Of Tears & Darkness: 2 Where Darkness Treads
(For ease of reading for those with mobile devices, this written work will be one story section per chapter.) It, had all started with a quest, to find the hallowed sanctuary spoken of, within the dreams of five individuals. Aederan, a world of green forests and deep blue oceans would soon be under the threat of war, from the forces of darkness.
The fate of the world, rested with a girl, a prince, a princess, a swordsman, a Centaur and seven others. For, it was decided seven friends would accompany, the chosen ones. It was assumed the journey would be lengthy and perilous.
It wasn't till later, before the brave adventurers grasped how much of an understatement, those words would be. Despite perilous weather, endless pursuit and numerous attempts by the enemy to destroy them, most of the original twelve had managed to survive. Berren alone, of the original twelve had fallen in the attempt. Through the combined efforts of humans, Centaurs, the newly discovered Dreena, and lastly the Chand, they had prevailed. Albeit, the price paid by their new allies and friends had been high.
Changa pondered for a moment and with a smile, dipped his quill in the inkwell and continued. Donovan was already changing into the leader, Mankind and the Four Powers Alliance needed. Indeed, all of them could no longer claim they were the same, which Changa thought was a good thing. Maturity had replaced youth, wisdom had replaced blind anger, dedication had replaced irresponsible actions. The Centaur Wind Walker smiled, as he realized Elliana was providing them with exactly what they needed to complete the quest and prepare for war.