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HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)

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HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by runsforcelery   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:01 pm

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In honor of joat's emoticon, we have a small snippet for the day.

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“. . . so while I was at the convent, Sister Klairah recruited me,” Aivah said quietly, gazing down into Merlin’s fire while the wind roared and buffeted about the embassy. “I don’t know how much you know about the Convent of Saint Ahnzhelyk, but it’s the sort of place parents and families send young ladies with rebellious streaks. It has a reputation for turning them around, and a remarkable number of them end up as sisters of Saint Ahnzhelyk’s order. Of course, in my case there were several reasons for stashing me there, but I really didn’t object to the order’s austerity. I suppose I was young and impressionable — I’d just turned fifteen, for goodness’ sake! — but I believed I had a true vocation, and so did Sister Klairah.

“She was careful about sounding me out, especially given who my father was and who’d raised me, but that very rebelliousness in the girls entrusted to Saint Anzhelyk’s care had made the convent a good hunting ground for the Sisters of Saint Kohdy for many years. Not that most of Saint Anzhelyk’s sisters knew anything about their activities . . . or that they could afford to run any risks that might expose them or tell the Inquisition they existed. The Sisters of Saint Khody were never actually proscribed, but they certainly should have been when Saint Kohdy was purged from The Testimonies. In fact, if I had to guess, the only reason they weren’t proscribed long before that was that the surviving Angels were waiting for the last of the Adams and Eves to die before they acted. It wasn’t that difficult for them to edit The Testimonies, since all the originals were in the Temple’s Grand Library, but according to the Sisterhood’s journals, they’d waited to move against Saint Kohdy’s official memory until none of the people with actual memories of his life were around to question the approved version.”


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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by potter12   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:05 pm

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Thank you! Thank you!
I can't wait for the next snippet.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by ayg   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:09 pm

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Well, she clearly isn't seeing the Angels as infallible holy beings. That's a good start.

Thank you for the snippet.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by GlynnStewart   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:14 pm

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Thank you RFC!

... and the speculation from this one should be entertaining to read!
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by ksandgren   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:24 pm

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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by BarryKirk   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:27 pm

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Thank you RFC for another snippet!!!

The Recruiting sounds a lot like the process for Saint Zhernou.

Imagine that.

I'm thinking that bringing Aivah into the inner circle will go well.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by Ramhawkfan   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:31 pm

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BarryKirk wrote:Thank you RFC for another snippet!!!

The Recruiting sounds a lot like the process for Saint Zhernou.

Imagine that.

I'm thinking that bringing Aivah into the inner circle will go well.


It definitely is starting to lean that direction anyway.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by PeterZ   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:32 pm

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Thank you for the snippet, Dear Author.

I was right about the convent too!?! If this convent was located in North-West Harchong, I would be almost totally right in my Nynian speculation.

I want to buy the e-arc soooo bad! Heck, I would buy a hard copy of the manuscript. Aaaaarrrrgghh!
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by rdt   » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 pm

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Thank you, indeed? But I smell a red herring. A bit of Weber misleading slyness. I do not buy it!
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #3 (sort of)
Post by tootall   » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:53 am

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[quote="runsforcelery"]In honor of joat's emoticon, we have a small snippet for the day.

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Seems to me joats under a lot of pressure to come up with another emoticon-

Go JOAT!!
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