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    “…Blood and Bloody ashes of the Light” Lynce whispered to himself, his fist was planted in the ground and cold sweat.
    He was on one knee, similar to when he bowed but this was from the intensity of which he felt his throat being torn from him, his left mailed hand holding his throat to make sure it was still their and not ripped out and n that black cloaked mans hand as he was positive was, not even two minutes ago had been.
    After a moment to regain his cool the Knight forced himself back up, his legs shaky but they held and he ignored the sweat as it poured from his scalp over his nose and dripping onto his chest plate.
    “The.. woman asks a good question, this is not a pleasant fate with I have seen.” his pause was less then last, the memory of the lights message present, but his distrust was stronger

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    With her heart pounding in her ears Aruna gripped her shoulder a moment, fearing that she would feel the warmth and fire but sighed in relief when she didn’t. Lowering her hand she refused to grasp her glass again in fear of it shaking and she would not show fear in front of...
    Glancing at the woman who spoke with a frown she turned back to the elders. "I expect that you can give us answers. Who was that man, and what does this have to do with us?"
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    The Old man listened silently as the trio before him spoke at once, their voices jumbling but each asking if the future could be changed, except for the queen, she seemed more interested in something else. ‘…Man? Hmmm…’

    “Forgive me, my children, for I tell you now that indeed this future is set, but it can be…bumped in a way. Possible lessen the blow, and even give us a chance. Male no mistake, The Lord of Chaos will roll his dice, my children.

    Now before you get all huffy, sister, The Lord of Chaos was an old fairytale, greatly changed in meaning by den mother’s wishing to scare children, while in fact the Lord of Chaos was the representation of the holder of balance, as nature in of itself is chaotic and unruly. He, she or it if you prefer is not malevolent, or out to ‘Get us’ as some would say. No, the Lord of Chaos simply governs.”

    The man took a deep breath before he continued.

    “But back to the point. You must amass a army, one capable enough to fend of the armies of even the darkest of tides.”

    The Keeper sent a look towards Lynce, as he witnessed the man had seen, but continued without pause.

    “A army like no other, this land united under one banner, one Powerful symbol.”
    The Keeper snapped and a set of servants cam rushing in, each holding the end of a tied up piece of cloth, and the Keeper spoke as he stood to walk to the servants, his sister raising a brow.

    “In close to three hundred years the chamber of angels have never been blessed with there presence, yet not even three days back, this was found, here and no one but me and my sister has access to this chamber on a daily basis.”

    The set servants held up the cloth and the Keeper pulled on a string, the Cloth coming undone.

    It was a banner, like those usually seen on a battlefield, a back of Milky white, the edge’s trimmed and bordered with gold and incrusted silver in intricate designs of spirals that seemed to shift before the eye. In the center, crafted with beautiful detail was the serpentine creature, with a beautiful mane colored in crimson like the rest of the creature, it’s talons and fangs imprinted and the eyes seeming to pierce. A dragon in name and appearance.

    “ ‘The Banner of the Dragon shall sweep the lands, and all shall fall on their knee’s, some in rejoice, but most with tear’s, as the end of days is signaled by the Dragons Flame.’ So I have foretold, and so shall be.”

    The Keeper sighed as the Servants rolled the banner up into a tight bundle, and hurried over to the Knight, who accepted with open arms, though he seemed a bit shaky.
    “Now, go… you have so much work to do, and only a year to do it in. Light guide and protect you all, Light, protect us all.”

    The Keeper walked back to his seat and collapsed in it, his withered body still as he rested his head on his hand, tears rolling down his face as he knew what he had just done, and knew that thousands would fall, but millions would be saved.

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    Lynce’s mouth was dry as he listened to the Keeper, his hands gripped tightly to prevent them from shaking.

    ‘Water and Ice…’

    It was something his father had taught him, a water dropping falling from a faucet onto a clear black pond, the ripples clearing out the anger, fears, happiness, sadness, all stilled, then the pond was frozen and crushed into pure nothing, giving him complete silence and control in his mind.

    His hands stopped shaking, and his face hardened into a rock as the Man spoke of the Army of shadows he had faced, the daunting numbers and feel of despair that had been like a crushing rock on his back.

    ‘There is always a way to win, always if you are willing to look.’

    The servants coming in was dually noted from the stillness of his mind, but that stillness was nearly shattered when the banner was unrolled.

    The magnificent of the Banner was awe inspiring, and the Dragon seemed to move, though that could have been a trick of the mind.

    “…”

    Lynce wordlessly took the Banner, his arms nearly shaking as he held it, a warmth seeming to radiate into his body.

    “The Army of the Dragon, shall rise, and Light will sweep away the darkness, Light protect and preserve us all.”

    The Knight began to walk, leaving the Chamber with the Banner still held in both of his arms.

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    “Now wait child, do not tell me you have already succumbed to the Banner‘s Will!”

    Fersonthe’s voice echoed around the room. The doors slammed shut and locked, allowing none to leave or enter.

    “Be Wary, that cloth has already sent three of the servants running off seeking glory. In fact they said the same thing you just did, It is touched by the one Source, have no doubt of that. Besides there is still much to be discussed,”

    She turned back to the Keeper, her brother with a slight grimace.

    “Brother, you cannot allow them to leave without…without understanding the importance of their roles, that is just idiotic. They need to know that, in fact, world now rests upon their shoulders.”

    The woman almost sounded like she was pleading. Turning to Aruna, she shifted a hand and pointed a bony finger at her.

    “Queen of Gasconthia, you must stay your hate for Domair. The burden you hold in despising them will only worsen the outcome if you refuse to put your feud behind you. I cannot stress this enough. Your Generations and Kingdom in the years to come will regard you as the birth of the Highest Power. A Queen among Queens. But, only if you succeed, and to do that, you will require assistance. Assistance from those in this room and those you will acquire along the way. Have no doubt, this is not something you country can take on at this point, you must unite the lands or else the Darkness that you have seen will sweep the lands like a plague.”

    Her other hand raised and she now pointed at Sabine.

    “Domair, I raised you from the age of seven, you are the closest thing I have to a daughter and I fear for you, but you must bury what you know, what has been pounded into your head by your tutors and listen to what you’ve learned from me. You are but 1 key, and useless without the others, You must, I repeat MUST! work as one and only then can you change the fate of what is yet to come. Heed my words! And you!”

    She turned to Lynce.

    “You must protect the girl as you would your Queen. All of our fates rest on whether you succeed or not, so be wary of who you trust. But be warned; do not turn away those true to the cause, for the end shall surely come, now you must go, time is precious and we have little. GO!”

    The old woman flung her hands up, as if dismissing them before turning back to her brother with a face as hard as rock.


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    Lynce was snapped form the stupor he had been in as the doors slammed shut in his face, nearly catching him in his face, and he blinked as if the light had shone in his eye and was trying to get the flash mark out of his vision. After a moment of listening to the Older woman and without looking back over his shoulder, Lynce turned around though not all the way, his arms still holding the tightly folded Banner as his left eyes narrowed.

    "Touched by the one power? You mean this thing has a sway over those who touch it."

    Lynce's face flushed at the thought, at how easily it had influenced him, how quickly it had as well.

    'Damn.'

    He listened to the rest of the older womans speech and set his jaw with determination. Work with the Domier? He a BisQual was to work with the blood of that which slaughtered his?

    The knight shook his head to clear the webs.

    'After seeing what I did, prhaps old hatreds can be set aside...for now.'

    "I...will see to the best of my ability that the...Lady shall come to no harm, on my word , and on the name of the BisQual family, she shall come to no harm as breath enter's my body."

    Lynce made a small, yet formal bow, more like a tilt of the upper body at the waist but still a bow as he tucked the Banner to hsi side, the pull for glory still tugging at his heels, but this time he quashed it, having embarressed himself more then enough this day.

    "My Queen and...Lady."

    Lynce was gonna have to work hard at refering to the Domier as a Lady without pause, but he still pulled open the door and held it open for them both.
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    Sabine did not follow right away; she just needed a moment to absorb the facts of the situation.

    There was truth in Fersonthe words, she had trained her from the age of seven but so had her father’s advisors, the hate runs deep between Domier and Gasconthia. The blood lust runs deep within the two Countries and she is just expected to accept their trust. A Queen and her … Malkier Knight. Their alliance is already stronger than the word of an old woman, no matter how powerful she may be. And that left her vulnerable, a position she doesn’t like … not one bit.

    No matter how many questions plagued Sabine but she knew she had to wait to get the answers she needed. For now she would just follow and wait, because in truth she didn’t understand how Fersonthe could trust that the Knight would protect her, did he even know what he would be protecting her from? His pledge cannot be trusted; no Gasconthian can. The past has proven that time and time again.

    Back straight and shoulders squared Sabine made to exit the room pausing in front of the Knight called BisQual, a name she knew. The look on his face told her feelings were justified.

    Exiting the room Sabine had a feeling of dread but could not help but feel some excitement. She would no longer be under the forever watching eyes of the council or her father’s watch dogs. Not being able to help it a small smile shaped her lips.
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    Aruna bit her tongue as hate flared through her body. Work with a Domiar? Unthinkable. Disgusting. How dare they even think to ask her something like that. After all that’s happened between the two Kingdoms? That’s like asking a man to forgive the one that slaughtered his wife and children. Nearly impossible.
    But it was possible.
    It was time to put her feelings behind her. There were bigger problems than just having to deal with one of those bratty Domiars. She couldn’t ignore that,
    Couldn’t she?
    Either way, she would have to try, despite her feelings.
    Listening to the woman she silently sighed. She didn't want to be a famous Queen. If she could choose it, she would rather just be a village woman, but that wasn't her roll. She was a Queen, and she would have to act it. She didn't choose her fate, so she had to live with what she was given.
    and live it she would. As grandly and strong as any Queen ever. They will not know her as just a Queen, but a feirce Warrior that tried the hardest she could to keep the world safe.
    Lifting herself from her chair she knew that the Elders would need to talk, as would the three of them. Wiping the look of disgust from her face she nodded at Lynce as she passed him, signaling to be followed. She paused down the hall, a few feet between her and the Domair, before turning to face her.
    "What is your name?" Aruna kept her face normal and offered a light, airy tone as best as she could.
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    Sabine had anticipated the take charge attitude from the Queen, the only question was if she was going to allow her to have it. Weighing the options Sabine felt it best to find answers before making any moves.

    “I am Sabine.” She replied thickly accented “How much of that vision did you understand,” she paused briefly, “believed?”
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    Lynce raised a brow as the women passed him and he quickly followed suit, making sure the door shut with little noise before turning his attention to the two women, who were currently speaking to one another.

    ‘Now that I truly think, what is the queen doing here? Better yet, when did she leave Gasconthia, and why wasn’t I informed.’

    “Excuse me my Queen,”

    Lynce butt in between the two women’s conversation as he walked up next to the two with a stoic face.

    “But as we go to leave back for Gasconthia, may I be so bold as to ask why you are here, in the Cathedral, and not in your home. On top of that, when did you leave, and why was I not notified of your leaving. Have you a escort?”

    He knew the answer to the last, for if she had, at least one of the Malkier would be among them, for they were the major force of the Army and they all reported to him. All of them.

    As he waited he began to slowly walk ahead, they had to make back for Gasconthia immediately, and even a child could understand the ergency for such an action.

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    Aruna flushed at Lynce’s questions. “What other reason would I be here besides being called upon by the Elders? And I left a little over a month ago. You know I despise being escorted by your little puppies, so of course I don’t have an escort. Why you weren’t informed, forgive me for saying but that was not my fault. You’re second in command was ordered to tell you the day after I left."
    She then turned back to the Domair.
    “The Elders have yet to lie, so why would they lie about that? They seem to be shaken up about it themselves just as much as we were. The true question is…what should our next step be?”
    Now if I am to survive
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    Murder the beast that's been eating me alive
    The infection must die

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    "My little puppies? You realize that all it would take is one wrong step and you could be dead with a dagger in your ribs, or worse even!?"

    Lynce voice didn't raise by the look in his eyes spoke of the unspoken anger, though it was quashed as he added.

    "My Queen, I simply fear for your well being, as is my duty. I must insist that when ever leave the castle, at least three guards if no more, but that will be for another time. We will gather your horses as we move along to gather the rest of the troops."

    Lynce paused in thought before a small smile appeared.

    "So you left a week before me hmmm? Well that explains why I wasn't informed. My Second in command died in a minor skirmish with Facliones."

    Facliones was a small kingdom, a blight really, that was nested between Gasconthia and Domier, they aren't a threat, least they weren't until recently. Their militaristic power had grown and the last battle, the one where his second died had almost been lost if the Heavy calvary hadn't arrived at that point.

    'We'll have to watch them closer...'

    He through out an answer to her question with out much thought.

    "It's very simple, of they are speaking true then we have little choice bu to turn to the other countries, and plead our case, hoping for them to believe that if we don't band together we will die. But first we must return to Gasconthia and prepare ourselves. Besides your birthday is little over a month away and what would happen of you were not present?"

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    The Queens answer didn’t surprise Sabine, blind faith. She would get her answers tonight after everyone sleeps.

    Following the exchanged between the two Gasconthian’s Sabine’s own unease heightened. “Your plan has a great flaw to it Malkier, I will not be going to Gasconthia.” She told him. “You go and gather your forces and I will go and gather mine and we can meet on neutral ground.”
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    "Oh yes, the party." The Queen grumbled under her breath. Aruna knew she should behave more like a Queen instead of just running off and slipping from her maids and Knights, but she found it enjoyable and entertaining. She should start acting like one more so now. Besides, she was turning 25 in the next month. Next think you know, she’ll be having suggestions thrown at her for marriage.
    She blocked a gag.
    Marriage. That was definitely the last thing on her mind. There was nothing that she despised thinking about more than a man other than Rhuarc…
    Turning to glance at the Domair, a hand went to her hip. “Separating is not a good idea, so I refuse it. It’s better that we stick together than separate just after learning of this turmoil. Besides, you going to Domair to gather forces? I might be young, but I’m not a fool. Our hatred will not be settled so easily. If you wish to go to Domair, it will have to be after I send a notice to the King and when we are with you.” Aruna turned to walk towards her room for her things, but then turned back to Sabine. “And if you decide to run off and head to Domair anyway, you will be put under close guard. I trust the Elders and I refuse to let you ruin their warning.”
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    Lynce quirked an eyebrow back at the Domier, his face stoic as he stared at her, and when he spoke after his queen no emotion was in his voice.

    “Your forces and our forces? You sound as if you have the whole of Domier already backing you. I am afraid that while it could have been said in a better way, my Lady Gasconthia is correct, we cannot wait on you to make a journey you might not finish due to some cut throat or bandit, Loki or not, and I won’t send my knights to be slaughtered by ‘your’ people upon arrival. At this moment in time the best choice is to return to Gasconthia, for as long as it is known you are with the Queen and Me no one shall raise an arm to you in hate. Now unless you have any better suggestions we must make haste.”

    Lynce gave no second as he spun around and began to follow his queen, she needed at least one guard at this point, but he kept his pace slow so the Domier could catch up without having to seem to.

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    “You can refuse it all you want that does not change the fact that I am not going to your home land. The Elders might rule over you, but not I.” Sabine replied holding her shield firmly in place she would have them both strung from their feet at the first movement toward her.

    “You claim not to be a fool and yet you expect me to walk blindly into hells mouth where as you pointed out the hatred lives so vividly.” Taking a step closer she laughed but not in humor. “If it is so easily done then let us travel to Domair first then visit your home.”

    Forgetting her training Sabine added with emotion, “That was about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. That you would actually think me stupid enough to trust either of you for one moment. This is not a negotiation, you are not my Queen and I am under no one’s command.”
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    “Indeed,” Aruna agreed.. “I have no one as foolish as you under my jurisdiction, Sabine,” She sneered the name. “But why waste time going to your Kingdom first when mine is right along the way? Why take three months to journey to Domair and then two back to Gasconthia while we can just take it down in order. Whether you like it or not, we have to work together, and I’m afraid that two beats one in choosing what we do next. If you’re so ill about, turn to the Elder you came with and ask her what you should do. Surely you can find no problem in doing that.”
    Aruna continued walking down the hall to her room. She wanted this dress off and fast.
    Now if I am to survive
    The infection must die
    Murder the beast that's been eating me alive
    The infection must die

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