The earliest anchor known to have existed was created some thousand and a half years ago for the lover of a mermaid. The mermaids lover, records say, was often triggered into prophesy by the sight of waves and so could not often make the journey to the island the mermaid preferred to come ashore at. They missed one another greatly and it is said that many storms were sung each time the seer had to return to the mainland.
Eventually, sick of being unable to see their love as often as they pleased the mermaid (named Bára* in lore) found a shell and sung a storm to calm, channelling the storms fury into the shell. The next they saw their lover Bára gave them the shell, and the seer said quickly how much the shell helped her stay anchored in the present.
It is believed that the mermaid’s lover told other seers of the mermaids amulet, as not long after the term Anchor starts appearing in the journals of many Seers. It does also seem that the many swirling diagrams in some Seers journals are, in fact, of the shells they used as Anchors, until more effective materials and enchantments were found. Curiously however, many Seers profess to being unable to perceive the future when it involves merpeople, which may explain why Bára’s Anchor was successful - mers being perhaps, anchored temporally in such a way that confuses prophecy.
Many modern Anchors, while not made of shell, and often having large metallic components, do ofttimes contain pieces of shell, coral or mother-of-pearl, as, for yet unknown reason these maintain the enchantments more effectively than most other materials.
* Whether the mer was named Bára is unknown, but it seems unlikely, due to its perfect meaning in Old Norse ("wave"), despite being in a land so far from the reaches of the Norsemen. Some historians theorise that the name we find recorded in Norse texts was a corruption or renaming by tradesmen, whose records are the only remaining on the subject.
— The Art of Anchors by Kólga Rán
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