Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Portent XXIII of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XXIII of Broken: awaking gate at water's edge www.DNFrost.com/prophesy #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.


Awaking gate at water's edge
The legend now belies
Though master begged an honest pledge
He cannot shake the guise

The lowly heeds her call to rise
To spill her bloody foes
Beneath her fury agonize
The lauded and the lows

Amidst the horror's deathly throes
The anxious timeless dredge
With tainted crest her reign depose
And sweep her from the ledge.

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This epic portent is documented in Part 4 of Broken, and it comes to pass less than two weeks later. Who do you think is the awaking gate at water's edge, and what tainted crest is used to sweep her from the ledge?

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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:
Ansoh Njyae Dynde IV
D 3:2:1:1/5, III:IX
The portent attributed here did not result from a prophetic trance. Rather, it was actively produced using a special potion. A document dateline is used instead of a standard dateline to note when the potion was taken and the resulting portent was recorded.

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