Joined: 12 Jan 2007
On my desk today, I found a letter in Elspeth Sorrelwood's distinctive handwriitng.
Elspeth Sorrelwood wrote:
My dear Ms Dot
You must be wondering what has happened to Quinquifid. Do not be concerned. It is always alarming for colleagues and friends when one enters one's first Renewal -- to say nothing of the effect on oneself!
When Quinquifid was caught by the turning of the worlds on Skysong, he was precipitated into the process I myself have experienced many times. It was a little sudden, and unexpected. We had to hastily arrange several meetings of the Council in order to facilitate his passage into the next stage.
But all is well now. The Renewal is going as smoothly as it might, even given an individual as questioning and obstinate as Quinquifid.
No doubt you find M. Shenn's creations of Tao Lia and Rivages du ciel enigmatic and puzzling. Not for nothing has he called them "Soul journey". Do take time to study them; their eery beauty captures aspects of the Renewal process better than mere words can.
Now, to more practical matters. You talk of parallel worlds. That is not quite right. Orthogonal worlds would be the more accurate term. Skysong and the surrounding islands are at a place of intersection.
I spent many happy years studying and researching those worlds. Their origin predates even the foundation of the Sisterhood.
I find it interesting that the start of Quinquifid's Renewal coincided with the reappearance of an earlier instance of Deepwater. Have you been able to restart the mechanisms in the control tower yet?
With my sincere best wishes
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