Your footsteps echo, painfully loud on the hard marble floor. The servants before you bow low and lead you to a large, gilded door with intricate designs of leaves and flowers. Gold leaf had been etched into each picture.
The door creaks open to reveal a brightly lit room. You stare around in awe at the high ceiling and its painted works circling the round domed roof. This was a room designed for royalty and you certainly felt out of place.
On a soft, velvet chair in the centre of the room sits a disgruntled-looking zafara, fuming silently. You don't know if it is a good idea to disturb her or not, so you try to edge slowly away, only to feel the end of a sinister scythe a surly-looking guard is holding against your back. He prods you with it and you shuffle forward in defeat.
The princess looks at you disdainfully,
"State thy business sirrah", she glares at you.
For some reason, you do not feel so frightened and intimidated, but overcome with curiosity. The beautiful princess had a voice of gold but within it lingered traces of sadness. You decide to investigate further.
Mustering your strongest voice you ask, "Great lady, what ails you?
The princess blinks, eyes wide, obviously taken aback by your question, then as if remembering her station, regains her composure and looks back at you coolly, meeting your eye, "Guards" her voice no longer sad but icy and sharp, "Take them to the dungeon."
Painted Royal: Monday, 5th of December 2005, 2:45:01pm NST
Painted Faerie: 7:39pm Wednesday 8th August 2007
Current goal: Be trained high enough to defeat the Meerca Henchmen!
I'm 100% trained with dubloons and codestones :( It's quite an expensive feat, but well worth the reward.