The Burning Clouds is a piece of Story and Lore found in the Tree of Skill.


He would be waylaid by bandits and sold as property to a sorcerer of blood magic.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:5


And in the sorcerer's hut, which hid in a mire feared by careful men, the sorcerer would make rituals of blood magic and Salt Alkymancy, perversions of the order of life itself.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:6


And the scullery servant's chest would be hewn, and his heart would be taken, that the sorcerer's rituals could be made complete.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:7


And the servant's body will be wrapped in linens and covered in balms, to preserve for burial.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:8


But the next morning, the body of the servant will be nowhere to be found.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:9


Spirits of the sea will have rescued him, and have brought him to the sea, and have exchanged dead salt for living salt, so that his life will made new, though his heart will be gone still.

  • The Burning Clouds, 1:10


And in this time he will have a sister not of blood, and she will become enthralled by blood magic and Salt Alkymancy, and he will slay her in battle.

  • The Burning Clouds, 3:2


And in this time the practitioners of blood magic and Salt Alkymancy will have enthralled most men, having built towers of metal and light that capture Fire and Sky.

  • The Burning Clouds, 3:3


And so servant and cook will usher in the end of the world, in burning clouds.

  • The Burning Clouds, 3:7


These are things I, Kira the Blind, have seen, seeing not things of this time, but of a time to come.

  • The Burning Clouds, 3:8


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