Pre-EpISODE (B): TODAY THE TREE OF TWO FIRES IS TURNED TO ASH
All night long, the Raptor will not speak, until Shaviren—known as Haggle to some—brings it an insectoid humbuzzer for a meal.
"Today the Tree of Two Fires is turned to ash," is all the Raptor will say.
"It is a threat," growl King A-Theros' advisors— "The Tyrant's will has always been to burn all the lands with his sullen, braided flame!"
Hearing nothing but fear of war from his closest men, he turns to another foreigner in his camp—Onna, of the Northern Ice—oldest of the Amfrassian Wizard-She's.
She speaks to the Raptor in its guttural lizard tongue. At first it refuses to give its name—saying only: "I have already given my name to another Fluctuant—dwelling above."
At last she coaxes it into giving its name.