The Moon of Xxene

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A Maiden, a king, and an officer; each with their own secret. Life in the palace isn’t easy, but no one ever said you couldn’t have a little romance. As an orphan shunned by everyone around her, Emeravwe sets her sights on the king to better her station. But with her past shrouded in darkness, can she truly look forward to a bright future?

*This story borrows from some aspects of Nigerian culture, food, and names, but the people, places, and events herein are completely fictitious and unrelated to any Nigerian peoples, places, or events.*

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Prologue

Submitted: July 01, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Alora – “Ah-loh-rah”] [Emeravwe – “Eh-may-rahv-wey”] [Eséme – “Eh-say-meh”] [Miguo (“Me-goo-uh”) – A respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you”]
[Ofere – “Oh-feh-ray”] [Uvo – “Ooh-voh”] [Vrendo (“Vrehn-doh”) – The response to “Miguo”] [Xxene – “Zen”]
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First Phase.1

Submitted: July 02, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Adewemimo – “Ah-deh-weh-me-moh”] [Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Aye (“Ah-yeh”) – first rank of palace Maidens] [Emeravwe –
“Eh-may-rahv-wey”] [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh") - God] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of palace Maidens] [Orori (“Oh-roh-ree”) - “Lord”, title used for first and second rank officials,
and lords from prominent families] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") - “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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First Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 02, 2019


[Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Aye (“Ah-yeh”) – first rank of palace Maidens] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of palace Maidens] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”)
– “King”. Orodje is a title usually combined with a court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") - “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the
reigning king.]
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First Phase.3 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 02, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Aye (“Ah-yeh”) – first rank of palace Maidens] [Ogheneme (“Uh-geh-neh-meh”) – My God] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of palace Maidens]
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Second Phase

Submitted: July 03, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the
reigning king.] [Xxene – “Zen”]
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Third Phase.1

Submitted: July 05, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation [Aya (“A-yah”) – second rank of palace Maidens] [Butu (Boo-too”) – Female greeting; curtsy with hands cupped before the chest.] [Digwe (Deeg-weh”) – Male greeting; bow
with the hands cupped before the chest.] [Onorogu (Oh-noh-roh-goo”) – the nobility of Xxene] [Xxenen (“Zee-nehn”)]
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Third Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 05, 2019

Having become official Omote, Emeravwe and the other girls vacated the rooms of the Omote-in-training and were assigned to quarters with ... Read Chapter

Fourth Phase

Submitted: July 06, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Aya (“A-yah”) – second rank of palace Maidens] [Aye (“Ah-yeh”) – first rank of palace Maidens] [Butu (Boo-too”) – Female greeting; curtsy with hands cupped
before the chest.] [Miguo (“Me-goo-uh”) – A respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you”] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers]
[Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of palace Maidens] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King.” Orodje is a title usually combined with a
court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Fifth Phase.1

Submitted: July 07, 2019

Emeravwe went through the next day in a haze, absent in her early morning classes though she was present, then oblivious to the antagonis... Read Chapter

Fifth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 07, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Akpokene (“Ahk-po-keh-neh”)] [Edidjana (“Eh-dee-jah-nah”) – Religious day of rest and worship] [Orhorho (“Oh-ro-ro”) - A person of mixed blood, both of the
Four Tribes of Xxene and Wuhwuh] [Wuhwuh – an ostracized people not belonging to the Four Tribes of Xxene]
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Sixth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 10, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) - God] [Orhorho (“Oh-ro-ro”) - A person of mixed blood, both of the Four Tribes of Xxene and Wuhwuh] [Wuhwuh – an ostracized people not
belonging to the Four Tribes of Xxene]
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Sixth Phase.1

Submitted: July 09, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Akpokene (“Ahk-po-keh-neh”)] [Wuhwuh – an ostracized people not belonging to the Four Tribes of Xxene] [Xxenen (“Zee-nehn”)]
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Sixth Phase.3 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 12, 2019


[Digwe (“Deeg-weh”) – Male greeting; bow with the hands cupped before the chest] [Kada (“Kah-dah”) – King’s response to the greeting “Umogu”, roughly meaning, “Grace upon you.”] [Miguo
(“Me-goo-uh”) – Respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you] [Umogu (“Ooh-moh-goo”) – Deferential greeting only for the king, roughly meaning, “Greetings to the revered”] [Onótu
(“Oh-nuh-too”) – Minister] [Ovye (“Ohv-yeh”) – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.] [Ovyeme (“Ohv-yeh-meh”) – “My King”]
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Seventh Phase.1

Submitted: July 13, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Digwe (“Deeg-weh”) – Male greeting; bow with the hands cupped before the chest] [Miguo (“Me-goo-uh”) – Respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank
you] [Ovye (“Ohv-yeh”) – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.] [Ovyeme (“Ohv-yeh-meh”) – “My King”]
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Seventh Phase.3 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 15, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Aya (“A-yah”) – second rank of palace Maidens] [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) - God] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of palace Maidens]
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Seventh Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 14, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Aye (“Ah-yeh”) – first rank of palace Maidens] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and lowest rank of
palace Maidens] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") - “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king]
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Eighth Phase

Submitted: July 17, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oniri (“Oh-nee-ree”) – Title used for third and fourth rank court officials] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) –
“King”]
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Ninth Phase.1

Submitted: July 18, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”. Orodje is a title usually combined with a
court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Ninth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 19, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”. Orodje is a title usually combined with a court name and can be used to
refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Tenth Phase.1

Submitted: July 20, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Kada (“Kah-dah”) – King’s response to the greeting “Umogu”, roughly meaning, “Grace upon you.”] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to
address the reigning king.] [Ovyeme (“Ohv-yeh-meh”) – “My King”] [Umogu (“Ooh-moh-goo”) – Deferential greeting only for the king, roughly meaning, “Greetings to the revered”] [Onorogu
(“Oh-no-roh-goo”)] [Onéki (“Aw-nay-kee”)] [Ehwoéki (“Eh-hwoh-ay-kee”)] [Ehworegha (“Eh-hwoh-ray-gah”)] [Ivyogbere (“Eve-yohg-beh-reh”)]
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Tenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 21, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”. Orodje is a title usually combined with a
court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Eleventh Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 24, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje
(“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King.” Orodje is a title usually combined with a court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used
to address the reigning king.] [Orhorho (“Oh-ro-ro”) - A person of mixed blood, both of the Four Tribes of Xxene and Wuhwuh] [Onorogu – Noble class of Xxene] [Ehwoéki – Third lowest caste of Xxene]
[Wuhwuh – an ostracized people not belonging to the Four Tribes of Xxene]
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Eleventh Phase.1

Submitted: July 23, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onori (“Oh-noh-ree”) – “Master.” Title used for fifth and sixth rank
officials/officers] [Onorogu – Noble class of Xxene] [Ehwoéki – Third lowest caste of Xxene]
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Twelfth Phase

Submitted: July 26, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onóturode (“Oh-nuh-too-roh-day”) – Prime Minister] [Orodje
(“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King.” Orodje is a title usually combined with a court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Onorogu – Noble class of Xxene] [Ehwoéki – Third lowest caste
of Xxene]
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Thirteenth Phase.1

Submitted: July 28, 2019


Definitions and Pronunciation Guide: [Agidigbo (“Ah-ghee-deeg-boh”) - A rectangular box instrument.] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers.] [Ovye
("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Thirteenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: July 30, 2019


[Kada – King’s response to “Umogu”, roughly meaning, “Grace upon you.”] [Ochuko – A seventh rank court official] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”. Orodje is a title usually combined with a court
name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.] [Ovyeme (“Ohv-yeh-meh”) – “My King”] [Umogu
(“Ooh-moh-goo”) – Deferential greeting only for the king, roughly meaning, “Greetings to the revered”] [Onorogu – Noble caste] [Onéki (“Aw-nay-kee”) – Second highest caste] [Ehwoéki
(“Eh-hwoh-ay-kee”) – Third highest caste] [Ehworegha (“Eh-hwoh-ray-gah”) – Fourth highest caste] [Ivyogbere (“Eve-yohg-beh-reh”) – Fifth highest caste] [Yaroy – Subclass of Ivyogbere] [Wuhwuh –
Lowest caste]
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Fourteenth Phase.1

Submitted: July 31, 2019


[Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Onughe (“Oh-noo-gay”) – A court official of the eighth and lowest rank]
[Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”] [Onorogu – Noble caste] [Ehwoéki (“Eh-hwoh-ay-kee”) – Third highest caste]
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Fourteenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: August 01, 2019


[Ochuko – A seventh rank court official] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onorogu – Noble caste] [Onéki (“Aw-nay-kee”) – Second highest
caste ] [Ehwoéki (“Eh-hwoh-ay-kee”) – Third highest caste] [Ehworegha (“Eh-hwoh-ray-gah”) – Fourth highest caste] [Ivyogbere (“Eve-yohg-beh-reh”) – Fifth highest caste] [Wuhwuh – Lowest caste]
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Fifteenth Phase

Submitted: August 08, 2019


[Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Aya (“A-yah”) – second rank of palace Maidens] [Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") –
“King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king] [Ovyeraye – “Queen”] [Onorogu – Noble caste]
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Sixteenth Phase

Submitted: August 13, 2019


[Miguo – A respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you”] [Onori – Title used for fifth and sixth rank officials] [Onótu – Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King.” Orodje is a title
usually combined with a court name and can be used to refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye (“Ohv-yeh”) – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king] [Ovyeraye
(“Ohv-yeh-rah-yeh”) – “Queen”] [Onorogu – Noble caste] [Vrendo – The response to “Miguo”]
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Seventeenth Phase.1

Submitted: August 17, 2019


[Oghene (“Uh-geh-neh”) – God] [Onótu (“Oh-nuh-too”) – Minister] [Onorogu – Noble caste of Xxene]
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Seventeenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: August 18, 2019


[Digwe (“Deeg-weh”) – Male greeting; bow with the hands cupped before the chest] [Miguo (“Me-goo-uh”) – Respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you”] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title
used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onótu (“Oh-nuh-too”) – Minister] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King.” Orodje is a title usually combined with a court name and can be used to
refer to any king, past and present.] [Ovye ("Ohv-yeh") – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king.]
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Eighteenth Phase.1

Submitted: August 22, 2019


[Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Dou – Informal greeting meaning “Hello”, “Thank you”, or expressing sympathy and regret] [Miguo (“Mee-goo-uh”) – A respectful greeting
which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you”] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Onótu (“Oh-nuh-too”) – Minister] [Onorogu – Noble caste]
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Eighteenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: August 23, 2019


[Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Butu (Boo-too”) – Female greeting; curtsy with hands cupped before the chest] [Digwe (“Deeg-weh”) – Male greeting; bow with the hands
cupped before the chest] [Dou – Informal greeting meaning “Hello”, “Thank you”, or expressing sympathy and regret] [Miguo (“Mee-goo-uh”) – A respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank
you”] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – King] [Vrendo – The response to “Miguo”] [Onorogu – Noble caste] [Ehwoéki –
Third lowest caste]
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Nineteenth Phase.1

Submitted: September 05, 2019


[Butu (Boo-too”) – Female greeting; curtsy with hands cupped before the chest] [Miguo (“Me-goo-uh”) – Respectful greeting which can mean “Hello” or “Thank you] [Omote (“Uh-muh-teh”) – fourth and
lowest rank of palace Maidens] [Ovye (“Ohv-yeh”) – “King.” Ovye is a stand-alone title used to address the reigning king] [Vrendo (“Vrehn-doh”) – The response to “Miguo”]
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Nineteenth Phase.2 (Continuation)

Submitted: September 17, 2019


[Agaenaye ("Ah-gay-nah-yeh") – third rank of palace Maidens] [Oga (“Uh-gah”) – “Sir.” Title used for eighth and seventh rank court officials/officers] [Ogheneme (“Uh-geh-neh-meh”) – My God] [Onori
(“Oh-noh-ree”) – “Master.” Title used for fifth and sixth rank officials/officers] [Orodje (“Oh-roh-jeh”) – “King”] [Ovyeraye (“Ohv-yeh-rah-yeh”) – “Queen”] [Ivyogbere (“Eve-yohg-beh-reh”) – Fifth
lowest caste] [Onorogu – Noble caste]
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