Martisset’s ninth name-day was observed in the dark of the moon following the Feast of Landfall. She and her namesake did the devotions in the enclosure of Martis-Mortis.
He instructed her parents to take her to the Shipwrights’ Chapel in Karisalay-Prime, where the most famous statue of the deity resided, commissioned, it was said, by the Great Shipwright herself. “Tethys will bring her there after the Feast of Settlement, while you’re busy with the Ship construction.”
“A pledge,” Martisset the Elder said to Martisset. “If you make Captain, you’ll be expected to offer libation there before you formally accept your commission.”
If you make Captain, he said, but Martisset understood when you make Captain, as we all trust you will. But not without work, not planet-sider as you are.
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