Friday, September 1, 2017

Portent XV of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XV of Broken: with dawning day to empress go #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.


With dawning day to empress go
And stoic say the gravest word
Of sands betraying royal plea
To coming Way await in turn

No aid reply to elven plight
Though doomed decry the sacred wake
Until the sigh of passing crown
Evokes the dynasty of peace

Untroubled squander days ahead
Let battle wander where it will
In guidance ponder Way's return
As darkness yonder breaks the line.

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This prophesy is weird from head to toe. Its rhymes are mid-line, the portent called forth by a council of men from the Sutek desert. The council seeks advice on their actions in the coming war, and their portent comes to pass at the end of Broken. What could the passing crown foretell?

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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:
Council of Tsugen
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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