Religion and Shrine Ruins
Humans have been praising Dragons since the creatures’ beginning days on Earth. Humans and dragons alike had constructed dragonshrines and humans were led to believe these shrines were churches of worship to Dragons, when in reality these shrines are “Power plants” for the Vaalbaara Infrastructure. Although they are linked to the Vaalbara, they are still a place of worship to the ancient dragon gods of creation. Dragonpriests usually wield weapons given to them by High Dragonpriests (which are indeed Dragons). The priests are responsible for keeping and protecting dragon runes and initiating Mass on Sundays (as well as other Prist-ish things).
Shrine Ruins also contain Cestrawan songs that are used to power the Vaalbara Infrastructure. These songs, when sung in accordance to the Creation song, can link the singer to the system. These songs are simple sentences with a certain melody, and when put together they make one song. Shrine Ruins were part of a vast shrine that covered most of the Earth, but the breakup of continents caused these shrines to be ruined, and now these ruins are sacred places of prayer to the Dragon Gods. Regular shrines have songs in other dragon languages for connection to Valbaara, but Cestrawan language has the fastest connection time and is therefore more efficient.
** Most rural places in Italy have shrine ruins and Cestrawan songs on the walls. The vast majority of songs and shrines in the Motherland are too many to list. **
Capoliveri, the small commune, has shrine pillars and an arch over the little city. The Hynnody melody in these ruins is: vos gli nir’o lus rotrax. The melody is part of a larger song that needs to be sung by more than one person. In Dragonlong City there are dozens of shrines, most of which are protected by dragonants. These shrines contain important songs in Siphis language (another way to talk to computers).
Dragonshrines: What you need to know
Songs in dragon languages can be used to power on a shrine. As you know, the shrine acts as a gateway to Valbaara. The Siphis Testament includes all Hynnody songs from the Dark Ages, and said songs can be used to transform a dragon or gain access to Valbaara. Besides Hynnody, Drakener songs can be used to amplify a shrine’s power. Songs, along with Hynnody glyphs or runes, are perfect for accessing Valbaara, but you have to have high clearance or rank.
These can be commonly found all over the dragon homeworld but on Earth they are rarely found. There are seven earth runes, one for every shrine that is made for Major Dragon Gods. These shrines have androidish computers at their center, which explains why the shrines are “living.” Songs are a way of sending commands, and only computers can recognize when a song is sung properly. Shrine computers are normally Macintosh or DOS type computers and are programmed to be loyal if you show appreciation and love to them. The runes can reprogram the computers to respond differently to songs.
Hynnody Runes (Essence)
Hymnody Runes also contain “essence” memories. When a rune is touched, it’s memories are transferred to the holder but only if you speak to it. The Hynnody language to speak to runes (Hynnody 1x) is now considered a dead language amongst all dragons except the Gods, whom are fluent in all languages.
Dragonshrine Songs and Vaalbara Infrastructure
The testament of Lementia is the main song sung or prayed in most dragonshrines. It’s old Hynnody languages are much different than that of the Creation Song, and this song can activate the Vaalbara network (it’s an alternative to Cestrawan). The infrastructure serves as a passage into the mainframe of the Pillars of Light and can only be sung by Cuvarians, people with high ranks in the Dragon Empire, or Lementia herself. It can be accessed from anywhere as long as its receiver is working. The other parts of this song are held in reserve at the Dragonshrine in Rome and only those with clearance can hear the song in its entirety.
Dragonshrine song/Vaalbara access code:
(lousmena uriry il catarre iom)
Think of that happinessthat opens up the world
(vos gli nir’o lus rotraxil percadorre ik’vos)
You know that I have always lovedthe preciousness that is you
(catarre’ir ip auxenauxen aug’hirsch sa itrezza)
So open up and revealreveal all that wishes us come
(quecci sa Dracon hirsh iy)
Because our Vessel wished it so
(il drez-davinita Draconizicaif dir zel’trar swee)
The writ of Draconizicais this shrine-song
(sa fex cyro lir Dracon)
We shall abide by the laws of the Dragon
(mu-petrice il Lementia ar’or)
And be blessed in Lementia’s Spirit
There are thirty-two lines in the song and singing it in different areas will have certain changes in said area. For example, if you are in Milan and you sing this song, a slight earthquake would ensue and time would begin to slow. If you are in Tokyo and you sing this song, snow would begin to formulate and fall in masses. The songs also have strong effects on electronics, allowing one to “feel the essence of technology.” That is why these songs are restricted to high ranking dragons.
Cestrawan Language: Power Songs
Cestrawan is the dragon language of the Singers. Dragons that sing usually use this language because its words give off certain feelings and glimpses of memories. Cestrawan, when written by humans, must contain certain data entries so the feelings come alive. Androids don’t need to write data entries because their minds are already equipped with the power to turn words into feelings. Below is the story behind EarthNation, an ancient Hynnody-Cestrawan dragon song.