In time Malachai and company came to the encampment of Tai'len and her army. He aproached her quarters, but was halted by two guards.
"You are not allowed to pass. None may speak to ta'lein during her meditation." The elfen guard snapped.
Squee reached for his hammer, but Malachai signalled for him to be calm. "It concerns the orb of Hepzibah." was all he needed to say to gain entrance.
Ta'lein sat, cross legged, in the center of a large rune inscribed on the floor of her chamber, eyes closed.
"Excuse me," Malachai began. Ta'lein's eyes flew open and she lept towards Malachai, weapons drawn. He merely stepped to the side, causing her to fall on the floor.
"Before you attack me once more, I have information on the existence of an artifact called the Orb of Hepzibah. Perhaps you've heard of it?"
Ta'lein hostilities ceased instantaneously. "What do you know?"
After a long exchange in which he told her of his happenings in the forest, she explained the rumors surrounding the wastes of teronech.
"Interesting. Then I will depart for Teronech. Squee if you would be so kind as to accompany me?"
"Oh yes, Squee go too. Squee want to see pretty orb again."
"Very good. Now, Ta'lein, outside this tent is an army of undead who I have just control over to you. You may use them as you see fit."
"I think I will deploy them, as well as some of my best soldiers, to deal with this forest guardian you described. One of such power could be quite problematic."
"I don't disagree. May I...?" Malachai inquired, pointing towards the rune, implying he wished to restore his magic.
"Oh of course, by all means."
After he finished his recharging, Malachai and Squee departed from Ta'lein's camp. After a small time of trekking, Malachai decided moving on foot wasn't going to do it.
"How about I summon a little transportation ,eh, Squee?"
"Squee like sound of that, Squee tired from walking and fighting."
Malachai once again repeated his summoning process.
" Summon Zephyr!" All at once there appeared out of nowhere a great horse, enormous in size, gleaming ivory white with three long flowing tails, each one with an orb of light at the end.
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