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Collective Thought, The. *

Sareàs Aleáragh. The telepathic and empathic union of all the races during the Reign of King Exiv. All races were of one thought. There were those unfortunately who could cease attunement of the Collective Thought. Three kingdoms of men tuned out the Collective Thought of the King during his reign. After the fall of Lankìnya of Vaaluir from Argùl, the attunement of the Collective Thought was broken off in the East. This event coincided during a tragic time at Mount Kravòkalla. The release of the Xandràxan may've been the force which tuned out the Collective Thought of the elves in the East before the death of King Shafhalóa. There is much speculation about this, for it was documented that King Exiv left the Ancient Hill to stop the creature. See "Vorka" "Bibhon."

* The defintion according to The Ardònic Glossary.

Chris Achilleos
Artist: Chris Achilleos © 2004
The Collective Thought was compromised dramatically,
when Kuírbha overtook Mt. Kravòkalla.

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The Collective Thought unified all the races in Arden and everyone was of one thought. Instead of being unaware of what was taking place in the Kingdom of Uran, King Exiv unified all races under the Collective Thought. This allowed the King to rule authorative with a single thought across thousands of miles. So is the Collective Thought the Pre-Historic ideal of the internet? Not necessarily, but one may think as the Collective Thought being a supernatural network.

The Collective Thought has its flaws though, and it is fallible. Unfortunately, even man had the ability tune out the king. Even the elves in the East lost contact with the King at one time. And, ultimately, the King himself broke attunement with all the races in the end, when he was allured to his demise, having the Light go out him. So, the Collective Thought is not all powerful...

The Collective Thought Attunement Lost for the First Time:

It is recorded in the Book of the Morning that the Collective Thought broke from the East. It is not known why or how, but there was a period of time during the reign of King Exiv, where the Elfs lost contact with the King. This time where the Collective Thought was tuned out may have something to do with the Account of the Pillar or Taluíra in the Book of the Morning. This account is the hardest to understand and reckon, because it is not clear if the events came to pass or will come to pass. Since this account deals solely with chaos, it is perhaps a distorted account of truth as well. Some have viewed the account as an allegory, a time reserved for the future, or indeed it is perhaps the time when the Collective Thought was quiet in the Eastern realm of Elfs. Was the Xandràxan responsible for the silence of the Collective Thought? Was the Dark Cloud of Doom responsible for the chaos of Medía Lankìnya? Was the absence of the King at Glih Alkgagk responsible for the Queen's distress?

"Queen Saa'skàuty rested prominently on a cleft near Glih Alkgagk, the seat of her lover at one time. A small tear formed in her eye, but it did not fall amiss...Would King Exiv come to her rescue? The Srías shown down on her, but the rays did not warm her as they once did. Her heart became cold and weighed down." (Book of the Morning: Tears, italics: emphasis)

In this passage, the account seems to suggest that the Queen was alone and the King was not with her. "Would King Exiv come to her rescue?" This account probably coincides with the Account of Taluíra, the sixth creation account in the Book of the Morning. In that account, the King leaves the Throne of Peace to pursue the Xandràxan. "The Rays of Srías" still shined down but the full effect was not felt by the Queen, because the King was absent.

The account of the King leaving his throne to pursue the Xandràxan coincided with the dimming of Argùl, the Dying "Wing" Star of Lankìnya. It was the star in the Celeste which signalled the Bibhon to release Xandràxan at Mount Kravòkalla. This star also symbolized the ethereal and mystical cohabitation of the races during the reign of King Exiv, because the star represented "flight" and the "Arganais," a magical and supernatural kind of elf.

"And, the Bibhon conspired against Krav to take his Quill...the bright shining star of Argùl dimmed behind the stage layers of time and the Bibhon saw it from the Dark Continent. They would strike now, and the creature would be free to roam with mhoírlogh They would forget who they are, where they were and what will be." (Book of the Morning: Pillar)

This decleration coincides with this:

"Dear sister, you have every right to be sad. However, do not be troubled by my riches. King Exiv will forsake you," she scorned. "I am one of the Arganais, and I have seen it in mhoírlogh." (Book of the Morning: Tears)

Lankìnya patronized her sister by telling her that King Exiv will "forsake" her, or in this case, the word used here is àFairain, to "forget intuitively." It is not mentioned how the King would forget the Queen; whether he simply forgets (if that is possible of him), whether a spell is over him, or whether he is asleep. The possibilities are endless to that lot. Not only did she trouble her sister with that news, she stated that she saw this in mhoírlogh, the Dark Cloud of Doom. The Arganais (the race which Lankìnya belonged to) were a gifted race, blessed with foresight and empathy. This mention of mhoírlogh would validate the turmoil which was over Mount Kravòkalla when the Bibhon united, because the Dark Cloud of Doom was spreading throughout Arden in this particular Account. It is also possible that Lankìnya saw the Xandràxan roaming upon Arden now and this may be the reason for her "madness" and "chaotic point of view." The sight of the cloud may have given her over to fear and chaos. It is not known exactly if Lankìnya united with the Bibhon or merely if she was affected in an awful way by the cloud, but she had her part to play, shaping the Realm of Arden.

"Soon, mhoírlogh enshrouded Mount Kravòkalla and spread to the lands adjacent and those afar towards Plíagge. The creature, Xandràxan, stood near the entrance of its cave, and the Bibhon approached their adversary, Krav."


"Lightning streaked in Uran and mhoírlogh continued to sweep up the fragments of Mount Kravòkalla into the Forgotten Expanse. The Blue plasma light, bringing the unholy light in Arden, grew in magnitude. As the lightning of Kuírbha blazed stronger and the evil wind of destruction permeated the surface of the mountaintop, Mount Kravòkalla quaked beneath Krav, and the Xandràxan finally left his lair." (Book of the Morning: Pillar)

It is very possible that the Dark Cloud of Doom negated the effect of the Collective Thought as it approached the Kue Continent, for the dark cloud was emptiness at its best and a possible void like a "black hole." It would also suggest that the elves first felt the effect of the cloud because they were the nearest to the description of "lands adjacent and those afar towards Plíagge." In the next account after Tears, the dark cloud of doom has already fallen over the East and into the Kingdom of Dunsha. By this time, the Collective Thought was seriously compromised due to the awful effect of the Cloud. The King was not on his throne and the Queen was bewitched by her sister. Chaos has come to the shores of King Exiv.

"It came to pass that the dark cloud of doom befell Arden. The rise of Medía Lankìnya caused unrest in the East, and Vaaluir was blackened as sackcloth. The Srías did not shine and the wings of Argùl hid the omnivivacious light of the Queen. In the West, King Ruòl of Dunsha rose to power and took up arms against the elves in the East. He forgot the ways of Peace and the ways of his liege, King Exiv. His hatred of the East burned within his soul." (Book of the Morning: Battle)

The above text states that King Ruol rose to power and hatred burned in his soul...a possible effect of the Cloud and the absence of the Collective Thought. Later in the same account, the author states...

"At Glih Alkgagk, King Exiv was unaware of the tragedy of the elves and of his own people in the Twelve Kingdoms of Men, who plotted to take the East." (Book of the Morning: Battle)

King Exiv is back at Glih Alkgagk already? Then, why is there still chaos? This text would not justify the Account of Taluíra then. Or would it? It should also be noted in this text that the historian states that in this particular point of time, there were "twelve kingdoms of men," which would mean the three anathema kingdoms were still standing and against the Collective Thought of the King.

King Exiv may have returned to Glih Alkgagk...

The Xandràxan stated: "I will go now beyond this Dark Continent and drive fear into King Exiv and the people of his harmony," the creature snarled. His journey towards the horizon of the Voice would eliminate all hope for Arden. "They will be no more when I get there and the Children of the Morning will be lost forever," the creature laughed. "They will forget where they were, where they are and where they will be." (bold: emphasis)

It is not known exactly what the creature meant by this statement, but it may shed some light on the text in the Account of Battle, "...King Exiv was unaware of the tragedy of the elves..." Perhaps the creature cast a spell on him. The "horizon of the Voice" here is reference to Plíagge, but also, the "lands adjacent and those afar..." The people of Harmony or Scoíreágh is a direct reference to Queen Saa`skàuty and the elves.

"As Time ceased by the power of Kuírbha, a spark of hope ignited my spirit. King Exiv sent me a dream, for the King had fallen into a deep sleep. And, it is there that he contacted me! I am one of the last to hope in Arden, young one, he said. I will send my brother to stop the creature, Xandràxan, before all hope is lost in Arden, and before it destroys my light." (Book of the Morning: Pillar)

The Xandràxan was stirring the doom of Uran as it approached the King and, because King Exiv was in a deep sleep, the Xandràxan would devour the goodness of Time. So, somehow the King may have forgotten where he was or what was going on. The statement of the Xandràxan seems to make a connection with the relevence of time and time being lost. Did the King actually leave the glih to begin with? Or, did the Queen only forget the King being there, yet while he was in a dangerous sleep? Since the Quill was in the hand of the Bibhon, time may have been interupted in an odd way, or simply the accounts just do not agree. Also, it seems the only way the King could communicate to the author of the Taluíra account was through a dream. Oddly enough, but the Kue word dream, Ràbheàin, or "Ràvin" deals with setting attainable goals and hopes. The motif behind Ràvinya, god of dreams, in the Realm of Arden was hopes, dreams and attainable goals, for he taught man to strive and attain the full measure of life with the Celeste. The antithesis to this, though, is what the the Xandràxan utters on countless times...

"Let them all forget who they are, where they have come and where they will be! Let fear dominate them if they try to remember. They will see me, for I am the greatest of all their fears."

The Wake of the Cockcrow: Mùscail da Harleàigh

The Collective Thought was finally repaired when the srías shined through the clouds again and when the Queen showed her omnivivacious light to the inhabitants of Arden. The King finally remembers his subjects in the East and in his own lands. Before the restoration of the realm of Arden, the elves were really concerned that they could not reach the King with the Collective Thought. They feared the end of time and the end of the King, so they had no where else to turn but the Horizon...

"Arriving at Sólungcallas and convening on the Mystic Circle, the elves feared the fiery times and the bleeding sky. Has King Exiv forgotten us all? They thought. "À Plían an shaleàch! Go toír sín! Scó mhoírlogh còa brenneòn!" (Book of the Morning: Anointing)

Not only that, but the elves indeed did see the terror of the Xandràxan, possibly through the Collective Thought of the King. One mention to this comes with Queen Àisleàng. She would be the first of the elves to make mention of the Xandràxan and it's terror.

"Do you come to restore hope and memory? For, we have seen the Dark Continent and the Xandràxan. It has troubled the Collective Thought of the High King, and we all have seen it."

Finally, when the Sword of Mharabhàunt was formed, the restoration of the East came and this was proclaimed with a cockcrow. The Wake of the Cockcrow, Mùscail da Harleàigh, spread throughout the east and into the kingdoms of men. It was idyllic of waking and renewal. This event probably coincided with the Account of Taluíra, when Ollen is born on the surface of Mount Kravòkalla. There, he stops the awful mhoírlogh from completely enshrouding Arden in darkness. Finally, it is also mentioned that King Exiv finds the Xandràxan. Evidently, the King has awakened, for the Wake of the Cockcrow had awakened or quickened the "lands adjacent and afar towards Plíagge."

"...Ollen picked up the Quill and held it up high. "You have failed, wolf. Someone has hoped for me and here I am to stop you." Ollen then waved the Quill around. "By the power of King Exiv’s light, I command you to STOP!"

And, the creature did. The light of King Exiv found him and slowed his pursuit. "Curses, that light!" the creature enraged. "I will not be stopped that easily. There will be a time when I will feed again. Count on it." Xandràxan roared loudly again and lightning blazed away. "I will hide from your light until that time." Soon, the power of the Quill became greater and the Xandràxan stopped its pursuit against King Exiv. The Xandràxan roared loudly with malice and anger, for the light of King Exiv had found him.

King Exiv saw the dark wolf, and quieted it. "Be silent, wolf. I have found you. Return now to the Dark Continent and let the absence of light there cause you to forget your hunger."

When the wolf obeyed, the realm of Uran opened back up over Mount Kravòkalla..." (Book of the Morning: Pillar)

So, in conclusion, the Account of the Pillar and the accounts surrounding the Wake of the Cockcorw in the lands of King Exiv may relate closely together and explain the reasons when the Collective Thought was lost during this time.

And, now, since the Quill was rightfully back in the hands of Krav, time would be recorded normally and not be lost. With the Quill back in the hand of Krav, time would follow order again apart from the chaos of the Bibhon. The Xandràxan was stopped and the Sword of Mharabhàunt was forged in the "lands adjacent and afar towards Plíagge," in the Kingdom of Uran. Once again, there was peace, harmony and traquility with the Collective Thought...

...Or, was there?

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