Erithi traditions (saved post)
Here are a couple blurbs released during the poetry lecture.
- Wedding bowls: Couples drink from a wedding bowl made of agate at their wedding. The bowl is chosen symbolically and with great care. It can be any kind of agate other than chameleon agate.
- Hand Gesture: An erithi with an empty hand held still and palm held outwards means they have no hostile intent. Why? The hand is empty (no weapon) and held still in such a position that no casting gestures could be made. Per the poetry log, the erithi NPCs during the red rot made this gesture frequently.
Both of these tidbits can be considered canon. Not all couples will use a wedding bowl, as not everyone would follow tradition (though most would). Some radicals hanging out over in these lands might even use a different material, but it certainly wouldn't be attributed the symbolic, traditional meanings by any usual erithi. The hand gesture could obviously be used in a ploy by an evil erithi too, a way to put someone at ease. So, don't relax just because someone does it!
- Teasers (CCF):
You tap a summer agate tea bowl with a lily-and-vines intaglio on a sun tourmaline shelf.
You tap a specter agate wedding bowl on a sun tourmaline shelf.
--Xynwen-- "The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in"