The Force Beyond
Old shaman of the Song People.
Jaal’nda is oldest in his tribe, way too old now to lead properly the daily rituals, but he has not designated a successor yet.
Jaal’nda is blind but utterly perceptive. He goes slowly, aided in all his doings by his three apprentices. Aware and absolutely careful about the life force connected to him, he constantly listens deeply, absorbed and inspired. He sees past and future mingle in the Song of Weik the Mother.
But the elders are getting worried, for his three apprentices are beginning to argue about who would best honour this future position after Jaal’nda. And this, the elders know, is not the way of the Song People. But if Jaal’nda thus hears the Song there must be a reason.