Thursday April 27th
The Ritual Yields an Answer…And a God!
The Envoys of Seamaide made their way to the Spirit Pool once more.
They arrived to news that an aide from another land had found the last two elemental artifacts. Having all four in hand, the old Druid cast a circle and called on a beautiful female to play the ritual music on her flute.
As the music began, the Lord of the Wyldes and other Envoys, plus a foreign dignitary, took positions at the four cardinal points of the circle, each in front of one of the elemental crystals.
The Tavern Mistress Elayne called upon the spirits of the Air.
The Harbour Mistress Laila called upon the spirits of the Water.
The foreigner who had aided them many times thus far, the male known as Ktahdn, called upon the spirits of the Earth.
And the Lord of the Wyldes himself called upon the spirits of Fire to help them.
After an exhausting period of chanting and flute playing, the God of the Sea, Lugh himself, appeared in the middle of the circle.
With his aid, the Envoys were able to decipher the next step in their quest and identify the person who would be called upon to complete the task. The child Cairann was instructed by Lugh:
“Cast the stone with all your might at the forehead of the dragon, little one. And when it falls, the rest of you must cut its heart from its chest and place it upon the circle where I stand before the heart stops beating. Then you may perform the ritual upon this scroll to cleanse it. Only then may it be returned to where it belongs to heal that which is unclean. But be warned there is a price.”