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 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 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 are the third Power comprising 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 price of terrible mutilation.