Ruler: Wow, this storm is getting pretty noisy!
Baron: We've been stuck inside this tavern for hours!
Thurston: We haven't seen a storm like this in ages, my liege!
Ivy: It's a good thing we have the tavern to keep us safe and warm!
Old Thomas: Why hello there, Young Ruler... Sir Thurston... Miss Ivy.
Ruler: Hey, Old Thomas! What've you got there?
Old Thomas: Oh, well, I stumbled upon some old books in my study. This one is full of wind maps!
Ruler: Wind maps?
Old Thomas: Yes, you see...
Adamir: My friend... I fear I come to you in need of help.
Ruler: Adamir? It's been a while, what's going on? Have you come to seek refuge from the storm as well?
Adamir: I apologize for the intrusion. You see, the elves are in quite the predicament.
Baron: Well, that's my cue! Child, not only is this gather rather boring, but the rain is lulling me to sleep. I shall retreat to the tavern's sleeping quarters and take a nap.
Ruler: What's going on, Adamir? Here, warm up with a warm cider and sit.
Ruler: So, what's going on, Adamir?
Adamir: You see, my friend, the elves are in great need of your help. Nadina and I flew here as fast as we could... the Staff of Audra... it's been stolen.
Ruler: The staff of what now?
Adamir: The staff of Audra. It is one of the most powerful weapons known to the realm. Us elves have kept it safe for many years after its...troubled...past. I fear it is the reason for the storm...and they're going to get much worse.
Thurston: That doesn't sound good, my liege.
Ruler: No, it doesn't. What can we do to help, Adamir?
Adamir: We'll need to travel, and far. It will be hard in this storm, but if we can find some elven armor lying about the realm, it should be light enough for our birds to carry us to our destination.
Ruler: So, this staff, where did it come from?
Adamir: The staff belonged to Queen Audra, hence its name. She was a powerful elf, witch of the skies, but dark magic took hold of her. Her weapon was tainted with the dark magic that overtook her. She is survived by two daughters, Kalani, a great warrior who has served the elves for many years. And Lulani...who was banished for siding with her mother...
Ruler: What happened to Queen Audra?
Adamir: There was a war, between the light and dark elves. Kalani was forced to slay her mother, and retrieve the staff. She spared her sister, but Lulani and the dark elves were banished to live on the Island of Audra, named after their queen.
Thurston: My liege, I come with news.
Ruler: What is, Thurston?
Thurston: A strange woman, wearing elven armor, was spotted on a nearby farm. The knights tried to stop her but were met with arrows.
Adamir: Elven armor, you say?
Ruler: Let's go check it out...
Thurston: My liege, look. It is one of the arrows shot towards the knights.
Ruler: Wow, it's so lightweight.
Adamir: Let me see that... This is no ordinary arrow, my friends. This belongs to Kalani...but what is she doing here?
Ruler: And why was she shooting arrows at the knights?
Adamir: That is a good question.
Ruler: Could she have stolen the staff?
Adamir: No...no way... I mean... I don't think so. There must be more to this. We should prepare ourselves for any outcome, however. We must be prepared.
Adamir: My friends, I have word on Kalani. Whilst there was a break in the storm, she was spotted flying towards her homeland.
Ruler: Where's that?
Adamir: The Island of Audra. We must go at once.
Thurston: But the storm...it will pick back up soon...
Adamir: I know it is a treacherous journey, but I feel worse awaits us if we do not follow her and find out what is happening.
Ruler: Alright, we'll go. how do we get there?
Adamir: The Island of Audra is only reachable to sky and sea, but the storm has made the seas too treacherous for ships. We shall fly.
Thurston: My liege, I uh, I think I shall stay.
Ruler: What's wrong, Thurston?
Thurston: A knight's duties are to be performed on the ground, not in the skies...
Ruler: You're afraid of heights aren't you?
Thurston: I fear nothing, my liege. I only wish to serve my duties on soil.
Ruler: That's alright, I'll go with Adamir, you stay here.
Thurston: Thank you, my liege.
Adamir: My friend, meet Payne. Nadina's brother. He shall carry you safely over to the Island of Audra.
Ruler: Why hello there, Payne!
Ruler: Alright, I think that's all that we'll need.
Adamir: The skies are becoming darker, my liege. Another storm approaches fast. We'd better move quickly then. The skies show no mercy.
Ruler: Phew, we made it! That was a close one.
Adamir: The skies are clearer here, almost as if we're in the eye of the storm... Magic must be protecting the island from the storm.
Ruler: Look at these clouds, why're they so close to the ground?
Adamir: Hmm, something must be weighing them down. Let's take a look!
Ruler: These clouds...they seem to be slowly...crystalizing.
Adamir: Let me see... I fear you're right. This must be caused by the Staff of Audra... Let's gather some of these stones, maybe we can find some use for them and learn more about what's happening here.
Ruler: This island is so beautiful... You know, I think this is the first time I've left the realm since...
Adamir: Since when?
Ruler: Well, since I woke up... I don't remember anything before then.
Ruler: What was that?
Adamir: Look, in the clouds! Shadows!
Ruler: It looks big! What is that?
Adamir: I hope it's not what I think it is...
Ruler: Are you alright, Adamir?
Adamir: I am fine, and you?
Ruler: A little battle is good for the mind! Does that bird belong to Kalani?
Adamir: I believe that skyhawk is one of the native birds of the island...though I do imagine Kalani has come here. Quick, follow me before we attract anymore company!