Mar. 7th, 2017

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
This follows The Funeral. It’s set in Fae apoc, pre-apoc era, possibly 2010.

“Do you think they did it?”

Senga found it interesting that he used they and not the more traditional it.

She shook her head slowly. “No. No, if Alencaustel was going to do it, they’d either have left absolutely no trace at all, or put up giant signs. Besides, no matter what shit Eavean is throwing around, they’re not a Nedetakaei.”

She dropped her voice to a murmur for the last part of the sentence. For one, it wasn’t a word the Mayor or the Chief of police would (presumably) know. For another, considering her Great-Aunt’s friends, she couldn’t be entirely certain there weren’t Shenera Oseraei - children of the Gods, Law-breakers - in the room. And it was considered ill manners to start a fight at a funeral, no matter what Eavean over there was going.

For a third, she didn’t absolutely know the person she was talking to wasn’t one of those Law-breakers himself.
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March is Worldbuilding Month! Leave me a question about any of my worlds, and I will do my best to answer it!
This second one is from [personal profile] sauergeek:
Is there any rhyme or reason behind who gets what Words (and how well various people do with those) in Fae Apocalypse?

Oh yay! I know this one!

Words in Faerie Apocalypse are a matter of a combination of genetics and Change. Of course, Change itself is a matter of some pretty complex and confusing genetics…

That is: Someone with a water Change (mermaid, kelpie, octopus) is likely to be very good with Yaku, water. They’re also likely to have been descended from a line of people with water Changes, although in some cases the interpretations are a little strange.

Someone whose parents are very good at, say, Unutu (Worked objects) and Eperu (earth) and are both awful with Meentik (create) is likely to have those Words as their good and bad Words, respectively. If the parents have widely varied Words, well (for instance: Leo is good at Hugr; Cya can’t say it at all), some of their kids may have Hugr while some might not be able to say it at all.

That’s a complex way of saying “it’s genetics,” I suppose.

Of course, there are innate powers that do not come anywhere close to Words, things that can’t be done with Workings at all. Folding space or time, for instance (well, can’t be done with currently known Words…); seeing the future…

(I keep coming up with examples of innate powers, and LOTS of them can be done with combinations of Workings. Which I didn’t plan, but is kind of neat. Even (most of) Cya’s Finding could be done with enough Words… some of which, I might add, she doesnt’ have).
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MARKED - 4.12

Nilien wanted to be reassured. She had found Chason quite friendly, and that seemed to be in a bit of short supply here. Still, though…

“It still seems a little strange to me.” She didn’t want to say anything else about people, their friends, and choices, because she didn’t want to sound like she was criticizing Lorque’s choice of companionship, so instead she said, “Professor Vaudelle thought it was just some sort of prank, but she didn’t know about the assassin until I told her. So I’m not sure what it was, although it being another student means it was probably just a bad joke.”

“Well, if it is a prank, eventually, they’re going to have to finish the prank, right?”

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