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Gathering Blue Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Field of Leaving

The villagers watch over their dead for four days in the Field of Leaving, until the body's spirit departs. It is said that dangerous beasts come in the night to devour the dead. It is the only overt example of spirituality in Kira's relatively callous society.

The Fen

The poor area of Kira's village, the Fen is a dismal slum. Crowded, unsanitary and full of hopeless people, it is the area where Matt and Jo were born. It houses the lowest class of people in Kira's society.

The Council Edifice

A comparatively splendid building left over from the time before the Ruin, the Edifice serves as the headquarters for the Council of Guardians. Though never specifically identified as such, it appears to be an old Catholic or Christian church that survived the Ruin. It still has working plumbing, though it does not have electricity.

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