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 ===== The Enclave of the Mad ===== ===== The Enclave of the Mad =====
  
-There is an Enclave not far from [[zioth:​place:​huerten:​dunweig|Yunim]] in the year 577. The party visits the Enclave in [[zioth:​turn:​208|turn 208]], [[zioth:​turn:​209|209]],​ [[zioth:​turn:​210|210]] and [[zioth:​turn:​211|211]].+There is an Enclave not far from Yunim in the year 577. The party visits the Enclave in [[zioth:​turn:​208|turn 208]], [[zioth:​turn:​209|209]],​ [[zioth:​turn:​210|210]] and [[zioth:​turn:​211|211]].
  
 <div indent>​They soon approached a clearing which seemed like an excellent place for a meeting, except that a group of a half dozen people was already there, around a single long hut with a grass-thatched roof. An old man naked to the waist sat on the ground, leaning over a large book. His curved back was deeply tanned, implying that this was a common position for him. Two children around the age of nine stood six feet apart from each other, as if playing, but frozen in place. Three women who could easily have been daughter, mother and grandmother wandered aimlessly around the clearing, speaking to themselves.{{zioth>​t,​208}}</​div>​ <div indent>​They soon approached a clearing which seemed like an excellent place for a meeting, except that a group of a half dozen people was already there, around a single long hut with a grass-thatched roof. An old man naked to the waist sat on the ground, leaning over a large book. His curved back was deeply tanned, implying that this was a common position for him. Two children around the age of nine stood six feet apart from each other, as if playing, but frozen in place. Three women who could easily have been daughter, mother and grandmother wandered aimlessly around the clearing, speaking to themselves.{{zioth>​t,​208}}</​div>​
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 ==Gornorleren== ==Gornorleren==
  
-In [[zioth:​turn:​184|turn 184]], Gornorleren of the Mad is referenced in a passage written by an ancient ​[[zioth:​religion:​morenth|Morenthian]] Ritual Minister:+In [[zioth:​turn:​184|turn 184]], Gornorleren of the Mad is referenced in a passage written by an ancient Morenthian Ritual Minister:
  
 <div indent>​The Voice of the Zioth is surely of the Few, or perhaps Morenth Himself, but that matters not, for the Voice is defined only in the mind of the writer. Gornorleren of the Mad may know, or perhaps yet another, though I doubt this knowledge is in anyone'​s mind, for even I have only my suspicions about the piece of Earth that is Morenth'​s.{{zioth>​t,​184}}</​div>​ <div indent>​The Voice of the Zioth is surely of the Few, or perhaps Morenth Himself, but that matters not, for the Voice is defined only in the mind of the writer. Gornorleren of the Mad may know, or perhaps yet another, though I doubt this knowledge is in anyone'​s mind, for even I have only my suspicions about the piece of Earth that is Morenth'​s.{{zioth>​t,​184}}</​div>​
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 The grandmother speaks mainly in riddles, and can see into the future. The grandmother speaks mainly in riddles, and can see into the future.
  
-Mia, the daughter, is a lovely girl of fifteen years. ​[[zioth:​person:​pc:​corbyn]] ​is enamored by her. "She smiled, and the life that it brought to her face made her seem far more rooted to reality than the women who may have been her mother and grandmother. She is straightforward and kind. She can see things happening in the present, in other locations.+Mia, the daughter, is a lovely girl of fifteen years. ​Corbyn ​is enamored by her. "She smiled, and the life that it brought to her face made her seem far more rooted to reality than the women who may have been her mother and grandmother. She is straightforward and kind. She can see things happening in the present, in other locations.
  
 Mia is from Erinim, a few score miles to the northeast. "'​My mother and grandmother had already been sent to the Mad, so everyone knew it was going to happen to me too. You don't have a lot of friends when everyone thinks you're crazy, but at least I got to learn reading and arithmetic unlike everyone else my age. I had my first vision at ten, and when I was eleven I was... like them' – she gestured to the boy still looking through Corbyn'​s pockets – 'from winter to winter and to the next autumn. Almost two years. When I got some time to myself, I was here. I don't know who took me here. That was two years ago, and that's my whole story.'​ She spread her hands out in front of her, emphasizing her words with the gesture, and smiled."​{{zioth>​t,​209}} Mia is from Erinim, a few score miles to the northeast. "'​My mother and grandmother had already been sent to the Mad, so everyone knew it was going to happen to me too. You don't have a lot of friends when everyone thinks you're crazy, but at least I got to learn reading and arithmetic unlike everyone else my age. I had my first vision at ten, and when I was eleven I was... like them' – she gestured to the boy still looking through Corbyn'​s pockets – 'from winter to winter and to the next autumn. Almost two years. When I got some time to myself, I was here. I don't know who took me here. That was two years ago, and that's my whole story.'​ She spread her hands out in front of her, emphasizing her words with the gesture, and smiled."​{{zioth>​t,​209}}
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 ====== The Mad in 1001 ====== ====== The Mad in 1001 ======
  
-The Enclaves are unknown in 1001, though it is possible that [[zioth:​person:​pc:​johannes]] ​was becoming one of them through his visions{{zioth>​t,​53,​75-82}},​ and that Uyithlyaw{{zioth>​t,​88}} was one of them. There is a root one can chew that mitigates the  madness, but it has side effects.+The Enclaves are unknown in 1001, though it is possible that Johannes ​was becoming one of them through his visions{{zioth>​t,​53,​75-82}},​ and that Uyithlyaw{{zioth>​t,​88}} was one of them. There is a root one can chew that mitigates the  madness, but it has side effects.
  
 The Messenger, who confronts the party at various times with cryptic but useful information,​ may also have been one of the Mad.{{zioth>​t,​152,​154-156,​158,​161-162,​n164,​n166,​n172-173,​n175,​n184,​n200}} The Messenger, who confronts the party at various times with cryptic but useful information,​ may also have been one of the Mad.{{zioth>​t,​152,​154-156,​158,​161-162,​n164,​n166,​n172-173,​n175,​n184,​n200}}