“The Ail thought the art of writing was divine, so they made styli idols unique in Bronze Age Mesopotamia.”

“Divine writing? I know some authors who think they’re divine, but damn.”

“It’s not that much of a stretch when you consider the first scribes were usually members of the priesthood anyway. I’m frankly surprised more societies didn’t follow the Ail in worshiping writing itself rather than its base content.”

“Whatever happened to the Ail?”

“Most of the artifacts we have are from sites that were sacked and burned. From that, people gather that they were wiped out by the Akkadians.”

“So much for the pen being mightier than the sword…!”