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Friday, June 30, 2023

Excerpt Chapter 51: Frost Star

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"What is the Esthonese word for a broad, shallow river?"
Lara thought a moment.
-- "Yyommo-dom.
-- "Esthonese is thought an Ancient language from the Homeworld, kept alive for its scarcity in the small numbers of its coldlands peoples; they settled every icy mountainous forest they found among the stars; they're known for hot-rock steam baths, blinding liquor made of coniferous tree sap, and a psychedelic drink of toxic fungus filtered through the urine of their sleigh animals.  They eat fatty foods and teach hatchet-throwing, skinning, and mountain-echo-singing to their youth."