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Nyrnn looked across the fields, watching the workers as they walked
between fresh rows of earth. The sun reflected off the light stone
surface of the harvesters, making them glow as the large platforms
floated beside the workers. With the main planting completed, there was
little for the workers to do. Nyrnn saw they were using the harvesters to
save themselves the trouble of carrying shovels, seeds and extra earth. This
practice was encouraged by her father, who was convinced that in order to
stop the harvesters from falling into disrepair, they needed to be used often.
Searching for her father in the fields, Nyrnn couldn’t locate him. This
was good news. She still had more time before she would have to head
She returned her gaze to the book in her lap, the ink faded but still
legible. The pages were soft from being handled often over the years. Her
mother’s journal. While Nyrnn had several items to remember her mother
by, the journals were the most precious. Even though she could recite many
of the passages from memory, when she read the pages it was as if she
could hear her mother’s voice.
The people on the mainland have stories from the time of the gods. I
believe they know of Gall’or and Tetwynn, although they speak mostly of
the Great Mother. Like our gods, the Great Mother shares her gifts with the
people, instructing them and empowering them to live good lives. Does this
suggest an overlap between their mythology and our own? Perhaps this is a
sign of a shared history between our people? So far, they have not told me
of the ruins that I’m seeking, but I believe that this is just because I have not
yet gained their trust.
Nyrnn closed her eyes, seeing her mother sitting around a fire, near the
woods, with small huts close by. Perhaps her mother had brought the
villagers food or medicine from Starfall in exchange for information. She
imagined they looked at her mother with awe and wonder – this woman
who lived not among ruins, but in a city built by the gods? In Nubrai, the
gods might be gone, but their gifts remained.
What did it mean that there was a shared history between their peoples?
Were the ancestors of the people living on the mainland from Nubrai? Some
argued that they were the people cast out for committing crimes against
Starfall when the gods ruled here. Others said that they were the children of
different gods. People from the mainland rarely came to Nubrai, and never
to a small farming community like Shimmerview.
Nyrnn had so many
questions about the world outside of her small town, but her only answers
were in the words of her mother and what she could find in the library.
“Hey,” a voice called from behind her. Nyrnn shut her book. “Ardynn is
looking for you. He’s in the common room.”
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