Ashley Rose Kirby
The Hand of Tambalka has graciously accepted the coveted Southfall Log of Stewardship in transcribing and performing the strange and wonderful tambons of the lost peoples of Tam-Balkana. Fungit upon you and may your Slooch be forever golden. Vartnut!
THE ART OF THE ALLSKATE (by Dr. Liv Blackwater, Phd, DMA.)
I am often asked how I am able to sleep at night knowing that I personally have saddled the Hand of Tambalka with the almost overwhelming responsibility of learning and performing the extremely difficult Tambaknot codices. I am told that I have set these men up for ultimate failure in their stewardship. Perhaps I have.
But I will ask those that question my intentions, "Do you understand what is at stake here? Do you comprehend, you imbeciles, what The Hand will accomplish if they persevere, and manage to complete the fifty-sixth tambon?"
Naturally, these people do not understand the ultimate purpose of our endeavor. Indeed, it is unlikely that The Hand itself comprehends the nature of what it has undertaken.
But, to those of you are empathetic to the plight of the band, and the incredible weight that has been placed upon their collective shoulders, I will tell you this.
There is a system in place that allows the fingers of The Hand to, shall we say, blow off a bit of steam whilst in the heat and sweat of tambon performance.
That system is known as an Allskate.
Essentially, an Allskate is a chord progression that Paleo-Thracian specialists have embedded within each translated tambon. For all intents and purposes it is a solo chorus, analogous to those found in jazz improvisation.
The Allskate is a very effective means for the fingers to show off their individual abilities, for the fingers "to shine" before moving back in to the intricacies of whatever tambon they happen to be performing.
Rest assured, readers, we here at the P.T.C. carefully monitor the well being and mental integrity of our stewards. We care about them. We do.
The Allskate is but one way that we take care of our own.
Vartnut for your continuing support.