First, another tale by Tallis Steelyard of Maljie, a Temple Warden at the Shrine of Aea, and a former pirate. In this tale, she takes a scythe and some mendicants and cuts a field for the local shrine. Next, a book by Jim Webster about Port Naain and Partann is on offer at a most reasonable price. A review by a satisfied reader is included.
Every so often you come across a paradox. For example I was once talking to an old friend of Maljie’s and they mentioned, “The cathartic effect of mindless violence.” But surely if it’s cathartic, it isn’t mindless, it’s done for a purpose? But there again, if it isn’t mindless violence, is it cathartic? Still I leave others to ponder the eternal verities. This story arose from the time when Maljie was a Temple Warden at the Shrine of Aea in her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm. The duties of Temple Wardens are countless and diverse. So Maljie wasn’t entirely surprised when she realised that one of her jobs was mowing the temple meadow.
Now if glorifying this particular shrine with the term, ‘temple’ was an overstatement, describing that particular patch of ground as ‘the temple meadow was hyperbole. Yes I know that a meadow is merely a grassy…
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