A stairway to heaven?

First, a story of part of the history of a Grand Stair and its care told with humor by Tallis Steelyard. Next, a book of tales by Tallis Steelyard as told by Jim Webster. It is priced in the range of most readers and comes with a review by a pleased reader.

Tallis Steelyard

A stairway to heaven
This tale comes from the latter part of Maljie’s life. I wouldn’t say that it was something that happened in her old age, as by her own admission, she is not yet old. Indeed occasionally she has confessed to ‘not being in the first flush of youth.’ I feel that we must be satisfied with that.

Now for various complicated and largely incomprehensible reasons, Maljie became a Temple Warden at the Shrine of Aea in her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm. The shrine itself is a small one, tucked away rather out of sight, at the bottom of the Sinecurists’ Grand Stair. This leads up from the Merchant Quarter, starting at Exegesis Square and it eventually ends below the north side of the Council of Sinecurists building.

The shrine itself has had a number of names, initially it was just the Exegesis Square Fane, but was promoted to…

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