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High House Death was one of the Houses within the Deck of Dragons.

Cards in High House Death and associated AscendantsEdit

Mason of High House DeathEdit

The Mason was the builder of barrows, his appearance a promise of death to many. The Mason was brother to the Soldier of High House Death and normally held a minor rank.[9] The Mason, Spinner, and Soldier were together known as the Three.[10]

During one of Tattersail's readings, the Mason had risen to a more prominent position. In that reading, the image was that of a lean, greying man with a thin, tangled silver beard, clothed in faded leathers with massive, vein-roped hands which held stonecutting tools. The menhirs surrounding him held glyphs reminiscent of Seven Cities script. Tattersail interpreted that the role of mason had been assumed by someone who used to work in stone, but no longer.[11]

Virgin of High House DeathEdit

Virgin of Death by misteradam

Interpretation of the Virgin of High House Death by Mister Adam

During a reading performed by Tattersail, the Virgin of High House Death was played and described as being scarred and blindfolded, with blood on her hands.[5] In that reading, the card stood for Sorry, however, unlike Oponn and The Rope the Virgin's face was an ever changing one.[12]

In Memories of IceEdit

Spindle performed a reading of the Deck during the Pannion War that placed the Soldier of High House Death at Obelisk's right-hand. It also placed the Captain of High House Light with the shadow of Hood's Herald.[13]

Notes and referencesEdit

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