Updates to Hain and the Half Coin are appended to this page row by row as I finish them. —K|
Footnote 1: These gentlemen are playing a form of lawn bowls using heavily-weighted octahedra that won't roll very far, which is practical when you live on a mountain and don't want to lose them. Each has a few faces of the opposing color, and the rules of "knock-ocks", as it is called, reward collisions that change the lie of "ocks" already on the field. They are not dice per se, as skilled players can make throws that do not entirely leave the result to chance, and this is encouraged.
Footnote 2: Root bread, as the name implies, is a baked treat made with the same kinds of tree flavorings that we use in beverages such as root beer and birch beer. The flora of Hain's world are not always exactly the same as ours, but if you want to try to make your own root bread, first consult what others have written on the subject of baking with soft drinks, and good luck.