Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Introduction To OOPS 101
KMM graciously included a glossary in the back of Dreamfever (well that's where I got it from) that has snippets of info from Mac's journal so to keep us up to speed, I've included the descriptions of what those OOPs are.
"Eight ancient relics of immense power fashioned by the Fae; four light and four dark. The Light or Seelie Hallows are the stone, the spear, the sword and the cauldron. The Dark or Unseelie Hallows are the amulet, the box, the mirror, and the Book (Sinsar Dubh)
The Spear (also known as the Spear of Luisine, Spear of Luin, Spear of Longinus, Spear of Destiny, the Flaming Sword)
The spear used to pierce Jesus Christ's side at His crucifixion. Not of human origin; it is a Tuatha De Danaan Light Hallow and one of few items capable of killing a Fae - regardless of rank or power.
The Sword (also known as the Sword of Lugh and Sword of Light)
Seelie or Light Hallow is capable of killing Fae, both Seelie and Unseelie.
Seelie or Light Hallow from which all Seelie eventually drink, to divest memory that has become burdensome. According to Barrons, immortality has a price: eventual madness. When the Fae feel it approaching, they drink from the cauldron and are "reborn" with no memory of a prior existence.
Unseelie or Dark Hallow created by the Unseelie King for his concubine. Fashioned of gold, silver, sapphires, and onyx. A person of epic will can use it to impact and reshape reality. The list of past owners is legendary, including Merlin, Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Charlemagne and Napoleon.
The Mirror (also known as the Sifting Silver and The Silvers)
Unseelie or Dark Hallow; an elaborate maze of mirrors created by the Unseelie King, once used as the primary method of Fae travel between realms, Until Cruce cast the forbidden curse into the silvered corridors. Now no Fae dare enter the Silvers.
The Book (also known as the Sinsar Dubh)
Unseelie or Dark Hallow belonging to the Tuatha De Danaan. Written in a language known only to the most ancient of their kind, it is said to hold the deadliest of all magic within its encrypted pages. Brought to Ireland by the Tuatha De during the invasions, it was stolen along with the other Dark Hallows and rumored to have found its way into the world of man. Allegedly authored over a million years ago by the Dark King of the Unseelie.
The Four Stones
Translucent blue-black stones covered with raised rune like lettering. The key to deciphering the ancient language and breaking the code of the Sinsar Dubh is hidden in these four mystical stones. An individual stone can be used to shed light on a Small portion of the text, but only if the four are reassembled into one will the true text in its entirety be revealed.
*Note: Information was written by KMM and shared as the Glossary to Mac's journal*