Saturday, 4 January 2020
Tea, Telloch And Arthberry Wine
In Dalgorad on Merseia, Tachwyr the Dark, Lannawar Belgis and their guest, Dominic Flandry, drink tankards of bitter ale.
On Talwin, Ydwyr the Seeker pours a glass of arthberry wine for Djana every time they meet.
After their private dinner to celebrate the conclusion of the negotiations that have ended of the Jihannath crisis, Uldwyr offers Cunderban Desai more of the pungent Merseian ale but Desai prefers tea - which is grown throughout the Merseian Roidhunate in this period.
When Flandry and Tachwyr meet on Talwin:
-Poul Anderson, A Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows IN Anderson, Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight Of Terra (Riverside, NY, 2012), pp. 339-606 AT IX, p. 454.
Appropriate, because Merseians use drums in rituals, e.g.:
"Kettledrums rolled their ritual from Eidh Hill."
-"Day of Burning," p. 242.
Place names generate a sense of tradition and familiarity.
This post refers to four of the seven volumes of The Technic Civilization Saga.