Had any of it been real?
Or is it just a faded story as the common man says?
The Pilot Micah and his son Moroth crash on a mysterious
island rumored to be Naosaleyn, the cradle of life.
During the second war against Legion, Fa-Sekra befriends an Adekos,
a knight of no worth, who gives him a mysterious crystal shard for safekeeping.
Princess Kirti arrives at the citadel, the first Gaewyn promised
to marry a Humân. Each side is unaware of the other’s hidden agenda.
Assassins are revealed on both sides, Humân and Gaewyn alike,
as forces conspire to prevent the wedding of Prince Sújin and Princess Kirti.
In the ancient past, Prince Baalath and his wife Princess Sarai
set out across the Eloth wastes to establish their own kingdom.
During dinner with Resa and her children, Mushin relates the Battle
of Windgate, where Legion and Mtilan fought Prince Sújin and his men.
Poisoning his brother Prince Sújin, Prince Dúme
sets in motion his plan for domination.
A clockwork demon attacks Resa’s home in search of the crystal shard.
The burial of Princess Kirti does not go as planned.
Micah and Moroth salvage the remnant of Zaanan
from the ship’s wreckage on the shore of Naosaleyn.
Princess Kirti finds Mtilan’s sword Shedu
embedded in the chest of Prince Sújin.
Prince Dúme offers Micah a stay of execution
in exchange for the murder of Tghon.
A dangerous snowstorm traps Princess Kirti on the Kui mountain range,
where she is quickly surrounded by the threatening Oorn.
Pekra and Lely fight Fool. Moroth confronts Zaanan’s cook.
Prince Dúme bows to another.
The Oorn plead with Princess Kirti to save their dwindling numbers
as she makes a startling discovery about the means of her survival.
In the ancient past, the Sons of Salathiel seek to forge
weapons from the fallen star Triabsal.
As the Oorn suffer their first casualty, they debate if killing
Princess Kirti’s duende would indeed satiate her thirst for vengeance.
Pekra, Lely, and Calais marvel at the machinery of the city of Perew,
and Fool wonders what colossal project the Nezân are building.
Pekra, Lely, and Calais are escorted into the enormous tree known as Telat.
The Nezân assemble to argue a course against Legion.
Daring blasphemy, Lady Thao counsels locating the Mound before
Legion and claiming the power of the cottonwood tree for the Nezân.
Pekra tells the gathering inside Telat the story about the seven
Sefirot that he wrote for his father, Fa-Sekra.
Pekra is brought before the great Nezân Sibylla named Alon,
but she has not spoken to anyone in hundreds of years.
Fool disappears from the Nezân company just before it’s
threatened by a flash flood and an hemoo stampede.
Pekra battles a bull hemoo, drinks its blood,
and has a mysterious fever-dream.
End of Season One.
© 2021 William J. Meyer