Sunday, November 10, 2013

Joy Amidst A Storm of Sorrow

In no short time, the Zoiji family became active participants within the rebel cause. The "Hearth Brotherhood", as they were called, inhabited a massive cave complex that lay beneath the forest itself. While ideal in terms of stealth, it made gathering supplies and provisions year-round particularly difficult. Thankfully, the powers of the Zoiji made a profound difference, as they could predict wildlife movements before they even happened and gather herbs and roots faster than ever before. Instead of a great many followers going hungry and dying of illness, all of their number survived the season. As the Brotherhood and the rest of his family danced, sang and feasted in celebration, Orono pulled out a tome he had retrieved from the Cadfael. Completely blank and the color of flashing green, he pulled out a quill with azure ink and began to write,

The Eternia Biographica

On the first page he began with these solemn words,

"Vi veri universum vivus vici (By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe)"
With that, he began to recount everything he had seen and done within a hundred millennia of life. He would finish his chapter, and have his family follow in turn until the story of an ageless dynasty was complete...