Aleena is seen in the tavern reading a book found at the Library, .... ------------------------------- Rocks! : the Whimsical yet Grainy Language of Soil. Author: Piper the Tootler Called by many names these mysterious harden deposits of soil! Coming in different sizes, colors and sometimes eaten, warn or thrown! AKA:
These universal elements have served function for thousands of years, but did you know some communicate with these?! Let's explore some known ones Rings with Gems: Tokens of affection to be worn by the user. Amulets: empowered crystals of energy or symbolism that help the wearer In some cultures, there is little to no exposure to flora due to earth quality. Flowery tokens given to people as gestures and expressions is just not possible underground! Instead, rocks and stones are used, please see below samples of known gestures.... ------------------------- If you received a stone that could only be found in the deepest unknown and dangerous regions, no matter how rough or strange the stone is, this is a complimentary gift! This person sees you as worthy individual for such a prize and appreciates you. Given a common pebble? Could be an insult or a simple 'thank you'.
A rough pebble placed mysterious beside your bed on the floor could be a warning or expression of dislike. Mainly because you could have stepped on it and hurt your foot! A rough looking rock in the center of someone's bed however, is a brazen gesture expressing wanton and gritty desires for the bed-owner. Should you find one infront of your door way? Means a thief is checking to see if you are home before determining your house to be an empty 'hit' ! Best to remove them as soon as you can. In some Kojin cultures though, a monolithic boulder planted in the front yard of the house of their desired partner is a symbol of their enormous love for them. The bigger, the better!
Got a round pebble? No worries! This means they see you as a valuable person and trusting. Should the stone be extra shiny? This definitely means you are well loved, valued or appreciated! A universal symbol that almost all races agree on.
If the rock crumbles in your hand? This person is really crossed with you. Best to fix the relationship before it entirely corrodes. Piles of smooth stones stacked and found by a grave means this person has been missed and visited recently. A piece of coal? Could be a sign of pity. Blue stones? Wishful thoughts towards your way, maybe a sign of protection. If the stone bleeds? Please see "Blood Rituals : The No No Magics" If you bleed from receiving the stone, you have poor reflexes. You should've stepped away when it was thrown at you. Burnt stone? Best to leave them alone. Glowing? This person may be trying to be helpful or just gave you a curse. Best to see the local enchanter to gleam and analyze! (Use gloves.) Tiny and very round in a whimsical color? This person may be stating they find
you particul-arly humorous. So the next time you are stuck in translation? And can't communicate with someone?
Try giving a rock! For more please see chapter 2 for more definitions in the future Letters and comments are appreciated in our long and coarse study of our en-grained culture. Author: Piper the Tootler, the Author of Excellence.