Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Portent XVII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XVII of Broken: in timeless grip for all her years #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 sea cannot suppress the fears
Of screaming gate and bloody tears
In timeless grip for all her years
While master's hope destroyed

Though banished voice to gate endears
And famished prince through veil appears
She braces heart as evil rears
To weary tread the void.

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This portent foretells the long-awaited cooperation of a mighty power that comes to pass in Book 3. Who do you think the screaming gate refers to, and what is the timeless grip she's endured for all her years?

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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:
Venluh Ndwevok Kaedya IX
3:1:1:1/5, 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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