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OTW104: 'Lady White Snake'Rym Phonix
OTW 104: Introduction to Magic Herbs
Significance of the Herbs in
'Lady White Snake: A Tale from Chinese Opera'
In the chines tale, 'Lady White Snake: A Tale from Chinese Opera', herbs have a high influence over the plot. In this story, a white demon snake falls in love with a human in a world where this relation is forbidden. With the help of her sister, Blue (another snake demon), Lady White is able to be with her love Xu Xian.
After their marriage, in which the new couple opens and herb shop and as the story continues, Lady White expects a child. However, bad timing occurs when an abbot of Gold Mountain Temple warns Xu Xian of his wife being a thousand year old snake. The husband disregarded the note until the coming of the Dragon Boat Festival. At this time of expelling demons and revealing the true forms of those that lay in the human world, Lady White was a victim of such cerimonies. She without notice, she turned into a snake right before h
Scene 2: BrotherNot to wake anyone in your hall, you sneak your way to the library. While a creak or two would escape the resting floorboards, your walk is quite successful at not disturbing anyone up.
Eventually, the library entrance comes into view. You prepare for the worse, to be locked out and this entire journey for nothing. However, as if the house knew your goal, the doors to the shelves of knowledge open. You want to thank the mansion someway and make a note to yourself to wipe the snot off of the sick walls next time you came across that situation.
None of the lights are on, so you turn on the mobile illuminating device you brought. Being the only source of seeing, it shines brightly in the dim room.
Shelves seem to stir a little, awakened by the interruption of a visitor. You don't dally too long on this, however. Your eyes scan the room quickly in the dark to find a table and a place to take a seat. Pulling the chair out, it seems to yawn. Under your breath, you apologize. This
Scene 1: ElizabethYou awake in your room, shrouded by darkness. Being night, no light other than the natural glow of the moon shined in. The curtains of a window were pulled back, revealing small specks of dust that drifted gently over the floor.
You groan a little, wondering what had disturbed your decent slumber. Using your elbow to prop yourself up, you scan your surroundings. Nothing seemed out of place, for a room in Hiems Mansion at least.
Wait? What was that? A sheet of paper was hovering just near the window shine, one of its corners catching the light. Curious where it had come from, you remove yourself from the comfort of the bed and over to where the sheet lay.
Picking it up, you notice dashed writings of a person. The hand used to script seemed inexperienced, but abundant with thought and wisely chosen words. It was assumed a male had written it as the text started as such:
'October 16, 1439 A.D.
Winter is fast approaching us here in the little shire. Mr. Calihan keeps working
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