Sunday, January 1, 2017

Portent VII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent VII of Broken: and quell the wailing of the sea #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.


Farewell the bonds of timeless sight
Unlauded lowly left for right
To walk the earth they oust the night
And win the sunny vale

The timeless forced at last to see
For all that was now cannot be
And quell the wailing of the sea
By recognition pale.

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A pair of scenes early in Broken begin with quotes from this portent. Though short, this prophesy foretells the chilling end of an ancient civilization.

Who are the timeless forced at last to see, and what unlauded lowly do you think triggered their downfall?

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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:
Dynvyi Lannwe Kaedya I
2:3:1:1/5, 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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