While looking over some old documents, we uncovered what seems to be another hint to the Neithernor’s ever-mysterious history. The first grouping seems to be an account left behind by a past member of the Wool and details as follows:
It all began in Anne of Brittany’s court in the late 15th century
Wool and Silver, two factions made up of the artists and artisans of which Anne was a patron.
They split because, though they believed in magiq, like their Queen they had different beliefs about magiq and how to find it, what its purpose was, and more.
And it all had to do with the 8th unicorn tapestry. The one her King destroyed when she died.
The 8th tapestry was commonly referred to as The Unicorn’s Gait.
But Gait could also be spelled…
Anne believed there was another world beyond our own that we could access if we only knew how. And both the Wool and Silver believed it too. It’s why they created artifacts from that tapestry. It was holy to them.
So the Wool and The Silver set out to find that Gate, that door to a place that was…
Neither here, nor there.
And it was The Wool who found it first.
And in that place, the world of Neithernor, they found the left behind ruins of a world that once teemed with magiq.
And they found six great halls that lay in ruin.
Six halls with six histories and crests and belief systems and they hobbled together what they could to create their own belief system and history.
The Silver never found the Gate, but they knew the Wool had. And desperate they asked for entrance to Neithernor. Which the Wool granted, but this was after centuries of tension and strife.
So the Silver agreed to set out across the sea to an island where they would have their own magiq kingdom.
And they shaped the world together, in relative peace, for a time.
Until The Silver began building their own special door.
(On the last page there were some scratched out lines, the only legible phrase being “War of Neithrnor”)
The second grouping of pages was much more . . .off-putting.
The pages themselves felt almost heavier in our hands as we read them.
Most of it was illegible, crossed out, torn off, or possibly burned.
But we were able to transcribe a few lines.
The style of them was familiar, uncomfortably so:
“Have you ever wished a tragedy upon a loved one so that you could get closer to them? Did you succeed?
Do you believe that the realm of the dead is elsewhere than where you are?
Have you ever spent a day as someone other than yourself? Did you return to your previous self?
Have your hands ever written words on a page against your will? Did you like what they wrote?
Would you give up one of your five senses, in order to gain a sixth one? Have you ever been
offered this opportunity?”
What island are the documents referring to and where exactly is it?
What will we find if we go there?
What could these questions mean and who were they meant for?