This phrase is formally used in Muvari funerary rites, expressing the desire that the deceased’s soul return to their Heavenly Father, or the One True God.
Typically, the Muvari consign their dead to the lava pits beneath Caladrex in elaborate funerary rites. It is expected that upon the second coming of the All Father’s Son that the lava pits will turn cold and the dead will be resurrected from their fiery slumber.
This is the formal way of telling a Muvari that a relative of theirs has been killed or has passed away. Because of the violent realities of life, Muvari children are taught to expect that they may one day hear these unfortunate words.
The Kranuvi Tribe is infamous for its shrewd trading practices–some of which involve having scales that are weighted falsely and shaving coins for their precious metal. In fact, the Kranuvi Tribe minted a coin specially meant for trading with other tribes. This coin was thinner and contained less precious metal.
This gave rise to the saying “Kranuvi’s thin piece” which came to indicate any bargain in which one party felt he was being given short shrift, an unfair bargain, or outright cheated.
This saying comes from a well known tale about an emissary from the Varoni Tribe that pleaded peace with the chief of the now-extinct Nokavuri Tribe and then killed him with a dagger slipped from his sleeve. The phrase ‘Dagger in the Sleeve’ refers to anyone that is hiding treachery or simply a surprise.