Book II - part 5
In the DreamTime...
So the Earth was uffended by our greed and lack of courage, and She began to consider how best to Reconcile with us, her children.
And as we did the men of magic of sierncehood took the seeds of the Stone Trees and buried them in a perfect ring, stretching across the entire southern land of snow and ice and lifelessness.
And the ring had of it 3 rows and one seed at every 1000 marks on the ring, so that a tremendous chain gave Earth a crown where the ring was always being watched by Sol.
And then the Kings and Daemons said unto the siercemen - "Show us the Stone Trees how they can speak to the heart of Earth and bring us a better eye through which to see into her soul". And though many that were not of magic and even some that were warned we would anger our Mother, the Kings and Daemons cared not, and the proclamation went forth.
And the sierncemen did as the Kings and Daemons commanded, and brought the drums to the very door of the heart of the Earth.
And when the drums of man beat upon the doors to Her soul then a great and terrible evil that had been waiting to undo us was unleashed upon our world.