Two defiled men grabbed Kea’na and forced her to sit back into the carriage. Demorus watched the men as they bound her hands and forced her further inside.
“Suits you well Kea’na.”
Before she could respond, Demorus shut the door and the men lowered the portiere over the windows.
It begins. Demorus thought. Slightly sooner than I planned, nonetheless it begins.
“Now where shall we begin? I suppose the beginning would be best. I don’t think you’re smart enough to figure the beginning out yourself.” Myria began. “Then again, you may not understand that still”.
“Just get on with it, tell me why you continue to badger me what you know of this damnable coin.”
“Badger you eh? I see we will be getting along quite well. Come closer.”
Gonath stepped towards the old woman as she stood not far away.
Once he was within her reach, Myria grabbed a handful of Gonath’s hair and yanked with strength hidden within her seeming frail hands. She held a handful of hair and waved them over here head. Gonath yelped in pain and began rubbing the bruised patch where his hair was torn away.
“Badger you eh? Only a small price to pay for saving your life.”
“My life?” questioned Gonath, “You haven’t saved my life. I think you would save my life by leaving me to live it. I can take care of myself, regardless of what “magic” you are using to play with my mind.”
Myria raised a hand and quickly cutting Gonath off. She walked to the fireplace and placed two solid logs upon the fire. “No, Myria will stay. You must believe that I speak the truth now, no more tricks, only the truth. Please sit and I will explain.”
Well she does seem sincere enough, besides I do want to know of this coin and what she knows of my mother and father. By the light she may seem a lunatic but I feel I must listen.
“I am an old, old woman and I have seen much in my time, not all of what I have seen has been with these eyes. As of late I have not seen much to my liking. I can feel that there is change in the air, change that reminds me of a time of much suffering long ago. As I child I was unfortunate to witness many people struck down by evil doing. The land was poisoned and things began to wither and die. Rivers dried and rains refused to fall. Our King sent the best of his men to seek out answers to explain the decaying world around us. These men never returned, instead three strangers came. They made promises to restore the land and return the rain. In return they wanted our souls. If we refused their offer they threatened to obliterate everything. After offering their proposal they left us with these threats and to wonder what was before us and the heads of the men the King sent earlier. The King was outraged at the insult and the presumed idle threats. The Army was ordered to hunt down these men and bring them back to face the consequences of what they had done. No man returned from that hunt. We were left with no one to defend our homes, the King ordered everyone behind the castle walls for protection from what was unknown.”