In omnibus traditionibus

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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...


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4. Solis filia

Priestess Celestial throws on her silver garments with the golden stars when she is summoned for a birth of a prince at high noon. Upon hearing of the queen’s early delivery, she mutters “The prophecy foretold will soon come to pass.” Her servants have dumb ears to her statement. She tsks for they do not understand. She chants the prophecy as she walks to the castle.

“When the sun is high and the moon is present.

When the heat of a son turns cold before delivery.

When the world is finally at peace.

A daughter of the sun will be born.

A daughter will disrupt the balance.

A daughter will be the end of a bloodline.

A daughter will be born and the world will change.

No more shall there be two genders.

No more shall there be marriage between a woman and a man.

Love will conquer.

Love will prevail.

Change is coming.

This change won’t be accepted it’ll be fought

But change is coming.”

         Celestial reaches the royal birthing room and places a hand on the queen’s belly. She recoils from the heat but places her hand back and says,

“The heat grows cold. A son will not be born today nor shall a daughter of the moon be born. A daughter of the sun shall be born and shall change this world. No more shall there be two genders or two races. Soon daughters of suns and sons of moons shall populate Statera. The balance will be undone but a new balance will come.”

         The King and Queen are struck with terror. The midwife reassures them and says. “I can see a beautiful golden head no worry. Celestial was wrong. It is a son” Selena sighs with relief. The midwife wraps the baby boy in a golden blanket and places the new child in the arms of Celestial. She says.” You were wrong”. Celestial pulls back the blankets and mockingly says “I do believe I was right. I do believe the prophecy has come to pass” Celestial places the unwrapped baby in Selena’s arms and stands aside. Selena looks down and tears roll down her face.

“A daughter. We have a daughter. We must hide her away, we must paint her silver. We must change her. It is just a phase. She shall grow out of it. The people must not know. We will tell them we have a daughter no we will tell them we have a son. A son and his name is Nova. We have a son.” Legolas says. 

         The priestess takes Nova into her arms and anoints the little girl with silver oil. She kisses the girl’s head and whispers. “Princess Nova; I wish you the best of luck. Be yourself. Always. Be different, be unique.” And indeed, Nova would grow up to be quite unique.

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