Fantasy Riddle/Poem

Just for fun, I wrote up a riddle someone could use for a plot hook in a D&D campaign, or whatever they find it useful for, even if it’s just giving it a read. Can you figure out what happened to the little girl that went missing?

A young girl and her mother stared towards the moon without a chance passed by, because for reasons even beyond her, that girl found beauty in something so far, and so mysterious. One day, however, she disappeared, and they never found her again. They say when the moon is up and you’re on the village’s border, you can hear a child’s voice, whispered quiet, like the wind’s tormented poem.

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A sunken few, seeing from where I am,
and the forgotten one, condemn.
Beauty sparkles, but so far away,
what it no longer is, the day.

Distaste for the one, it knows,
and if not elsewhere, it goes.
No longer forgotten, if only,
day comes and leaves, wont save me.

Between I am, they dance.
but I’m still alone, bechance.
Prison high, or is it low,
too tired to know.

Purest beneath, the irony,
that so purely, would take me.
Cold now, too much, and slowing,
but what happens now?

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TSW: Chapter 22 – Prison Unbreak

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Chapter Twenty-Two – Prison Unbreak

Enough was enough. It was time for Eldrian to throw caution aside—even if he often did that already—and work the offensive to stop this unknown force from threatening not only his life but that of his friends’. Therefore, he pitched an idea to Deena as they sat together on the sofa of her living room. It was one that not only could lead to trouble, but could also lead them to answers, or at the very least, it could unravel the mystery of the spiral eyes.

“So this is the plan,” Eldrian started. “We travel to the police station at midnight tonight. See, I know for a fact that the old man I ran into before is still being kept in there, as they’re a little confused about his condition still. We need to act quickly. It’ll be easy for us to get inside, and when we are, we figure out what happened to him.”

“You want to use our magic to sneak into a jail?” Deena asked in response.

“Yes. It’ll be a snap. In, out, and nobody will find out. We aren’t going to break him out. We’re going to break ourselves in… and then back out. It isn’t like any laws will be broken. You know, besides the trespassing part.”

“We don’t exactly have a better plan, I suppose. And it could lead us to that assassin too. She has some explaining to do.”

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TSW: Chapter 21 – Out of Mind

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Chapter Twenty-One – Out of Mind

Both the ambitious wizard Eldrian and his brave companion Kevin sat together on a bench overlooking one of the local parks, bundled up in cozy jackets and scarves, but luckily they shared that Canadian durability to combat Alberta’s crisp biome. In Eldrian’s hands was a newspaper. He licked his finger, and brought the page over to the next before snapping it flat into place.

It was nearly empty. Not only was the park not one of the most expansive, but few went out without the bright warmth of the sun, at least not in the same degree.

“Interesting,” he muttered. “So it displays the news, but on paper.”

Kevin deadpanned his expression over to Eldrian.

“Do you actually not know what a newspaper is, or are you doing a bit?”

“Life is a bit, my friend. The sooner you learn that, the easier it’ll be.”

“You’re only a year older than me.”

“In wizard years.”

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TSW: Chapter 20 – Eyes from Afar

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Chapter Twenty – Eyes From Afar

It had been a couple days since the group’s picnic in Peru. Since then, things had become relaxing and quiet, though eerily so, as they knew that somewhere near lurked a threat of unknown origin. They hadn’t heard from Lucy either. It was a time of impatient waiting for the most part, so in the mean time, Eldrian did what he usually did—wander about.

The boy made his way along one of the downtown streets. A cool, almost blinding layer of snow covered the land while a chill remained in the air, so he brought with him a coat and scarf to avoid becoming a wizard-cicle. He wondered how the rest of his friends were dealing with things. He was fully aware that in his short life he’d already experienced plenty of oddities, but for someone like Kevin, it could be overwhelming. All he could hope was that he’d adjust over time.

Eldrian wished to enjoy the day and pass some time, so he found an antique shop and stepped inside. The first thing he noticed was the welcoming warmth that greeted him upon entry. After that, the valuable knickknacks of all varieties up and down the shelves and tables, with only a few customers populating the room.

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TSW: Chapter 19 – Shadow of a Doubt Pt. 2

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Chapter Nineteen – Shadow of a Doubt Pt. 2

It was sunrise—a brand new day—but it wasn’t a good one. Blood came down Daveon’s lips. His throat was sore and bleeding from screaming. The local police had to hold him down within the station, and around him were people who knew him and his family.

“Let me go!” Daveon yelled at the top of his lungs. “I want to see them!”

“You don’t want to, dear boy,” came the voice of an older man. He shook his head. “Trust me. It’s not something yours eyes should be seeing. No one deserves to go that way.”

“It was Mr. Markani. I know it was!”

“Calm down,” came the voice of an officer. “And don’t shout that so loud. Please.”

Finally the druid calmed down enough where they could release him from their grip. Nobody let him see his parents. There were already police at his house when he got home, and they kept telling him that it was horrible, but he didn’t know what to think.

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TSW: Chapter 18 – Shadow of a Doubt Pt. 1

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Chapter Eighteen – Shadow of a Doubt Pt. 1

The noises of the wild soothed him. At every side was a tree. He made his way down a grassy dirt path to pass a wild stream of water coming down from the mountains. It was crystal clear, and it was calming despite the velocity. Birds were chirping and flowers were blooming, because at long last, it was the time of rebirth—spring. He knew he shouldn’t stay out for much longer, however, as his parents were waiting for him back home.

Daveon looked to the sun reaching midway through the sky. Despite the miles of flora, mountains, and more, he never got lost, as he travelled this way often. It was the only place he could be himself, given his powers, but he also had a passion for the natural world.

It was his eighteenth birthday only a week before. He didn’t feel any different. Was he supposed to? Often he pondered this. Becoming an adult might have happened already, or maybe it’ll come the year after, but will he know?

He asked himself a lot of questions when he was out in the forests, or climbing mountains. His magic allowed him to soar to heights nobody else would climb to, giving him a place to be alone whenever he needed it. When he was sad, he’d come to sit upon a cliff and just breath deeply—a view to rest his soul.

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