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#136:Which Way Now

Season:  2
Number:  136
Wave:  1
Color:  blue
Suit:  dice suit
Corner:   corner
Card's Points:  830
Card Group's Points:  0
Reverse:  special reverse
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South of the Stone Sleeper Crossroads, beyond the river, there is nothing but bare trail for nearly a hundred miles. But somewhere along that trail is a small wooden hut, and in that hut lived an old man who had claimed to be the last person alive to know the real secret of the Stone Sleeper.

Now his daughter makes that claim. He told her the story that he had heard from his grandfather; that the stones were the body of a lost traveller from another world. The traveller lived long ago and further away than is imaginable, and one day found himself lost. After much wandering, he decided to pray to his strange goddess, asking her to raise him up in the sky, so that he might find his way home by jumping from star to star.

His goddess answered his prayer, but didn't tell him that he would freeze and burn and be unable to breathe, up there amongst the stars. The traveller found himself whisked up into the choking night, and too late realised his mistake. After an eternity, his body collided with the atmosphere of this world, where it crashed to the ground, turned to stone.

The old man's daughter like to be near the stones as a reminder of her dead father. She thinks that his story may even be partly true.

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PXCCC 2.0 2009-05-02 21:06:50 PDT