The rangers had been requested by the elders and had just entered the The Council Inner Chambers.The previous ranger-scouts had already been given their orders by their commanders. However these rangers were to be given a special assignment.
They passed through the catacombs and discussed the curious nature of their summons to the Council’s Inner Sanctum.
Yemo didn’t speak much but Kokoi began hoping for a quest that included a real adventure. Yemo, continued thinking, especially on the significance of them entering the inner sanctum, forbidden to those of their rank.
They walked for some time and then turned a corner into a passage with a throne at its end.
As they approached the air above the throne began to glow. They approached the throne cautiously and then knelt before it.
The throne began to speak. It told them they were chosen for a recognisance mission into the wastelands to find out if certain rumours could be supported by any hard facts.
The rumours ranged from “walking forests”, to “tame creatures turning into vicious beasts”.
As they knelt the wisps of light sprang forth from the thrones framework. The light spoke to their minds and began providing visionary details, of where they were to go and what they might expect to find.
Hidden in the messages broadcasted to them, was why, Nyam males were turning against their Nyem female masters and even raiding towns and villages leaving behind death and carnage. However, they had no yet understood the gift they had just received. Powers that will serve them well in the difficult years to come.
After receiving their orders, the remaining elders-wisps of light , disappeared from the throne room and vanished into the abyss, high up in the throne’s framework.
The Rangers both got up and walked away from the throne room. Before they turned the final corridor and made their way out into the open, they looked at each other with surprise, realising that they could hear each other’s thoughts. Rather concerned they began to speculate on what the elder’s had done to them, in the catacombs. The shock of their experience left them speechless for a while, as they departed the Council’s Inner Sanctum.