Friday, May 1, 2015

Portent X of Awakening: a riddle in rhyme

In the novel Awakening, there are 23 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.


When scattered band in grief amassed
By binder's legacy aghast
In dead of night he creeps within
To reunite with kinless kin

When lost is found with silent ears
The found is lost to darker years
And stems the tide of sorrow's bite
Reviving shattered master's might.

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Though a bit on the shorter side, this portent is super cool! It is quoted before two scenes in Chapter 2 of Awakening, which you can read in the free ebook here.

This prophesy comes to pass about halfway through Book 3. Who do you think the kinless kin are?

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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:
Sohli Nlyndwnvi Rovikya XVIII
1:2:2:3/5, 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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