Entombing of the Mysteries
In warp and weft our history lies, each thread a life of those that came before, and in the pattern of the weave their story is told.
A proverb taught to Drelorian girls.
It seems impossible that the Drelorians should have hid their great chronicle from the Myvolin conquerors, for surely the agents of the Emperor did search for The Mysteries, using all of the means of persuasion and scrutiny that they possessed. Yet, they were hidden and for nearly four centuries of long occupation, the vast archive was protected and even expanded upon. It is remarkable to think upon the privations that the generations of guardians must have faced, and their resilience in maintaining their secret.
from a lecture by Master Sage Gamrand to a class of initiates, University of Mann, 4066 kc
Perhaps The Mysteries were saved because they were entrusted to a sisterhood, a place that the Myvolin never thought to look.
from a letter by Sister Leena of the Sisters of Saint Margo, Ran Adin, 412 LE
“Where did you hide our history?” the men asked us, “How did you preserve it?” But we are women, and we used what hiding places we had: in the patterns of our rugs, in the weave of our cloth and in the adornment of our vails our history was written openly, for those that knew how to read it.
Gelareha ish Nahala, one of the thousands of Drelorian women who ‘hid’ The Mysteries during the Myvolin conquest