Month: April 2018

Martian Height

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Height is considered desirable in both male and female potential mates. Some Muvari sages suggest this is because height comes with increased reach which is extremely advantageous in combat. Muvari men and women, the sages say, are subconsciously attracted to this trait because it will give their offspring genetic advantage in surviving the many Martian perils which will beset them.



Might as Well Whip a Hobranx and Call it Tame

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This refers to the story of a Scurm chieftain who captured a hobranx in a deep pit and had it whipped and starved for ten days. After this he mounted the head of the hobranx and fitted it with bridle and bit, then rode it out of the pit, claiming to all that it was tamed. Within an hour the hobranx had broken the bit and gobbled up the Scurm chieftain.


As Slender as a Shaman in a Cesspool

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The Muvari shaman Seagher Ishtas, when they were worshiping the strange god Elkenah, once predicted the complete victory of the Muvari over a rival tribe, but only if they sacrificed there three greatest warriors upon the altars of Elkenah. The sacrifice completed, the Muvari proceeded to attack the Munothi tribe and were decimated and sent skulking back to Ledgrim, where the survivors promptly threw Seagher Ishtas in a cesspool which drained into the lava pits. They hurled rocks at him until he was drowned and swept into the pits and burned. Only a few are familiar with the story of Seagher Ishtas any longer, but the phrase ‘as slender as a shaman in a cesspool’ they are unknowingly invoking his sordid tale.