in the Shadow of Greatness

 

December 5, 2001

The Twelfth Night, the Artifact of Necessity, and Everything . . .

The Twelfth Night, the Artifact of Necessity, and Everything . . . Songs survive when civilizations die. When the great libraries are broken and burnt. When fear and ignorance are enthroned and scholars lie starving in the dark, mothers will still sing their children to sleep. Warriors will still breathe in courage from the wailing of pipes. . . . Shadow is infinite. History is not. . .. The Courts of Chaos is not older than song. Yet it is older than its own legend. The Courts of Chaos is the most successful civilization yet. . . . How does civilization die? Not with a whimper. It claws and scratches for its last breath. The tall towers fall first. The libraries are lost in the mid-throes of death, then the people flee to the wilderness if they cannot protect what they love. The final days are when both sides believe they have nothing left to lose. Then the weapons that 'will never be used' are unsecured from their guarded vaults. And used. . . . (more to follow)


Filed under : Amber at 05.12.2001