The Holder of Lightning Prelude
The trek from the continent Nyx to Delpoi took Aerowyn and Basch the better half of the month to reach Windeen Lake. The deep blue water looked like liquid crystal in the heat of the day. Across the lake were the ruins of a large base. The forest was off behind the base. Something felt strange to Aerowyn about it. She shrugged it off to nerves and excitement. "I cant believe we are actually here
" She said with wonder. "Yes Miss Mynydd this is it. Have you never seen a lake?"
Basch asked. "No...No I dont suppose I have. Its glorious isnt it
Aerowyn and Basch set up camp for the night. Basch sat and regaled her with stories of the past and of legend. They sat up talking until the stars started to disappear. Aerowyn yawned and said "Thank you for the stories Basch but tonight I need proper sleep". With a sigh Aerowyn turned over and was fast to sleep. In the deep of the woods that night though was an unexpected guest who listened avidly to the same stories as Aerowyn. He sat up sniffing the air, It was near morning again and they would wake soon...
Aerowyn woke early the next morning to watch the embers die out as the sun rose. She wrapped up in a warmer jacket and started into the forest. Aero had walked only about 100 yards into the forest before she heard a deep rumbling growl. She started to back out to the camp when suddenly a gigantic Shadow Fox leapt from the depth of the forest to land on Aerowyn, pinning her to the ground.