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  1. Holiday Story: Tienaabaa’s Festival

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    December 30, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Happy Tienaabaa’s festival to all!  May it find you motivated to creativity and to thought.  If you are wondering, Bitrani and Calenyena spell Tienaabaa’s name differently (Tienebrah); the Bitrani pronounce that initial T-i-e-n as tee-en while the Calenyena say “Tie”. ❄️ It was nearly time for the festival, and the snow had already …
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  2. Holiday Guest Story: Cold Weather Festival

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    December 28, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Written by Rix Scaedu for the cold weather holiday! Pamdi was making bookmarks for the holiday.  They were perhaps not very good bookmarks, but Pamdi had bought the best cardstock, paints and brushes she could afford so the deficits of the finished product were hers and not the materials she …
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  3. Chapter 55c: The Diplomatic Body

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    December 26, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Elelakorra watched Lirnilalie with a steady and unflinching gaze, despite the fact that the latter looked as if she was on fire.  “I heard a traitor and an embarrassment speak.  It would hardly be the first time, Lyirnilalie.”  Elelakorra’s eyes drifted down to the sparking, burning mess of Lirnilalie’s torso …
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  4. Chapter 55b: Lying

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    December 23, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “Reading the situation?”  Lirnilalie raised her eyebrows incredulously.  “You think that’s what you’re doing here?” The door behind them opened.  Tevordor stood there with four armed guards.  Elelakorra waved them in and gestured them to stay where they were. She nodded almost imperceptibly to Enrie.  A cue to continue?  If …
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  5. Chapter 55a: “When Words Don’t Work”

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    December 21, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Silence reigned in the room for about a heartbeat, and then Lirnilalie laughed.  “Ah, but nobody wants the job of sorting through the pile of food, pulling out the stinking pieces and saving the rest for porridge, do they?  And it’s worse when the parsnips have families and friends, when they’re …
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  6. Chapter 54c: Why Let One Bad Apple…

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    December 19, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Lirnilalie did not seem the least bit upset by Elelakorra’s questions. “Well, because I’ve been tracking this one’s  ridiculous exploits since I first came to Edally Academy.  One of my associates had to deal with a problem with one of her children, and while we were in the area, we …
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  7. Chapter 54b: Liars

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    December 16, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “I’ve got the ear of the Emperor, you’re right here,” Lirnilalie pointed out.  “So listen.  To me, an Imperial Princess–“ Somewhere behind her, Riensin cleared his throat. Elelakorra chuckled.  “Lyirnilalie, I think the entire point is that you have repudiated your title and it has repudiated you.  By that standard, …
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  8. Chapter 54a: The Voice Laughs

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    December 14, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie held her breath.  There was nothing else she could do; protesting that she wasn’t a liar wasn’t going to do anything but make her look more guilty.  Looking at Libkazaari wasn’t going to do anything but say she didn’t know what was going on — which she didn’t, of …
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  9. Chapter 53c: A Matter of Names

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    December 12, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “Honestly, some people…”  Elelakorra pulled a dart gun from somewhere in her desk and hopped up onto said desk, nimbly missing the copies of the treaty.  She took aim, sighted… and then sighed.  “Let her in, Tevordor, and then go get the guard.  All of them.  Twice.” “Ma’am?” Tevordor didn’t …
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  10. Chapter 53b: Where Everyone is Clever

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    December 9, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie did not know her cousin all that well, but she thought the woman sounded faintly amused. Saydrie’s cheeks went red and blotchy and he bowed again, jerky this time.  “No, Honored One.  If anything,” he cleared his throat and managed a weak smile, “simply pointing out a specifically Bitrani …
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  11. Chapter 53A: Aim for Your Target and Throw

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    December 7, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie winced.  Her friends were not actually helping her case, as much as they might think they were. “It was…” She cleared her throat.  “They did destroy or remove several books, but they were stopped in their efforts by two things: some of the information had embedded aether.  It made …
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  12. Chapter 52c – When our Leaders Wore Red & Were Competent

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    December 5, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Saydrie rescued her. “…we forget that our Emperors’ ancestors once had to undergo seven tests to be considered worthy to even be in the succession, and that our Governors and Emperor all were once kalōkāt; war-leaders, leaders who had been proven both in battle and in peace.  We forget that …
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  13. Chapter 52B

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    December 2, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “I hear I have a cousin out here.”   The voice was smooth, the accent Lannamer, with its long vowels.  Enrie looked up, then bowed as elegantly as she could manage.  “Voice of the Emperor Elalekorra, cousin.”  Her cousin had apparently changed not one bit except as fashion shifted since the …
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  14. Looking for Themed Edally Filler/Guest Stories: The Winter Festival

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    December 1, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Hello all, I’m thinking of having a Winter Festival on Edally – that is, a week (or two) of guest fic covering Tienaabaa’s festival, the festival that takes place in midwinter. Tienaabaa is the deity of the blue – mind, water, sky, cold. They are the deity of invention, of …
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