Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Portent XIV of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XIV of Broken: through powers elf beseeched revile www.DNFrost.com/prophesy #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 war of ancients now resumed
No blood for blood or blow for blow
The risen flee the battle low
In terror's grip their hearts forgo
All kin and country doomed

By nerves betrayed and sense attuned
The master culls the rank and file
Through powers elf beseeched revile
Lest all of earth and sky defile
With careless mortal wound.

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This foreboding portent comes to pass at the end of Broken, when two vast armies clash on Allana's shores. What is the war of ancients now resumed, and who is the master that culls the rank and file?

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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:
Nrohgi Kwnyeh Gusya XVI
2:3:3:2/5, 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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