Book I Part VI - Reverie II
The midday sky is an astonishing shade of purple-pink, Chira drifting on the horizon far closer than one might have believed possible, shimmering and almost ethereal beyond the clouds.
A soft breeze parts the tall, lush grasses around you, carrying a soft voice on the wind.
Turning, you find yourself before a massive palace of white marble and gold, spires seemingly rising up past the sky and into infinity. As your eyes follow the impressive structure downward, they finally rest upon a throne, held aloft by a pair of stone reptiles with ponderous bodies, long ears and wide, staring eyes.
Upon it sits Nefirian-- the Dreamwaker-- and at his feet rest hundreds of his children; leupaks, Boralion, and even what seem to be elves and mysterious, winged figures, bound with cloth and masked.
Some grand meeting is in progress, and you slip closer to listen.
"WE DO NOT HAVE LONG.
IT IS ONLY BY MY WILL THAT WE ARE HERE NOW, AND ONCE MY POWER HAS WANED, WE WILL RETURN TO VALENTH AGAIN."
His voice is sharp, echoing, crystalline-- his third eye rolls slowly across his audience, seeming to land on you for a moment and pause.
"INEVITABLY, YOU WILL LOSE YOURSELVES AGAIN. THE SAME FORCE THAT PREVENTS VALENTH FROM SLEEPING PREVENTS ME FROM DRAWING ENERGY FROM THE REVERIE.
WITHOUT YOUR LIFEBLOOD, YOU WILL FALL INTO CHAOS AND CONFUSION.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
IF YOU TRUST IN ME, YOU WILL GO WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS INTO MIMORE , AND YOU WILL WAIT."
He pointed into the crowd.
"IICARN. LEAD THE WAY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS AND INTO THE BORDER.
BORALION. TUNNEL INTO THE EARTH AND UNCOVER THE OLD CITY.
LEUPAKS. BOLSTER THE ENERGIES OF THE MIRAJIN SO THAT YOU ALL MIGHT THRIVE."
The Dreamwaker paused.
"...AS FOR YOU , MY HATCHLINGS, MY LITTLE ONES ..."
The strange elves stood, some of them glancing around or murmuring softly amongst themselves.
In the light, their pale violet skins glistened, meeting the color of the sky with rainbow hues of their own.
The Dreamwaker opened his mouth to speak again, but the vision faded away as your eyes fluttered open...
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