The Furies of Wreyges


 

I thought I’d brag a little by showing that the writing of Darx Circle had to go beyond the straightforward stuff of inventing new lands and characters and monsters.

Here is a sample from a later stage of the fantasy. The good guys find guidance from an old Saga, as sung by minstrels through the ages, in order to try and fix a slight problem. This problem just happens to threaten the whole human race with extermination.  All of the verses abound in hidden meanings and instructions, but I think readers will need to be extremely bright for this key to be a spoiler.

Oh, yes, and Shakespeare also provides a spot of assistance.

Wreyges, by the way, are elfin beings of awesome powers.

 

Wreyges are as night and day

And in cycles have their sway

Yet two parts are of a whole

Each of which must have its role

 

Sundered magic sends the urge

For the Wreyges to emerge

Life from death is what they seek

For each valley gives their peak

 

If their night with daytime blends

Great catastrophe it sends

Even though they both should be

Part of a duality

 

Then the vaults must be unsealed

For the way to be revealed

When their cradles are as one

Both beneath the selfsame sun

 

If divide was put in place

This must go to leave no trace

Bringing back the power of two

So the balance may renew

 

For such task the highest high

With supremacy must fly

And with all to all resigned

Whom the pattern has defined

 

Then with Wreyges held in thrall

Must go forward one in all

Understanding to bring through

Of all things both false and true

 

Thus from fusion of two parts

From their separate halves there starts

To emerge as in far past

Total unity at last

Colonialist March 2014 (WordPress)

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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9 Responses to The Furies of Wreyges

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    OMG, Col, you must be the brightest of the bright to be able to write these clues. Outlandishly Icelandic, or what?

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  2. darkjade68 says:

    Is this the Piece you’d like to Submit Colonialist?

    DJ-

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  3. terrific 😀 (I’ve worked it out of course – hahahahaha #notreally )

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