posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:23 PM
By now, word had got out to the rest of the fleet, that the note on the foot of the map translated roughly as:
“Gather the rocks and drink from the flagon
Beware the bite of the teeth of the dragon!”
...and that Jacy’s moonstone contained one set of the co-ordinates which were required for locating the “treasure”.
The main Dragonstone should have provided a clue for the 2nd set of co-ordinates, but a careful examination of the stone revealed that a piece was
missing! At the feet of the dragon, there was a large oval gap, like an egg shape??
“Hmmm, we may have a slight problem here!” noted Gordi, “Didn’t Jane say that she had a Dragon’s eggstone somewhere??? I think we might need
“Yes” replied Jacy, “But, I think that she put it with the other crystals that Foss gave her?”
The mighty ships rounded the rocky headland and were brought to a graceful stop, a few hundred yards from the golden sands of the southern shore of
the sun-kissed Island of Hispaniola.
And Gordi took the opportunity of grabbing a quick shower and change of clothes before disembarking...
“WTF????? ALL of my underwear is BRIGHT PINK!!!!!” He roared!! “More devilish magic?? or the work of those mischievous pixies I’ll
Soon, the crews took to the longboats and rowed quickly ashore to gather on the beautiful beach.
“OK, here’s the deal” said Gordi, “We’ve been working on the riddle note from the map, and I think that we have to gather ALL of the stones
together to energise them.
We’ve got the Dragonstone, minus Jane’s Eggstone, and we’ve got the Moonstone, but are still missing the Sunstone.”
“Did you say SUNSTONE???” asked Rodi, “I think I may have just the thing here in my pocket! I thought it was just Gerbil poo or something until
I cleared the mud off and saw a flaming sun on it”
Gordi took the Sunstone from the outstretched hand of the excited Rodi and held it up to the uppermost part of the left-hand edge of the
Dragonstone... a quick twist of the wrist and CLICK! The two stones slipped together with barely a visible joint and a faint greenish glow began to
emanate from them.
Everyone gasped and took a small step forwards...
Jacy then took out her Moonstone and handed it to Gordi who offered it up carefully to the upper right-hand edge and CLICK!
It too slipped into place and the glowing became brighter and stronger with small sparkly lights flickering all around, as the energy flowed between
the Dragonstone set.
The crews gasped once again, and stood wide-eyed staring at the lovely spectacle before them.
“We now have to drink from the flagon?” asked Night.
“That’ll be my Indonesian special reserve Rum!” piped up Truebrit, half-joking, “I’ve been keeping a flagon of it safe for a special
occasion such as this! But we better be careful as it does have a bit of a BITE!”
“A BITE???” asked Gordi, “What’s that Rum called?”
“It’s “NAGA Special reserve”, and it’s very, very rare, from the Islands of Indonesia!” replied True.
“OK, What does “NAGA” mean... in Indonesian??... anyone?”
True’s jaw dropped as he suddenly realised the significance...
“Why, it means... DRAGON! Of course!”