Apos could barely contain herself once she set eyes on it. seeing Shelter in the deep woods was always a million chance. But unlike Apos Gindew and Cali were cautious. Huts in the Woods sometimes has bad and evil things in them, things which sat in the dark plotting how to torment their next victim. Cali finally spoke up “Apos! Come back! The Wooden Guardian may live here.” he set off towards Apos and left Gindew at the entrance to the clearing. “We shouldn’t leave the Path i think.” he whispered to himself, Cali looked back at him and shouted “Gindew! get over here!”.
Gindew couldn’t see fully what had happened but when he neared them sprinting he saw Apos on the ground in a collapsed mass. Cali looked frozen in place, his very being looked like ice, a blue shade was acting like a Wall before them. Gindew finally reached them and took vigorously deep breaths now looking curiously at the near invisible wall.
“What is it? Is this from Apos?” Gindew asked, his two companions had recovered from their effects and clambered next to him. “Of course it wasn’t me you runt. Witches don’t curse Trees.” There were two great silvery white trees standing at ether side of the near invisible wall, blocking them from the Hut. Their shiny blue leaves made no sound as they waved and spun in the wind. Gindew slowly approached the Trees, their apperance seemed unworldly and distant. They seemed to waver out of normal presence in a way which made Gindew want to turn and back away but yet he reached out to touch it.
Before he lay his hand upon the white bark a old voice appeared from behind them “No.” it said, they all spun round in fright to see a crooked old man. His was hunched under a old grey cloak, his wispy beard nearly reached his feet. “Who are you?” called Cali placing his hand oh his bow. The old man stepped forward with difficulty “Why are you hear Children of the World?” he asked, before they could answer Apos stood forward, she muttered something under her breath. the old man was hit with a bright blue force “You have no right to be here!” Apos cried as she cast a beautifully bright blue light at the old man. the old man was stronger than he looked and shouted “Servants of the Fallen have enemies beyond their power!” Gindew and Cali were blinded by this exchange of casting, Apos however was unfazed, more and more bright light came from her. The old man collapsed to his knees unable to keep the force from him. “Nameless Man, Show your true self!” Apos cried now beaming a bright green light at the old man. he was now consumed by the light entirely.
Before Apos could act a black entity came blasting out of the light, a great Serpent flew towards Apos at blinding speed. She screamed and covered her face when a great arrow flew into the Serpent’s side and made it shoot out of Apos’ way.
The Creature quickly recovered and cast a black spell towards Gindew who was ready swinging his sword. The Iron Blade was now massively heavy and Gindew’s hands were frozen to its handles like bonded metal. He collapsed under the sheer weight of the blade.
Cali quickly drew another arrow and fired at the Serpent. It was now pinned to the ground by the Arrow, strange grey blood seeped out of the wounds making it cry in agony. Apos stood before the Serpent, her sudden authority made her seem larger than life. the skin on her face was pale and almost a dead green hue. “You have failed Serpent from the Depths. Send word to your Lords, that the Witches of the Fallen have returned.” and she blasted a painfully bright red light at the stricken beast. Gindew and Cali covered their faces from the light, but still the light burned and singed their skin. “Apos! Stop!” cried Cali turning over to protect his face.
But she did not stop, the Serpent’s scales cracked and shattered like broken glass. it cried in pain until the light consumed the face. and then the light died.