Albis von Däniker

Caspian Babel: The Confusion of Tongues

I knew that Hatal-Om was less homogeneous than it was when I had first stepped foot there years ago, but it seemed that foreign tastes had taken precedent. As I would quickly and bitterly learn, Telk was one of many arbitrary foodstuffs forbidden to the Shatarin believer, and its very presence on local restaurant menus was deeply, and unforgivably, offensive to those who observed such nonsensical dietary laws. The ethnic Caspians lamented the disappearance of their once beloved delicacy, all in harsh whispers…