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oaln (Old Lore)
This concept is fairly universal in dominant Kaian languages; for Old Lore speakers, this word could translate to “design-story”. There are also words with subtly different meanings, describing the role that designs (which can also be stretched to mean “drawings”) relate to the creator, the viewer and the experience of decoding a sacred design, labyrinth or other puzzle.

Sky is the God of the heavens. The leader of Teapatch refers to the visible night sky as Sky’s oaln.

mrdeLkol x kEzeMm
mrdzelgol * kezemm (Old Lore)
An engagement of the traditional trio of lale, female and male; there is of course great ceremony involved in the commitment. Perhaps no greater than in Stragaian culture!