Words of Aziz

Note: this article is a work in progress.
When the Ondar comes back to the Hall of Aziz after the Ritual of Aziz, members of The Hand of Aziz sit down in the temple and start to decipher everything on the scrolls and make a sense of it. Everything is then made into the famous Words of Aziz, small rolls of reed, that contain a symbol, short sayings or very vague prophecies coming directly from Aziz written onto their inside. They are being sold in the temple for a copper each, most of them during the Festival of Words which is happening a month after the ritual happened.

Purpose

The Words are handed out by the temple to spread the wisdom of Aziz and give people hope and "proof" that their goddess is with them. Over the last few years the Words got more positive and encouraging.

Document Structure

Clauses

Each Word contains a short sentence or a symbol. Each is self-containing and doesn't reference any other documents. The symbols are not being explained, each buyer of a Word has to interpret its meaning by himself.  
Keep smiling… It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.
 
Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways.
 
Do not ask for a light load but for a strong back.
 
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
 
Everybody has a different way to view the world.
 
Arrogance and impulsivity blind the eye of the mind.
Opportunities slide away like clouds.
 
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
 
You are what you do, and what you do… is up to you…
 
To perceive is to suffer.
 
If you want to leave a footprint, don’t drag your feet.
 
No matter how good you are to people, you will always have others criticizing you.

Caveats

When the Word has a prophecy written in it, it can or can not happen. There is no guarantee given or stated if there are any conditions connected to it.

Publication Status

The Words of Aziz are widely spread in Dashan and traded between people. Some are keeping their little prophecies private though. Traders also buy a whole bunch of them every year and deliver them to Bridgeport, where they are handed out to citizens as "Fortune Cookies" during the Queen's Day.

Historical Details

Public Reaction

People buy them in singles or handfuls to have a giggle, learn something or get an outlook into their future. Most of them are sold during the Festival of Words.
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Type
Text, Religious
Medium
Papyrus
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