|Chapter 4 ~ Ljosalfheim Forest|
|Preparations have been made and everyone gathers for
a briefing as the QETS materialize in the third realm. This is Alfheim
home of the Light Elves and the base of the World Tree in the third of 9
realms. SpaceDog shows his authority as commander, Star Lord and alpha
male, while Istanna is by far the alpha female of the group and has
enchanted the other companions with her grace, charm and command skills.
What wonders they will explore as the adventure continues.
[SpaceDog] "May I have your attention please! Istanna will be briefing us shortly on what we are about to encounter on this escapade. On this world she is a Goddess and feared by those who know her true nature. We have discussed in detail what happened when she was plucked from this realm and cast out of her land by a God on Asgard who put us together. For those who think Norse Gods are just mythology, I'm about to prove to you that what you think are just old fairy tales, are in fact real. As a Star Lord, I am somewhat bound by oath to obey the wishes of King of the Aesir, Odin, to help Istanna, and to regain a necklace stolen from the kings private vault. I will add that each and everyone here was chosen for a reason. Istanna!"
[Istanna uncommon] "First I must say we are a fine looking hot mess of characters and bound to bring us lots of attention, so..."
[Istanna] "We will try to stay as a group. However, if you get separated from your particular group, the first thing to do is to protect yourself while looking for them. SpaceDog, Panda Kitti, Trixie and I have the ability to communicate by telepathy and we will be leading three groups. LeeZee!'
[LeeZee] "Yes Istanna?"
[Istanna] "Are you not aware you are a succubus and a demigoddess?"
[LeeZee] "A WHAT? No, I am not. What do you mean a succubus and a demigoddess?"
[Istanna] "Ever wonder why men get suddenly sick when you kiss them? You are draining their life force or what we call Chi. However, I'm about to teach you how to give life back and heal with that same Chi. You may one day need this to heal others who are hurt in battle."
[Istanna] "I have enough life force in me to bring back an army of the dead and I just gave you a sample of my Chi. If you ever get too close to an enemy, all you have to do is suck some of the life out of he/she/it but be careful not to take too much. Never use your Chi to kill or you will turn dark, and you don't have to use a kiss, but it is sometimes more fun."
[LeeZee] "Wow I feel great! I think I understand now. You mean I can do that to heal others? You said I'm a demigoddess?!?! What do you mean?"
[Istanna] "Yes, you can heal others using your Chi. I will let SpaceDog talk to you more about the rest later, okay?"
[Istanna] "Lady Robin, thanks for showing me to the wardrobe and helping me find some suitable traveling attire. I will let you to hang around the Commander and he will tell you what is needed of you as a scribe."
[Istanna whispers] "SpaceDog likes you a lot and I think you like him too."
[Lady Robin] "You bet I will and since I have a great memory, I will keep a journal of what happens."
[Lady Robin whispers] "Will this choker really protect me?"
[Istanna] "Want to find out?"
[Lady Robin] "Not now..."
[Lady Robin] "I have practiced what you showed me. Thanks a bunch!"
[Istanna] "Panda Kitti!"
[Istanna telepath] "Stay out of trouble and let us know if you are sensing any danger. I'm counting on you to be a good kitten."
[Panda Kitti] "Meow! Purrrrfectly clear mama cat, meow!"
[Istanna] "Are we ready?"
[SpaceDog] "This is the necklace taken from King Odin's private vault on Asgard. He believes it to be on Alfheim. It's called Brísingamen and I was given the task by the king of the Aesir to return it. Now that she is here, Istanna has offered to help, even though I was going there in the first place for another reason."
[Istanna] "We believe a black or dark elf was responsible for the theft. Since the necklace itself had no magical properties, it's not something we can easily track. However, it's unrivaled beauty is like no other dwarf made object ever created. Odin wants it back. Any Questions?"
[SpaceDog] "Sidrat, Entangle to Alfheim path point 171."
[Sidrat] 'We are now at the set point and time you specified.'
[SpaceDog] "Good, then let's move. We will be following the path by the stream just a short way from here. It's late morning so we may meet others along the way. Sidrat, open the portal."
[Sidrat] 'Yes commander'
[Panda Kitti] "Meow!!! We have company!!! Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!!!!"
[SpaceDog] "Seek out and find!"
[AC/DC] "I've found what Panda Kitti was sensing about 50 meters straight down the path in a large field of grass. Trixie, do you recognize it?"
[Trixie] "This is the shadow we've come to see. He has lost most of his power."
[SpaceDog] "Let me be the first to approach. I know this magical creature. You would be better off not getting close until he approaches you. Understood?"
[SpaceDog] "Ljosalfeim eb ton edarfa ym raed dneirf Shadows fo dlo! Emoc dna tel em tis htiw uoy diarfanu dna llet em ruoy selbuort."
[SpaceDog] "Shadowfax! Take this offering and tell me your troubles."
[SpaceDog] "I understand and thank you for your willingness to help serve a higher purpose once again!"
[SpaceDog] "Shadowfax is waiting for you, Be aware! What happens next is already written in your destiny."
[SpaceDog] "Put your paw on Shadowfax's head."
[Istanna] "OK, if that is what the horse wants..."
[Istanna] You're a unicorn?
[SpaceDog] "Lady Robin! Get the red sack out of my backpack, quickly. LeeZee, help Lady Robin before Istanna turns onto an egg."
[Lady Robin] "An Egg?"
[LeeZee] "What do I do with the sack?"
[SpaceDog] "Help me put Istanna in the sack before she gets lost between dimensions. Please hurry!"
[Panda Kitti] "Meow! What just happened? Meow!"
[Shadowfax] "Thank the Gods of creations another cycle has come and gone without a hitch and thank you all for helping me collect some magic back! I thank all of you."
[Trixie telepath] "Hello Foxy."
[SpaceDog] "Please, allow me to explain. I am Istanna's Guardian Angel and every 600 cycles she needs to be reborn."
[SpaceDog] "Shadowfax had to use his magic little by little after being attacked by a black elf and has been here living in the land of the light elves on Alfheim for cycles trying to collect enough magic to return to his homeland on the other side of Alfheim. That same black elf had or has the Brísingamen necklace. I believe that same elf is not aware there is a piece of Morris Stone hidden inside because I put it there."
[Shadowfax] "Istanna has been collecting and storing magic and every 600 cycles, needs to renew her life cycle in order stay alive. When she regenerates, she once again becomes a baby and then an egg. But, she can not keep her magic and would cook herself if she did. This is the third time she and I have shared the gift of giving and for that, we give thanks. Alfheim's Dragon Goddess and SpaceDog have known each other for countless cycles but she never remembers meeting me because I always take those memories away when she returns to the egg self."
[Panda Kitti] "Meow! What was all that horseplay when meeting us? Meow?"
[Shadowfax] "Trust and truth. When I acknowledged you and Lady Robin, it was my understanding from my sense of good & evil, that you are good people from the 5th realm of Midgard. You call it Earth. LeeZee on the other hand..."
[LeeZee] "What about me? What was all that head bobbing?"
[SpaceDog] "Shadowfax wanted to know if you are a succubus, Fay, and can you be trusted. Since a unicorns can't understand or sense Fay allegiance, I answered yes to all three questions on your behalf."
[Shadowfax] "SpaceDog. Let me once again be Istanna's Ward for the next regeneration cycle as he is her Guardian Angel."
[Fortana] "Wow! So that's how it's done...."
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