The Golden Scepter - Chapter One
by Antavius S. Flagg
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Linneaus placed his quill back onto the table, and contemplated his friends'
" You want me, to help you get back the Holy Scepter? But how
can that be possible."
" It's not what it seems Linneaus. With Elais, you, and myself, it will be
an easy feat to accomplish."
" But I'm just an aspiring sorcerer, I have a long way to go." Linneaus
picked his quill back up, and scribbled a note onto his parchment of spells.
" Think of the reward Linneaus," Elais mused as she leaned up her chair, "
the constables will be more than willing to pay us in gold for restoring the
Holy Scepter back to the altar, where it belongs. We could be rich, and with
the extra money you can be able to give yourself an even wider education on
becoming a sorcerer." Her voice drifted through the large stone hall of the
covenant as if it was air itself. The smell of books, wrapped parchments, ink
bottles, and stale air clouded Elais's brain, and made her head hurt. It was on
rare occasions that she even ventured inside of covenants.
She saw Corei nod her head in assertion. Linneuas was silent, as he rubbed a
hand through his brown hair. She could tell by the look on his face, that this
was a serious matter to consider.
" What will happen to us if we don't get the scepter? What will the
constables do to us then?"
" If we don't get the scepter, then it won't matter what the constables will
do to us, we'll all be doomed to a horrible fate. It is likely Xavier wishes it
" He will enslave us." Elias said
" Or worse." Corei echoed. Linneaus looked to Elais.
" I'm surprised she was able to convince you into all of this Eli."
" If it means saving my world, our world, then I am willing to do
" And so should you." Corei said. Linneaus's mouth moved in silent
" Will you join us or not, given that the consequences could be contrary to
what we hope, but could otherwise be what we plan?" Elais pressed. Linneaus
stared down into his scroll, and scribbled another note.
" If it means saving Crest, the world, then yes..."
" Thank you so much!" Corei screamed as she jumped from her chair and hugged
him across the neck. Elais smiled, but she could see that Linneaus was not
enjoying their excitement.
" When will we leave?" He asked, rolling up his scroll and tying it in white
" Tonight," Corei said as she reset, " we will leave when the clock strikes
midnight. By that time we should have everything we need that will help us:
food, water, and clothes."
" I will bring spells with me from the lower vaults of the covenant in case
we will need them." Linneaus whispered.
" The Gods know we will!" Elais said.
* * * *
Linneaus never knew that time could be in such a hurry as he heard the
sounding of the bells that announced the hour of midnight. In the darkness of
his room he pulled off his bed covers and edged silently to the window of his
room. He raised the window, and listened outside into plaza below. The bells
sounded thrice, their shrillness drifting to every corner of Crest. He turned
from the window, assured that the hour was indeed midnight. He whispered an
incantation and all of the candles in his room flared to life. Had he been a
powerful sorcerer the act would have taken only a minute train of thought to
accomplish, an incantation being a waste of breath.
His bags were already pack. In one he had his clothes, and in the other his
spells. He placed on bag on his back, and the other in his hand.Next Page
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