calendrical stones, the 12 ‘ghost’ stones and […]

The Wise

The Wise are the third Power of the Great Balance. It is they who administer the Commonwealth as well as enforcing the statutes of the Law-that-must-be-obeyed. Their power is obtained at the cost of terrible mutilations: “They are in our world only by their skin. When they have achieved the highest wisdom allowed to those with eyes and ears, they are locked away. Eyes are sliced out, like a stone from a peach. The red […]