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Notes for "Signs of Their Trespass"

These are the notes for "Signs of Their Trespass."


Ghenadie Grosu -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair. He is strong and stocky. Ghenadie is the son of the mazil in a neighboring valley. This makes him cocky, because he thinks nobody will hold him accountable for his actions (which is usually true). He enjoys hunting, although he's an indifferent archer at best. He runs about with several other young men -- Laurentiu, Veaceslav, Iancu, and Ilie -- often getting into trouble. When they take to poaching deer on Victor's land, Ghenadie is the one who shoots Janika.

Laurentiu -- He has tawny-fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair with a little wave. He is skinny and awkward. He is a friend of Ghenadie, the son of the mazil in a neighboring valley, who lets Laurentiu tag along to do things that the others are old enough to know better than to do. This gets Laurentiu into trouble, because they don't have the protection that Ghenadie does. When they take to poaching deer on Victor's land, the consequences are worse than usual.

Veaceslav -- He has pinkish-fair skin, hazel eyes, and curly hair of light brown. He is tall and muscular. (In the picture, he is the second from the left.) Veaceslav is quite the ladies' man, popular at festivals. He is a decent archer and enjoys hunting. He is a friend of Ghenadie, the son of the mazil in a neighboring valley, who lets Veaceslav come along to bring down more game since Ghenadie isn't that good a shot. This gets Veaceslav into trouble, because they don't have the protection that Ghenadie does. When they take to poaching deer on Victor's land, the consequences are worse than usual.

Iancu -- He has tinted skin, brown eyes, and straight black hair cut short. He is tall and chunky. (In the picture, he is the third from the left.) Iancu is the older brother of Ilie. Iancu is better at setting snares, while Ilie is better at tracking. They are friends of Ghenadie, the son of the mazil in a neighboring valley. He gets them into trouble, because they don't have the protection that he does. When they take to poaching deer on Victor's land, the consequences are worse than usual.

Ilie -- He has tinted skin, brown eyes, and straight black hair cut short. He hasn't grown into his bones yet, and still feels gawky. (In the picture, he is hte last on the right.) Ilie is the younger brother of Iancu. Ilie is better at tracking, while Iancu is better at setting snares. They are friends of Ghenadie, the son of the mazil in a neighboring valley. He gets them into trouble, because they don't have the protection that he does. When they take to poaching deer on Victor's land, the consequences are worse than usual.

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"But I found signs of their trespass: a burned patch planted with a fistful of grain, a tree felled or stripped of fruit, a deer strung up in a snare. I never saw a poacher. They were too cunning."
Sarah Micklem, Firethorn

Groundskeeper, gamekeeper, and forester are among the terms sometimes used for the werewolves, who keep an eye on the plants and animals in the valley. This is good work for people who like nature better than humans.

The hunting season in Romania is September 15-December 15 for most species.

Hunting in Romania has a long history, and poachers could be sentenced to death. Ghenadie is threatened with maiming instead of execution for a second offense because his noble heritage conveys some protection.

Read about red deer antlers and life cycle. Hunting seasons typically coincide with the rut so that fawns will be independent of their mothers and stags will be less cautious.

Wolves have a language complex enough to communicate at least basic concepts. They have different types of howl and reasons for howling.

See anatomy pictures of the external body, muscles, and bones.

Arrowheads come in many shapes, as shown in this set of replicas for medieval metal arrowheads. The leaf shape at left is favored for hunting because it cuts well but is easy to remove, and is the type featured in this poem. The barbed head are war arrows. The narrower styles may be used for targets, armor piercing, or hunting.
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