City of Life

  Life and Light “It’s time to show you the city,” says Mayla. I hear the sound of crashing waves as an image fills the room: a small barren island, surrounded by sharp reefs. “What do you see?” asks Mayla. “The island that the city rests on,” answers Berek, “empty, as we saw it from the air.” “Correct.” “The wall’s energy distorts the size of the island, and hides the city, until you come within a hundred feet of it.” “Not long after the war, a few Jiku tried to find the city.” “When they approached the island, there was no sign of the city, not even ruins.” “The visitors were not masters, but even energy eyes would see the same illusion of a barren island.” “When they came within a thousand feet of the city, they entered a field of energy that radiates from the walls.” “The Jiku became…

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