As you can tell, I will do almost anything for a title that alliterates sometimes.
In the last fortnight I’ve been really happy with my progress on my works in progress. I’ve been focusing mainly on the project I mentioned last week which we’ll refer to as SSHK for short. Here’s some photographic evidence of my progress! 🙂 Of course, I’ve had other things happening, being on exchange in Scotland and all but you can find out about that on my travel blog. 🙂
The math for today’s WIPpet is admittedly a tad arbitrary. It’s the 11th. I wrote these words today. Therefore it’s relevant to the date (and horrendously unedited). Woo.
Ashada started, his rheumy eyes springing open. In the centre of the cavernous room, the Sacred Fire burned brightly. Bright blue flames leapt from the large goblet-shaped plinth, reaching towards the roof.
Ashada fell on his knees before the Flame. Touching his forehead to the marble floor, he began to pray.
“Keeper of the Flame,” a sibilant voice sounded from the fire, “Arise and listen.”
Ashada scrambled to his feet as swiftly as his creaking bones would allow. He fetched the wax tablet which lay beside his chair, his hands shaking. Twenty years he had waited, twenty years for the Fire to speak, for the Four to be named.
“Va mashi, the sorcerer. Kalegos of Lygea. Va lajek, the solider. Maisha of Lahiba. Va jikar, the healer. Itsak of Werari.”
The voice went silent and the blue flames faded back to their normal size. Ashada frowned. The Flame had not named the fourth. It had not named the king.
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Well…maybe the Flame had to go check its notes. I’m sure it will be back with the info… or not.
Hehe. You’ll have to wait and see. 🙂
That seems like a pretty important thing for the flame to leave out! I wouldn’t be so happy if I were Ashada.
Nor I. But it’s probs not wise to get annoyed at the gods… It has a bad habit of coming back to haunt you.
Ooo… Suspense. No king. I smell a quest.
*sniffs* Oh. Sorry.
I really like this scene – made me think of the goblet of fire in Harry Potter spitting out the names of the champions.
I love the definition of the flame. Nice job!
Uh oh! I sense trouble! Nice scene! 🙂
Well, that’s just rude, Flame. Ashada’s been so patient, and you can’t even spit out another name? Sheesh. No burnt cattle offerings for YOU. Cookies for Ashada. Probably going to need them.
Hehe he probably will 😛
Intriguing scene. But did the Flame spit out six names? Maybe I’m confused. Too bad about the king. Will poor Ashada be called to account? Will the flame reveal more names and not the king??? Looking forward to reading more!
Thanks 🙂 And the flame spoke three names. The preceding bits are the titles which I introduced in a constructed language so that it’s not a surprise when characters are called by these titles later on. But it can be a tad confusing, sorry. 🙂
Ashada’s waited all that time for the flame to forget the most important part… It was lucky he’d not had to nip to the toilet and kept it waiting. That’s a great snippet cliffhanger though… I’m looking forward to finding out more!
Haha indeed 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Oh, I sense something epic in the works here. Curious what the significance of the four names is, and to learn why the fire didn’t name a fourth. Good, intriguing WIPpet!
Interesting scene. I wonder who the King is and why the Flame left their name out. Way to screw things up Flame!
Why do I have a feeling that Ashada is supposed to be the king? Maybe I’m way off. I’m definitely not patient enough to wait 20 years to find out! =D
Ooh interesting theory! We shall have to wait and see 🙂