“Dark as the Shadows his fate is
Ruined and burned is his heart
Scared and scarred his path is,
The innocence torn apart
So, Hear me, O Spirits within!
Listen and bend to my command,
Let the Shadows be this child’s guide,
May the Fear be his guard.”
The excerpt is taken down from one of the Chapters of my book “Reminiscence of a Shadow” where the main protagonist Shar Thrull, as an infant, is being warded from the powers of the Otherside. Here, Zyan requests (or commands) the Spirits to be his guide and guard through his fears–she lays a certain ward that stimulates itself whenever Thrull feels fear.