Thursday, September 1, 2016

Portent III of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent III of Broken: by night, the golem dead arises #TotKW A riddle in rhyme by D.N.Frost @DNFrost13 Part of a series.
In the novel Broken, there are 24 portents fortelling the events of the unfolding saga.

Start with Portent I here.

These and other riddles in rhyme are gathered in the Portents Directory for you to explore.


Token in hand, the wayward son
In riddled fog of past laid waste
Returns to masters wrong in haste

Broken by night, the golem dead
Arises live in life untraced

Spoken in fright, the homeward bound
Entreats the aid of sea defaced

Woken by sand, the keening kin
In wake of master's men disgraced
Assumes the torch for land unlaced.

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This prophesy for Part 4 of Broken is titled "By Night" and foretells the events of Varyan's story. Who is Varyan? Find out in the free ebook from Broken! You meet him in Chapter 1, though you already know him by another name.

Can you guess what character the wayward son and golem dead refer to?

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The merfolk culture is built on the prophetic Gift. Nearly all men produce a portent every twenty days, and they devote their lives to interpretation. For more about the role and inner workings of prophesy, check out the Prophesy Appendix above.

Alongside every prophesy is an attribution block. This block contains a byline giving the name of the person who said the prophesy, and a dateline giving the day the prophesy was first said. Here is the attribution for this portent:
Korin Nviwa Kaedya XX
0, 4:2:2 IX
V 3:2:3:1/5, III:IX
The portent attributed here has been interpreted, and it references multiple events that culminate on an exact date. An additional verified dateline has been added to the attribution, noting the final date when the portent comes to pass.

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