Two men seek a powerful treasure.
|Outside in the light of a full moon atop a castle spire in Pyrithia , two men were looking up at the stars while sitting on stone chairs before a table. One man was old and dressed in a solid green cloak save the Pyrithian seal on his chest. The other a man was middle aged in simple servants tunic.
The younger man spoke up to his master across the table “Sage Varius, we should be able to reach it faster by going in the direction of Orion,” said the man I the servants attire.
“Not so Euricle. Although it may be shorter distance, it is inhabited with manticores," said Varius.
“I thought they were myths,” replied Euricle.
“How do you know they don’t exist?”
“There’s no proof.”Euricle responded
“People simply may have never come back to tell the tale,” spoke Varius as a matter of factly.
“I’m sorry, I should have thought about that master,” Euricle commented.
“Don’t apologize to me. Everyone in the kingdom of Pyrithia probably does not believe what they have never seen before. I do know for a fact that they exist though,” said Varius.
“How can you?” said Euricle surprisingly.
“I’ve seen one,” said Varius
“You have! When?” said Euricle.
“I confronted one when I was a young sage,” Varius said.
“Young sages don’t know much powerful magic and a sword would have been useless against its outer skeleton . What did you do?”
“You have been a close friend to me for over a decade. I’d love to tell you, but It’s a sworn sage secret, “ said Varius.
“I understand master,” his servant replied. “If we cannot go directly through the dividing forest plains, than will we sail around them by way of the cannal?”said Euricle.
“That would be the next thing to do, however there is something ominous and malevolent brooding along its Eastern cost. I can sense it,” Varius replied.
“That’s near Coronous. They’ve always been our peaceful allies. What evil could they possibly be conspiring?”