Draconian Measures Chapter. 2 Preparations part.2The sun rose to greet the High Priestess with a glare to the eye."Ah!" She groaned as she rolled off her bed and landing on her side. "Damn it, I forgot the curtains again."She slowly picked herself up and made her way to the window. She pulled the black curtains shut over the window, yawning as she did. She could never figure out why her predecessor, whose quarters she inherited, insisted with having a view of the sunrise. It's served only to rudely wake her on more than one occasion. Perhaps it was his way of ensuring that head of the Temple be the first one to wake and get ready for the day.After dressing quickly, she headed into the halls and went straight for the central atrium that connected all the chambers together. She took a left and headed straight for the one of the shrines. A glowing, red stone had caught her eye and she immediately took it off of the altar and peered into it. With her magic and the stone she held, she immediately searched for a second stone to communic
Draconian Measures Chapter. 2 Preparations part. 1"Nereth?" Prescylla said, startled by his sudden appearance. Her older brother was wearing his ornate, black armor with the exception of his helmet. She quickly stood from the ground and patted any bits of grass off of her robes."Don't worry, this visit isn't official. I merely wish to talk." Nereth reassured, waving a paw as he walked closer to her, his armor rattling along the way.Prescylla nodded and laid back down in the grass, with Nereth laying aside her. Together, they both took in the night, each admiring the sky as it turned from dark purple to black.After a some minutes had passed, Nereth turned his head."Have the days treated you well, sister?" He asked, a look of genuine curiosity beset in his eyes."Quite so." She replied, returning his gaze. "I apologize for not officially welcoming your return. I had heard of you coming back two days ago, but I knew that you had more pressing matters that needed your attention."Nereth nodded in understanding. "It's quite all right.
Draconian Measures Chapter. 1 Routine part. 2 The cool breeze coming from the ocean offered Spyro a very relaxing feeling to wash over his muscles and easy his mind. This is the fourth time in his entire life that he's been to the Dragon Shores and he has found that each new visit seems to be more relaxing than the last. Having lived most of his childhood in the humid swamps, spending time basking in the hot sand and dipping in the cool waters was a far cry than hopping around the bogs and resting on a branch of a gnarled tree. Cynder didn't hold the same amount of love for the beaches as he did, however. She found it irritating how the sand always stuck to her scales and would never seem to go away, no matter how many times she dipped in the water or would groom her scales. Because of this, she almost never basked on sand and always insisted they set up a little area further back on the grassy embankment. She did enjoy the water as much as Spyro did, but that was all she shared with him when it came to the Dragon Sh
Draconian Measures Chapter. 1 Routine part. 1Summer heat waves are usually very brutal this time of year in New Draoth. The whole city and surrounding country would become arid and hot during the day and would continue until the arrival of fall, where temperatures cooled dramatically. It was then no small respite the Temple offered from the sweltering heat. No matter how hot it ever was, there was always a comfortable chill that permeated the halls that one could spend hours enjoying without even realizing how much time had passed.Prescylla, chief caretaker of the Temple and High Priestess to the Ancestral Guardians and the Four Divines, was often the first one to wake and prepare for the new day. She would light the torches that provided light to the halls and would sweep off any dust that had managed to settle in areas such as the library and the many shrines. By the time the lower priest and priestesses would wake, she would already be mostly done and would stand just outside the main entrance of the Temple to watch the sunri