Endure the East Wind

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Prologue - Something wicked...

Chapter 1 - By the Pricking of my Thumbs


OOC: In many religious and literary traditions, the East wind signifies change and/or something evil. Since this story is designed to alter both characters, and since one of the main characters hails from the east and is moving west, the title seemed appropriate. It is an homage to a passage from JRR Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings.'

- In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the East Wind, like most other things dealing with the east, is viewed as a thing of evil. In Book III (which appears in The Two Towers), after Aragorn and Legolas have sung a lament for Boromir involving invocations of the other three winds, the following dialogue takes place:

"You left the East Wind to me," said Gimly, "but I will say naught of it."
"That is as it should be," said Aragorn. "In Minas Tirith they endure the East Wind, but they do not ask it for tidings..."

The purpose of this story, aside from the simple pleasures of the weaving and telling itself, is to ground the characters and flesh out their backstory through narrative.

Microburst ~ Stormcrow