For King and Country ||e.p||
"Many years ago, before Narnia was ever born, there was the Western Wood. But it was called Klove and it was a territory of Archenland, south and west of the Giant Ruins of Charn. The King of Archenland tasked a man called Berke and his wife, Lisabelle, with presiding over Klove. And they did so with a kind heart and just head. During their watch, they bore four children. A daughter as beautiful and cold as the Northern Breeze; A son with a heart as warm as the Southern Sun; a second daughter, with a wildness rivaled only by the unconquerable Western Wood; and a second son, equally as serene and intriguing as the Eastern Ocean itself. We grew up in times of peace, but our father instilled upon us skills that we might one day need, should we ever be thrust into war. Then the first Son of Adam and the first Daughter of Eve entered Charn from the World Between Worlds. Their ignorance was our downfall, for they awoke an evil spirit. She was a descendant of Lilith and an ice giant. The evil creature turned every soul in her kingdom to ice and stone. Nevertheless, she attempted to use the children to overthrow the world as we knew it. And then the King arrived, ready to defeat the Witch. But she was strong. As the battle raged, my brothers and sister and I grabbed our weapons and charged at the Witch, prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice to protect the true king and end the Witch's reign of terror. One by one she ran us through with an iron post-the same one which grew into the lantern that Lucy discovered upon her arrival... And that is more or less the story of how I died."
"And then we were alive again." Aras interjected, "And the Great King healed us and gave us a purpose. He then promised to take us back to The Utter East to live with him in Cara Divinia. Anyway, the King made the battle's survivors a promise. When Adam's flesh and Adam's bone sit at Cair Paravel in Throne, the evil time will be over and done. Then sent us home to the Country Across The Sea."