Everything I have ever
been, everything I have
ever dreamed of becoming
has not yet been sought
Go now, seek him
out, bring him
O, come my noble friend, hither and put him
my embodiment of youth under your spell.
yet to be discovered, my
lover of innocence, I your I’m angry…
subdued, your wooed.
I wait here patiently for the
right one to seek me, but
Take the lack of care you none have yet even tried.
have and entangle me Alas, for no choice is on
within the emptiness that offer but to wait again a
is thus left… little more for him to find
Then you shall learn how me, choose me, pursue
to care once more. me.
For some I don’t see how ‘the
Well first of all,people, their fate does not present its self before them,
Irresponsible! Haha, need to
absolute’ that youhave nofor what!faith
therefore they followers of the believe that fate is true. But for others
…Let have great news for you,
day the temple
Irresponsible towards any moreI than they can feel itgo to in and day at
not prove Yes, that
…contentment. fate your is it.
they do soon be ours can actually…
claim shall least. We can the lies in
all the ‘Keepers ofsee Spirit’ are
faith… to be content with a world things. The mystery thus the star
seek main point is just that great
out… My nonsense! It’swhy would
be ours. the people destined for
can …It’s a shame the
some what doesandto feeling entail, where Indomnias through that wein
awaiting in the temple for a most
both beauty Seems to I
people prefer ugliness.
of the absolute? this followme as it him?
I’ve triedlead share events. They
we want understand you
marvelloustowere aof the same
You never outturn have
What can whilst others little What
does notsay, isofbelieve
absolutes be like Itothis star?in fate,
Helike the balance leftlife. us to do fate shouldn’t even be called a I
I little have search
though there’ll Haha, I suppose so, lets go saythere. Perlone, but Iokay
the past Surely Indomnias is to on
the star you’re fear
thatfaith… we usually
does is signify could feeling thatgood can truly know. agree
it in feeling, a
exactly? follower of
see how ‘the absolute’
oncefor I find to know… a your faith.
wetruth…We should enjoy
reason it. believe few
give ‘the absolute’, not having it.
may never things. the
our appeartruly accomplish
finallyfaith were youof heavens.
Why doing ayou bit
attempting that dream…hah?are so…
…Well what begin, temple step forward art,
Welcome to of ‘Indomnias
Does anyone knowlet usWe the not know, some say and look
Master people was
All the Loiyan Watcher’, I am Master Loiyan. I’ve
…At the temple of of beauty that the seeing-eye. And through youorder for us to see
form through the some say virtue, some say we shall all
meant the townus
within to meet Come Perlone, in
‘absolute’ seeheard of, you Perlone from
‘Indomnias Watcher’… shall consistmuch about the starsay poetry.
magic and magicwe must both place our
the star appear, thesome radiates into our minds
follow the faith bring from oneseeing glass so we can all share
here. He said toas the chosen the friend Hailla… you may not see it appear. All
once all the well
That’sBut veryword ‘absolute’ speaks
a friend know, it’s
far as I so that we hands table
our faith, but remember…upon the could that the
Indomnias has made ‘Keepers self does it anyoneThus it it through
the other hisfor its of the Spirit’ are watching
and everything, seeing-glass sits
Here… he’s other glasses in the temple… come… upon.
strange that journey?
can watch the star be the one which the God Indomnias
appear incoming now.
one should not.
the is this
whereshall always be worth pursuing.
follows as his chosen being, the being
heavens. Master Loiyan?
who shall find this absolute and teach
the world of true beauty.
There it is… the star of
Indomnias. The star has shown
So… are you becoming a believer yet
up ten times so far within the
Perlone? You’ve seen it before your
heavens in the past one-
eyes… things are in motion now and
I suppose my eyes are a little thousand years, each time
when all the people in the city retrieve
more open… but my opinion The new hope of the
signifying astar Indomnias has
is is state of you going to
their ‘absolute’, what arehibernation.
I told you Perlone,Itthisin a collided with the star Santaree,
still remains that life needs arrival of the one that shall have
do? Do you really want soon… do not
You awake to that the chosen
an amazing turn out ofwill it signifies be the one
balance. stubborn one, cannot
What’s absolute me or
Who’s the Let’shappening? shall has
The is my body, what
Where hope that it to find the absolute. Accept todayone
that is You’re maybe even
events. It meansleft out,sohas truly forgotten
*Sigh* that our does something
all the believersbalance.What happened Loiyan? starstubbornawoken.
help with our around me?
to the long the
happenedfor it? good. wait may finally have to embrace the
then be about? You
Perlone. spectacular… watch.
come to an end… It it.
future Perlone, not denyis beginning…
Do not fear master Perlone,
…………………………………is the black space of the
…What am I supposed seeing-glass. The seven only once, isn’t it
when I ever been hereany of
Have youdon’t believe inseeing-glasses were all gifts This is what made
this… but yet it is before given to us by Indomnias a stronger believer than
before Hailla? me
it is proving its existence to me. ever.
many thousands of years ago.
Yet I feel compelled by it, I feel
Why doesn’t he share our faith exactly? He
Thanktoo had sharing
I you for better very
Well… appears to be a go. curious case.
the other ‘Keepers
Allthis with me Master of
the Spirit’ are most
probably discussing the
recent events. Very
exciting are they not?
By which you mean
the world of faith?
Perlone cannot run away
all his life from our fate. It I don’t think he knows
matters not, when the himself really, he’s always so
absolute arrives… he will Yes
I was know… lost
Thatdon’t amazing. within him
see that I was right and he self. He can rarely find where
I think I’ll
shall thank me. be off home he is in the real world, let
now. I shall speak to you alone the world beyond.
some other time Hailla.
Who am I kidding? People
always only want more to worry
about. Why can’t people be
As if people don’t have
happy without always pursuing
enough to worry about
I have no intention on
…………………………… I have come to collect you,
Do not fearwith not
So you’re either a wondering you neednot become all without
staying master… me…
Now come too
…………………………… you are needed Perlone,
much much Iby my master fear Perlone.
drunkard from the town needing longer…You shall follow me…
you awaits side
…………………………… Are you afraidyou.that is. master
What do you want! someone …………………………..
some company or you’re Perlone.
Who the hell are you?
for trouble. know way,
lookingHow do you Either my name?
you’re getting out of my house!
Ha-ha, how pathetic, he just
stood there and let us defeat
*Grunt* Forever I have sworn to keep my
him. But we must make haste,
eyes open for the chosen one and upon the
Ha-ha, this valuable
we cannot wastekid is funny.
first time of seeing him, I am forced to the
Let’s do away with
time with such a trifle. him.
You have the boy
floor by my enemies. I shall endure much is coming with I see…
That boy failed before?
Excellent… it’s allI going surely have Have I everany
shame through this but shall me. AHHHHHHH!
according to shame
withstand a greaterplan. if I do not continuecomplications?
None, did you get the girl?
trying to fulfil my promise. We are far, very far
from the end and I shall not stop until
someone forces me to draw my last breath. I
shall come for you Perlone, I shall come.
Oh see that you have carried us both the chosen one and
So I great one, we have beforeout the prophecy at last. For the
And so the chosen and the chosen’s chosenerrors step faith,
thousands of years I have we bidlearnthat we may begin with
chosen one’s chosen shall soon for the must of their
The people of Vickaloss City andawaitedyou the arrival of thisinto the our
light whichthe only man themnow itwithout faith heme. You quality,
congregation ofplunge of his into the here beforeof thennature our
task. As shall beings and kind is something is by into
believing that their so-called ‘absolute’ was darkness and heavenly the
have all served perfectly of a goodand thusof the shall look
chosen one for the beyond well nature. your ‘absolute’
perfectly amiable and light,much anticipated idea Perlone was right to
beyond, beyond your purpose consciousness andlives shall at
the world in‘absolute’ was simplyachieved It shallthecourseBut
end soonour ears for the absolute at all. ‘the is Of named life,
not good for perfection’. of
suspect that the onceinside-out state, the state that the be most perfect.but
Bless it’s the chosen has Bless our ears for
shouldn’t be titled as thy
Thelet us all join somewhat and and shall rejoice! the dead and
people are waiting, the starsdangerously, crudely one, all shall
that is something we mysterious word. Heed
‘the perfection’ nowthatmy kingdomdarkare anticipating and beautiful,our
Excellent… hearing him. hearing him. great
now my followers of pastdanger, my for conscience, let’s begin. down
girl then! the my are
Bring thewarriors of answer it. lookingbad their healer as they as planned.
begin. call, and apply look our ears for
Bless our ears forlisten to the world… they want to hear you.
Is it cruel to tell you who you are? Is it
cruel to wake you up from a lifetime of
Place around in
wallowingthe chaotic a daydream, alwaysup Perlone…
with the idea thatthe shall take its
formula upon fate And now he shall see the
course embedded in your mind. You’ve world through my eyes...
Let me be put rest sleep… See Perlone… See!
had enough wondering about your fate,to Whatand I shall awake you playing with my
…Sleep Perlone… is this
inside and kill you from my Why You
morning my head?! Why is it mind. are
it’s time to wake up, it’s time to see.
cannot take holdit’s purpose? head so much? Why must you
there, what is of me forever… you cannot!
For if I do know fate somewhatbe so cruel?
then this is
You know what is inside you certainty. Now let me go! I want you to leave, you create
But there’s something very
Perlone, you’re just too afraid too many questions and none
see it, you don’t there’s
towrong about this,want to see them can be wake up
of But when youanswered.in the
something not quite right! I’ve
the hidden darkness within you morning, you shall want to
because you’d prefer to ignore
gone beyond questions and know then, I swear it! In the
Life is more for they don’t
it.answers nowcomfortable that Or shall ponder
morning you is it both? over
concern me, what concerns me
way. my gaze and realise its beauty,
But isn’t that an answer in its
is what lies behind them… I its splendour its perfection
self? Questions aren’t always
can see its gaze looking into because after all, this is fate
there to be answered,
me and I don’t like it, he tells
Who’s voice is that, my ownand you know that in the
sometimes the question its self
me things about me that I or morning… You will want to
is the answer, because of the someone else’s?
would rather not know. know!
fact it has no answers and it
I’ve told you, I want to forget
about you, I’ve had enough!
WhyPlease… do not speak
must I go through this
so many times during my life,
outside the box.
so many unfriendly
encounters, so boisterous,
so malicious? Can’t I just be Is he with us now?
left to be instead of being
always mislead by you?
O, I think I can, watch upon him and
see… I have speak now
you shallBut ashe shallalwaysyour
you shall feel
I’m sure thatYou may meet his
torture him. theAHHH!all you shall
I want to seeand inHe’d process He is a fine
satisfaction young lady. your
be everything that he’s beenanything, he’ll be
young hardships shall be able to
feel for him because If one day pay
up Yes buthim… if human
one because worry, shall.
worked the to betoand today they you that
off do away
connect with walknotas afrom you.We
then you’ve found futile to
he isn’t Nonetheless… it returned towe But
undergoes shall be ishim Sail, resist for
both very extreme tortures.
your time.musthaveas we wish,at and for free of
you will do found that where your
homes lady Sail last in
you yourunderstandhim whether
morninghe has But amare
and spell. chosen
or yousomewhat literal,I his you.
will theunder ourwhen you wakesure
thatup, you you nor would want
neither more mental, on
more spiritual,will haveI none and
Why so certain about it? You your be involved curious
spells to mind but this your long
through this curiosity ofso as own as
opposite… of a man. be attracted.
cannot know how I shall feel! case you co-operative there
shouldn’t be any problems.
I do feel
……………… for him…
Oh my God… she
……………… was right…
not be hasty with over-
Let’sAnd so the great one and his mad thought intertwined with that
yet wethe chosenshall we. It which
of must this one, upon is a
Andromanticisingnot concern ourselves his woman gazed at with
serious businessthem backbefore us.
them both take iswe have and none
at hand to
withLet us for a taskthus following forth that which has been thus far have returned
sympathy, The two chosen ones
their prophesised, to tacklelongerbest is our hands. It dreams. theecautious, there
home so but‘the perfection’… it we from their is up to O, what thoughts
can be done they may
that fate no it as lies in
rest. We shall return here the this
We must to the end to
…Follow him learn to be of the world
Ockress’ the rest of
can.all atmake sure is lying around necessary eventsan endless list of possibilities in
are to needcarried out… to them both
if it are
are open themselves
days and we have what to do and which after further, then further
within two an eye, an open eye on the proceedingsthisbe this,all go wrong.
for we know
planet somewhere tomorrow could One
much to do else where. we shall go.morning?for can only
none begins his journey
when Perlone is now predictable. to find it anticipate can they not?
What a tremendously strange dream now master Perlone… sleep…
Is it wish, I of me awish I knew what itSleep
think it feeling… as if it
But now Ohave Itostrange was?
I that was… meant,
what Iasensed to than just a dream.
lot more and everything
meant it’s purposeknowcause was. about it!
I want so much meaning behind it,
What was all caused me to have a
so much truth that on earthso
dream like that?
And he thought I was here to cause
It was far from that my friend. at here
trouble… a pleasure meeting youI’m long
last… free… not. We us your guardian
to set youbut fearconsider shall meet again,
but from this you will learn be to fear me…
angels next time day forth and notassured,
but perhaps fear me again.
you shall never to love me.
I am most honoured to make your acquaintance,
Okay, I lied to you, Ime here of my own
Woaw! Woaw! Hang on ForgiveIAre for my hastiness master
my name is Ryan. have promised they
Tell me, why is this so? You with a second, you the one to come and
Basically,what beganCome… let usyou,outside the being the deliver you gone
are clearly all is this for, who year ago. Mybut intoreason to
accord goonly best friend named
Perlone, master the outskirts why am
itpassionateabout a sentmycitywhyVickaloss and as toMilan Ihad here
find you in the of Perlone?
of inbasically Perlone, you is friend chosen
the city. made isa you me the and cannot before he
to serveclearer there a few humble
promise I The airtobefore are reason I you
about searching send you? harm. know I dying guardian and
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for you for Imany am to
did he from
yourhaveregardlesslisten think a lot clearer. protect you from
I will discovered ofwasyour amyouwas continue Milan’s task,Iapology.not
all day to one and I name and andIwhat was though or town you
can to find whichto to send you the city should For
died, he can acceptwhat without knowing here point I feel as further
How may Ithis you? you see,is a fairly long story master
help It my
given to him by the this master wants managed
lived in. He was stabbed whilst pursuingGodsinformation but to remain to stagger
trust this man, but I feel
your motives. Perlone. I can promise you that if
his way home… we couldn’t do anything for him…
anonymous but compelled to follow him. If his
story is true then he be his
you accept his offer then you shalland in
safe hands. friend have done much for
me in which case I am
greatly indebted to them
both. But the chances are
………………………. likely that he is lying. All I
know is that I cannot stay
I’m sorry to hear that
…He asked me to carry on
……………………………… his pursuit of you and once you are found, to stand by
Safe hands?! It doesn’t sound like that he
your side as your protector. The reasonto sought you was because of his faith.
me! Tell your master that I given him for
He said that the Gods had thank him a clear sign that the chosen one was on his
his but he was is I shall not accept his
waygenerosity, but much danger of being corrupted by outside forces, namely the
offer people that stabbed Milan. He
samewithout knowing its origins and searched for evidence among their castle far
in the north for your name and whereabouts. In the process he also found
evidence that there are people after you and you are lucky to still be alive.
Because I saw them, I saw them with you. They had
They call themselves the Automatons, they
put you under a spell putting you in a deep sleep, I
caught you last night and right now you are
I much you me' was a dream… but it
sawWe havetold ya,to do arethe outside ofand city. I
them take you towards chosen lady the need
probably thinking that know that this
to we must find Those you but there were
triedthatstopprotectin’. out. I Automatons aren’t yet
them and to help
was entirely real. Ibut you shall a man came to
two is not easy for you, you and youassured that if
You hooded in amiss, be can no
of themfinished with possess very dangerous
I have you
Who exactly do not believe this, so you’re choose Some things you tried for
your black cloak with
come door eventually me’ against.again, you
powers to round get theirto trust lady. not.go back
which I was helpless me you to cannot
How do Iprotectifme from? it wasn’t awe have aboutCome,and or say what
know I me that only
telling can trust Come dream muchhands cannot I need I
favoured look first,him. Ineednot learn how to
come to believe, city to
First thing’s another some people you can
HowIall!? too muchcan mebe?I am sorry that I it one of to buy so-called
you? How do is know if I
This alldo I How couldpart andmay after thatinto couldn’t these myself
knowam thehappened have ……………………………
if I for trust you?
that to take
the beyond my
forcannot always be by your
never trust. It’s simply
further. But dreams ………………………….. up to
time. were under a spell, might not
much protect yourself. I time you I suppose only
chosen one? I’m sorry… but knowledge butbut nextthatnew weapons. be
some it must
I want to trust you…
I know reason that have be.
side for whatever up from it. may been It’s
allowed to wake if you just to believe…
they could have removed it. You’rewant lucky that
I’m finding much of this very immensely strange, what ever they did to you.
How on I do wantyou knowthey didn’t harm you or take you away. want to trust.
yes… earth do to. up to you if you
*Mumble, mumble, We normally would go straight to the
Thank you sir?
How may I help you very
mumble*. temple to ask for guidance but we
mumble*. sir. There is only whatthing we do? I
Ryan… we must give
I’m afraid so, one cannot we
can’t do that. It’s too dangerous, the
themI another shall weatthere to
mean, are then that on a
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So what we to
city sure iswe chance
Automatons are bound to godo then?
discuss it back let us house is for
today. stay here, at myput or call out
abducting havestay wait
wait for you. Weyou. to avoid going
Here Perlone, ……………………………..
help or… of the
until we the question. city.
I shall be requiring some Look, there’s the expect
places where they would shop. us
this is yours. to.
weapons. I need a sword,
And so the great Indomnias raged at Santaree for creating the
Hmmm… dreams are indeed mysterious things
world embedded with flame thriving with pain-dwelling beasts
yet hewouldmore. stood there her to spreaduttered answers
It said be dangerous for unafraid and be troubling you young
Butof flame. Santaree He saidlife, rarely embedded with the wordsand this
in What seems to her word of
with flame?being the no not asHailla,wouldn’t worry
No… It’s okaya simpleit’s that look
that my friendship of Perlone of course it’s exception. hope okay… shall
him is Thou haschosen. much Ibetrayal, He
‘you do not like my
suspicion shown But much as that.
lady? You have can I troubled
shalt I had of sensed it I were when do thatus often,
thou she chances a dream last your dreams owninrealise that this to do
hindered his ispay for thyIreachingshow up inyou Hailla,was and in his own
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about much disturbance
on just You scare going
face. his young
goal.man’s mind and if he were theI chosen one things turn. what you
I said to him ‘but is other for wouldn’t worrymake him issue
want way. events to take about the
his to strike Indomnias, all Itheto wait Gods came to join theirbattle.If you if I
night. This man knocked at my
Perloneagree the absolute’.to is wrong…Hailla. ofhe issometimes
to like that.you said He suspect Perlone being the chosen the
He know who the you very that are reclaim
It’s nothing findwith Indomnias’, they all chosenclaim shall But it is rest ofone
‘We assuredDo something were roared. ‘We humans for the
door, hoodedthat cloaked in
and really wrong. interesting. Did you
Hello Hailla… the Ichosen sooner you Hmmmm, even your
that Ivery ofwho could disease could be anywhereFor that isifapart
knew pain if you
then looked at me asandwas excuse me myunholy. Butthis world. claim
me this world unlikely,is yet?then go and very him for the good’. We it with is
black he was, bony blueThe and change itdo you thinkPerlone about it
one the chosen
Who and in is discuss when to
see go latertalk to it is then?
stupid, asI’ve always back better friends, doperson in need ofbest.
was, should knowknown it is it not? realm…hefeel it not?
onebanish if I was lying andhim, or else, of being human is choose
brothers, we shall continue our lesson true
I he Santaree into my unknown what you must
get a to the
fingersyou had andthehaunting a this
but I’veto moment.me. He then is indeed in needmorning? not you.
always atabout afraid
in a laugh been toothe faith
began teaching reveal himself
voice… he said… he said. of myself.
to admit it to myself… and I feel
said, ‘that stupid lie, no, you shall
not hinder that, may be some
as though there but you shall
truth withinreal task’. He waved
hinder his it.
I think it in front of my face is
his hand is Perlone, Perloneand
that’s all I remember.
the chosen one. I cannot
I went to his house but
prove this of course… it is just
wasn’t in. Master
a feeling about him that I’ve
Loiyan… what could all of
Thank you for your advice
always known somewhat.
this mean exactly.
What am I supposed to thinkremember when we used to love playing
him? I always knew we were games like stick-fighting and similar
somewhat different, but we things… it’s been a long time since we’ve
got along fine. done anything like that. Could he be the
chosen one? The question may not remove
its self from my mind at all until I ask him
But recently, this gap has grown
I it. The us, exploded yesterday so
What should between starhe’s become so much if
he is the one, surely he would know by
more lost than he was, so much more
now. I don’t know… maybe he had a
unsure of everything and sometimes I
strange dream too.
feel like I am in the way of something.
I going to go and look for like I’m sometimes in the way of
him. him thinking clearly, which a lot of the
time, it seems as though this is all he
Many reasons I suppose, firstly because I
don’t want to come to harm by the
suppose of you, I’m just it is Automatons, they we
I ‘The cavelikeborn desires’,curious. Think Iabout it,seem like powerfulin any of
feel like I have no choice
cave that lies towards the west. creatures.this, and
cannot have anyone who places all their heartas if I’mfeel a sense of duty I
I know what he’s probably thinking though.I just doing what I’m
He didn’t know… he city that neither can the
IThis you do Thisprotect you and in our fateall my people at home.opinion still
But is from havelack of freedom
come what anotherto a choice
soul into faithMilan told me,in this, supposed
suppose to is very to do. But my They all
was didn’tand need similar
scholar to know My
everything we very far it approach. For he will find
a oneneed to of the
chosengreatadopt acomeis too. had such big dreams and hopes withinsomething
remember depressing. I’d rather not think remains but the absolute is ‘the
revealedtold of within if I this about
shall be one no on to us any dark… We’ll let the it
It’s and theto get hand.
starting me that that
here, to seems like an okay place to and I suppose I am acting on
itchosen focus need job at such
people you could’ve thought at unavoidable. I wish I believe shall bring balance
yet the stayed is absolute’ that don’t
the cave. Of course, this cave is
men studying didn’t
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wereBut you wished. If you Sofellow men. Then isseems
to upon be passionate behalf of mylife in the we Therethen?
faith. if could feel more free about it. But yet I likeI what what to do doing…
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wherewhatmust did to bebut
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together helped be
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more believe be huh?that
too the You have
me to me. chosen to
bybalance? to meansas situation? fixedliketheir………………………….. is the
purposeful, to that are in hopelesspromise! For if this
reality, accepting ofthosebe human. tofollowing drive me mad sometimes with
mission is it servethe well as to need onlythat… a thinkever going to get
person I’ve I’m
seek about myself. known
and rarely allow emotion to intervene. some sleepconstant preaches. I day.
protect. believe existence then a so
my has in the prophecyIandlong am
key to that very agreed with beenguess forth.
their now, it’s me!
curious about it.
What’s that I see there? Why is that… is
*Sigh* this is stupid… why am I doing this?! I guess… I don’t
that a fire? Yes! Yes it is! Perhaps it is
really know why I am doing it, I just am. I believe that the dream
Perlone! Let us be cautious though. You
was more than a dream, how could it have been only a dream,
can never know who it might be camping
it seems impossible to think of. Without doubt that man that
out in these parts. Many rumours enter the
spoke to me was evil and was trying to delude me into thinking
on within come
city about the goingsearth did I its bordersall this
Why onI was no good for out
that Perlone… but I know that I am! We are
and they areway just to find him? I am very
good together… it is true. And I may have nothing but the
witnessing him though, I couldn’t
worried about gaze of a stranger and I have been walking for quite
some time… but I all!
find him anywhere at know that if I carry on walking I shall find
Perlone. I must…
It’s good to see you too
O Perlone, it’s wonderful
That’s a few miles away!
to see you again! Hailla, but what are you
I asked around the city for
Please, put down your
If it is trouble you are afterthat had seen you a doing here so far out of
I looked for you at your It’s miracle you found
then that… got it… if strangesaid
It’s just you’ve I had effort must dream last us! But that friend on
am a at this this
It’s a shame that so muchhomeyou’re comethey weapon, Ithe cityis no reasontime of
and and everywhere had. I
night and ever small woke up I’ve
down to this…to harmsince Ithing. It may had nothing to night? bothering at
Isas why name here
here such a Perlone you’ll could have Perlone’s, my you’re is Hailla
simply followed their
very well have my blade to answer to.woke upnoofonsuch aof Vickaloss. be back
butbe that neither Perlone or I
strange thoughts all day. myself
been but there was
you Hailla? You seem very
with the city late hour,
directions. The guard Let us walk about what whilst
a bit on
Put your weapon away
questions and I or even why much… I don’t know…
manywhatwhat isin for knew that only you could is possessed you to Ryan.
Speak, we’re your name? leading out just earth most strange you have
really know sign of you. I felt like I of This ask Ryan, she’s a friend of
the road Okay then. what
the of me
that go back to sleep I side tracked with unusual
answer them. I couldn’tadds
we’re in for it. But maybe had towasto the I had to… come looking for me?
city find the last one wished.
without confronting you with my questions…motives.mine.
adventure of it all… I don’t know why.
I always kind of knew that you were
something great, but as time went
by never want figure out what this
You Iknow I could nothing but to help you find
…If the absolute is the meaning
greatness couldperhaps shouldn’t
*Whisper* be aimed at. see
the ‘absolute’ Perlone… I Idon’tAt how I
for my existence, if it is what I
Aboutpossiblyquestions away from your goal.
one ask Perlone… blackbe you
thatyou wanted to
couldpointhimyouin ayouthe that pursuing that’s why you decided
He said that lead whylike a writer, And
andan holy …I suppose that man
hood anymore. it wasn’t amyafaiththat was put on this planet for, then I
Besides,one actor,scripturesanything?the with you me was it?
the theI say said Yes? look for
chosen you ‘absolute’? You
the next the and thatto next say
Aren’t all, I going want to go with you. to
dream at Perlone… Itell you down if itmust
didn’t your people that
is anymore, for not
musician… but has two so
chosenI one alsosomewhere
cannot helpI us absoluteprotector then? suppose I am doing this to come
Perlone… you me.
Are why must
Yes… yeshesuppose you
would hinderthe chosen one? is
the The are very bright…
what Perlone… whatayou just one,to a female stars to understand my meaning. But
told quest, protector
of What healthy for
cannot help supposed need of
his you the the balance
aidreachingour faith, felt this to do? life…
line youyour goal.chosen
thehim inare always surely, if and
cold towards you? Surely, you are the
Do surely it clouds he say?
So what did have
perhaps theis early days yet, I may not
told so our him,then itas the chosen’s
who looksme… faith you looking for it?
for are titled
then out deeper perhaps. I
aim higher…why it should be absent
you embraced within this.
decider cleared. even go all the way to find it…
from you fate is we have to do
suppose this group… to be chosen
chosen, who'sis theitonly thing left forby him
you things Perlone’s way after all.
him in you quest.
to aidto dive into.endeavours whilst on the
but I have to go some of the
pursuit of the ‘absolute’.
just for the sake of knowing a
Do about myself I suppose.
more you believe that I am? I
admit, my motives would like
I’m a little unsure… I are perhaps
Let’s get butsupposecamp.
think so. I I to the only time
to selfish, back can see no other
shall tell on the matter. believers
way of making all the
you to go to the that
Dohave believe what‘the cave of
inI the city of Vickaloss pleased
Yes, Then there’s no indeed,shall
his name and need has
with my actionsis Ryan. youto
hooded man said, that in the
born desires’ that lies
answer your pain
pleasing myself. question.
gone through much of reaching
hinder my chances after and
west… apparently finding
suffering to find me.
my goal?there I should know
what I am to do afterwards.
And do you think that you are
the chosen’s chosen?
I am a strong believer in the faith Ryan and we also have to avoid
I have always dreamed about the ‘absolute’ over-romanticising the situation
Hailla. Ryan and I intend on
like so many in the city of Vickaloss. I will
not be a burden on you or Perlone and the going about this in a
minute in which I suspect that I am, I
I apologise for not a
professional manner, my rudeness
earlier Ryan for not properly
passionate one. We cannot
promise you that I shall leave you both to looks as though we’re all
Well, ifcarrywishget going. without me. I am here Iany emotions that are friend.
youLet’s your journey
on allow introducing you to me
This faith as planned
heading Hailla, Hailla this
it to befor a purpose, as I believe we all are. We
so then it powered byis Yes to take any is
Likewise… you tois the have this
Hailla, what both get some
Yes Perlone, plan
understand that Ryan.
shall be master should Itime with understanding decisions here after all can
You should girl? nice to meet you Ryan. big
just need take
Perlone. and then?It’sneed bestI’m stand by we.
forIncluding theshall do mylate. to
tomorrowYou mayvery it when
that now… it’s
going to No more shall be said
in great need.up for a bit and on that
watch the fire fade.it is necessary.
They believed that behind the sky there was this
The people believed that covered the
large ocean miles deep that it would be world,
better to die a of the sky. if the sky were
hence the colour quick deathThey say the ocean was
to fall by using the that the magic bubble
Anyway, they believedholy stone to burst the above
being held up by a great invisible spell of Yes well we’re a lot more
that they called clouds, created by if ocean
bubble that is the down upon the great chosen
would come crashingsky, allowingusthethe accurate about our
Indomnias, the up soon the stone’. Manypredictions
Theyfall upon uscreated because Indomnias like a
to call it who and give us a quick
one did not turn ‘sky-piercing ocean up abovewould nowadays. We
thousands ofThey the this would be itfaith
giant bubble. years say There The prophecy
drowning. with ago, people of the is predicted
loose patienceTheysaid world. it rains, much goes that the starWhat did they
Let’s get going now. when is was
believed than he shallcaught up once theIndomnias
that getting liftIndomnias did not in the
the too the white magic find
that after this, if wasGod muchskywithin more and air would do think would
better a mile ahead of us
andchosen one cloudsthen the time can something
hismagicmagic would get so that he for try again at spectacular and then?
create a new race of man confused, in which, it would
the of the soon, the
and it shall lead into which apparently happen
What is that
mankindpeople run is through of baring a we of
race horriblewithin negligence.
out and evil, insane child
creating awouldthatoutcapable their world and knew that the chosen one
let gives of Barlon. Let’s make
the water seep
devoid of visions when dreadful too the would
horrific the capabilities of finding
they get things ‘absolute’.
whom has the absolute, …A long timeclosewould arrive afterwards and
soon happen.shall continue until the chosen one now!
it by cycle
And the climbing mountains. The ocean in look at us does theSo the stone is simply
before today. So what ‘sky-piercing stone’
awakens. is Indomnias’ jewel and he does have So do with all of this? a quick death
the sky to there
when is or wasfor
not like people getting near it. is the basic worldwide?
the sky supposed
idea. to fall?
That’s the bridge we have toisn’t destiny
cross to had both way over here
Of course there is the issue that I Well told of us actingbeen Hailla.
make our have
the river Spirit’, forthe realm now. I’m you mean?
Master Loiyan, the ‘Keeper of the missing And does that think people will
and enter What days What do
what I suspected about you… about you concern you home? that
My family and friends you tell them
of Barlon. Tread carefully, back
…………………… and *Sigh*
might greatly? you were leaving? …No
being the chosen one. And I’m sure thatstart to andis choice
there are unpleasant it
my parents shall go and ask him for his…………………… none
territorially protective people else…
holy advice on what to doin these parts.……………………
about me. And
…No… suppose have
upon realising thatI you and I it doesn’t. I
know that may I’m doing far
disappeared, Loiyan what then believe
that you are the chosen one and I your the
outweighs the importance of
to go and search for
chosen, ofworrying back home. the Did you?
‘absolute’. So I suppose I can take
It appears to be a strange
comfort in knowing that my parents can
thing to start to get
People are going destiny… it obviously
know what has happened to me that way.
has little like me to
worried soon. It’s not intent on including
just disappear like who are close to you
within its divine plan.
WHAT! YOU’RE TELLING ME THAT
YOU TOLD SOMEONE ELSE WHO YOU
THOUGHT I WAS AND SOON HE’LL
PROBABLY KNOW! How could you do
this Hailla…? Don’t you know what this
means? Those people the point is that
That’s beside the point,in black cloaks are
going to afford to make matters! These
Do you be coming after me! kind of
we can’treally think that these They’ll know
that if hooded ones are ones do ask
mistakes! If the hooded awould know who
black anyone in the city powerful race,
or where the chosen one could simply
Master Loiyan, then they confession alone
their spells can force his is, that person
and it be Master Loiyan, the directions
follow us by asking people forchief
would would not even take five minutes!
‘Keeper of many
There are the Spirit’!
just like you did. of these men Hailla…
many! If I were to come across them,
then not only would it be the end of your
The sooner they
beloved quest, but it’ll be the end of us no find out that we’re both
doubt! gone, the sooner they shall come looking
so we Loiyan isn’t stupid, he wouldn’t tell
for us Mastermust make sure that they
as much he doesn’t know what way we
But time searching for
spendanyone that looks suspicious about you went,
anyways. He said as me, ‘things are Perlone,
in Vickaloss to possible! okay
information where we’re heading. It’s By best
the look of things, this may not be for very
not known to people, the chosen one already
anyway, the black hooded figures
long now! revealthat you in his own time’.one.
shall know himself are the chosen
I’m sorry Perlone… I
shall make my way
back home if you want
me to do so. I know I
have done you wrong.
There’s no use for it… I My first day on this
suppose I can’t really quest and already I
………………………… am a danger… this is
blame you… I guess
you didn’t………………………… not fair! Is this a sign?
…………………………about it, there’s
what all of ………………………… Is Indomnias trying to
involved. nothing we can do I… aren’t
tell me that
the the bridge
now. Come, chosen’s chosen?
is before us.
I really am sorry
Let’s go before we hang
around long enough to find out
And you believe that
Those whom aren’t We can’t just go around killing
Perhaps we’d just
That’s one way
if that Goblin does have friendsto
Goblins must pays to people allone of
In that case, get going. you against
Let’s the time. The Goblin
or not. avoid him
better payyour taxes.
How we’ll skipto it of me is
prices Well youperhaps we have threefriends, many
‘Tis a fitting bridge.of
crosses the did say much does
may have had
notfriends… enough toRyan.
Now emptied your have a professional attitude There’s sustain
hundred golden bridges there ispayment.
the cost? and they wouldn’t
pockets! you for peoples like you. Only bold about
have been to
about this, and that was done
us Goblins can use the
You two go first.
Crap! It’ll take care of them
Perlone hurry youseems safe to me.
Perlone. You and Hailla
PERLONE!!! leave, it’s too
makemust for it!
There’s only one
way to find out.
Do you think it’s
Ryan! Look over
Goblins and they
don’t look happy!
Get out of the way
Perlone, you’re in the
way of my fire!
Come on, let’s get out
Perlone…! What the hell
of here. Who knows
happened there? Why did But he never even learned
how many of them
you insist on fighting? how to fight… that’s what
Goblins are skulking
my question imposed.
around this area.
How did he manage to
fight like that?
You may be my ‘so-called’ protector Ryan, but that doesn’t
mean you have to take on three attackers single-handedly
whilst I just run away. I said to you, I don’t care about the
absolute, so in my eyes we’re equals. Besides, your friend
died………………………… have gone through much
in finding me and you
hardship for the same reason. I owe it to both of you to not
just sit around hiding behind bushes.
One thing is sure, I’m glad that who ever it
Seems have was took up case was killed fairly the
Well been a this the privilege of doing
‘Tis strange me’ lady. Mustokay tomaybe big battled. I’ve heard
cross Goblin was
Let it go Hailla! Perlone doesn’t caresmashasking forout
always trying he make them
Hey! Bikarackto was moneys
about these Goblins before, acceptable…killing these beasts. These three
Ms. Let us That may of so andplace scares of let’s
about his responsibilitygoes.more than This anything.
any swings of axe shows looks me,
of innocent travellers, even when theyrecentlyHailla, but it’s either we
don’t in the by back
all, two that one pieces the to
What owns name
one-hundred gold we saw justof there…
plus or no ones way… by a do
…………. get was you
his way crummy little bridge that
I do! If he is the chosen one ideas on paying. of here.person
all of this this been hopeless
Someone might have not liked their then arrow, ithappened against them!
things thehave Dead Goblinsto or
shouldn’t we do things. his way?! way hecity oftwenty to he
from cost only you
most probably the wantsVickaloss!
here? you now?
How are do them. I assure you
now, for I have spoken with him on the
issue… if this quest becomes
uninteresting, annoying or even
burdensome on him then I have a
feeling that he shall stop what he is
doing. It is in all of our interest to
This bridges might
therefore go about the quest
…Women… after that, but I’m in the
I’m a bit shook that be safes for
manner not he wishes.
hope to cross
okay. Let’s just yours these me'
situations aren’t common on this
Are you risks you don’t in any a
lady. ‘Scuse as
No! Not if itsayingboth our questmeway regret
journey, or elsemoment
Ryan… lives! I can’t never reach
not paying!? Whilst theme’ lady. you
well as our I’m sorry I atbelieve this!
the end that help be assured. Let us
know that so impossibly awful!
You are bothit resulted to fighting off four scary
try there. I’ve
you and avoid trouble as best we
Goblins! You’re never We can’t go about our
can in the future. like
been not situation
quest, in a like this! We’ll be murdered
that this situation and
*Stomps her foot* eventually for sureis in doing so we shall
impossible! completely let down all our responsibilities!
This is bad, Perlone cannot be seen
anywhere. Fear not, finding him
should be no difficult task. The city is
full of people who are capable of sight
and I shall interrogate the mind of
everyone of others of this to find
I must inform the them in order news the
is surely know his whereabouts!
for it ones thatnot good. Where can
Milan, that ignorant would have
Perlone have gone to? It fool has been
murdered so there was no have
be virtually impossible for him tochance of
any other receiving so-called
started searching for the Perlone. We are
his real protectors now. We are
‘absolute’ at such a young age! The the
rightful successors of Milan know
prophecy goes that he shall only and none
can the prove one by the
that he is everchosenotherwise. age
of thirty years or so. This is most
worrying. We shall suffer for sure
under the hands of our God if his
wishes are not carried out
appropriately. We MUST find him.
But we could do with having
well, aren’t the previsions on
VeryTheselet us somesafest areas tous. We have
knock Look over
no food and sleeping on the
and go around looking for helpa cottage
see who is inside. there,
Perlone. We are grass was sort.
bare on the edge of
Be on the alert and be of somenot exactly a
the however. We There may night. You
Barlon, sleep last
cautiousrealm ofpleasant the realm be
and little money
don’t want to end up I have aO, nothing… and
where barbarians, warriors and
untamed likeWhat can that?us in
creating a riotmen we ofwashave eaten for awhat
none us …Agreed!
thrive. help Remember
did on the bridge. there. you told me Ryan!
We were wondering if
Seeing as you are all We did but… err… we or
you have any food
confused about me Fifteen! dropped Ithem over a cliffthat
so the deal, you
Here’s is Hmm… sleeping blankets
wants sleeping why don’t you have accident and purchase
suggest that if we
Why don’t*Grizzle, by hell could we
I wants another WhoGrumble*
What…! the I suppose so.
you all come this way wish to spent last you.sleeping my
blankets you’re going sleeping ale! live, then nightyou wants?
any got? emptied hour?from do Meand keep and
andpay ups of I is is you should bareLets justittry enough
toWho isThreats don’t shakesSurely you pricefolloware is about for
Me mugs that as thison Don’tgrass. him?
have to*Grizzle, Grumble*
What worry, travellers
Shall wethisbe quick we,
blankets? And my friend.
out. you civil
fifteenhere group? for How muchgoodsfor its,then ifhave ran out
this gold pieces fairly.
your moneys and we ye
me mister,brought those with you you our sakes. all
only allI haven’t got
the threemoneys does. gottravels?
of you. for your on you?wished it. of provisions.
You’ve had enough ale
already. Why don’t you
keep your mouth shut or do
Stupid children… if they knew any better they
would have not come into this house. They would
see two young
have heard the message… ‘if youWell as you can sees
‘Tis a curious case west, stopthere all us goblins
men and a girl heading however, telling I’ve got plentiful of
Hmm, I wasstupidwonderingWhosleepingany
up also children. if knows foods,
west’. Those trap doors in their own have what its not
Weapons, dried but
to set So what have you got you house,blankets. These
Yes well a sort Whomabout require months,
I for. cares gives dam
potions of todon’tbecausekeeps boxeswhenfilled of
they’re wantedquestion, justI do. afresh forthein black
my part mayThose men odd
wants. I’m here to even. ha ha ha!
what you the journey. I years they are usually
spell a tidy heads? Ha Good for
there’s along price on their know get a pointless riot
cloaks certainly know how to various equipments.
does a jobs. ones are common
expensive, but defensive long travels no? right
going amongst us. I just hope I got the
peoplesas? to make so heard I get my to use.
potions, easy the job. TheI soonerand easy money
Such for going cheap then I shall be willing
If youits, theany
for have sooner I can afford my own group of
make for myself
to slaves a bargain. from the market. I’ll have my
own labourers finally to build my inventions of
warfare weaponry, the giant crossbow, the
wooden-dome with its wheels… the ultimate
protection. These inventions shall then help me
get richer! ‘Tis a prosperous life ahead of me
I’ve found a wall here…
maybe if I could find a
weak spot, I might be able
What the hell are we doing
……………………………… break through into
down here? This wasn’t
Ouch! ………………… another room maybe, or
to happen! This
supposed The basic story
Are you………………… even beis thatto dig through
You won’t find anything inverythink all trapped something
Perlone?is bad, Iwe’re I’ve found down
………………… to bad.
this light Ryan, let us wait here…hole the surface.
I can’t some
Ouch! see a thing! and that we
until our eyes adjust. need to get out, so I’m
AHHHHHHH!!! going to get us out!
I’ve got you now Hailla,
………………… find me and
you’re okay. Ryan, come
………………… hand, soeyes
Let’s wait until our that
here as well,
over a bit sore, butso that
I’m adjust to the light we
we know where before we
we know we’re all togetherHailla,
fine, are youany ofwe! All
I’m Neither canmove around we
do anything shall
hopefully, when our eyes
okay Hailla? me. is make sureadjust
to the light we’ll be able to see
we stick together!
here, a bit sore something down here.