Fragment Three: Obenhedge
Fragment Three actually ran concurrently with Fragment Two. All attempts to contact Deirdre through her blog had been met with a wall of sorts. Nothing the recruits said or did could get through and they could not make comments. One person, however, was able to add comments, a user called The Last of the Travelers. Every time Deirdre would post a new blog entry, the Last Traveler would respond, each time with two lines of what seemed to be poetry.
Attempts by the recruits to find the source of the poem were unsuccessful as it didn't seem to be anything in their vast library of records. On a hunch, some of the recruits attempted to reply to the Last Traveler's comments, and while their correspondence with Deirdre was blocked, it seems the Last Traveler could see their words and reply! To each unique recruit who spoke with the Last Traveler, he would reply with another section of the poem.
As the recruits reconstructed the poem that would come to be known as The Minnying of Ojorad, another important fact came to light: the Traveler was slipping away. With each message he would become more and more incomprehensible and his very name was degrading before their eyes. It was as if the act of reaching out to them was sapping what little strength he had to communicate...
After compiling most of the Minnying, it was discovered that the rhyme scheme of the first two stanzas unlocked a page within the Book of Briars with a single word 'obenhedge'. The recruits reached out to Cole Sumner to see if he had dreamt of this particular plant, as he had with the FrayLily. It turned out he had, but he had very spotty recollection of the poem, only knowing that it was important.
The last two lines of the poem came hand delivered to Deirdre Green herself in a note inside a copy of The Wolf and the Wild that she had bought. The note was signed LT. When the recruits combined these last two words with the rest of the Minnying, it triggered Cole's memory and he remembered the other word for Obenhedge that had escaped his memories. 'Vhelicorus,' which turned out to be the third fragment!
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