Saturday, July 1, 2017

Portent XIII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XIII of Broken: through timeless mire, innate desire #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 precious gift laconic grows
Adrift in royal's tortured throes
Through timeless mire, innate desire
Would deep unearth the future rose

Awakened depths in timeless jail
Of wisdom scholars all curtail
For truth inquire, and youth inspire
To humble high and herald hale.

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I love the rhymes of this prophesy! Though it comes to pass in Book 3, the portent contains a number of salient clues for readers of Broken. What are the tortured throes of this royal, and what do you think his timeless jail refers to?

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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:
Kyelin Wandah Lohki XII
2:3:2:5/5, 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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