#6: House Jaqua

Dec. 23, 2022

“Kare bo aquato, kare bo oriboro.” (Life unexamined, life unlived)

— Jaqua festival chant from the Midsummer Burning

“Take out the garbage, or the Jaqua will take you instead!”

— Common warning to misbehaving children in Varlata

House Jaqua is practically a contradiction in terms.

The other Greater Houses use the term for simplicity and in official communication, but the people of Jaqua refer to themselves as the “Jak-wan,” or “Children of the Vine”...


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