On History

“Ripples, Tarik, that’s all that history is.  Ripples resounding from a singular point echoing across infinity.  You’ve seen the patterns, we both have, but after my sojourn with the Herald, I’m convinced that there’s more to it.  Like the tip of an iceberg, we’ve only seen the surface.  Toss a pebble into the pond and watch the ripples.  Then, throw in a second stone.  You might think that you’re seeing two distinct sets of overlapping concentric circles, but you’re not.  There’s only one pattern and it keeps repeating.”   Jerilyn of Colcester

On Jahar

“Leyrantha?  Never saw them, the Stones fell before my time, hard as it is for you to believe that anything happened before my time.  But I did see Jahar once … never did understand what all the fuss was about.”  The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon