A turn of phrase that the Muvari use to indicate something that has been poisoned, whether it be sword, water, or food.
Month: March 2018
The trio of bone shards, which are a common series of piercings among the Mulm, signify the Mulm Tribes worship of three different gods. The Mulm shamans do not choose just one god to worship and then fight other factions for power and worshipers, but any given priest of the Mulm tribe is priest to Baalbrock, Naalbrock, and Cothra Bodd—the worm god of death. This is the godhead of the Mulm and they consider each to be of equal power and reigning over his or her or its (respectively) own domain.
There are treatises in the archives of the Technopriests which actually speak to this subject and project that this is a survival mechanism for weeding out the genetically weak among the progeny of the white ape. However, to the vast majority of Muvari this remains an enigma and so the phrase ‘why does a white ape cast its young into the snow’ has developed to signify an unknowable answer.
Traditionally, greater heed and weight is given to the council of the elder wives. The further down the chain a wife is in seniority, the less say she has in deciding family matters. For this reason, desirable women (those exhibiting beauty or martial prowess—or preferably both) will sometimes reject suitors who already have many wives, because they desire to have more influence in guiding the family than is being offered them.
Some varieties of fungi bring forth colorful blooms which are presented much as a bouquet of flowers might be gifted on earth. These are displayed in homes and last much longer than a typical bouquet of cut flowers might. The danger is that some of these blooms are extremely poisonous so they cannot be displayed where toddlers might be able to reach them and perhaps taste them.