First, to those who find this tome, whenever it is found, know this. I am of the seeing caste. I see the memories of what have come before, and of the upheavals that await those who will come after. I seek to be neither for, nor against, nore in support of one or in denial of another. It is information I share, to give to our People. For when this is next read, it is because our Time is about to come…
Well, that isn’t exactly a clear opening. Something came at my window, and it interrupted me. I still have not forgotten the strange sort of demon that knocked upon my window so intently all those months ago. It took every bit of courage for me to creep to the lone window, and pull the shades down.
My room is utilitarian—I didn’t warrant curtains. Unless I could pay for them myself.
A thin vinyl shade was all that protected me from the outside.
I had set a dozen little pots in that windowsill, that I faithfully tend every morning.
Now…they are little protection if the outside world wants to come for me someday.
I am probably going to die in this hotel. I am starting to get a little used to that idea.
Well, if this is my fate, I am going to go down at least doing something.
Even if it is just trying to solve the mystery of why someone would want to destroy a world that most didn’t even know existed.
Other than being the possible origin of the Dardaptoan and Nellana goddesses, what could be so important about that world now that Dardaptoans wanted it destroyed?
It is the home world of our very creator, shouldn’t it be revered?
I just kept reading, getting more and more confused as the hours wore on.
Until I came to the last paragraph of the seventh chapter.
There will come a time, when only a handful of females of our Kind will be all that stands between us, Evalanedea, and the fall of every world now known and to be created. These females…
They will be Woald.
Unmated and alone, fated to die for their sacrifices to the Dardaptoan Kind and the goddess who created us.
These females…will be our everything.
And they…they are cursed in ways not yet defined.
But every moment of hope, every drop of Dardaptoan blood depends upon these young females, for if even one fails…all hope for our Kind will be lost for eternity. Even the girl goddess matters less than these…
And they will forever be known as The Woald.