An echo of an ancient weapon, forged from a memory of strength.
The Scheme-Mother-Reborn returned to her Lure. Here, her Ghost companion and her most trusted witch led her to a broken statue.
The statue held a fragmented weapon in its alien arms. When the Scheme-Mother asked why these broken things were on her ship, her most trusted witch told her:
You broke them, my queen, because they belong to a traitor.
The great Goddess of Whispers reached to hold the broken weapon. Although she did not remember its shape, she could feel its power and potential.
The Mother of Lies said:
This vile artifact holds memory, and it is memory that I lack.
Perhaps the-thing-I-was could retrieve these memories, but the-thing-I-am cannot.
I must find a creature capable of holding two wrestling paracausal forces in its breast.
I must outsource my remembering to someone else.
—An excerpt from "The Books of Rememoration, A Story Sewn into Flesh with Sinew and Malice, A Record of the Scheme-Mother's Resurrection and Return"