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"but now the trees, those sentinels, those standing shorn alone for reasons we will never know, now stand alone they do and these caught from the corner of an eye are aged and silver bright specks midst the green, it is these of which i speak and will perhaps do so for some time to come

"these barren ones these forgotten not covered in brochures allured to draw and awe the tourists these elders of the forests...

"for today i saw a group of young pines crouched as best such young pines can so sit at the foot of a scarred and silver patriarch

"they rounded him were young though silent, these young coniferons these sprung from cones oh pure and simple, they rounded that elder all grouped awe filled i think though what could this poor human know of such that stood and will continue to do so after weve reaped raped and routed ourselves into oblivion...

"am reminded of the white goddess and tree sprites not to mention poor dear hobbit author who foresaw so much but thinking now i am that no one here knows the what of that cause most ignore cant see the elders for the trees"

A living entity, the Queen's Scepter need not be carried as it floats, always, just beyond the Queen, head bowed in reverence.

The significance of the scarab-like ovoid face is a reference to the Wieldance present in the Queen.

This extraordinary creature is distinct and independent of all else in the Court. Only to the Queen will it commit.

So be this.

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