Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Portent VIII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent VIII of Broken: from ashes cold flames overdue #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.


The gateway fallen takes the cave
Beneath accursed wind and wave
Where sundered long forgotten riles
Entrenched beyond the winding miles

The earthen king shakes off the cloak
Of barren soil and broken yoke
When long afflicted heeds the plea
Of danger's tide across the sea

Benevolent the sundered rise
To fight again for darkened skies
From ashes cold flames overdue
Spill blood for blood and old for new.

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This prophesy comes to pass in Part 3 of Broken, when some unlikely allies rally to Allana's aid. Who do you think the sundered long forgotten are, and who is the gateway fallen who riles the earthen king?

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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:
Varyo Ngehsi Rovikya II
2:3:1:2/5, 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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