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June 15, 2013, 6:36 am

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The Oracle Of Ein


The Oracle of Ein (pronounced un) is a relic devoted to the sole idol of faith remaining on the world of Kalimon after Elementallion, a major catastrophe.

The Oracle of Ein is a crystalline pedestal of scintillating colours topped with the holy symbol of Ein- a single image simultaneously depicting the three facets of Ein (butterfly, bat or hourglass). It is a relic from times before the Elementallion. Prophecies sprouted from the Oracle always contain one random element from each of Ein’s three facets: deception or the existing order (the butterfly); truth or change (the bat) and time (the hourglass).

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May 2, 2013, 4:54
Update: Just trying to kill two birds with one stone here-it's a very short sub for the Religion and Cults quest but then it belongs under the Short and Sweet challenge with 75 word count. Also, a companion stub to this sub on the Elementallion is coming up.
May 2, 2013, 13:14
Should throw the 100 word challenge freetext on it to identify it as such so it gets the proper review.
May 2, 2013, 20:05
This was really meant for Muro's Short and Sweet which has an even shorter word count but I see what you mean so I've added the freetext now.
Voted Forganthus
May 2, 2013, 18:38
I really like the imagery of a bat contrasted with the butterfly. Is the hourglass sideways, by any chance?
May 2, 2013, 20:04
Yes, the hourglass is sideways. I'm not sure whether this comes thru clearly in the sub (I was operating with a 75 word limit) but it is really one of these optical illusion images (you know, young girl versus a hag) where you can interpret it as a butterfly, a bat or a sideways hourglass.
Voted Strolen
May 6, 2013, 13:01
A decent quick one.
Voted Dossta
May 6, 2013, 13:06
As a 100-word (or fewer) submission, it does its job fairly well. I know you can't do much to clarify within the word count limit, but perhaps adding a few ideas to the bottom would help. Mostly, I'd like to see a few sample prophecies that could "sprout" from this thing.
May 28, 2013, 11:50
Actually, I think it would be possible to compress this further and recover about 10 words. You mention the 3 aspects twice, and I think with a bit of wordsmithing, you could have eliminated the duplication :)
Voted valadaar
May 28, 2013, 11:50
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Voted Aramax
January 16, 2015, 7:35
very,very nice 100(less) 4.5/5

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