The Long Path to Ura Retii
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Many great sculptings ago, when the Deep Hall of Draugh in the very center of Great Home was barely a sixth filled with the finest Unfinished Works, the Traveler first walked the path to Ura Retii. The Power of Farthest Vaults walked the difficult ways, the hidden ways to the Mountain of Distance Places. This he did for he knew that we would one day travel this path. To remind us of the path yet used, the Traveler took the smallest part of the mura beneath the Retii and made a gift of it to Ane, she who was Lost but then Returned.

Ane came to her craft once more from the Farthest Vaults when the Deep Hall of Draugh in the very center of Great Home was barely a fifth filled with the finest Unfinished Works. With the Traveler's mura and rare white stone Ane shaped the Map That Is The Way, a craft that spoke only to those on the very edge of the Farthest, those who have seen the Beautiful Stranger or who prepare their journey to the Crafter at the center of all Creation.

Mura yet lay deep in the heart of Ura Retii when Magi brought their gifts to our folk, when the Deep Hall of Draugh in the very center of Great Home was barely a quarter filled with the finest Unfinished Works. Mura shone in the Map That Is The Way, and we few walked the long path of the Traveler to shape the Retii vaults and crafts, deep and high, far from our folk. We spoke of the Mountain of Distant Places and Magi brought gifts to our deepest crafts to trade for mura, but the mura of the Retii is not ours to trade. It is mura of Powers, mura of ancient times when the Deep Hall of Draugh stood empty, mura that calls and speaks to each Datar who shapes Unfinished Works in the Farthest Crafts.

The Deep Hall of Draugh in the very center of Great Home is barely a third filled with the finest Unfinished Works, and we have made our home and craft of Ura Retii now, far from our folk.

[ Posted by Reason on August 8, 2005 ]