Deep within an ancient enchanted forest, surrounded by a force field of magic and grace, sits a temple, a simple, humble peaceful place where the most precious artefact has remained dormant and unseen by human eyes for an eternity.
Faerie magic surrounds this place and all those who seek to possess the prize must walk the path deep into the dark forest. It’s a mystifying place, a terrifying place. It is filled with whispers and illusions, dead ends and thorny traps. There are signs drawing you in, ghostly figures and half remembered dreams luring you from the path. In this place the mind plays tricks as the moans and groans of the gnarly trees seem to come from an unidentifiable foe.
But at the centre of this maze, created by the goddess herself is the promise of peace, of eternal youth, of power beyond belief and to arrive at this sacred temple you must plough on, overcome the temptation to give into fear, to freeze with terror and be consumed by the forest… the forest that is little more than the complex life you have created inside your mind.
A shining beacon sits just up ahead and the final test is upon you… the force field. The magical barrier between you and your Grail. As you scour the forest floor for tools, weapons, information and clues you are met by the apparition of a long since dead sage who offers you a riddle… ” How does one best take down an invisible wall? With sword or with stone? With club or old bone? With words or with spells? With the sound of ringing bells? Perhaps potions and plants or command an army of ants… or could the answer be more simple?”
Between you and the most coveted prize in the universe is an ancient curse and this magical barricade will take a Grail Knight’s greatest weapon to dismantle the enchantment…
What tool will you use?
More later… x