The Prophecy Edit

so the prophecy from the sundering series is as follows:

When the trials begin,
in soul-torn solitude despairing,
the hunter waits alone.
The companions emerge
from fast-bound ties of fate
uniting against a common foe.

When the shadows descend,
in Hell-sworn covenant unswerving
the blighted brothers hunt,
and the godborn appears,
in rose-blessed abbey reared,
arising to loose the godly spark.

When the harvest time comes,
in hate-fueled mission grim unbending,
the shadowed reapers search.
The adversary vies
with fiend-wrought enemies,
opposing the twisting schemes of Hell.

When the tempest is born,
as storm-tossed waters rise uncaring,
the promised hope still shines.
And the reaver beholds
the dawn-born chosen’s gaze,
transforming the darkness into light.

When the battle is lost,
through quake-tossed battlefields unwitting
the seasoned legions march,
but the sentinel flees
with once-proud royalty,
protecting devotion’s fragile heart.

When the ending draws near,
with ice-locked stars unmoving,
the threefold threats await,
and the herald proclaims,
in war-wrecked misery,
announcing the dying of an age.

can we put this on the page? im not sure how the policy here differs from the WoT wiki so i figured i should ask before posting. I argue fair use as it is a snippet that should be in all six sundering volumes and is a solid point of discussion.Doonval ti bekk'har (talk) 21:46, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

I'm no expert, but I assume that song, poetry, and prophecy are fair use to display as a quote, as a paraphrase would really lose something in translation, in the style, structure, and tone. It's like an image in that sense. We've done the same with the lyrics of various songs in the setting.
According to Wikipedia's policy on quotations, copyrighted material, and fair use, a quote can be made in fair use, but should not be too extensive. How much is too extensive isn't defined, however. Too much is copyright infringement, where that occurs is a bit of a mystery. But, in this case, I think we can be given the benefit of the doubt.
To clear things up, does the entire prophecy appear in every book of The Sundering (series)? Or is there only one verse in each book? Single verses from each book would be much easier to claim as not-too-big.
However, this should not go on -17600 DR, as this is a year page that only summarises events and should not go into detail. The prophecy should go on Sundering (event) or Elliandreth, where it's more relevant to the topic. — BadCatMan (talk) 01:11, September 27, 2013 (UTC)

so far this is in both the companions and the godborn (i got an early copy) in its entirety however each verse refers to a specific book. fair enough. should i put it on the Sundering (event) page then? Doonval ti bekk'har (talk) 01:16, September 27, 2013 (UTC)

Okay. Yes, you can put it on Sundering (event). — BadCatMan (talk) 02:22, September 27, 2013 (UTC)
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