1. walked the paved ways
1A romani master walked the paved ways of the port of cerebria. 2Volcanic cones smouldered.
2. marks of deliberations
1We sailors were exploring an abandoned place of worship at our port. 2We knew this romani master had passed by, for we saw he had painted marks of his deliberations on the walls.
1We encountered a simple abode in which this romani master had undertaken a long period of contemplation. 2We became mute for a long time.
4. respite from a harsh sun
1Legend has it that in a simple abode the romani master took respite from a harsh sun. 2In the tenebrous interior of this abode he was able to further his deliberations. 3His discoveries became part of the teachings of the diviners.
In the lowlands south of agalia
, we chanced upon a haunt marked with the sigil of the romani master. 2
Inside, writings on the walls exhorted us to seek “only the eternally further-beyond”.
1The romani master spoke of an axis orthogonal to the four points of the compass. 2He had a compound built that demonstrated this axis. 3It was a place for its contemplation. 4The master had an outside wall marked with the sigils of the diviners and the sailors, indicating that the vertical axis was a fitting topic for their study.
7. expounded on volcanoes
On the way to agalia
, the romani master contemplated in a tent like a cucurbit. 2
One day, to a group of sailors, he expounded teachings on the volcanoes of cerebria. 3
One such volcano he depicted on a placard. 4
Sailors learned that, as much as they needed the volcanoes, the volcanoes needed them.
8. revered the voids
The romani master revered the three visiting voids
He had a placard erected on a vast cerebrian plain, to remind passing sailors of the voids. 3
The placard depicted the sigil of the voids.
9. approached a red-roofed abidance
On his way to the upper lands of cerebria, the romani master chanced upon an abidance with a blood-red roof. 2
In this abidance he deliberated for some time, on his plans to visit agalia
10. made an icon of bloods
1The romani master, working in the red-roofed abidance, made an icon of several bloods. 2This icon depicted, and he dedicated it to, a saint of his realm.
11. divined an embodiment
1Contemplating in the red-roofed abidance, the romani master divined an embodiment. 2On a wall, the sigil of the diviners appeared.
12. an ellipse and a cup
1In the red-roofed abidance, the romani master saw an ellipse on a wall and a cup resting on a plinth. 2The foci of the ellipse represented two vast cities, one to the East and one to the West. 3He saw that these cities are connected. 4The cup emitted a compelling glow.
13. into the red hills
1Later, the romani master ventured deep into the red hills, which became hanging valleys high in the mountain range. 2He passed by temples and shrines.
14. evening came to the hills
1Evening came to the red hills. 2The romani master lingered near an abidance used in the conveyance of sailors who were passing away.
15. he saw running dead
1That night, deep in the red hills, the romani master came upon a dark plain. 2He saw two sailors rise from their grave and begin to run. 3Their tomb was dark and empty.
16. three blood vessels
1Entering the tomb, the master lighted a taper in order to find his way. 2In a corner of the tomb, illuminated by the taper, he encountered three vessels made of blood.
17. saw a red bird rising
1In the fading light of his taper, he turned to see a dark cross on a plinth. 2The cross gradually transformed into a blood-red bird, that rose from the plinth, its wings outstretched.
18. saw the bird at dawn
1The following day, at dawn, the romani master saw the blood-red bird on a branch. 2A distant ancient cone began to express fire.