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Dear Progenitor .:part three:.
»Dear Progenitor«
-X-
26. 09. 1357.
Monandaeg.

The first thing Runna made out in the twilight was the silhouette of a person that seemed quite tall standing in front of the Academy´s portal, waiting for something … or somebody. Coming closer, he recognized the bold skull and long muzzle of one of his kind. Tasting like a female. A very specific female.
What is she doing here?
»I WILL VISIT ALTHENA SOON TO TALK TO YOU.«
May the Marshes swallow her!
Swelteringly hot anger flared up as he stopped in front of her and scrutinized her who hatched the seventh. She wasn´t wearing anything but a multiple-row chain of smoothly polished seashells and a footrim made of thorny oyster.
What bizarre parody! Her, trampling all over their folkways, dressed traditionally, and him, wearing the most exquisite white silk covering his body from neck to toe. Him, for whom their folkways were sacred. Him, who did everything not t
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Dear Progenitor .:part two:.
»Dear Progenitor«
-X-
26. 09. 1357.
Monandaeg.

Hours later, already on his way to his colleague, Runna was still gnashing his teeth. Reading through Sebasta Norwics latest report on the Frosty Teeth in Tyra´s far West was a try to bridge and to calm his seething unrest, but it didn´t take him long to find the letters merging and dancing in front of his eyes.
»SHE TOLD ME HOW YOU LEFT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AT AN EARLY AGE AND HOW YOU DIDN´T THINK HIGHLY OF OUR COSTUMS.«
That´s a lie!, he heard a voice hissing in his mind. To the Marshes with you, Tsari! How dared you telling her lies?
Out of breath, he reached the apartment house outside Althena´s city walls where his friend lived, stopped in front of the red door, grabbed the banister with one hand and took a deep breath. He didn´t notice running that fast. As soon as his breathing calmed, he started climbing the stairs to the first floor. He k
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Dear Progenitor .:01:.
»Dear Progenitor«
-X-
26. 09. 1357.
Monandaeg.

The letter was unusual at least.
Runna Hartinger didn´t wonder nevertheless about the absence of his surname on it. It was only after he turned his back on his homeland that he chose his surname, because it was rather uncostumary for mammals to call themselves by first name outside informal or friendly settings. Costums probably as unknown to the letter´s sender as they were to Runna at first, as he guessed when reading the sender´s name: Razzi.
First name only. That of a Lizari.
A female. Knowing not only about him being a teacher at the Academy of Althena but also his adress – and even the meaning of an adress.
Unusual indeed.
Lost in his thoughts, Runna scratched his scaled muzzle several times on his way to his office. Reaching there, he put the letter on his desk, went behind the screen parting the private section in the back of the room from his workplace and got ri
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            »Dear Progenitor«



            -X-
            26. 09. 1357.
            Monandaeg.


The first thing Runna made out in the twilight was the silhouette of a person that seemed quite tall standing in front of the Academy´s portal, waiting for something … or somebody. Coming closer, he recognized the bold skull and long muzzle of one of his kind. Tasting like a female. A very specific female.

What is she doing here?

    »I WILL VISIT ALTHENA SOON TO TALK TO YOU.«


May the Marshes swallow her!

Swelteringly hot anger flared up as he stopped in front of her and scrutinized her who hatched the seventh. She wasn´t wearing anything but a multiple-row chain of smoothly polished seashells and a footrim made of thorny oyster.
What bizarre parody! Her, trampling all over their folkways, dressed traditionally, and him, wearing the most exquisite white silk covering his body from neck to toe. Him, for whom their folkways were sacred. Him, who did everything not to lose the one thing that kept the memory of his homeland alive. To claim he didn´t think highly of costums!

By the Marshes´ foul vapours, Tsari, how dared you giving her that lot of nonsense?

„You must be Razzi“, he said, trying to remain calm.

„And you Runna.“ Her voice low but firm. „You got my letter then.“

Where else would I know your name from?

He stretched his head and opened his trap, hissing. Razzi´s chin quivered and Runna saw that she had to pull herself together not to flinch.

„What do you expect from me?“, he asked.

Her muzzle opened and closed. Whatever she did want to say she swallowed. Her eyes gazing at the ground. Runna walked past her in order to put an end to this mockery when she started talking.

„Tsari …“

„… lied to you“, he replied without turning round to her. „It was the most profound presumptuousness to claim I wasn´t holding our folkways up!“

„But …“, with eyes wide, she bared his way, „didn´t you pervert the rules yourself by leaving our homeland and evading further mating ever since? When was the last time you offered a sacrifice to the Marshes?“

„That´s none of your business!“, he hissed. „If laws existed in order to be broken we could as well abolish them! No law stipulates further mating once a mating was successful! No law prohibits paying homage to the Marshes´ Depths from abroad! But you, you spit on everything that we hold dear by refusing to contribute to the survival of our kind!“

You deny everything that makes you one of us!

Gasping for breath, the adolescent Lizari planted herself in front of him. She had tears in her eyes when she snapped at him: „Do you believe it to be easy to go against one´s own nature? What advice would you give to females who only desire other females?“

„The same advice I´ll give you: Hunt for a male and go through with it! Bugger! If everything´s fine down there, it can´t be that hard!“

His voice blared at her and echoed with the walls. Runna trembled with anger.

„It is hard if one doesn´t desire!“, she yelled. „Don´t you get it?“

Suddenly, he looked at Lira Murasame, heard Mahus yelling, and he gulped.

They are not of our kind!, Runna scolded himself. Don´t bring them into play!

„What I get is that you´re willing to throw away everything that´s sacred to us Lizaro out of pride“, he coldly replied. He turned to go.
He heard Razzi´s low and rasping voice while he waited for the huge portal to open: „I´m going to leave next Monandaeg.“
It took ages for him to turn around. She already disappeared.

            To be continued …
Invitation ...
... to a wedding of two friends of mine.

This drawing could be found inside the invitation: www.deviantart.com/dastenna/ar…

Drawn April/May 2016.
Ink and colored pencils on transparent paper.
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Viking Frame
A frame for the invitation for a wedding of two friends of mine.
Here´s the invitation I did back then: www.deviantart.com/dastenna/ar…

Inspired by a building at the Histotainment Park Adventon in Germany ( www.mittelalterpark.de/ ) where the wedding took place.
The other ornaments are are a mixture of Byzantine, Viking and Rus´ style.

Drawn April/May 2016.
Colorgradient made in Photoshop.
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Since those three are Huey, Dewey and Louie in real life. My daughter (in the middle) and her two best friends, the twins. The sister always leads the way and the other two follow.

Drawn 03/07/2016.
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            »Dear Progenitor«



            -X-
            26. 09. 1357.
            Monandaeg.


Hours later, already on his way to his colleague, Runna was still gnashing his teeth. Reading through Sebasta Norwics latest report on the Frosty Teeth in Tyra´s far West was a try to bridge and to calm his seething unrest, but it didn´t take him long to find the letters merging and dancing in front of his eyes.

    »SHE TOLD ME HOW YOU LEFT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AT AN EARLY AGE AND HOW YOU DIDN´T THINK HIGHLY OF OUR COSTUMS.«


That´s a lie!, he heard a voice hissing in his mind. To the Marshes with you, Tsari! How dared you telling her lies?

Out of breath, he reached the apartment house outside Althena´s city walls where his friend lived, stopped in front of the red door, grabbed the banister with one hand and took a deep breath. He didn´t notice running that fast. As soon as his breathing calmed, he started climbing the stairs to the first floor. He knocked at the door on the left, the only one without embellishment.
Hearing the sound of the door clicking told Runna that Mahus just nullified the protective seal against burglars and the spell against eavesdroppers combined with the seal. Just one time, Runna fell victim to his own curiosity. Curiosity kills the cat, the mammals like to say. Witnessing the dark witcher not being able to keep back a smilewas worth the boils, though.
Said witcher´s feline yellow eyes looked at Runna out of a dark blue, slim face framed by black hair. Mahus Nactan asked him in his living room and workplace, closed and sealed the door with spells.
Instead of waiting for Mahus to offer him one, Runna took seat in the armchair, without saying a word. His friend answering this by simply raising an eyebrow.

„Can I have a cup of tea?“, the Lizara asked, his jaws grinding.

He was not in the mood to be polite today. His friend left it at that and turned towards the kitchen, from where he returned shortly after with two steaming hot cups. Quick darting of his tongue in and out made Runna taste camomile.

Perfect.

Mahus took seat opposite him at his desk. The witcher´s face showed no sign of him noticing Runna´s resentfullness but Runna was sure he did notice. They stared at eachother in silence.

Until Mahus asked: „Did Lira already mention it to you?“

Runna almost burned his tongue taking a long swip. „No“, he replied, „what might she have mentioned to me?“

„She is planning to become an addition to our staff.“

Great news. Actually.
In addition to that, Runna should feel honored that Mahus candidly granted him that he had conversations with this paragon of curiosity and ambition outside classes.
Actually.
But reading the letter denatured even this sign of confidence.

„Did she mention anything about the subjects she wants to teach?“, Runna inquired with a rather raspy voice.

„History came into her mind“, his friend informed him, showing ostensible impassibility. The warmth in his voice revealed the truth.

History. This way, Runna might become Liras mentor. Another reason besides her enthusiasm for the Two-Crown Lands to invide her to the journey he planned on undertaking at the end of the school year to the Frosty Teeth. The same journey he tried to mentally prepare for earlier. A reason to be happy but his mood didn´t want to raise.
Instead, anger stiffened in his guts, building a lump that compressed his throat and prevented him from asking Mahus for advice. And yet Mahus, among all contacts possible, was the most likely to have an opinion about this accursed mail.
They fell painfully silent. Now and then it was Mahus of all people who fruitlessly tried to keep the conversation going. However, Runna couldn´t form a clear thought and thus his replies turned out to be rather uncommunicative.
He didn´t know where to start. He would risk offending his friend no matter what way he´d try telling him about the letter. For his words would be too cruel.
Mahus looked at him closely as if studying every movement, every emotion.

You know exactly that I need to get something off my chest, Runna realized. Why aren´t you asking? And why do I keep claming up?

After less then one hour, he couldn´t stand it any longer. The seething lump inside his guts grew heavier on his way out of the apartment house and back to the Academy.
There a surprise awaited him.

            To be continued …

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Thanks for the :+fav: DasTenna: it's always a pleasure to have you back around! :hug:
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i just wanted to say thank you again for taking the time to read and comment so thoughtfully on my writing.
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My pleasure. =)
Thank you for writing.
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Can I make a request?? Your art just looks so good.
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Of course you can :D
It may take a while for me to finish, though.
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Can you draw this one? potato--lord.deviantart.com/ar…
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Of course I can. Is there anything about him that you wish me to take into account?
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