The Dark Crystal


The Pod People

Only in the protected valley was there peace, and among the quiet plants of the Pod People. These did not foresee the evils they would suffer from; they felt only the joy of abundance of their plants and the herding of their Nebrie grubs. They tended all things that grew, above all the giant Pod plants in whose vast seed-pods they made their villages; there they though only of laughter, food, and music. Their music stayed simple and unchanged - alas, the only joy left in our suffering world.

In the begining I moved freely between the Skeksis in the castle and the urRu in the valley; but as the Skeksis fell into worse evils I visited the castle no more. And in the valley the urRu lived their gentle lives and died their quiet deaths: beautiful, peaceful, and without strength against the growing evil of the Skeksis.

I am of rock; I stand firm. I left the urRu and went to watch the stars and Suns, in hope that they would reveal some better change.

Text from:
Brian Froud, The World of the Dark Crystal [ISBN: 1 86205 624 2]
Henson Organization Publishing / Harry N. Abrams, New York 2003
Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1982
The urRu march toward the Castle of the Crystal ... to their destiny
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