Heaven's Fire


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.

I Ching

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."

Heaven with Fire -- Fellowship with Men

H/F T'ung Jên

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.

Fire in Heaven

H/F Ta Yu

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.

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