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Icemaidens

Postby Spirit Frostfawn on July 22nd, 2013, 5:18 pm


This is a question that has kind of been poking at my mind for a while. In Vantha culture, a girl not married by 20 (I think) is considered an 'Icemaiden'. What exactly does this mean? Is it good? Bad? I have no clue...

Of course, if theres actually information on this somewhere in the lore, and I'm just showing my usual skills of terrible searching... just ignore this please... :)
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Postby Lullaby on July 22nd, 2013, 5:52 pm

From my understanding, I believe that the term signifies more the woman was not found a suitable match, and society had kind of "given up" on searching for a husband for her. While it is not necessarily a derogatory term, it's a delicate topic since it could mean various things - but shows a girl that hasn't gone with Vantha "normality". The term itself helps explain, as I think of a maiden frozen in ice (time), though it could also be perceived as a cold woman or unyielding. It really is quite up to interpretation, isn't it? It is not a term women generally aim for, nor is it something to be completely ashamed of. I think of it as a nickname given to those single over the age of twenty, pestering them To settle down.

This is just from what I've kind of understood from having a Vantha PC, so consider it more of an opinion xD
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Postby Gossamer on July 22nd, 2013, 5:57 pm

Think "Old Maid".
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Postby Spirit Frostfawn on July 22nd, 2013, 6:00 pm

Hm, ok. That makes sense... XD

Thanks a lot!!
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