Heaven's Fire is the I Ching meaning. Originally, Heaven's Fire was a military company in a Chineseoid land. Why they left is unknown; one speculation is that they lost a major battle, and fled the wrath of the winning side. It is possible that Doll was a member of the company from the beginning, but only she knows, and she has not told anyone, being a properly secretive mage.
The company travelled westwards, being employed 45 years ago by a Slavoid count, and shortly after that passing through or near an area of Bedouinoid tribes. Eventually, Heaven's Fire found themselves in a country of many city states, lost a major battle, but survived to lick their wounds for the next seven years.
There are two trigrams, Heaven and Fire. Either could come first. Chris Bertani says, "Neither Earl nor I can remember which order we decided upon."
The Judgement: Fellowship with men in the open -- success. It furthers one to cross the great water. The perseverance of the superior man furthers.
The Image: Heaven together with fire -- the image of Fellowship with Men. Thus the superior man organizes the clans and makes distinctions between things.
The Judgement: Possession in Great Measure. Supreme success.
The Image: Fire in heaven above -- the image of possession in great measure. thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good, and thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.
Heaven's Fire: History / Flick
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