June 1st, 2011

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Episode 45: Ace in the Hole | Scryer's Gulch

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Annabelle sent the encoded ethergram out to Chief Howman the next afternoon after school, asking for more information. Sending the ethergram via Simon Prake seemed both dangerous and disloyal somehow, but there wasn't any choice.

"I'm afraid this is going to be a two-dollar ethergram, Miss Duniway," grimaced Simon. "It's a long one."

"I know," she laughed, "but I remembered a few things I just have to tell my cousin as soon as possible--it couldn't wait for the mail. I'll just have to be extra-careful with my money this month."

A few things to tell her cousin--that was sure, or rather, her "cousin" had a few things to tell her. She'd had it with all the guessing; if DC knew anything more about the contaminated ore's effects, or what a plotter might possibly do with it, she needed to know if she was going to pin down the culprit--or even defend against him. Until then, she and John were going to track every piece of ore in and out of Simon Prake's office that they could. She and Misi would scout out the mines, and if Rabbit turned out to be able to "taste" the bad hermetauxite, he'd help too.

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Gulch updates

Originally published at MeiLin Miranda. You can comment here or there.

As you may have seen Scryer's Gulch updated today, for the first time in a couple of months. I've been beating my head against book two, and now that I'm taking a Netta-imposed break I figured I'd fill the hours with a little bit of Gulch. I have one episode in the scheduler for next week, one that should be done for the week after, and then it may--I say *may*--go on hiatus after that again. I want to get as many Gulch eps in the hopper before I go back on a break.

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For Premium Members: Father Nino answers a question in Ask a Tremontine

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Father Nino has answered a question in the Ask a Tremontine forum available to premium members:

W4069 asks: Some religions go to great lengths to squelch dissenting voices and challenges to religious authority. Other orders are content to let-happen, confident that they're right anyway.

Is Tremontine theology open to interpretation and debate, or does somebody keep a close hand on permissible beliefs? Do commoners have prayer books, or must you go to a priest to get your spiritual fix?

Prayer books? Everyone has the prayers memorized. Why would anyone write them down. The Sagas, on the other hand...well, those who can afford them have copies, of course, and the rest can't read anyway, so why would they?

Enjoy.

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