As I mentioned earlier, cussing in Valheigh centers around books, paper, and ink because of their obsession with the written word. “Quills and ashes” is a common exclamation of shock.

Rune, unlike most people in Valheigh, has seen the Wizard Wall up close. There is writing along the bottom which no one on their side of the Wall can read. The Jinn, of course, still know how to read it, because it was the common writing before the Purging (or, as they call it, the Seclusion). When the Jinn left the world, they¬†left the true account of the Wall’s history for anyone to see. The people who drove them out and secured power for themselves rewrote history and made sure the knowledge of the old writing was lost.