The lamplight crept across warped geometries, was reflected in shards from grinding gears and curving tubes. It shone across a floor that swam with pinpricks of starlight — and fell away at the edge of the lamp’s glow, a singularity collapsing into itself end upon end. Through it all wound a titanic machine that was conspicuously unfinished, like a great steel serpent missing its heart.
The Guiding Light is a short story set in the world of Solphos. It tells the story of Lumina Revelaris, a prominent character in the setting. It is also the direct prequel to The Weight of a Soul.
Like all Solphos-related material, this story was originally written for the Magic: Expanded Multiverse fan fiction project.