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Saulot Prophecies: The Green Palace Inscriptions

by: Andy Law A Legacy Article from Sanguinus Curae

The first is fairly standard: a prophecy taken from the East and attributed to Saulot. Due to the nature of translation, the rhythm is pretty much non-existent.

These are the prophecies of Zao-lat
These are the words that speak
Gather you the prophecy of those that seek
Gather you the words of he who sees
Heed the prophecies for the end comes
Heed the words for a meaning can break

There are wheels within wheels
Ancient plots hatch to new mysteries
The Great Cycle of Being brings forth the Age of Sorrow
The Twelve Spokes of Time buckle
The Twelve Ages may crumble
Beneath the weight of The One Thousand Hells

The Fifth Age arises
The Great Drowning and the Conquest
All will be laid low
The August Five will split
Cast asunder by the Great Western Families
With its marriages of tormented blood

The Son of Heaven will ride from the North
He will conquer with Earth, Fire and Water
Courts will fall and an Age will turn
A storm will come to the Yin Realms
The Wall will shake and the wind will howl
A Court will turn from the Light of Heaven

The Breath of Heavens will drown the Northern Warriors
A great Ancestor will fall to the Kings of Hell
Then the Pale Man will come
He will walk conquered cities
He will bring strange Gods
Then a mountain shall rise from the tomb of the First Emperor

When the Great Dragon awakens in the North
The Beast Courts will make peace with the Dead
The eldest Bodhisattva will be laid to rest
A mortal kingdom will fall to the Yomi Wan
A desperate Lord will throw his armies against a superior foe
The Lord will die
Then the Sire will lose the Mandate of Heaven
With ten years of pestilence and drought
Then will come the Fifth Age
As the cast out Bureaucrats of Heaven
Form the Sixth Court
Join the others

The Fifth Age of Darkness
The Wan Kuei are wretched indeed
Driven to madness by the P'o
Forced to reanimate the corpse
Compelled to steal the breath
Constrained to forget the duty

Look to the Scarlet Queen and the Ebon Dragon
Na Kua who created, Izanami who birthed
She of the fire, emotion and ecstasy
Hun Dun who watched, Hwan-ung who quested
He of study, reflection and ritual
The Wan Kuei, children of the Dragon and the Queen

Look to Lilith and Caine
She who created, she who birthed
He who watched, he who quested
Ten Thousand Demons
Ten Thousand Hells
The Teachings of Xue

The Sixth Age of Sorrow
Mark the Chih-mei with control
Mark the Running-Monkeys who rule
Mark the Dragon that rises
Mark the Wall that falls
Mark the honourless Shadow War

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