Friday, June 1, 2018

Portent XXIV of Broken: a riddle in rhyme

Portent XXIV of Broken: the wayward son at last is found #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 wayward son at last is found
Amidst the bloody sand
And steadfast stolen legend bound
Entreats a loyal band

But master in the throes of grief
And crowned of empress mourned
Are slow to trust the greener leaf
Of foe's entreaty scorned

As loyal son blames but himself
And master blames the seas
Together join their wary stealth
To bitter moment please

At last as one the two embark
To save their wayward soul
They cross the lost horizon dark
And risk Allana whole.

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The last prophesy in Broken, this portent opens a number of scenes at the end of Part 4, and it foretells events soon to come in Book 3. Who do you think the wayward son is, and what stolen legend does he embark to save?

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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:
Dohlak Nkyenvi Kaedya X
3:2:2:7/5, 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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