The gods and people of Ariel exist on different planes, with
mortals seldom catching a glimpse of one of their elusive
immortals. Below are one artist's concepts of Alarion and Fate,
whose long, covert battle for control of their own destinies
shapes the entire series.
Alarion is shown here riding
out of the Citadel on his way to war, singing along with the
Mreens marching behind him. Note the red slash of the Haván, the
heir to Sevakand, across House Aravon's heraldry on his chest.
Wearing the orange robes of her sect, Fate
is most often found lurking in the background, watching the
results of her handiwork or willing her chosen pawns to do her