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The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Abandon chapter 5The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
Chapter 5: The Connection
The day had been impossibly long. They traveled far from the valley, reaching the Spriton Plains at midday. Now the sun brothers were sinking beneath the horizon, the sky rapidly becoming dark.
The urRu’s path cut through the southern portion of Spriton Plains, bordering dangerously close to the marshy swamplands of Sog. The ground squished underfoot, the mud threatening to grab at one’s feet and drag them into the mire.
skekTah had never gone into the Swamps of Sog before. He’d never needed to.
He’d heard skekMal tell tales of the place, but even the Hunter was reluctant to enter such treacherous territory. The Drenchmen were among the harder Gelfling to eliminate during the extermination, but skekMal had relished in taking that victory from skekUng’s Garthim. It had been one of the Hunter’s last great exploits before his failed attempt to kill the Gelfling’s
The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Abandon chapter 4The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
Chapter 4: The Reunion
skekTah was here.
urTao did not know how he knew. He just knew that he did.
The night had been long and lonely. The wind howled through the empty caves, swirling around the valley. The moon sisters cast shadows in crazed shapes over him and the sand, some kind of shadow puppet show meant to taunt him. Images of urRu and Skeksis, Gelfling and crystal shards. It was all rather overwhelming to him.
He was glad for the Rose Sun’s light. Glad for the arrival of day. It did little to kill the loneliness but it took the moon sisters’ cruelty from him.
The Planner slowly lifted his head and upper body, using his walking stick to support his weight better. His back cracked and pain sung through his bones. His choice to sleep in the open without his sleep frame had not been a wise one, it would seem.
The fingers of one of his lower arms dug through the herb pouch hooked beneath his saddle blanket, hunti
The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Abandon chapter 3The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
Chapter 3: The Journey
skekTah did not enjoy sleeping in the forest. He never had.
skekMal had claimed that it got easier the more one did it, but the Schemer begged to differ. He’d slept out in the Dark Woods plenty in his lifetime and he still hated it. It was cold and there were bugs and the weather always took a turn for the worst when he was there. Not to mention all the fizzgigs and other things that lurked in the dark.
Nope, skekTah absolutely hated sleeping in the forest. Nothing would change this, no matter what the Hunter had said.
Night had fallen hours ago and he still had several hours left before the Rose Sun would crest the horizon again. It frustrated him. He could not sleep and he certainly did not enjoy what his night vision showed him—shifting plant life, shadows zipping by, and all the noise ringing in his ears from things he could not see.
He wished skekMal was here. The Hunter always made night
The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Abandon chapter 2The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
Chapter 2: The Wait
It was urSol the Chanter who moved first. urTao did not initially understand why.
urSu the Master had died that morning, in the middle of the storm that perpetually brewed over the distant land of Skarith, visible even from the Valley of the urRu many hundreds of miles away. The wind had blown most of the Planner’s materials around his cave at the time. When the funeral was set up, urTao helped make the borders of the sand circle to keep things neat. Afterward, the young Gelfling child named Jen left on his journey.
It was that thought that gave the old Planner the answer.
A journey. Their journey. It was time to leave.
Nine hundred and ninety nine trine plus one trine had passed since the Great Crystal had cracked and one became two. Now it was finally time to make things right on Thra. It was time to fix their foolhardy mistake at the castle.
One by one, his fellows lifted their heavy, cumbersome fra
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