In the land of Adalin, a Healers
Destiny is to travel to Naeren rock to
Receive the powers to take
When she young, Healer Lidril
discovered her gift by healing an injured bird
Lidril soon became fond of
The art of healing and healed animals.
One day she brought back a bird
From the dead but the bird was different
With glowing red eyes it attacked her
She destroyed it as a Healer should not do.
Her mother Naria feared for
Her daughter's adult life
For the journey to Naeren Rock
Would be treacherous.
Lidrils journey would be different.
Her mission would aid the ruler of
The rival land of Beinta
And hopefully save her kind from the evil of Naeren Rock.
Naeren rock lay in the land of Beinta
Where the Healers were killed upon sight.
Wizards were trained to find the healers
And destroy them for fear of Naeren Rock
Only one other could naturally
Bring back the dead
And he created the Naeren rock
His name was Seanmor
One companion would accompany her
Lidril loved the wolf Niloni very much.
Only death could break that bond
Between Healer and wolf.
The morn of the journey came bright and crisp
Using magic to conceal themselves, they pressed on.
During the journey Lidril unknowingly came across
Wizard Adrial, son of the king.
Sensing someething strange about the girl
And the wolf he followed them.
Two days following them, Wizard Adrial discovered
Where the young lady with the wolf was going.
He did not want to kill her so he prayed
To the god Bei of the Land.
Lord Bei, I do not want to kill
This young maiden, show me what I must do!
They journeyed on and soon
Reached the deep heart of the forest.
Lidril could hear singing and knew that this old forest
Was using magic to ward away danger.
Lidril stopped for the night and spoke to Niloni.
Wizard Adrial heard her words:
Niloni, I may die tomorrow for I know not
How to destroy this evil rock,
The wolf replied, I will be at your side till my death
For I, too, am against the traditions of Naeren rock,
Wizard Adrial stepped into view startling
Both the wolf and the girl.
As Wizard of Beinta I demand to know
What it is you wish to destroy,
His green eyes glowed with hope and fascination as
Lidril jumped and screamed.
If you must kill me, then do so now
For I am to destroy the Naeren rock
So my people the Healers, will no longer
Live with Seanmors evil,
I shall aid you then, Healer,
For to raise the dead is forbidden in
The Land of Beinta,
Thank you Wizard for my life,
At dawn they approached Naeren rock.
It glowed red as if filled with life.
"Little Healer, come," it called and Lidril went to
It with magic welling up inside her ready to burst
"Healer, you have already the power
To raise the dead. Go, now
"No," Lidril said raising her arm high as it
Turned into flames unleashing her power.
"You seek to destroy me," the rock said
"Yes I do for raising the dead is an evil thing.
It forces a soul back into life
And the soul is changed forever,"
Power against power they fought.
Lidril felt her life starting to fade.
She gave in to her power and let it consume her
But it was not enough.
Slowly her power faded
And mentally she called for help.
Wizard Adrial held the dying Lidril
Letting his power flow into her.
When dawn came the Naeren rock was no more
In its place was a tree.
Lidril woke and Adrial stood over her.
Niloni was by his side.
"You did it!"
"Aye, I did," Lidril grinned, "There will be no more
Raising of the dead,
When Lidril returned home
She was hailed as an outcast
She had no place in the land of
Adalin no more.
She went to the land of Beinta
And sought the king
Who welcomed her as a heroine.
His son, had spoken highly of the healer.
With winter came the snows
And spring a joyous time
For wedding bells rang
For the Wizard and the Healer.