Zugzwang: [noun; Chess] A situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect. A player is said to be “in zugzwang” when any possible move will worsen his position.
It is from a book, crossed with several other concepts. ^ ^ Etch and I kinda threw things in a pot, boiled them, added some salt until it tasted good, and then…left it the fuck alone to stew? XD
A Court of Night Blooming Flowers AU:
Lincoln - Orchis; Joy in laughter.
It is said Naamah lay with the King of Persis for a lark, and as such, accordingly, laughter and joy are held in highest esteem by Orchis. Patrons frequent this house in order to wrap themselves in joy and alleviate their spirits; and when one leaves Orchis, they are smiling for days, at peace with the world, and can find the joy in everything.
Norah - Cereus; All loveliness fades.
The first and founding of the 13 houses, Cereus and it’s Dowayne represent the whole Night Court in the city judiciary and government. It is told that when the first blushing beauty of youth fades, the inner steel is revealed. Accepting those with a fragile beauty and an inner will to face any adversity in life, Cereus and it’s adepts are considered the uncontested rulers of the night court.