February 12, 2016
Welcome to the magical city of Rondel. It dates back further than the empire, and was founded by two people who later became the Gods of Education, so it's a pretty big deal.
Lelei has to wear this robe the entire time she's there. It means she is vying to become a Master. If she fails her exam, the masters will throw ink and oil all over her, and she has to keep wearing it as long as she's in the city. That, apparently, is the tradition.
"Gods of education". Huh. The Greeks only managed a goddess of wisdom; as far as I know, they never thought to worship a god of education. I wonder if there's a translation hitch, maybe something to do with honorifics?
The Grand Master Lelei came to see is completely dotty, sort of like her own Master (who was a dirty old man). I wonder if there's something about Mastery that sends folks off the deep end.
Three "I wonders"; that's probably enough.
Posted by: 50srefugee at February 14, 2016 01:29 PM (OoOF7)
Unless you go the apostle route, which protects you somehow.
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at February 14, 2016 04:47 PM (l55xw)
In the manga Master Cato isn't a lech and isn't nutty. That's something they did in the anime.
I'm sure that male applicants wear something similar but not identical.
As to the Gods, when apostles finish their thousand year apprenticeship and become gods, they get to pick what they want to be gods of. The only limitation is that no one else already has it.
Apparently these two decided to become gods of education.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 14, 2016 05:23 PM (+rSRq)
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