"In the centre of the city stands a glorious tribute to the almighty sun. A statue carved by the greatest of artisans from all across the kingdom, four towering giants thrice the height of any man, resplendent in white glimmering marble, carrying upon their backs the everlasting sun rendered in the form of an enormous blue sapphire. Some claim that it is just such, but most suspect that it merely glass tinted to achieve the appearance of a precious stone, for its sheer greatness is far beyond that of any single sapphire ever witnessed, greater in diameter than even the ancient fir tree in the castle courtyard.
However...there are those who know the truth. That it is not, as it indeed seems, a sapphire, OR a magnificent feat of glassmaking, but a mystery all of its own. The statues about its base do not support it, for it has always been there since before the city even existed, never moving so much as a hair's breadth."
"They say you can see your soul reflected in its surface, if you look. Of course no one's ever been that close..."
"It speaks when nobody is listening. Sometimes you can hear it, in the dead of night, whispering in the tongues of the ancient host of heaven, naming the names of all the stars in the sky. Sometimes...you can hear it singing."