Mister Bondaru was a sage of Lhankor Mhy, and a noted philosopher in the City of Wonders. As stated before, his specialty was “The Physical Body and its Etheral Attributes” and he published a paper on the subject.
Tarkalor met him when he was a young man, sent by his father to the Holy Country. His recollections of that meeting exist in fragmentary form.
He spoke to me about the God Learners as well. “Not everything which they did was evil,” Mister Bondaru said. “There is no doubt that they performed corrupt actions, hurt many people, and harmed the life force. But even they loved their children, worked to make things better, and did things which benefited their peoples.”
“You yourself still bear some of their customs. Think, first, of the five-part year which you have followed so faithfully all of your life. That was a God Learner thing.”
“And what of those fancy tattoos which you value so highly – did you know they were a God Learner affectation too?”
A “paper”? Yes, like Pliny the Elder published many papers. He wrote something down and managed to get a bunch of scribes to make enough copies that he could circulate it among other intellectuals and libraries. How else do you think written knowledge circulates beyond the library? Someone has to copy whatever it is and send it to interested parties or at least arrange that being done. Whether it is on papyrus, parchment, or clay, I am happy to call that publishing a “paper”.
Mister Bondaru promulgated the idea of aggressive reincarnation and the use of subtle bodies, which proved influential in Holy Country thought (at least in some circles).