I'm going to uncover delectable morsels hidden in my website to showcase for you. Some are my own, some are hosted for others. I hope you'll find something you like. Interspersed with these I'm trying my hand at color copy. I've never written fiction in Tekumel, so bear with me.
- Hr hiLo’ochilash
- Chiruku hiKaru
- Mrishesha hiMashik
- Tetkumas hiHitam
- Tsoggashte hiNly
See? Not that bad. Perhaps, switch some things around. Take a lineage name from one and make one of the first names into a lineage name. Mashik hiTsoggashte, for instance. I used this tool to create 'Juresh'.
Juresh held his breath for a few seconds in anticipation. "Take the slaves a dozen dhaiba back so I can see with just this light," he instructed his escort. He also didn't want anyone to see his technique. They nodded and took the slaves each by the arms. Once their lights were gone, he reached for one of the many pouches at his belt. He opened it and took a large pinch of the contents -- feathery ash from the cooking fires. With his lantern opened to a medium-sized beam, he threw the ash in the air near the wall. He observed the dust as it floated in the air. Then he noticed a small area where something was blowing the ash away from the wall. Juresh smiled because he had found a hidden door. He noted where the disturbance was. Now he just needed to figure out the unlocking trick. He called to his companions.
A final tidbit for your enjoyment. A series of maps of Tekumel. The first map is a photo of the globe made by the Professor and his close associates. Unfortunately it only shows one side of the planet, but it does give you a sense of how much of the planet the northern continent takes up. The second map is a projection made from this globe, uncurling the rounded map into a flat map. The next three maps show three cities: Tumissa -- metropolis of western Tsolyanu, Sirsum -- a small town in Kilalammu, and Setnakh, a small town situated about halfway between Jakalla and Thraya on the Rananga River. More details of Setnakh appear in Seal of the Imperium #1 in an article by Zane Healy and Professor Barker.
Juresh could tell that the slaves were spooked to be below ground. He was sure they had heard tales of the dangers. Their eyes darted nervously from side to side. But their torches were essential to the next stage, finding the trigger. In the increased light, Juresh examined the wall. It was stone blocks with mortar between them. But with the light he could just barely make out the hair-thin outline of the door. He used his lantern to illuminate the area he was inspecting. The pace was painstakingly slow, but Juresh had a sharp eye and patience, things his father said would serve him well.
The others got a little restless as Juresh proceeded. After ten minutes of looking, the pattern of the stone popped out in his sight. He went back over the areas of the hidden doorway and found the anomaly. He pushed the tiny out of place bit of rock and it moved and clicked. A gasp of suction came from the wall and the door swung open.
To Be Continued