I did not turn but she continued. "What the Progenitor did she had believed
for cycles needed to be done. It needed to be done only once, and without
any more delay, for the survival of the planet. In her study of historical
texts the Progenitor discovered that the source lines grew out of phase
periodically and must be reset. She determined that this knowledge had
been forgotten and that no 1 was preparing and that the time was nearing
when it would be too late. It would be difficult within her lifetime but
after that it would be too late. And so for cycles she studied and worked
to prepare herself. All the cycles of your life, that is how long."
the soft sound of cloth as Vryyh took a step behind me and perhaps clasped
her hands at her waist as she did when speaking earnestly. "The Progenitor
knew she needed a rider and she had the best to be had in you. But she
remained uncertain as to the potency of the lines now. Because they had
not been corrected when they should have been she thought it probable that
their 1st touch would be too strong. The lines themselves would have to
adjust. If you were to go 1st and the lines damage you all would be lost
for only you had requisite knowledge. If the Progenitor went 1st the lines
could adjust sensing her and you would be there to perform the task.
Progenitor," Vryyh finished gently, "believes you and she together formed
the necessary agent for that essential task."