Thursday, February 1, 2018

Portent XX of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XX of Broken: to conjure and ignite the spark #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 ravaged land encumbered grows
With weary weight of wanton foes
As son regained and legend free
Await the swelling from the sea

Unburdened master braves the dark
Through which no man would dare embark
To conjure and ignite the spark
Of cavern's rage within his plea.

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A cool rhyme scheme threads this short prophesy together. It foretells events that unfold in Book 4, as Allana's leaders seek reinforcements before the final battle. Who do you think comes swelling from the sea, and what might the spark of cavern's rage unleash?

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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:
Yowih Nkyehnri Rovikya XIII
3:1:4:4/5, 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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