Rosel of Essam

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Rosel of Essam was a historian and writer about two hundred years after the Breaking. She claimed that more than one hundred pages of a certain book survived the Breaking, but only one small piece still exists, a direct translation which is in Verin Mathwin's property. Rosel wrote that it held shocking secrets that the world could not face and that she would not explain them plainly (TDR, Ch. 21).


"Heart of the Dark. Ba'alzamon. Name hidden within name shrouded by name. Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret. Betrayer of Hope. Ishamael betrays all hope. Truth burns and sears. Hope fails before truth. A lie is our shield. Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark? Who can face the Betrayer of Hope? Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is -" (The direct translation of the page Rosel claims held unbelievable secrets; The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 21).

"Rosel wrote that it held secrets the world could not face, and she would not speak of them plainly. I have read this page a thousand times, trying to decipher what she meant." (Verin about the piece; The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 21).