The Right of Annulment is the legal right for templars to “purge” (murder) every single mage in any Circle of Magi deemed irredeemable. It is said that this is supposed to be a “last resort.” But like many things when it comes to the Chantry, what is claimed to be the intention is rarely actuality.
And there is another interesting common feature. All the chain scenes happen in a circular setting. Two are created by light (candles and another light source), two by walls (padded cell and well).
The settings are all quite dramatic. Like a … ahem … stage? The first one is a real stage or circus ring and we know that in many aspects TBB serves as a template for the show as a whole. This circus ring or stage is taken up again in TEH, created by the very distinct circular lighting of the torture chamber. In HLV we have a Victorian looking padded cell, circular again, and in TFP there is the circular well.
And there is again a progression: the circus seems to be real. The Serbian torture chamber is already less believable. The padded cell is definitely not real. So what about the well in TFP?
I’m starting a new grimoir / book of shadows for 2018 and that means drawing lots of circles and pentagrams and other shapes, but mostly circles and pentagrams. And triangles. Anyway.
Try as I might I keep drawing wonky pentagrams and it was really beginning to annoy me. I use rulers for circles, squares, triangles, etc. But still there are the wonky pentagrams, like a poorly sliced pizza… Grrr.
So. Here’s what I’m doing for pentagrams now. Star-shaped cookie cutters.
I got these around xmas time when star-shaped things were extra popular. There’s different sizes. Just gotta pick whichever size cooperates best with whichever size circle I’m trying to draw. Like so…
Then put little marks or dots where the points are gonna go.
Then connect the dots with a ruler.
Aaaaand there ya go. Neat looking pentagrams on demand.
(I apologise for my low quality pictures. My good camera died long ago…)