Chapter One – The Reborn Child
Rio stood next to the open door which had claw marks in them. He studied the door and pressed his finger into the wood. He looked around his room and nothing had moved, so the claw mark must have been made from outside of his room, or so he thought. He tried to look through the key hole but he could not see anything. Rio walked back to his bed which was on the other side of his room. His bed was surrounded by long, dark red drapes which were hocked onto the roof above his bed. Rio had lived in luxury ever since his parents were named King and Queen of Masi.
Masi use to be known as the world. It had four continents and each were never given a real name. People always referred to them as North, South, East and West. Then the darkness swept over the North and West continents.
Rio sat on his bed thinking about the North and West continents which were now called Endeklun. He felt a sudden chill move down the back of his neck from just thinking about it, so he stopped. He stood up, shook his head and decided to go see someone about his door. As he got to his door he started to hear some noises that he didn’t notice before. The noises sounded like screams and things being broken. As Rio was given a room that was not close to any other rooms as Rio enjoyed silence. He leaned against his to hear the sounds more clearly but they sounded just as dimmed as they did before he leaned on the door. It was either fear or courage that made Rio want to and see what was happening. The halls of the castle were supposed to be completely quiet at this time of morning. The moon was still out but it was fading into the sky which means it was very early, too early for the servants to be awake.
Rio walked over to a huge door which was in the back of his room. He opened the door and inside was a large room filled with books, cloths, robes and more items. Within the room there was a small chest on the floor. The chest had a royal symbol on the top and the rest was made from dark black leather. He pulled out a small key from his vest which was hocked onto a small chain which was worn around his neck. He placed the key into the key hole and turned the key counter clock-wise three times and a small click came from the box. With the key still in the key hole, Rio lifted the lid of the box and inside were three items. A small bow with an even smaller quiver which were holding six brightly lit arrows. When Rio went hunting with his father, his father gave his six arrows and said –
“These arrows, in time will grow, as you get older, these arrows will get longer, they will adapt to you. If you concentrate you will never miss your target.” Rio never properly understood what his father meant by what he meant by what he said but at the time Rio was more interested in the deer they were trying to hunt.
Rio took the Bow and quiver out of the chest and put the quiver on and put the bow on his shoulder while he locked the chest and shut the door of the smaller room.
He stood facing the door which had claw marks in it. He heard more screams, he took a deep breath, removed an arrow from his quiver and his bow from his should. He knotted the arrow on the bow and moved towards the door.