I came up with this while bored one night, it will be posted in two parts as it is to long for one.
They talk of one who once existed in eternal revelry, her immaculate beauty could captivate even the strongest of men, she was a goddess to the
ancient Egyptians, a Warrior Queen to the Byzantines, and a seer to the Greeks, but as the ages past she stayed even as the world crumbled around her.
Until one day she disappeared and for 3000 years was forgotten, until one day there were reports of a most beautiful woman who had appeared in
different parts of the world carrying a simple message " Death, destruction, fire cleanses all, man shall bear witness to humanity's fall".
Now at this time I was but a young man of 21 and hearing these rumours I decided to investigate for the idea of someone with possible knowledge of the
ancients intrigued me greatly. So I began my research correlating all recent sightings and as I'd suspected there were many varying reports of what
she said and how she looked. The most conclusive sightings seemed to be from the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany where local druids had claimed
to have been visited by their goddess of the hunt, as this appeared to be my best chance at finding something I bought my tickets and travelled to
Germany within the week.
Upon arrival at Stuttgart international I knew I should obtain directions as soon as possible, after asking around a bit I met a man named Franz, he
was to lead a hunting expedition for boar in the Black Forest and would take me to the monastery as he would be passing it on his way deeper into the
forest. I arranged to meet him in two days at the tavern of the town in which we would set out from, I made sure to acquire proper hiking gear from a
store before taking the bus to the town of Übererde, the tavern I was to stay at was called The Eber Kopf a rustic looking place with the air of a
hunting lodge but with all the modern amenities we had come to enjoy.
The two days passed quickly, I spent them wandering around the town enjoying the sites of an old place nearly untouched by time, I returned to the
tavern and was finishing a beer when Franz arrived to escort me to the monastery. The Black Forest is quite nice during the day as the large pines
stand tall casting a permanent shadow on the forest floor yet there was still an air of apprehension as we entered. We arrived at the monastery just
after one PM and I thanked Franz for his help and we parted ways, I proceeded up the steps to the monastery courtyard where I was greeted by a man who
called himself brother Vogel, he explained that he didn't receive many visitors as the way here was not the safest but he was glad nonetheless to have
someone to talk with. As day turned to night I prepared to leave back to town determined to return tomorrow and inquire then about the woman, but
brother Vogel advised against this however as the forest was not safe to travel alone at night due to the large presence of wolves and other things
that he was reluctant to mention. So I stayed that night and had a hearty meal of Kaiser rolls and venison stew, a room was set up for me in a small
alcove that the monk used for his studies.
It was this night that I first saw her, I began dreaming that I was wandering around a destroyed city looking for supplies when something appeared to
move behind a crumbling building, I cautiously moved to investigate and upon rounding the corner I saw her, I was awestruck and amazed for standing
before me was the most immaculately beautiful woman I had seen in my life, no one I had ever met or seen in movies could compare I fell to my knees
and cried at this sight of perfection, she did not speak to me on our first encounter she merely smiled and seemed to fade away. I awoke in my bed
back at the monastery, confused yet at peace. I found brother Vogel out in the courtyard praying in the early morning air, I told him about the dream
I had, hearing this he became very interested and we walked over to the small library and I was shown an ancient tome from the 1150's describing a
brief visit by someone fitting the description I gave. After a few hours of pouring over old texts and the research I had brought with me we decided
that there was not much more we could learn, I was sent back to the tavern as brother Vogel said he had some praying to do on the matter and that he
would contact me before I returned to Canada if he found anymore information.
I fell asleep quickly that night in the much more comfortable room of the tavern and was again visited by the woman, this time however it was as if I
was awake yet dreaming as I could see her floating above my bed. She wore a flowing gown of sorts, it appeared white but with ever changing streams of
blue, greens, and gold and her hair looked to fade in and out of visibility at once being clear and yet of the brightest golden blonde imaginable, she
spoke to me this time in a language that was unknown to me and yet I understood, her voice was that of a great orchestra mixed with the wondrous
sounds of nature and as she spoke her lips never moved for it was as if I heard her in my mind. I was told of great destruction that was to befall the
earth in 10 years time, and upon learning this I awoke to the sound of birds outside my window though I could not recall opening it.
26-5-2016 by The Arbiter of Lies because: (no reason given)