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A pinprick of light shone before me, like red Verthandi seen through clouds.
To its left and right, brave Skuld and sullen Verthandi seemed inconsequential moons.
The f-f-freezing hands grope toward them, but the torch bowls are colder than any ice, colder than the moons of Verthandi, colder than the dead eyes!
He-he-hethor am I, come to serve you, to scrape the mud from your cloak, whet the great sword, c-c-carry the basket with the eyes of your victims looking up at me, Master, eyes like the dead moons of Verthandi when the sun has gone out.
The Norns were named Urth, the past; Verthandi, the present; and Skuld, the future.
You were on Verthandi, perhaps; I've read that its moons are pale gray "