Sonia’s ward spell attempts to work with Old Lore’s sacred and powerful grammar of gender-based vowels. It may not have been perfectly used, but her studies appear to have held off the political threat.

Meanwhile, Ilon is learning a big part of Ondoko’s pronunciation in the Lajals.

aylapuhn he| (Ondoko)
(AY-lah-PUH-nn heh-[glottal stop])
“Thank you”