OF THE STRANGLED THANE
The streets hush and a deathly
pall descends over the populace when the Strangled
Thane's procession shuffles by, surveying the
provinces. Carried on the twisted shoulders
of ascetics, the palanquin stiffly bobs back
and forth, its rider sitting in his throne above
a seething sea of silently devout followers.
Peasants may approach and place small offerings
to the thane in this vessel.
Only the highest tier ascetics of the Strangling
are granted the honour of bearing the palanquin
upon their shoulders.
The thane is kept partially hanged at all times
from this gallows, as with this he can maintain
a persistent state of enlightenment.
The cowled ascetics bear the sign of the "calming
noose" emblazoned upon their veils.