The adventure begins
Ias walked down the castle corridors toward the throne room with much intrest in the furnishings. Painting of the royal knights, stained glass windows of the Gods, tall granite pillars holding up the cieling. She had been called upon by the king in an urgent message. The *click clack* of her shoes hitting the marble floor was the only sound there.
When she got to the guards at the throne room door, she looked to the top. She had always been amazed by the craftsmanship of a handful of workers. She shyly bowed to one of the guards.
"Ias I presume?" The guard said without braking his gaze at a far pillar.
"Y-Yes. I was called by the king in this message." She said, pulling a paper out of her belt pouch and holding it out to the guard. This disrupted his gaze to the paper. He read it, and immediately continued his stare.
"Open the door for miss Ias!" He shouted so the pillar could hear it. All four guards pulled the door open to reveal the king and all the royal knights standing near the throne. This was unusual, because the royal knights were normally busy with other things.
"Miss Ias. Come, come. We've been expecting you." King Edward said loudly so Ias could hear him.As she got closer, she heard one of the knights whisper something.
"Wow Edward, you weren't kidding when you said she was sexy." Ias looked up at him and stopped walking when she heard this.
"A-Are you planning on using me for sex, my king?" The knight looked shocked.
"Yeah, and she has the unnatural hearing you told us about too." Another knight said out loud. All of the men but the king started laughing.
"Silence." The king said, and the laughter immediately stopped. "Ias, you have nothing to worry about." This only slightly reassured her. She continued walking. This is when she noticed the king's regular happiness was gone, and his normally comforting smile was nowhere to be seen. She finally reached the throne and bowed, while saying, "Your Majesty".
"Ias, I called you here because something has happened." The king then explained about the adventurers and the golden water.
"King, this is wonderful. Now you need not worry about getting harmed!" Ias exclaimed. "But... You're not happy. What is the matter?"
"He's just paranoid this will go wrong. He can't accept the gift and be happy about it." One of the knights stepped in.
"And what if it is paranoia? There is no such thing as being too cautious." The king snapped back. He stepped down the three stairs leading to his throne, giant steel armor clanking all the way, and stood right in front of Ias. She had to look up to see his face. She supposed that he would be very attractive to any girl. But Ias wasn't that orientation, and felt nothing sexual from looking at him. He put his hand on her shoulder. She grimanced, because she wasn't often touched. "Ias, I need you to get a group of adventurers together and search for something, anything, that would give some explanation to what happened." Ias knew she wouldn't be asked for information before the royal mage, so that meant the mage didn't know. Not a comforting thought.
"Where would I begin?" Ias asked.
"I wish I could help you, but I don't know. I'm sorry." The king said. "But the mage said something about the mystic stones maybe having something to do with it." Ias had told the king she knew where one of the ten mystic stones where, but not the rest. Maybe it held some clues...
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