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Legends Of Zyconia Part 13
The next morning the army and their families gathered together to have a feast to celebrate the discovery of the first crystal. Everyone sat on large logs, or on the slope of a nearby hill. Several boars were being roasted over open fires. Terrek sat at the top of the small hill where he could be seen and heard by all. Diana sat beside him. Terrek's aides were nearby. Terrek stood as the crowd hushed and he began his speech, showing the crystal to the people. The crowd cheered and applauded their leader.
Unnoticed nearby. men of evil slithered into the camp crowds. Several of them sat on the hill whispering amongst themselves.
"Be prepared, we're going to make our move tonight." said a large hooded man.
"Then Terrek will have to give us the crystal," said another.
The men faded into the crowds as Terrek finished his speech and the crowd feasted happily on the wild boar provided.
The wagons were reloaded with the excess food and the horsemen remounted. Again the army followed their path. Diana sat with Zyron in one of the wagons as Terrek led the army, riding on Streak, gazing skyward for guidance from Selate. The huge bird would take them to the next crystal. Jessica rode up beside Terrek a small bandage draped over her forehead.
"I understand I have you to thank for hauling me out of the caverns."
"I suppose I played a minor part in your survival," Terrek smiled.
"I'm just glad you're all right. We can't afford to lose such a gilled healer."
"Thank you Commander. I'm grateful." Jessica said in appreciation.
"You're quite welcome," Terrek finished.
Soon everyone had recrossed the northern part of the River of Reflection without incident. Terrek saw nothing unusual this time, and Lynx was nowhere to be seen. After many hours they reached an astoundingly dense jungle known as the Jungle of Confusion. Selate landed and again everyone set up camp. In the morning they would have to travel through the jungle.
Terrek was hoping to have dinner with Diana. Unfortunately he couldn't find her. After searching for her for awhile he became very worried. He checked with Zyron and found that she had left the wagon just after they had set up camp. Grasping at straws, Terrek went to his tent to see if she was there. Terrek entered his tent to see an unexpected visitor.
TO BE CONTINUED...
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