The Dark Crystal

The Story of the Dark Crystal

The Great Conjunction

Then with the Shard restored
The Three Suns stood
Above the glowing Crystal
And flooded it with Light.

The stately urRu entered the Crystal Chamber, no longer weak and lost in dreams but mighty as a conquering army; and the healed Crystal of its own accord sent forth beams of light to them. UrRu and Skeksis joined again, entered the Crystal and returned again, and left our World to live in light. Where they are now I cannot tell, nor for how long the urRu worked and prayed for their return.

But the shining Crystal poured forth all of the songs of all the trine it had lain silent. Color and warmth and light returned; innumerable birds sang in the sparkling air. The rocks danced in their hearts for joy, and that joy will not fade. From the rich foliage of the forests glowed the fruits of the true Crystal, making each branch a tree of stars. And the Garthim that the Skeksis had dreamed vanished as a dream, and the light and life that they had taken from the captives were restored, even to Kira. The heavens were fair, the Suns glorious, the earth fruitful, the air like a cloud of gold. I walked the forests that sang of freedom and the Crystal healed; and all shone as on the First Day.

I was born from the need of rocks and trees to have an eye to see the World; I have endured. The changes I have seen, and their pattern and their inner meaning, I have told to the blind trees and the dark rocks, for the shapes of the World are re-formed, the light rekindled.

Of the race of Aughra I was alone, the first and last. This was my song.

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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