Either fabulous events happened long ago but have ceased or they did not happen but have been imagined. Thus, both a fabulous past and a prosaic past are compatible with a prosaic present. Poul and Karen Anderson's Ysans are in an intermediate period. It is well attested and remembered that the Witch-Queens could command the weather. In fact, we saw them do it. Now however, only Innilis can heal and only Forsquilis can make a Sending. They know that there was a fabulous past but also that there will be a prosaic future, which is our present.