Gwydion, Raven, a Commandant of the Oakenshaw Ethnos in the Windhome Mountains on Lochlann, remembers his home planet:
gnarled, dwarfed trees;
salt oceans too dense for bodies to sink;
a peasant's house with a rope holding the roof against the gales;
his father's castle above a glacier;
hoofs in the courtyard;
Oh well, let's hope humanity does spread among the stars even if it takes burned villages and smashed cannon with it.