Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Linking the Chain…

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“The idea of ‘Creation’s Ladder’ as uniform and consistent must be relinquished.”

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“Many aspects of it could not be compressed into such stricture.”

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“The Four Elements, being inanimate, should, one might suppose, take their place in the chain on a lower level than the ‘lowest’ animate creation.”

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“Yet, the operations of both lower and higher living things were alike compounded in direct relation to the Elements.”

Riddles of the Night – Templar Shadows (1)

Sun in Gemini

Sue and Stuart opening the Riddles of the Night weekend at Baecca’s Well.

It began at Baecca’s Well…

Sue and Stuart have run many successful weekends in the course of the Silent Eye’s short history, but the start-point for this one had a rather mundane location, given the ancient and exotic hill-forts for which they are best known.

“We’ll meet at the far end of the Recreation Ground on the Matlock road just out of the centre of Bakewell…”

Recreation ground, I remember thinking, with a smile, when I read it. Which just goes to show how wrong you can be…

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From Baecca’s Well

Via All Saint’s Spire

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To a rocky height

That holds initiatory fire…

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We’d never done this before: used clues like a treasure hunt to seed the next location in the ‘chase’ for knowledge. It worked really well. At the well, Stuart and…

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