the hills of Undine, before the Silent Rebellion, a young peasant boy sought
a clear stream. It was at this stream, he was told, that the mind clears and
knots of the heart undo themselves. The young peasant of Undine sighed as he
sought the sapphire stream. Memories of his girlfriend's tragic loss to Loures
followed him 'tween the trees, up the hills, and into the mountainside. A crow
would caw sometimes as he followed trails instead of paths. He'd look over his
shoulder and seem to nod in reply.