The Women's World is the cloistered, rules-bound life of Highborn women, and the structures and patterns of it.
Duties of a Highborn ladyEdit
Rings of secrecyEdit
Within the Women's World, the secrets and mysteries are held within rings of secrecy. A young woman is initiated into each in turn as her elders, particularly the Matriarchs, consider her ready for them.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Seeker's Mask, "Part I", I
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", IV
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part V: Mount Alban", IV — "She understood why the Matriarchs hadn't wanted to strengthen a girl whose bloodlines they intended to manipulate for their own purposes."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", V — "the three Shanir known collectively as the Tyr-ridan. Earlier matriarchs had tried to speed that day by mating together potent Shanir."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", V — "Adiraina winced, remembering Karidia's taunt: '…manipulating bloodlines, creating monsters…' True, she had suggested the blood-cross which had produced Brenwyr, but really…!"