Halls of Waiting – a modern myth

It came to pass that those who entered the Halls of Belatonos each year with Rigantona began to wait in the area outside the gates of bone rather than wander the lands beyond and beneath.  In time they began to tend that land outside the walls of Belatonos.  Meanwhile in the Land above and beyond people began to forget that their dead needed to pay a price to enter the halls of Belatonos and more and more were turned away from the gates of bone.

The first ones who had entered with Rigantona for the dark time of the year went to Belatonos and agreed with him that they would raise some of his cattle outside his walls and in return some of the livestock would be theirs to keep.  And so it was that in time the Halls of Waiting were formed.  And those who were turned away from the gates of bone began to live more and more in the Halls of Waiting.  There were some who chose to stay in these Halls of Waiting always to guide and advise others who came there.  Some chose to enter the Halls of Belatonos each year with Rigantona and live the other part of the year in the Halls of Waiting.  Still others chose the path of rebirth after a time in the Halls of Waiting.

So it was that while the Halls of Belantonos remained the same, the Halls of Waiting grew and changed.

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