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Have you never spied such a twinkling in the starlit sky
As the Omerya in the bay of the Silver Sea?
Like a torch a-burning
With her sails unyielding
The Omerya in the bay of the Silver Sea

The Sifan Mother of Sa-Schala, Dousan origin[1]

Omerya-Staba (Modern Gelfling: Coral Tree) was a Great Tree native to the Sifa Coast. Unlike the other Great Trees, Omerya-Staba was not rooted to one place, being instead a mobile reef which blossomed from the water like a flower. The Sifa Clan considered Omerya-Staba its patron tree, and built their flagship, the Omerya, within it. It was captained by the Sifan Maudra and hosted a crew of 100.[2]

Omerya-Staba was of an ivory and carmine color, and was large enough to completely dwarf other Sifan vessels. Because of its size, its coral spire masts were reinforced with timber and heavy ropes in order to contain the large sails needed to move it. Its decks were made with long planks, while its center housed a perpetually lit hearth, around which Far-Dreamers would gather to seek omens.[2]

Throughout the Age of Division, Omerya-Staba, together with the other Great Trees, struggled to hold the Darkening at bay, but began to falter once the Skeksis began draining Gelfling of their essence.[3]

References[]

  1. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 149, ISBN 0593095596
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 148-150, ISBN 0593095596
  3. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "End. Begin. All the Same.". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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