In China the raining lamp under which Temajia is standing in the last panel is known as a “six devil lamp.” They were placed throughout the forests of the world during the late Song Dynasty to keep the ghost of the First Emperor at bay. In this they were ultimately unsuccessful, as it would take at least seven devils to accomplish the stated task. I did not have time to fit the story of these lamps into Nobilis: the Essentials so you are learning about it for the first time today.

Postscript, in ROT13: Fur vf abg npghnyyl fgnaqvat haqre n ynzc. Gung jnf n svygul yvr.