Failed balance causes twins…

Written by: on Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Caspar brushed his short brown hair back and fought back the urge to sigh. Standing in Sajon’s small library still felt like an invasion of his master’s privacy, a sense of respect instilled into him from the early days when he was first sent to live here from the Clefton Mage School.

The wizard cocked a brow and straightened up in his chair. “Caspar?”

“There’s two more ladies at the door, Master.”

Sajon sighed as he abruptly stood, “You didn’t leave them standing out there, did you?”

“Yes, They just wanted -”

The wizard brushed his apprentice aside as he exited the stuffy room and hurried down the hallway. In moments he reached the front door and pulled it open with an apology prepared to fly out of his mouth but instead he saw only empty air.

“Master -” Caspar started to say.

“Caspar,” came the annoyed tone as Sajon closed the door, “It’s perfectly okay to let people in.”

“They didn’t want to come in.”

“… Oh?” Sajon’s attention was hooked.

“They wanted harmony charms.” Caspar glanced down to the folded piece of paper in his hand before he held it out. “This is what they wanted me to show you.”

The sound of crinkling paper was heard as Sajon unfolded the note. “Hm…” He mused out loud as he wandered towards the hallway.

“Master?” When no response came, Caspar pushed on as he followed, “Why do they only want one baby? What’s so bad about twins?”

Sajon paused and turned his head to look at Caspar. His apprentice was a bright young man but when it came to beliefs, some were lost on the wizard. He held up the note to illustrate who he meant as he explained,  “The women believe that having twins mean that a sense of harmony has failed.”


The wizard nodded slowly, having expected the question to come rather quickly. He turned to face his apprentice as he started to explain. “It’s common for a woman to have one baby. That’s normal. The women that asked for the harmony charms are from a religion that believes that when a baby is growing, a balance is being struck. Good and evil. Light and dark. It dictates who you are after you’re born and live your life.” Sajon scratched his hair and sighed as he continued, “When balance isn’t achieved, they believe the two parts remain separate and thus a woman bears twins.”
“And that’s bad?”

“It’s one soul sharing two bodies. Seeing as how they believe harmony has failed, one is good and the other is bad. All people can do is speculate as to which is which because they believe the bad one will disguise itself by acting like the good one… and since the good one has a sense of love and loyalty, it will protect the bad one.”

“That’s not true though… Is it?” Caspar frowned to show his disapproval.

Sajon shrugged, “Who are we to say that it’s right or wrong? The important thing here is that they seek harmony charms to bring peace to their wombs and that’s never a bad thing.” The wizard left to his library to get to work.

Caspar shook his head and muttered, “They have twins because they tend to have twins in their village. That‘s what.”

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