“I know us for a miracle. A million-to-one improbability. Our existence is the most fragile of all existences. We could be exterminated tomorrow, yet we have endured by wit alone for millennia.”
Oro-kin-ka: spirit houses for the souls of the Orokin who once inhabited Cetus. By giving them a small house in which to reside, the Ostrons hope the Orokin spirits will leave them in peace. Said to be good luck.
Yoong-bat: urns left outside Ostron doorways, filled with fresh water for travelling monks. No one else should drink from them, especially offworlders.