The images were foggy and detailless. She tried to concentrate on
them and realized she was seeing many worlds at the same time. Her
thoughts moved to her native world and in the same instant the vision
became clear and alive.
11. The Museum
She looked at her world from the great altitude, as if she was
flying high in the sky. The Blasted land crawled beneath her. It was
sand-buried and white. Dragon Isles were slightly visible through a
thick layers of clouds. Her eyes tried to focus on the Lighthouse
island and she saw at the same instant a great volcano raging in that
place. A column of smoke was rising high; lava was flowing endlessly.
The battle of fire and water was awesome; she understood the rest of
the lighthouse with its secrets were gone along with the Andrynx
She tried to find her Pink isle, but the dragon whose eyes she
was looking with changed its course and headed for Dragon isles. She
thought she heard the booming and hissing of the steam and the roar
of the volcano breath, but it could as well be just her imagination.
Then she saw a familiar dark shadow and heard the mocking
laughter once again. 'Spying, little cleric ?' A panic grasped her
mind. Somehow he managed to watch even the deeds of other gods ! She
tried to break the contact and found herself standing in front of
His stone eyes showed superiority and irony. The essence of
everlasting energy gave her more strength and strengthened her
She prayed to him shortly and continued her way.
After a long time she discovered the altar of Toxxar and stood
there, unable to pass the place by.
Two images were mixing in the dark bas-relief. One was the Akaeff
image, agile, tall, with eyes deep set and peaceful. The other was
strange, shapeless violent image, with eyes red and hating, with
immense power emanating from them.
She paused, fighting the impulse to penetrate Toxxar thoughts or
use his senses... desire was so strong she had to close her eyes and
walk away several steps. While she possessed no means to combat
Toxxar powers and move between realities she had no chances to
withstand his will.
With Toxxar eyes burning her neck, she moved along.
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