THE DARK, WINGED BEAUTY SULKED through the labyrinth of caves deep in the underbelly of the Elmonon. She had been told that it was forbidden for immortal born to come into Elmonon, but she needed to find Iskilsasya to query him for his secrets. She had been searching for a long time for the key to her desires. After an hour of wandering a deep, disembodied voice greeted her.
“You should not have come here immortal. I fear you shall never return to your home.” The voice echoed off the walls.
The winged creature laughed. “I have searched for too long for you, Iskilsasya, to give up now with your idle threats. I am coming and when I find you I shall have the knowledge I seek.” Nike said with a smile.
A man appeared in front of her gathering from the glowing ether. He was in a human form, but had great dragon wings stretching out behind him. His hair was black as coal like hers. “You, Nike, are the most stubborn of all my children. I can see you inherited your mother’s eyes and strong will. Since you have disobeyed every rule I have placed before you I shall grant you some knowledge, but know this, what you ultimately seek is madness.”
“Father, I know you and everyone else thinks that I am mad, but she was to be your earthly queen. He was to be her consort. I believe that if I can bring him back from the Dark Myst it may make her less insane. I’m not even sure why he was sent to the Dark Myst in the first place. He was of an immortal born, not Shutharja or Shimahashi. Nonetheless, he ended up there and I must revive him.”
“There is much you do not understand child. He may not have been one of our kind, but because he committed patricide his spirit was rejected in all areas but ours. Not even the Underworld wanted him. It was only right that he be let in here because he was to be her consort. He would have been one of our kind had he succeeded. Yet, it matters not. What you wish to do will cause great distortion in the N’Loron.” Iskilsasya told his daughter.
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