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  • The katola ceremony was among the most revered of Sakuntala customs.

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  • Also among the most anticipated, as good katola was treated by the Sakuntala much as fine wine was by the humans.

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  • Ceremonial, katola drinking might be-but it was also a fine treat.

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  • More katola was passed around, followed by bites of hot pipa fruit that enhanced the katola's narcotic effect.

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  • Cherished by all who had enjoyed the good fortune to know him and to experience his wise ministrations, the sage Manarapi-vea formally convened the gathering by intoning the opening to the katola ritual.

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  • As he was a Yuiqueru and not a Hata-tanasua, there was no opening invocation, no katola-drinking ceremony.

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  • Holding the first carved bowl of katola at eye level, he kept his tongue twice wrapped around it as he paced deliberately around the central column of falling rain.

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  • Around the circle Manarapi-vea went, circling the column of rain that continued to pour through the corresponding openings in ceiling and floor, offering katola to Hata, Yuiqueru, and Hata-niu alike.

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  • To gain knowledge of the ways ofmula, to participate in the various complex but learnable katola ceremonies.

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  • Except that the Sakuntala were as likely to cut your head off as offer you a cup of traditional katola and the Deyzara would bow enthusiastically and wave their trunks in their disarmingly disconcerting fashion while quietly picking your pocket.

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