A threading

The Threading Code is a code that the workroom animals follow to build a story in their work. The royal animals and captains know it. So do the historians and senior workroom animals. The preists know it too. The code is really important for the citizens on Mistmantle and it is used very much. Needle used the code during the Raven war to tell Crispin without words that Catkin was safe.

The code is complicated, and it contains many different meanings.


  • Tips of wild waves in the seas for rage tides
  • Yarrow for Heroism
  • Angelica for Holiness
  • Deadly Nightshade for Treachery
  • Hellebore for Danger
  • Borage for Bravery
  • Holly and Ivy for Winter
  • Roses for Summer
  • Celandine for Spring
  • Autumn Leaves for Autumn
  • Marigolds for Joy
  • Heather for Strength
  • Cornflower for Peace
  • Chamomile for Calmness
  • Feverfew for Healing
  • Hawthorn for Hope
  • Quince for Bitterness
  • Meadowsweet for a Baby
  • Fennel for Hunger
  • Strawberry for Happiness
  • Lavender for a Marriage
  • Kingcups for Royalty
  • Sunflowers for Celebration
  • Rowans for Love
  • Lily-of-the-valley for Gentleness
  • Pink-edged daisies for Laughter
  • Wilted Yellow Poppies with Black Stamens for the Death of Royalty
  • Wormwood for Bitterness
  • Oak for a Captain
  • Snowdrops for Hope
  • Red for Squirrels
  • Black or Brown for Moles
  • Green for Hedgehogs
  • Blue for Otters
  • Gold for the Heart
  • Black for Death
  • An Archway for a Home
  • A Ring or for Safety
  • A Bird for Freedom
  • A Sword for Battle, Up for Victory, Down for Defeat
  • Almonds for Secrecy
  • Butterfly for Beauty
  • A Cockle Shell for a Priest
  • Chain Stitching for Captivity
  • A Round boat for a Voyager
  • A Bee for Sweetness