The Dark Crystal


urTih the Alchemist

urTih the Alchemist was forever lost in his experimentations. He would seek to change the forms of things, solids and liquids, liquids into solids again. With humility did he approach his work, bearing in mind the knowledge that he could not make or create anything that was Nature's work.

The Standing Stones, to which the Valley of the UrRu (The Mystics) owe their protection, were arranged by urTih the Alchemist in patterns that both formed spirals and circles of stones and also allowed the figures inscribed on the stones to be reflected from one stone to another, creating a net of protective energy around the whole region. This technique is parallel to the trapping of the energies of the suns and the Crystal in a web of mirrors, as performed by skekTek the Scientist.

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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