Black Opal?

Silvernist was sent back to her room. It gew dark out side though it was always dark in the castle. Silvernist sat on her bed staring out into the night. She jumped when there was a knock at her door.

"Supper," a maid called.

"Come in," Silvernist replied. Her stomach growled. She was starving! The plump maid walked in holding a tray with cooked chicken and bread. Also a glass of warm water. Silvernist ate furiously not noticing the maid watching her. She slowed down and met the maids eyes.

"Something you want?" Silvernist asked starting to feel uncomfortable.

"He gave one of those to you too." Silvernist tried to figure out what the lady was speaking about. She looked more closely at her her. The maid had short poofy brown hair and big blue eyes. She noticed a long scar running along her cheekbone.

"Oh." The woman nodded.

"Aviel became angry with me making a small mistake. So he gave me this." Silvernist touched her own cheek softly. She felt the blades touch where it got her. The bleeding had stopped.

"So-- how is Aviel going to destroy-."

"Zilda and Zelda?" The maid cut in. "He wants you to retrieve a black opal from the Volcano od Synra."

"Black opal?"

"The black opal is very powerful. If Aviel get's his hands on it, this whole world is doomed." They stared at eachother for a moment. Silvernist continued eating and when she finished the maid took it away and left. The girl sat int the dark before laying in bed.

It felt different to be sleeping in a different place, especially in a place she was afraid of. And full of people she didn't know.

Silvernist never knew her parents. She been told many stories of how there were killed. Or.. disapeared. A farmer that lived next to her said they perished in a fire. Her grandma said they were killed by raiders. Which was true?

Her eyes closed and she slept.

Aviel's plan was working out fine. He justt hoped the little girl would cooperate. After testing her magic, he'd send her on her journey to the Valcano of Synra. Aviel knew it would be a dangerous journey for a girl who was twelve. He also had no map. That night he read that the map is kept locked up in the kingdom of Zilda. Forever forgotten and preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. Silvernist would would have to sneak into the castle using all the strength  she had to find it.

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