Friday, December 1, 2017

Portent XVIII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XVIII of Broken: the advent dear to legend's heart #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.


In grief's abandon wanton worn
The master faces wayward son
Through dire days of war begun
Of hopes destroyed and forces shorn

The advent dear to legend's heart
Arrives in spite of absence raw
Yet son endures the wicked thaw
As master seeks a place to start

The fractured foes conjoined in light
Hear mentor's maker on the breeze
And brave the jail above the trees
To slay the night and wrest the keys.

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This prophesy first appears in Part 3 of Broken, and it heralds events that take place in Book 3. I love how the rhyme scheme changes in the last stanza.

Who are the master and wayward son, and what do you think these fractured foes join forces to accomplish?

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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:
Lende Dwihvo Lohki XI
3:1:1:3/5, 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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