Telling Deck: Fauna Deck

Inner Deck

The Fauna Deck is one of four minor, or “Inner,” decks.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The Fauna Deck sports five animal cards, each with their own symbolic power and governance:  


Rather than being tied to any one direction or to a linear narrative framework, instead these four decks as a whole engage the holistic balance of themes needed for well-roundedness.   As a structural mechanism, this deck contains themes of momentum and change in the circumstances of the Tole, leading some to associate the deck with the direction of Fern and its symbolic language of being "Hidden," "Wet," and "Covered." However, this is not necessarily standard Telling practice.

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Religious / Ritualistic
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Telling Deck
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Raw materials & Components
Telling Deck cards are usually made of a stiff, heavy paper, sometimes with a waxen coat to protect the images.

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