"Welcome, srangers," Nlaminer read aloud. A large plaque hung
over their heads. Beyond entrance, dozens of corridors twisted and
curved to and fro. Nlaminer shuddered. Silence was ominous and this
plaque was another joke of the dark and strange creature.
16. The beginning
"We've seen it before," Rhissa shrugged. "Not much surprise, I'd
say. But listen, how will we find him here ?"
"That's easy," Nlaminer raised his arm and spoke several words. A
glowing ball appeared above his head. In its bright glow corridors
shrank, dwindled, coiled back. Most of them disappeared. Only two of
them remained; they stood in one of them. Another crossed it hundred
"An illusion," he resumed. "And remember, Rhissa, you possess
magic, too. No need to conceal it now."
She nodded. "Where will we go ?"
He pointed ahead. "Forward. He cannot be in hiding forever even
if he choose to."
They moved ahead. Echo filled the corridor and many eyes
followed them as they proceeded to the crossroads.
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