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  • She straightened her blade, the same one I had bought for her in Recluce when we were still training for the dangergeld, back when I thought she giggled too much, and when she probably wished I'd grow up.

    The Death of Chaos

  • I could have written, and sent the letter by a trader, but I'd almost felt as if they'd been the ones to throw me out, to send me on my dangergeld.

    The Death of Chaos

  • I knew that ship, had known it from my dangergeld training, but had not known what it represented.

    The Death of Chaos

  • Gunnar's the one who pushed his son into early dangergeld.

    The Death of Chaos

  • Because I'd carried the black ordered staff of Recluce, I had been a blackstaffer when I'd started my exile, technically a dangergeld where I could return to Recluce if I satisfied the Brotherhood, but I didn't see myself ever doing that.

    The Death of Chaos

  • When I had first come to Nylan to prepare for my dangergeld, I'd never really questioned who and what belonged to whom.

    The Death of Chaos

  • He came from Enstronn, but he couldn't finish dangergeld.

    The Death of Chaos

  • The whole idea of the trial posed by dangergeld makes sense.

    The Order War

  • I paused and let my order senses touch him, recognizing that he had both order and disorder within him, twisted together in a way that would have caused exile or dangergeld in Recluce.

    The Death of Chaos

  • After all, that small fault was what had led to my dangergeld.

    The Death of Chaos


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  • "Misfits like him are given a choice: either exile in one of the surrounding island countries, or to undertake the "dangergeld," a rite of passage rather like the traditional vision quest or wanderjahr, where a young person journeys for many years to find his purpose. Afterwards he may or may not be able to return to Recluce." -from a review of _The Magic of Recluse_ by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    May 5, 2011