This one will be something different. A mix of two dear subjects.
Shrine of A Sleeping God
Lost in the endless deserts, there's none to be seen
Is this the end, or will she find a way out of this painful dream
Staggering down the dunes, there's no light left in her eyes
Will this day become her last, did she come all this way.. just to die..
I may have no choice.. I've to save this mortal's life
I desire to grant her some joy.. There's something that she has to find..
And so I descended down from the heights of the sky
To greet this mortal woman, so beautiful and divine
And as I touched her forehead with my hand
She opened her eyes once more, to see more than just dying trees and sand
And I told her that she needs to go on..
'You are on a quest to find the shrine of a sleeping god.'
And I told her that..
You're not alone on this journey, I shall walk beside you, so I can fulfill my only dream
There's so much we could do, if given the time, we could travel through the space and the time
But now we've to find the right way, and don't be afraid, the night cannot replace the day
And if you watch closely at the sun, deep inside your heart, you know that the journey has just began
And as we arrived to the temple of golden runes, I said to her:
'Behold, the resting place of Unriel, The Sleeping God of Stars.'
She looked deep into my eyes, and spoke in a tone of fear and wonder
'I am glad you led me to this place? But why have you come this far?'
And before I casted the spell of elder blood, I said to her
'Do not fear, mortal one. Soon, we shall retrieve the eye of a sleeping god.'
Enter the ruins of the forgotten..
Marks and runes.. Long hallways.. Strange statues.. Is it night or day..
This darkness feels alive.. Is he able to see.. With eyes not visible.. Eyes that burn..
We must go on.. His chamber is without guards.. But he knows of us.. We cannot trust..
He's not a friend.. A dark fiend.. He may be a god of stars, but his heart.. It is tainted by dread..
And as we got there, he was standing at the end of the room, very much alive and awake
'You're far away from your home, mortal, and you.. You shouldn't be here. Why are you helping her?'
'I believe in her. And I saved her soul, so she could fulfill her destiny.'
And when Unriel tried to cast his wicked spells, I blocked all of them
I gave her my own weapon, and as she trusted a sword through his eye
Unriel didn't bleed, but he staggered back, and I casted my final spell:
'By the powers of spirits and specters; I banish you from the world of men!'
The whole chamber was destroyed, and the roof came down upon us..
But I knew that it would not be the end.. For she took the eye, before all hope was lost..
And I called upon the strength of beyond.. And as I arose, I revived her soul..
And so, she too, arose once more..
'Your quest is now complete, mortal one. You may go wherever you want.'
'I want to come with you, even if I do not know who you really are, this eye is meaningless, but my heart..'
'If that is what you truly desire, then we'll leave this realm behind.'
'And because it was never about vengeance, we may enter to the realm of hope and timeless light.'
'And when I decided to save her, I didn't know that we could be together.'
Written by: Otto 'Oerath Windsoul' Timonen
A quick series of events, but in the end, it was all about helping a mortal woman.