lol-lore: Iyddreh and Sharp Sticks
One of the oddball things with Iyddreh and her LNC journey is that, when she meets Estinien, it’s not Niod’s eye that resonates with her...
...it’s Gae Bolg, which in some peculiar sense RECOGNIZES HER since its Thirteenth Shard sibling utterly ganked her. (it took out Ferdiad, too--though he was voidsent at that point and he and the also-voidy then-biped Cu Chulainn were in a battle to the death.)
On top of that, it was Azem who first conceived of the idea of That Particular Sort Of Spear. Its tendency to be WOEFULLY UNLUCKY in some way or another comes as a result of A NUMBER OF THINGS (among them her hesitation about creating its concept, the fact that one of its components was the horn of the original Archaeotania, etc.) and the Source version of it seems to be the least unlucky. It has less of a tendency to wreck the friends and loved ones of its bearer, thankfully.
(It wrecks other things fine as Nidhögg can attest...)
Anyhow. When Iyddreh and Gae Bolg meet up again after millennia, she gets a funny tingly feeling over her breastbone and Estinien feels as if he’s gotten a static zap from the spear--which isn’t unheard of in COLD AND DRY AS FUCK IN THE MOUNTAINS Coerthas. He’s just like “Oh hey, my armour didn’t ground it this time, it’s gonna be one of these feckin’ days lolololol bite my ass ambient lightning aether.”