12th Sep 2014, 5:15 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Have broom, will travel

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Have broom, will travel
Norla: I took the Rite a month after Kel did. I'm older but as a full-blooded faerie I didn't grow up as fast. And I wasn't quite as eager.
[[Norla speaks off-panel. Kel smiles at her thoughtfully.]] / Norla: But when you ended up going before me, that hurt my pride a bit. So I asked for an even tougher assignment than you.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla gets instructions from a faerie Office of Rites clerk.]] / Clerk: Stedr som návnes Corvey. Det'r vídevej, og det gír en urgammelt kirken som brúker oppusning.
Younger-Norla: Hv&aacute;'r kirken? / Clerk: Seiðábyggelsen. Som mengselsen av Grimborgr og Forforfársskrínr.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla stands inside the church with a blanket and a broom.]] / Norla: I took it. Two days later, I materialised in the Corvey church...
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla looks at the altar.]] / Norla: It didn't take me long to figure out that it wasn't a bit like the Grimborg. / {{The word "Seiþur" is an old Norse word meaning, depending on what source I consult, "magic" or "mores" in the sense of a daily religious practice. The faeries don't have Gods as such although some of them believe the spirit of the Ancestor watches over them, or at least that they can survive anything the Ancestor did. A "Seiþabyggelse" or building for "Seiþur" in either sense of the word isthe closest the faeries can come to describing a church. A bit like the Grimborg, where magic happens, and a bit like the Shrine of the Ancestor, where people go for common ritual observances. By the way, there's only one Shrine, but many local Grimborgs.}}
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Reinder Dijkhuis 12th Sep 2014, 5:15 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on March 17, 2003.
The word "Seiþur" is an old Norse word meaning, depending on what source I consult, "magic" or "mores" in the sense of a daily religious practice. The faeries don't have Gods as such although some of them believe the spirit of the Ancestor watches over them, or at least that they can survive anything the Ancestor did. A "Seiþabyggelse" or building for "Seiþur" in either sense of the word isthe closest the faeries can come to describing a church. A bit like the Grimborg, where magic happens, and a bit like the Shrine of the Ancestor, where people go for common ritual observances. By the way, there's only one Shrine, but many local Grimborgs.