Till We Have Faces Setting & Symbolism

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Glome

The small, impoverished kingdom in which most of the action of Till We Have Faces takes place, Glome consists of many villages spotting the plains around a walled and fortified capital city, also named Glome. It is located near the Shennit River, a day's journey northwest of the border town of Ringal. The militant priests who keep Glome's official cult, control the territory opposite the Shennit, suggesting this may be breakaway territory of a once larger kingdom. King and Priest squabble like cats and dogs over good lands on the far side of the river (the "Crumblings"), which Orual and Second Priest Arnom, the two successors, end by concluding a treaty ceding it to Ungit and allowing the two powers to stand united during the crucial time of transition. During Orual's 40-year reign in Glome, it returns to prosperity and security, experiences social reform and civic improvements...

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