So I’m thinking of working on a Sabriel costume. Not for this Halloween, probably not even for next Halloween since I anticipate this being a slow and intermittent process, BUT, I picked up some bells cause I think we can all agree they’re the COOLEST part!
I’m a little torn between the upper set and the lower set. Upper set has all loops for handles, but the two smallest (ranna and mosrael) are basically the same) But on the lower one having ONE bell with a long handle seems weird…Hmmmmm. What to do?
So, bells. Bells could be an Impaz thing. The boat in the Shadow Temple has bells on it that ring. And bells are associated with the dead in our world, too; bells tolling at funerals, death knells, etc.
Maybe she’s also associated with escorting souls to the afterlife, and the bells are her way of guiding them home?
I’m excited to read Goldenhand but have to wait until my library gets a copy or I could just order it from Amazon. So I did the Charter poem calligraphy style thanks to ms word and a single bell for Inktober.
I have always wondered with the seven bright shiners who did what. Clearly Kibeth and Astarael weren’t part of the five great charter but I’ve always wondered which of the other five corresponded to which
Five Great Charters knit the land
together linked, hand in hand
One in the people who wear the crown
Two in the folk who keep the Dead down
Three and Five became stone and mortar
Four sees all in frozen water.
At the end of Abhorsen we get to see some of it. Saraneth was clearly the abhorsens (two) since Sabriel weilds it, Mosrael was for the Clayr(four) since she was wielded by Sanar and Ryelle, and Belgaer(three) for one of the wall makers.
I’ve always wondered though which one reperesented the royal line and which the second wallmaker line. Touchstone is king so it would make sense for his bell Ranna to be the royal line but also he was the one who repaired the great charter stone so wouldn’t that make him more in tune with the “stone and morter” wallmakers, or at least more then Ellimere.
I’ve been wondering this for ages which one would Ranna be and which one would Dyrim be?
I’ve always loved the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. My only niggling complaint is that in most of the artwork and fanart, people draw the bells kinda small? And usually being held straight down daintily between 2 or 3 finger like
You there. Dead fellow. Could you go back to death please? Off you go. There’s a good lad.
whereas I’ve always imagined them held firmly in your fist waving it around like a town crier like
HEAR YE HEAR YE FUCKERS I’VE COME TO SEND YOU BACK TO HELL!
*“For Whom The Bell Tolls” blares in the background*
Philip - Craig Armstrong, RA Rahman, Silver Sword - Paweł Błaszczak, Pan’s Labyrinth Lullaby - Javier Navarette, Vyvalily se vlny z dola - Jan Jirásek & Alena Antalová, Dwarven Theme - Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth 2, Osud - Jan Jirásek & Lucie Bílá, Starý a mladý Osud - Jan Jirásek, The Cold Sea’s Embrace - Patrick O’Hearn,
Prelude - Bonobo, Something for What Ails You - James Newton Howard, Pact Sworn In Blood - Marc Streitenfeld, Temerian Castle Theme
- Paweł Błaszczak, Lothering Chantry - Inon Zur, Sorrow
- Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard, Twilight - Adam Skorupa, Our Kingdom Came - Lisa Gerrard
This fic got me thinking about a question raised a while back - how would the bells affect a deaf person?
I was thinking that perhaps the spells cast by ringing the bells are carried via sound, but they affect you even if you can’t hear that sound. Also, as they’re carried by sound, the power of the spells wanes over distance, which is why you can resist it the further you are from its source (as with Sabriel and Touchstone in the reservoir).