“Is such an obsession healthy?” ask Voddick quietly.
Gollaon shrugged. “Some think it is vital to keep a bloodline pure. Though what they mean by purity varies widely,” he murmured back.
“I hope the wee lass passes, she seems a nice girl.”
“It will not be he fault if she does not . . . and we will protect her if she fails the test.”
“Aye,” nodded Voddick, his hand dropping to the hilt of his dagger.
These keys are usually decorated with the heraldic arms of the commissioning family on the bow and other decorations, a clear crystal shaft is common as is it coming to a sharp point. The level of decoration depends on the fashion when it was created, some are bejeweled, other are plain beyond a mark of ownership.