Month: September 2017

They Sleep Deep as the Mists in the Rift

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The great gate to the city of Ledgrim lies over the Rift, which drops a mile into the crust of Mars and is always shrouded with mist and smoke because of the volcanic activity at the bottom.

When it is said that someone sleeps deep as the mists in the Rift it means they are heavy in slumber or it can also mean that they are dead.

 

 

 

The Forgotten Sink Holes of Xan

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The Sink Holes of Xan lay somewhere beneath the City of Ledgrim, but no one recalls precisely where—though the location is rumored to be had in the great archives of the Technopriests. It was here that rich veins of gold were discovered by the explorer Xan and her intrepid party of adventurers. However, a madness took over them and they slew each other in greed and jealousy. The rescue party that went after them were unsuccessful in recovering their bodies and claim they were chased away by the banshees or ghosts of the slain party, who were still jealously guarding their golden discovery and did not want to share it with anyone else.

 

You Aren’t Early to the Water’s Edge

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The watering holes of Ledgrim, where young people are sent to fetch water for their clans, are notorious places to meet, socialize, and flirt. Young women who have not yet reached graduation into full-fledged warrior status primp and will sometimes wear full armor to the springs and pools, so that they might impress the males they meet with their martial prowess and their ability to defend and protect their potential mates.

When someone is “early to the water” they have attempted to get a jump on the competition so that they might have more time with a potential suitor. This phrase has grown to include anyone who gets an early start, and is not dissimilar to the earthly phrase, “the early bird catches the worm.”