On the Forge Folk

“Soon after the First Congress of the Gods, the Forge Folk’s Secondborn awakened to the ring of Dar Highfather’s hammer, Earthbiter, smiting the walls of the Birthing Chambers, nine in all, one for each of the ancient clans.  From the moment the clans awoke, they delved and they never stopped delving until Caradar’s last day.”  Jerilyn of Colcester

On Elehu

“Though an Elder of Alyrre, I revered all nine Elehu, not just the four lords of the seasons.    Back then we did not accept some and reject others, as your people do.  We embraced all the gods.  Two Elehu forsook their places in the Outermost Heavens by going over to One-Eye and seven remain:  Umbar Lord of Sea and Storm, Yarnor the Ravager, Celetran the Lady of Esel, and the four lords of the seasons.  Umbar you know well.  The Ravager lived atop Mount Xorada, where Elras first made the Twice Forged Sword.  In your age, he strayed far from the thoughts of Mankind and, beyond fathering a Vanara, figured little in your fables.  The last is Celetran, who metes out the gods’ justice from Esel, though the Lady is first in my heart.  More than any of the gods, I have known her and I have loved her.  Like me, she serves the Balance, doing its will before Finbardin’s, and like me, she has told many lies and kept many secrets.”  Kandol Elf Lord

On the God-Emperor

“The power of the God-Emperors didn’t come from the Spires, Jerilyn, nor was it a derivative of Spirit’s cheap, forgotten magik.  Issuing from a wellspring of divinity, it was altogether different, and, when fully vested in one of the blood, a power to be reckoned with.  The taint of shadow did not strip its potency.  If anything, the wild chaos of madness made it more formidable.”   The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On the Maiden

“When it was springtime and She appeared as the Maiden, She enchanted everyone who saw Her.  Though it’s been many a year since I’ve heard Her call, I’d answer in an instant if I ever heard it again.  The times we shared.”  Kandol Elf Lord