Saturday, April 1, 2017

Portent X of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent X of Broken: by sea to land where daemons roar #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.


Corrupted fate compels the voice
Beyond the sphere of prince's choice
By sea to land where daemons roar
To find his woman over shore

Her life he takes, her love she leaves
Her land is lost and master grieves
While shadow all the land bereaves
And timeless all the land deceives

The prince awaiting voice and gate
With potion seeks to satiate
His yearning long to time implore
The truth embrace and false ignore.

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This is a lost prophesy, foretold in Broken without a scribe to record it. The portent is eventually documented, and it comes to pass a mere six days later.

Who is this prince awaiting voice and gate, and what do you think he seeks to satiate?

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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:
Ansoh Njyae Dynde IV
L 2:2:2:5/5, III:IX
L 3:1:3:2/5, III:IX
The portent attributed here has not been interpreted, and is considered a lost prophesy. It was not recorded when it was first said, and a lost dateline is used instead of a standard dateline to note each time the portent was repeated without being recorded.

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