...tal that would bind the
parties to their word; they had to cut open their palms and leave a bloody handprint on the crystal.
Piper's concerns were wary but hidden at that point. They only started to grow again when she stumbled across Subletting.
The art of Subletting is a delicate one. One risks damaging the soul, or fracturing it, if the ceremony is done incorrectly. The air must be scented with myrrh, and the individual
must sit within a circle of salt with the crystal before them. A great deal of power is required, and it is recommended one of the Nights of Ceremony are used for this task. Done
properly, Subletting with leave an impression of the person's soul in the crystal. The Subletted crystal will then contain memories, personality and behaviour patterns. This
impression can later be 'absorbed' by a student as a learning tool. One must be careful that one does not absorb the impression completely, because then impression will be part of
their personality, rather than be a memory. If a person wishes to absorb an impression then the same techniques and safety precautions must be taken when the crystal was first
A niggling fear started to root in Piper's gut that terrified her for no apparent reason. She wasn't able to sleep well that night.
It was like someone had opened Piper's eyes. There were details she hadn't noticed before. Or she was just getting paranoid. She tasted strange herbs in her food, which made her