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When single shines the triple sun,
What was sundered and undone
Shall be whole, the two made one,
By Gelfling hand, or else by none.

The prophecy
Wall of Destiny

The Wall of Destiny was a plastered wall within the Houses of the Old Ones displaying a fresco which illustrated the events leading up to the Garthim War. The outer edge of its border contained hieroglyphs narrating a prophecy that a Gelfling would ultimately be responsible for rejoining the Skeksis and the urRu by healing the Dark Crystal with the Shard before the third Great Conjunction.[1]

The Wall originated as a Dream etching produced by the Gelfling during the height of the Garthim War. When the Skeksis began to openly abduct Gelfling for their essence, seven circles of seven Gelfling gathered at the hilltops and sought answers to their plight from the flames of prophecy, and their combined efforts resulted in the Wall's creation.[2] The Skeksis, upon learning of the Wall's significance, immediately sought to confuse the search for the Shard by creating five replicas,[3] and committed genocide on the Gelfling race in an effort to thwart the prophecy.[4]

A copy of the Wall of Destiny, along with some writings of Aughra, was discovered on Earth by J. J. Llewellyn, who deciphered its contents by Dreamfasting with the figures illustrated on it. These findings later formed the basis of the Book of Aughra.[5]

References[]

  1. Smith, A. C. H., & Odell, D. (1982). The Dark Crystal. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 116-119. ISBN 0030624363
  2. Froud, B. (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 114. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  3. Froud, B. (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 116. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  4. Froud, B. (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 120. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  5. Froud, B. (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. p. 13. ISBN 1-86205-624-2

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