Prospero awoke to find himself at the Purple Dragon fort. Still reeling from his injuries from the ambush at the Inn, he slowly go out of bed. There was a thick fog and a sound of emptiness everywhere. As he walked through the camp, everyone was frozen in place. He went to the commanders office, and the same thing has happened. Noticing a candles flame on the desk he reached out to touch it. A feeling of a cool, smooth glass is what met his fingers. Then a sound came from outside. It was the only sound he has heard since he awoke. He went outside and the sound was coming from the forest. He ventured into the forest, beckoning the sounds call. He came across a clearing and in the middle stood a pedestal holding a thick book.
He approached and opened the book. Inside lay knowledge of all the known spells. He studied the book and focused on one of the spells. As soon as he read it, he learned how to use the spell. A giant spider appeared and started to attack him. Using his new knowledge he tried out these new abilities. However, he failed to conquer the beast and was slain. As Prosperos last breath of life left his body, a sudden jolt awoke him and he was now standing next to the pedestal. The spider formed again and Prospero tried a second time. And again he failed.
After several attempts he finally was able to burn the spider to ash with a strong fire spell. Prospero watched as the ashes fell to the ground. “That’s a strong one. You’ll be able to do plenty of damage to someone with that.”
Prospero turned to find a young man dressed in black standing there. It was Cyric. He offered to give Prospero all of the magical knowledge in the book as well as a kingdom to rule and to bring back Saffron, bringing his ambitions to life. All this in exchange for killing Archer (Malcolm Arterius) and bringing the sword Dawnbreaker to the capital of Sundarin. Prospero said he would, but Cyric could sense the hesitation.
Cyric decieded to test Prospero. He asked if he could really do it when the time comes. Prospero blinked and saw Archer about to execute .. .. But Prosperos true colors shown and he wasn’t able to go though it. Cyric knew that his agent was no longer of use so he took his wand back. All of the knowledge from the book.. gone. And Saffron still lay dead. Due to this forceful ripping of power, Prospero was marked with chaotic lines running down his arms.
Screaming from the pain, Prospero awoke with a cold sweat back at the Purple Dragon fort. His wand gone. His time with the book on the pedestal now lost all details and was only a fog.