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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.
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.
I knew that ship, had known it from my dangergeld training, but had not known what it represented.
Gunnar's the one who pushed his son into early dangergeld.
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.
When I had first come to Nylan to prepare for my dangergeld, I'd never really questioned who and what belonged to whom.
He came from Enstronn, but he couldn't finish dangergeld.
The whole idea of the trial posed by dangergeld makes sense.
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.
After all, that small fault was what had led to my dangergeld.
blafferty commented on the word dangergeld
"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