All that the old stories record is that Minh woke up in an unfamiliar world with only the vaguest notion of where–or who–he had been before. Confronted with a vast and untamed wilderness, he sought not only to shelter himself but to seek out others. His first act was to build a rudimentary shelter; his second was to light and tend a hilltop bonfire.

Some time afterwards (perhaps a year; perhaps a day) Cyrene awoke in the same manner: alone, confused, in a haze. It was only through the beacon on Lighthouse Hill that she was able to locate Minh, who despite his foresight had despaired of ever seeing another such as himself. Together, they were able to build the fire to a stronger, more confident glow.

In time, others awoke and only through seeking out the lighthouse were they able to find one another.

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