The Dark Crystal


urZah the Ritual-Guardian

urZah the Ritual-Guardian had another wisdom. His mind was like a deep pool stirred by profound currents. Very slow to move, to speak; as wise as the silent stars. he made the sand paintings of prophecy for the urRu, pouring the colored sands while the others chanted; combing and brushing the sands of amethyst, opal, agate, onyx, and chalcedony; building the forms of spiral energy, himself a spiral, and at the moment of completion and revelation sweeping all away with his tail. He spoke more freely than the other urRu, but in riddles for choice. Long nights of meditation had left thought spirals not only on the skin of his face, as on the faces of the other urRu, but all across his body. Of this he would not speak.

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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