Monday, March 1, 2021

Portent III of Conceived: a riddle in rhyme

Portent III of Conceived: by blood of mystic vents aloft #TotKW A riddle in rhyme by D.N.Frost @DNFrost13 Part of a series.
In the novel Conceived, there are many 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.


Untitled prince of nightly wakes
Imbibes horizon's veil
In silence chaos undertakes
And bears the harsh excluded keen
Of timeless silent sight forsakes
So joins the silent sight unseen
Who timeless time assail

With summoned gateway voice departs
But journey must rescind
To foray through uprooted darts
As gateway grieves and deed repents
But wakes the green of greener hearts
Conceived by blood of mystic vents
Aloft on windless wind

As fires rage to lifeless dust
To master news reveals
The keeper of the gateway's trust
A tale of war's rekindled hope
And shaking off defeated rust
The master braves the cursed slope
And nation's doom repeals.

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This portent opens Part 1 of Conceived, predicting the events to unfold at the start of Book 3. Its three stanzas mirror the three character arcs introduced in this section. I love the structure and rhymes of this one!

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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:
Lohvin Njaras Dynde I
2:1:3:3/9, 8:2:2 IX
V 3:3:1:4/5, 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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