[This is a fictional story. It has been inspired by the Longest Journey game. It presents another face of the game’s story.]
Universal Mission [prologue]
Long time ago, in an ever-green land in southern Arcadia, there was a mountain inhabited by a group of people called the Dark Librarians. The scenery here was extremely beautiful. Tall trees with muscular branches carrying hundreds of energetic green leaves, colored birds singing nature’s theme, wild boars and bears, different types of plants recreating an entire universe.
The Sun here was getting brighter in the afternoon. For the Dark Librarians that was a moment of peace and wisdom. They gathered around and talked about their latest trips and the books they collected. The Noble Librarians could speak to the other librarians, giving them the latest information upon their research domain.
The book was their all-knowledge god. They believed in its pages and in the wisdom that poured out of them. These Dark people were able to use much more information that a normal human being. Their perception upon this world was different, probably more clear, therefore they were able to find the true powers of wisdom.
At first, they traveled all around the Universe, visiting realms that are not known to humans in order to observe and write down the history of all beings. After doing this, their opinion about information suddenly changed and they became interested in written words.
They discovered the treasures of Books.The idea of collecting books and creating the most complete library in the world, came after an important meeting of the Noble Dark Librarians. They decided to travel and seek for the rare and most precious books in all universe. Of course that this wasn’t an easy job but it was perfect for this nation.
The Dark Librarians knew that one day their library will be complete, but the last book will be very hard to get. As a nation of beings that believed in the greater powers of Existence. They had a legend. One girl will be able to help the Guardian defeat the Holder of the Xepoth. The Holder of the Xepoth was originally a human being, but fascinated by the powers he received in Arcadia, he wanted to achieve more and more.
The Xepoth is the Book of all knowledge, written in the Alltongue by the first Minstrum. It reflects matters like the Drai’Kin and the mysteries beyond the Divide. Also there are written essays by the most important wizards and sorcerers of that time. This book is told to be the one “that existed but it never was”. For the Dark Librarians getting this masterpiece would be the greatest honor.
But in order the do this they needed help from a girl. The Guardian of All would then be able to defeat the Holder.
[to be continued…]