[[ From The Enfolding Abyss: Prologue ]]
First she had to learn how to listen. Humans could do it, they insisted. The Vedani communication networks were complex, partly instinctual, and required the skill of putting two and two together.
It was solid hours of listening before she learned how to color their voices, how to hear their distance and the ring of relevance. They wanted her to know that this was practically everywhere. They showed her neighborhoods of their placement. She’d known upon meeting them that she must meet them fully.