Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Kol Nidre

I am waiting for my sleeping pills to kick in, so this post may get disorganized.

Mark and I were talking over dinner about my oaths, specifically the one against lying (I must never lie; I can bend light around the truth if it's to protect another person, but otherwise no), and he said "Kol Nidre."

Me: "?"

Mark: "Any oath you make under duress is considered nonbinding. You can release those."

Me: "! ..."

Mark: "I have perplexed you."

Me: "..."

I have such an elaborate network of oaths and codes and strictures, but they've all grown around each other; some are structure and substructure. How do I tell? Mark wondered how I could not know some of them were under duress, but - a large part of my early life was under duress, largely in ways I didn't figure out til later. This - this is a large task. This is surgery.

I'm keeping the one against lying. I'm ditching the summoning ones. I'll see what else I find.
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