- "In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people. She will be attended by a wise one, the cunning one, the strong one, the warrior, and the crows. She will give a home to all, and the kudarung will fly in her honor."
- —Excerpt from the Kyprish Prophecy, from 200 H.E.[src]
The raka people lay in wait for many years, not daring to rise up. One remaining family, the Temaida branch, kept alive the raka royal blood, saving it for the right moment, when the raka would rise up and rule again.
Many years later, Sarugani Temaida married Mequen Balitang, a descendent of the luarin ruling house, the Rittevons. She would bear him two daughters: Saraiyu Balitang and Dovasary Balitang. These girls, born of the heirs to both the raka and luarin thrones were twice-royal and would go on to fulfill the prophecy.
Kyprioth's plan was set into action when Alianne Cooper was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery at the Balitangs'. Alianne, better known as Aly, was not an ordinary girl. The daughter of the Totallan spymaster, George Cooper, and the King's Champion, Alanna of Trebond, Aly had to hide both her parentage and her extraodinary skills to avoid her father's enemies. Aly wanted to be a spy, and indeed had all the skills necessary to be extraordinary. However, her father feared that the position was to dangerous, and forbid it. Kyprioth, using Aly's greatest desires, made a wager with her. She would keep the Balitang girls alive for the summer (their mother had been killed years ago in a failed horse jump), and he would tell her father to let her spy. Fail, and she would serve him for a year-- if she was still alive.
Aly, who filled the prophecy as the "cunning one", along with Ochubu Dodeka as the "wise one", Ulasim Dodeka as the "strong one", and Fesgao Yibenu as the "warrior", led the country in rebellion. Along with her mate, Nawat, a crow-turned-man, she orchestrated an entire rebellion.
At first, everyone belived Sarai to be the twice-royal girl. but she dashed their hopes with she eloped with Zaimid Hetnim, a visiting Carthaki medical student. The conspirators then turned to Dove, who would become their queen.
In the fight for the throne, Ochubu and Ulasim were killed. Their tombs bear the epitaphs of the prophecy.