When the Sea Turned to Silver Symbols & Objects

Grace Lin
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The Luminous Stone That Lights the Night

The Luminous Stone That Lights the Night symbolizes knowledge and how when it is shared by all, it is literally illuminating. Because knowledge is passed down as stories, it is a means to become immortalized. Appropriately, the luminous stone gives its owner immortality.

The Iron Rod

The Iron Rod represents strength and determination. When it is at its maximum, it can contend with even the mightiest elements of nature, however, when it is used for selfish reasons, it can be turned against the person who has it in their possession.

The Paper of Answers

The Paper of Answers represents the truth, which is rarely revealed openly and can also be incredibly variable in its effect from person to person.

The Black Tortoise of Winter

The Black Tortoise of Winter represents the mightiest elements of nature, and his predicament shows how...

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