Sunday, April 1, 2018

Portent XXII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XXII of Broken: can naught but timeless night ingest #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 legacy of grandest guest
In whom the timeless all invest
Can naught but timeless night ingest
To light the way and truth request

In segregated serenade
Accrues begrudging accolade
His love undone and truth betrayed
For brother's unsought escapade

Like heresy of desert doomed
Intrepid sea has bloody bloomed
And prince of will is now entombed
His patience lost and fate assumed.

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This prophesy opens two scenes in Part 4 of Broken, heralding events that take place in Book 3. Who do you think the grandest guest is, and what might he ingest to light the way during his brother's unsought escapade?

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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:
Sondynni Kuhdanos Lohki XVII
3:2:1:1/5, 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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