Dianire Redourine, The Second Theme

Just a quick blog before the musical idea melts away!

Dianire Redourine is a suite I’m writing for the Second Sister novel. Here is the second part.

Dianire Redourine, The Second Theme

Here is the theme, variation two, that resolves this way (I’m going to simply name the notes from low to high): EBF#GBE –> BflatDGCG –>EBF#GBE –>FCDADE.
The instrument is a stock Squire Affinity Telecaster using the Audacity plugin ‘paulstretch’
The drawings are quite old–some go back to 1990–but the basic design has not changed.

Dragon Head, Dianire Theme Variation Two

Second Sister: The Ruins Of Phoenix

The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate what the Apache Traders and Nueguan Sisters can do in concert. Characters are: Dianire Redourine; Hunts-The-Ruins(HTR); Alyria of Tiala; Seamus Espinoza.

At its heart, the action and character arcs are the mirror image of Ghost Sickness. Where Rintiala become more godlike; Dianire becomes more demonic. The foreshadowing of Ariana’s murder occurs in the death of Sister Alyria at the hands of Seamus Espinoza (from Dianire’s point-of-view). From HTR’s pov, Dianire has acted rashly and Alyria dies because of Dee’s impulsiveness.

HTR and Dee are driven by the Western Bandits into an arms cache, and emerge with Sonic Suckers (soundwave weapons that can chew through rock). The Western Bandits are driven off after suffering heavy casualties. HTR is aghast when Dee decides on her own to leave no prisoners.

Here HTR proves himself as the problem solver and hero that he basically is. He deciphers the Sonic Suckers, and debates with Dee how to use them. She simply wants to obliterate the Western Bandits, but HTR knows the WB will be back in even greater numbers, once they realize they will lose yet another city.

His intention is to corral the WB with precision use of the Sonic Suckers, as that will cause the fewest casualties and not drain the last charges from the Sonic Suckers. (At the end of this chapter, there are only two Sonic Suckers, each with only one charge. Neither HTR or Dee knows that the ‘armor’ is part of the recharging system, as they do not have the time to decipher how to extract the power cables form the shoulder stocks.)

This chapter needs to make it clear just how much Dee hates Old Humans, and has no qualms about exterminating them. That being said, the motivation must be unambiguous.

Dianire is late returning to Clan Redourine, and misses her meeting in Village Tiala. Because of this, Berylia, Ariana and Tianara have a day’s journey (approximately 40 miles) lead ahead of her.

Second Sister: Strong Baby’s Dream

This chapter continues the character development and plot of ‘Mothering Day: The Decisions’. It is seven years later; Tianara is in the eighth month of a dangerous ectopic pregnancy. Berylia–now called Companion Berylia–arrives at Clan Redourine to arrange an exchange of skills with Tianara. First Sister Tianara has had two miscarriages, and the Healing Guild has analyzed her condition as chronic and genetic. She is not allow to have another pregnancy, but she does anyway. At this point, the Guilds agree that she has chosen to die with her unborn child, and the decision is that Tianara should be allowed to make this tragic choice. Berylia offers an alternative: under the supervision of a Second Sister of the Healer Guild, and with the application of new types of Motherfruit developed by Berylia, it is now possible for Tianara and her baby to survive the birth trauma.

This chapter introduces Ariana, younger sister of Rinatiala by one year. Ariana was the Second Sister in charge of Tianara’s pregnancy analysis, and offers to perform the surgery, using the new Mothershell scalpels created by Dianire (Tianara’s younger sister) and the Motherfruit developed by Berylia.

Nothing turns out as anyone expects.

Second Sister Ariana of the Healer's Guild, age 18.

Second Sister Ariana of the Healer’s Guild, age 18.

This first chapter is now a stand-alone novella!


(1) Strong Baby’s Dream: Tsunami

(2) Strong Baby’s Dream: Falcon Girl

(3) The Council of Three Minus One

(4) Ariana’s Plan

(5) Smugglers

(6) The Redourines Give Chase


(7) Berylia’s Proposal

(8) Mother Hen House

(9) The Treatment and The Cure

(10) The Betrayal

(11) The Western Bandits

(12) Alope and Yassah

(13) The Trap

(14) The Deportation

(15) The Final Offer

Angels In The Basement

Chapter Two of Second Sister sends us back to the creation of Nuegua on September 15 2100.

I’m going to shorten the storyline of ‘Pink Tamale’ and insert it into this chapter instead. All this information needs to be presented to the reader before “The Furniture Of Paradise”.

Angels in the Basement is the second chapter in Nuegua: Book Two.
It describes the virtual tour of Nueguan created by Alathea and Pink for Sean’s education.
In it we learn what is planned for the first sixteen generations up until and including the birth of Rintiala and Dianire.

It begins in the kitchen of a typical Clan Demetran Sister, surrounded by her dozen children.

The story is a descent from Demetra to Redourine and finally to Tiala, where we first encounter the Bright and Dark Queen enhancements to the original Nueguan strain.

As the story progresses we go from a traditional rural Mexican home to the Ray openpit mine, and finally into the Healer’s Temple,
until we descend to the secret hidden in the Birthing Mothers.

Nuegua First Sister is Complete!

The first book in the Nuegua storyline is now complete. As always, it will take another week before it is entirely corrected for continuity, grammar, and the occasional spelling mistake, but the floor plan of the Nuegua website project is built.

If you are interesting in critiquing it, or just asking questions, you may contact me at: