Thursday, December 1, 2016

Portent VI of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent VI of Broken: imbues anew the land of yore #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.


Unearthing truth in timeless strands
The bleeding gate aware
Fulfills untiring fate's demands
To harness Hells with seeping hands
Of innocent in prayer

Departed now for distant shore
Relinquished friendless rose
Imbues anew the land of yore
From whence emboldened darkness tore
To seed a tide of woes

When slain embarks for Mother's womb
Displaced the vanquished quail
Amass for gate to reentomb
Their weary ranks and reassume
Their deaths to no avail

Triumphant rose in wake of peace
Redeemed with restless friend
Would dearest dreams at last release
For west and ancient battle cease
With days that have no end.

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A quote from this prophesy opens the first scene of Broken. I love the five-line stanzas and interesting rhyming pattern.

The portent itself foretells the ending of Book 4 in the TotKW Saga. Who do you think is the slain that embarks for Mother's womb?

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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:
Nilwn Gyndoh Dynde XX
2:2:4:7/5, III:IX
The portent attributed here has not yet been interpreted. It was said recently, and it will be repeated every twenty days until either it is correctly interpreted, or it comes to pass.

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