Ittax looked around. The island was
perfect for what she had had in mind. A quiet retreat for both humans and
dragons. The small blond woman turned toward the sandy beach that divided
the sea from the forest and sighed. So much work to do and that beach
looked darn attractive.
Ittax already had a sunny, cheerful and warm appearance. She had a tanned
skin and deep oker eyes that were almost like the eyes of an owl. But her
appearance was only one of the things that made her special in Lyria where
people usually grew large. It almost seemed like everything around Ittax
just grew calmer.
Ittax had learned about her power a long time ago. She had only been a
teen, but now, at her 33th year she felt it was finally time to come out
to the world. On this isle she would start a vacation resort where she
would work her magic. People would come and heal from whatever burdoned
them... and maybe someone would stay to keep her company.
Ittax could already imagine the feel of the island in full season. People
would dock at this bay, as she had in her small boat... they would stay in
the village that was planned to be built a little further at the edge of a
huge meadow. Not much further a hosiptal would arrise for those who still
needed medical attention and finally, spread across the isle would be more
than a dozen watchpoints... places of untamed beauty.
Though she didn't dare dream of that other possibility yet, she did try to
take it into account. At one point, Ittax wanted to host a few of the
abandoned and widowed dragons on the Isle, as well as a group of riders of
her own to help the people that came to the isle.
"I need a name." she muttered, it was confusing of always
referring to it as 'the isle'. But she didn't want to be too hasty
deciding the name of the place where she would spend the rest of her days.
Slowly making her way to the meadow, Ittax kept pondering about a name for
the isle. In her wandering she didn't really pay attention to anything
around her. That's why it took Rasti 3 yells to reach her.
"Stop!" he yelled.
Ittax looked up from her state of daydreaming, her feet only a few steps
away of some eggs. A little disturbed and uncertain Ittax tried to find
the person who had stopped her. Though the isle wasn't her property, she
did know it to be completely empty of human inhabituation. Her eyes
finally locked on a tall man with purple hair and a strange hazy gray look
in his eyes.
"Who are you?" she asked.
"I'm Rasti. You'll have to be more careful wandering these roads at
this time of year."
"Because it is Earth mating season, duh." Rasti answered.
"I thought this Island was empty of living creatures."
"It may be for most of the time, but there is a small colony of
mountains that gets here crossing the river stones that seperate this Isle
from the rest of the Northern Continent. But as long as you are here, you
could help me get this eggs to the Glade."
It didn't take them long, with combined efforts, to get the eggs to
Rasti's boat in a next bay that Ittax hadn't yet explored. On their way
there she told Rasti all about her plans, hopes and dreams, carefully
finding out if there would be a problem with the dragon population. Ittax
knew she could forget her dreams if the dragons wouldn't be able to mate
"I take it they would agree, but they would want someone with you to
oversee the process."
Ittax looked questioning at Rasti, thinking he might be that one.
"Lords no!" he cried out, "A mere human wouldn't suffice. I
think you'll need to get a dragon... and an earth at that, maybe even a
"There's no other way?"
"Not in our life times."
"Then I guess I'll have to come with you." Ittax said not
willing to give up her dreams that easily. Half the population of Lyria
had a dragon, than why shouldn't she get one?
Ryan nodded and made a small detour down the forest. He had his own
dragon, a forest that seemed to enjoy carrying two people on his back.
Ittax didn't quite get why but the Forest kept sniffing her.
"What is he doing?" Ittax asked when she couldn't control
"Boan is taking your scent so he can suggest you a good clutch. You
can ask him what he thinks if you want that."
Ittax shrugged. "What do you think?" she asked looking at the
"I think you smell dry and cold." The forest answered with a
rather soft voice for a dragon.
Ittax raised her eyebrows at that seemingly cryptic answer. Ryan laughed,
wiped away a tear and enlightened her: "Dry is the common human smell
for earth, like spicy is the one for fire, mineralic for water, ozon for
air and incense for spirit. But not only did Ban say you were to bond an
earth, no he also said you were cool in stressful situations and calm,
which means a mountain is definately one of the possibilities for you.é
"Great." Ittax said a little sarcastic.
"You'll learn soon enough. Don't worry!"
Finally they embarked on the large clearing where the Glade was located. A
woman suddenly stood behind them, a green salamnder behind her and all
around them pet salamanders.
"Welcome." she said, "I'm sorry to sneak up on you, but I
don't get out much."
"Ittax, meet Rycli, our librarian." Rasti introduced her, "How's
"Messy." Rycli said with just a hint of a smile, "the new
trainees have no idea how to organise the records."
"Maybe I can give them a shove in the right direction. Ittax needs to
be entered on the list though, she's trying for a Mountain."
"Any special reason?" Rycli asked.
"She needs someone to negotiate an isle for her."
Rycli looked up surprised, "That is not the best reason to get a
"I know, but Boan has sniffed her, he says she's fine."
"If Boan said..."
"You know he's the best out there." Ryan asnwered.
"Ok, You're in." Rycli said to Ittax.
"Now then... how are things with Teheran?" Rasti asked leading
Rycli back inside.
Ittax felt rather alone and insignificant being left outside. Of course
that complete gang of lizards also had to fit into the structure and
hadn't Rycli said something about trainees? Ittax wasn't exactly
claustrophobic but she thought she might better stay outside.