A Novel .
Where the Horses Run
Excerpt from the Peoples' Historical Eras
That Which Was Hidden
The light pulsated rhythmically, its true features hidden by its bright whiteness. A faint rainbow aura crowned its upper edge. It stood motionless, hovering a few feet above the ledge surface, below the edge of the cliff.
The austere summit setting wasn’t far from a grouping of stones forming a grand hearth with two wide stone benches set out a short distance before it.
Two softly glowing figures rose from kneeling positions before the hearth in the shaded silhouette of the background peak. Nodding once to each other, they disappeared in their separate swirls of mists.
Moments later the pulsating light began to spin rapidly. It remained stationary for only an instant before vanishing in the blink of a small blue flash.
Realms Outside of Time
"…Where the rippling waters go
Cast a stone, the truth you’ll know."
From Advice of the Wise
The Order of Matters
The Council of Grand Elders, the Founders of the Seven Realms, agreed it was of great importance to begin a similar record of their own historical eras such as those recovered from the departed Others.
This record would include proceedings of decisive turns of events within and without the Realms.
This decision became the Order of Matters by the succeeding Council of Elders several millennia after the formation of each of the Founding Elders' individual realms.
It is this Order which makes all the following necessary.