There is a prophecy, one that tells of a young man. This man is said to be able to turn the world, our world of Illtharia, into a world of peace. A world where monster do not roam free, a world where we live in harmony. But it is also said that he can destroy this world. The prophecy speaks of a young girl that this man will meet; she appears human in every aspect except her eyes. Her eyes are that of the darkest of topaz with reptilian pupils. It is said that he will find her in a room of pure silver, under the ancient cities of the Gate Watchers. Everything, when he comes to power, rests on his shoulders.
The Girl In The Silver Room
At the young age of five, Ilea was locked away in a room of silver, two hundred feet under the earth. This room was sealed from the outside by a curse. This curse enabled people of pure Human descent to exit and enter, but did not enable Ilea to exit as she pleased. From the moment of her birth many, including her mother and father, the Governess and Governor of Brotten, tried to kill her. All attempts failed. They eventually gave up and sent for the Gate Watchers. The Gate Watchers arrived, bound Ilea's wrists and guided her to her new place of residence, a place of horros and fear. Even at a young age she knew that she would never see the outside world again, not until she was freed.
She was told of a time when she would walk outside the silver walls, a time when she would fall in love. Ilea waited every day, watching the giant silver doors and reading books of myths and legends. Every month a woman, a Priestess, would come to speak to Ilea. This Priestess told her of prophecies and stories, of kingdoms and animals and of the wonders of the world.
For eleven years Ilea had only one friend, if she could count her as that, the priestess. The Priestess would come for all the months of every year; she would bring books and paintings from the outside world. The Priestess felt pity for Ilea, for she was ashamed to see a young woman locked away, even if this young woman was of Menillia birth. But one day, a month after Ilea's sixteenth birthday, the Priestess did not come. This was the day that Ilea became a true Menillia, a creature of the darkest parts of the Wholesome Forests, a creature that had the abilities to see the future, read the earth as if it were a book, a creature that could control any evil mind, a mind that sort to kill and take.
Ilea, after killing several people who had come to "purify" her, was subdued, tied up, and taken to a tower. This tower held only one room, this room was the same as the one she had spent eleven years in. It was made of silver with no windows, but one door. But she knew that that door was sealed, not cursed like the one before, it was sealed so that none could enter and Ilea could not exit. She was truly alone.
For several days she sat inv the center of that room, watching, waiting, until one day a man entered it covered in blood. He took her by the hand, opened the door and walked out of the silver room.
"Your safe with me,I promise I wont hurt you. I promise."He whispered to her, pushing her behind him as an onslaught of Watchers arrived. "I'm here to save the Menillian Child."
For five days and five nights they ran from the Gate Watchers, from the Ancietn City Of The Gate Watchers to a silent place called Exile. The man, Ilea learnt, was called Jonathan. And he too had been a bandoned by his family.