An inspector calls

There is much to be said about the endless round of inspections, the limitless oversight, the constant querying of petty detail, that we have to endure here in the Shrine of Aea in Her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm. But trust me when I say that this is not the place for a … More An inspector calls

Knowing your place

At the Shrine of Aea in Her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm we work hard at maintaining the correct relationship with our superiors in the order. Ideally those in authority who have little to do with us will regard us fondly. This is easily arranged. Those who like preaching are invited to preach, … More Knowing your place

A Rough Day

It has to be admitted that after a particularly hard day, people may not necessarily be at their best. Also people chose many different ways to relax. I suppose it’s lucky we’re not all the same. I’m also well aware that we shouldn’t be judgemental in these things. Still I am of the school that … More A Rough Day


It just seems to be just one of those things, but most of my patrons are ladies. I do have male patrons, but far fewer. When the patron is a married lady, I’ve noticed that her husband will feel entitled to call upon my services and I have always felt that this is a reasonable … More Perseverance


Charity Mealwrath was described to me as a lady of uncertain temperament. I rather ‘pricked my ears up’ at this. I’ve met such ladies. One minute they are presenting a demure facade to the world, the next they are drinking wine out of tankards and singing songs they learned when their mother left them in … More Ennui