The Canticle of Refuge

Category:
artwork
Description:

Dated to 43 AE, colored linen and wool thread on bleached linen, recovered from Castle Ancaster ruins in 915 AE, attributed to Lady Mirabelle Sagron.

Bio:

The Canticle of Refuge was recovered from the ruins of Ancaster Castle in 915 AE. It was not on display at the time, and thus was saved from complete destruction when fire consumed much of the castle. The Church speculates that it was stored in a pile with other tapestries, folded accordion-style. The folds were destroyed by fire, which separated the Canticle into fifteen pieces of unequal length. There is no way of knowing its original length, or even what order the remaining pieces should be arranged in. For every time the Canticle is left unobserved, the pieces rearrange themselves. Perhaps it has absorbed some of the no doubt chaotic energies that contributed to its partial destruction.

The entire Canticle on one page

Individual pieces, with commentary:

HRÖC AND THREE MESSENGERS MEET AT

AND WISEFOLK CONVERSE ON DANGEROUS MAGIC HERE

KING CHANIC AND DUX RATHGARN ARE OV

TYNWUDU AND HEGWIN BROKEN HERE BY GUARDIANS

BUT KING RIORDAN OF TAMBRELAIN DOES

HERE ARE THE GUARDS AND WARDS ENGRAILED WITH SPIRIT

G ALBIDAR CALLS THE MOUNTAIN DOWN UPON

THEY CARRY ARMS TO THE FIELD OF ERENOCH

KING ALBIDAR BEARS NEWS TO EPIME

KING FLARINS REARGUARD IS OVERCOME NE

KINGS GO TO BATTLE THE HIGH KING ON

SEVEN MASTERS OATHBIND AND BECOME THEIR SIGILS

HERE THE FIRST KING ARTAX FALLS

HERE THEOBALT SEALS THE WARD AND IS ENTOMBED W

E THEMECHA AND SURVIVORS GO INTO HIDING

The Canticle of Refuge

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