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In a dyadic society, everyone minds everyone else's business, and privacy is looked upon as a way to pursue scandalous behavior away from the group. So, Brom is much more concerned than we would be that the very appearance of him being in the quarters of an unmarried woman will raise questions of impropriety. Felicity had the same concern for herself when S'nay showed up.

Brom's reservations are typically dyadic -- anyone with superior talent or abilities is cautious about flaunting it, because it will be perceived as wanting to rise above others and consider one's self better than others. Honor is a "limited good" from which Brom would be seen as taking from at the expense of others (and as an athlete, he would know about this as well). Both he and Felicity are worried about being "out of place" with respect to others.


Chapter Jump
A Hand Across Boundaries 1 Surprises 13-15
A Sporting Scheme 2-3 A Tale and a Battle 16-18
The Selalighi and the Stranger 4-5 Balcony Discussion 19-20
In Recoveries 6-9 Von Lucre's Gambit 21-22
Impact10-12 ST #1 "Insider"

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