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Quest of the Faes
Quest of the Faes
Book Title: "Quest of the Faes"
Book author: Catherine Geenen
Number of pages: 145
A long time ago the elves and the faeries lived together in the beautiful city of Volvey. It was odd that the two races lived together in the same city considering that each had their own king, but they lived and worked together nicely. They were very skillful artist and spent many years perfecting and even surpassing their crafts. The elven people and the faes wrote down their spells and magic, and how they obtained and perfected all of their skills in a book they called the Keeper. The Keeper was aloud to be looked upon by any of the city's people. Though occasionally a squabble would arise over which race should keep and protect the book, but the fae king said that he would see no problem with allowing the elves to guard it so longs as all were still free to look upon it for wisdom.
Goria (as she was called then) was a dragon who was allowed to come and go as she pleased from Volvey. She was beautiful, gold-mailed and jewel eyed. Often times she would share her wisdom with the faes and elves. But when she saw that their wisdom and skill surpassed her own she became jealous and soon hatred started to boil with in her. So she went to each king and told him that the other was planning to steal the Keeper and hoard it for his own people. After she had caused the faes and elves to doubt each other she swooped down one night killed the elven guards and took off with the Keeper.
Thus a war broke out between the faes and the elves. But the faes realized that they and the elves were an even match and neither side was going to win. Everyone was simply going to kill each other. So the faes slipped off into the night and traveled for months until they found where they wanted to build their new home, far from Volvey.
They built a new tree top village and named it Trinolus. Which was named for the three prophecies that their leader had seen in a dream and told to his Viro Master while on his deathbed. The people of the village didn't know that it had been named for the prophecies, they thought it was named for the three stages in a fae's life. But the Viro Masters knew, and it was then the job of the village's Viro Master to learn the prophecies and hope that they did not come true in his life time, for then he would have to find the chosen ones and send them to battle.
The prophecies predicted that darkness would some day destroy all that was good and light and that the faes would grow sick and die off. The only way to stop this from happening would be to send the two chosen ones to recover the Keeper and slay the dragon, now known as Gorgatha, large and black with eyes that burned red with hatred. The prophecies said: "Created to serve, it sunders now/ Wielded by she who learneth how/ To defile beauty, to destroy light/ To steal the graceful fairy flight/ To silence the call of the elven horn/ To mock the white of Unicorn/ Guarded by many, stolen by one/ Shall be regained by two or none * Choseth thy champions by virtue fair/ He with wisdom, she without care/ Infants send to do warriors deeds/ Lambs to follow where lion leads/ Strength will be forfeit, meekness prevail/ Sharpest lance, the heart of the frail/ These winged babes thy champions be/ Armed only with love and strength of three."
So when the faes started to lose their power of flight the Viro Master chose Chrysalis and Arrogon to find the Unicorn Questa and tell him that the lose of flight had begun. The two young faes had no knowledge of the prophecies and wondered why they were chosen to go to the Unicorn and give in such a message. They knew that they must be important but they didn't know why. When they found the Unicorn he told them of the prophecy and the part that they had to play in it. Chrysalis found it hard to believe that she had been chosen to battle the dragon because she wasn't skilled like the other faes. Faes could bend light, turn invisible, shoot sparks and move things with their minds like Arron could. Arron was the best in his class and quite full of himself. But Chrys, all she could do was open flowers by cupping her hands around them. The two faes, though a bit reluctant excepted the challenge and set out on their long hard journey.
They went through forests, rolling green hills, the Stretch (a huge barren stretch of desert), and finally another forest but this one was dying because it was so close to the darkness and evil. It was ridden with the dragon's slaves who were all former elves, faes, and humans. The dragon had probed their minds with her own, found their weakness or fear, and expanded it inside them until they grew hideous and evil. Whenever a slave of the dragon's grew near Chrysalis always doubled over in pain because she sensed the feelings of pure hate behind her good heart and it hurt her deeply. Arron didn't understand this because he felt nothing. But Questa seemed to understand that Chrys was a child of light and she felt things differently then he did.
Questa took Chrys and Arron to the evlen home of Lowenly and Avantia. There the three of them rested and feasted. They prepared for the battle. Even the elves knew of the prophecies
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