The Elegiast /

The Ivory Dove

'We call upon the Elegiast,

who calls each of the Dead by name;

who cannot be deceived;

from whom nothing more can be taken' [1]

The Elegiast is an Hour which commemorates and grieves, heavily associated with memory, loss, and death. While not the kindest of the Hours, he is never cruel, and remembers all his promises. He is the power which prevents the world from forgetting the lost Hours.[2][3][4] His aspect is Winter[2] and his hour is 9 a.m.



The Lithomachy: While the Elegiast did not take part in the Lithomachy, he now carries the memory of the dead god-from-stones, as well as the memory of the world before their death, for the Dove remembers when all others forget.[5]

The Ordo Limiae: Also known as the House of Lethe, and later the Obliviates, the Ordo Limiae was an order of Long who hid themselves from the world and swore an oath to stay out of the affairs of the Hours. They apparently had an understanding with the Elegiast though, who they invoked during burial rites to prevent the souls of dead Long from falling into the hands of the Hours.[6]

The Roost: As the Ivory Dove, the Elegiast is counted among the aviform Hours, who meet at a secret location called the Roost. There, they share rumours and gossip with one another, though they look unkindly upon mortals who overhear them. The location of the Roost changes upon discovery, but was originally in Miah, and later hidden in the mountains north of Gordion.[7][8][9][10]




Other Notes

Real World References

Theories and Questions

In-Game Sources

1. We call upon the Elegiast, who calls each of the Dead by name We call upon the Elegiast, who cannot be deceived We call upon the Elegiast, from whom nothing more can be taken 2. Invocation of the Ivory Dove 3. Until Winter 4. Read 'The World Does Not Weep' 5. Guise: Dove 6. Read 'The Ivory Book' 7. Read 'The Book of the White Cat' 8. Inaam, Kapigiginlupir, Garkie, Cryppys 9. Read 'In The Mountains As Upon The Plain...' 10. Guise: Eagle 11. The Elegiast's Name 12. 'Miss Naenia' 13. St. Columba 14. The White Library 15. The Lost Histories, enigma doc 16. Bones, Surrendered 17. The Palest Painting 18. Formula: Elixir Zeboim 19. Study 'On the White' 20. The Elegiast's Price 21. Source, original message