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Prayer Sticks

Some urRu staffs, with urZah's being second right

Prayer Sticks were staffs carried by the urRu. They were made from three different kinds of wood, and were typically adorned with stone amulets. Some of the sticks included the broken abiranariba of the Skeksis, but with the points constrained. UrZah's staff was the only one to forego this precaution.[1]

The weathering and grooves on the Prayer Sticks were discovered by J. J. Llewellyn to be in fact a form of Ogham script containing the key to the Tree of Life.[2] The urRu only rarely left their staffs unattended, except while sleeping or praying, during which they would thrust them into the ground.[1] UrVa would use his staff as a bow in order to lead Aughra to himself.[3] He would also use it against his Skeksis counterpart, SkekMal.[4]

The Gelfling believed that the staffs were in fact alive, and would dance by starlight, though Aughra considered this foolishness.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Froud, B., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. pp. 78-79. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  2. Froud, B., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 58. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  3. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "The First Thing I Remember Is Fire". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  4. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Time to Make...My Move". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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