Monday, January 1, 2018

Portent XIX of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XIX of Broken: yet few decline the call to thrive #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.


Ungifted guile once laid aside
Admits the pain of rights denied
Defers to crown with granted gain
And quick confers unsullied plain

But free would have their brethren rise
Untarnished souls with open skies
Embrace the king of high and low
And leave the shade of shackle's woe

Some loyal hearts take homeland bleak
Where frantic reconstructions wreak
Yet few decline the call to thrive
In homeland dead but now alive.

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This uplifting portent heralds a time of freedom and equality in the aftermath of the great war. It comes to pass in Book 4, when a once enslaved people are invited to embrace the king of high and low.

Who do you think are the untarnished souls, and what could be their homeland dead but now alive?

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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:
Wohdu Nahjwi Dynde XIV
3:1:4:5/5, 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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