Arha was the name given her, the Eaten One; and with the giving of the name, everything was taken away--home, family, and possessions--so that her whole life might be spent as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth. She was to spend her life at the desolate Place of the Tombs in the deserts of the land of Atuan.
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