In omnibus traditionibus

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  • Published: 25 Mar 2018
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Roughly translated to against all traditions...

King Legolas and Queen Selena are dieties representing the sun and the moon. In their world; known as Statera (meaning balance) each daughter is born representing the moon. She is given a moon name (Diana, Artemis...etc.) Each son is born representing the sun (Apollo, Helios...etc.)

Legolas and Selena are expecting a son, due to the fact that heat radiates from the unborn child...

For the Gender competition.


10. Laetus


Selena sits in her chambers embroidering a gift for Nova. She’s always giving her daughter…her child…gifts. She sits embroidering a beautiful scene. Its intended to be a wedding present. Legolas comes storming in, his clothing looks like it’s on fire. Selena can clearly tell that he’s furious. She gets up and offers him a glass of water. He drinks it and cools off. His skin returning back to the normal hundred-degree temperature.

“What’s wrong darling?” Legolas scowls and mutters under his breath before presenting his wife with a clear answer.

“Our child. The kineen. She’s found a way to bypass this marriage law. She’s found a way to restore balance untraditionally.” Selena smiles and Legolas’s brows furrow.

“You want her on the throne?”

“Honey, she’s our daughter. I don’t care how she does it. As long as Statera is returned to some form of balance.” Legolas shakes his head and starts to pace.

“The world will no longer be black and white. It won’t be a perfect balance. And anything less than perfect, will topple.”

Selena shakes her head, her husband’s always going on and on. He’s so old fashioned.

“Not everything in life is black and white. Sometimes the best parts are gray and I dare say. Having Nova was the best thing that ever happened to us. I always hated the fact that you didn’t let her be herself. I wanted a little girl but you insisted.” Legolas’s face pales,

“You agreed. I made it clear when she was born and you agreed.”

“Maybe I’ve had a change of heart. Just remember that everything cannot fit into one of your neat little boxes.” She storms away, her body growing colder with each passing moment.

         Legolas goes up to the top of one of the palace turrets. He looks down at the people milling about in the perfect silver and golden village. He remembers looking at it 20 years ago when he became king. There was a clear difference between man and woman, back then only two genders, back when a queen couldn’t govern alone. Back when a woman didn’t have equality. Years ago, Statera had two separate parts. Now it’s all different. People are mingled about. Some of them have become androgynous, others transgender. Once upon a time the people either looked like the moon, or favored the sun. There were only two ways to look and now diversity has taken over. Priestess Celestial’s age-old words echo in his mind as he climbs down the stairs. “The balance is undone, but a new balance will come.” Legolas is still in disbelief, he doesn’t believe that balance will ever be restored. 

Nova's a colorful character among the black and white of the world

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