September 13, 2008

Chapter 3 (Jougetsu)


失道 [しつどう] shitsudou, or "Loss of the Way," the illness that afflicts a kirin when the king violates the Divine Will. The Royal En explains its implications in chapter 59 of Shadow of the Moon.

孫昭 [そんしょう] Son Shou (grandchild + shining)"; Shoukei (祥瓊) is in fact her azana, derived from her official given name, Shou (昭).

Shoukei's story is told in full in A Thousand Leagues of Wind.

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