Book/Source: Unfinished Tales and others
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Some nights, as he gazed into the fire, he would remember that first journey – both body and spirit learning to grow more comfortable with the unfamiliar vessels that carried him into the east.
The Shipwright knew his crafts. Within the wanderer, grey as the sundering sea, he sensed both strength and uncertainty. He pressed into his hands a red stone burning in a gold band - "to keep the fires alight."
He carried it carefully, as one travelling a long road might carry a coal from a dying fire to bring forth in need a new one, further down the trail.