Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions
‘Vashwva’ was a short story I wrote in 2014…and have revised now in 2020! Vashwva, as some of you know already, means inevitability and is a Diamondae Aspect. Vashwva, as a short story, is a story of chaos, inevitability, and the fall of the Diamondae. Archalex, a Diamondae, and Catasore have a conversation as the Diamondae are obliterated. It was originally written to explain Vashwva and Catas (chaos) so it was drier and more exposition based. The rewrite seeks to make it flow more easily and align with my current thinking.
I’ve posted both the 2014 original version (but with some edits as there were some semi-spoilers/things I didn’t want to share) and the 2020 revised version. I would suggest reading the revised version first and then the original version. My revised version follows with more of my current thinking and opinions, but I reserve the right to change my mind and edit it again!
You can read the two versions of ‘Vashwva’ below here on the Spine of the Empire:
Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Swords
Here is the second to last Tarot Minor Arcana suits, second to last in this entire series. Swords gives us a set of characters who are either powerful entities in their own right or that have become pseudo-religious icons. Some of these characters have not been seen on screen, yet, or have only been mentioned.
Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Cups
The continuation of the Minor Arcana matching series: The Suit of CUPS! Cups was evocative of political prowess and also religious power to me. Thus, Cups finds ourselves with characters from The Madness of Light, and the political spaces of the Empire. It also includes the characters presented in Sepulcher of Shadows.