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Tuesday, May 15

Adventus Regis - Part 17b: The Senator’s Box

Ilmarė sang, firing arrows into the thing even as she mouthed each note. “O môr henion i dhû.” She sang of the darkness, and how she understood the night.

Colia, witnessing the combat, closed her eyes and lifted her arms. “Iä! Iä! Hastur!” she chanted.

Ilmarė’s head snapped around to look at the new threat. Colia’s words were guttural, awful, offensive. It didn’t seem possible that the sounds could come from within a human form.

“Ely siriar, êl síla.” Ilmarė sang of dreams, and shining stars.

Colia chanted louder. “Hastur cf’ayak ‘vulgtmm, vulgtmm, vulgtmm! Ai!”

“Ai! Aníron Aldebaran.” sang Ilmarė. She spoke of the desire for the star to return.

“Ai! Hastur!” Colia chanted back.

“Stop that blasphemy! Osalian take your breath for speaking such words,” said Ilmarė. “Dîn!”

And suddenly, Colia couldn’t say anything at all. [MORE]

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