Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard:
I was talking to Laxey, the sub-Hierodeacon and he mentioned the sad case of the Theological Envoy. The role, of modest importance within the various temples and shrines, is normally taken by one who thrusts themselves forward to take on the task. The individual so chosen may, if they wish, travel from one holy place to another, dispensing wisdom, keeping up standards, and ensuring that various of those associated with the shrines are not lapsing into heresy.
It is generally accepted by those being so inspected that their inspector has all the utility of the spare bride at a wedding. On the other hand the Theological Envoys seem to regard their role as crucial to maintaining good order both within the city and within Northern Partann. None of them is ever recorded as having travelled even as far south as the Dreg River in Partann, probably fearing that they would be eaten by the natives.
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