Paths of Healing
The airship flies toward the school, only minutes away.
“Ilaz looks terrible,” says Keela.
Berek scans him.
“He’s gotten worse.”
“His pattern body was damaged when I drove out the alien.”
Berek streams healing energy over Ilaz, but the energy has little effect.
“His breathing is so weak,” says Keela.
“Have you lost your power of healing?”
“No, but this injury is beyond the strength of a single healer, and Ilaz has lost the will to live.”
“Tzina told me that his spirit said it would rather die than remain in its prison.”
“The alien spirit … Read more
We walk together on the mountain, enjoying the cool breeze.
Berek stops and looks confused when I remove his energy shield.
“Why did you dissolve the shield, ina?” he asks.
“I can’t fly without it.”
“Your next practice will be without a shield, but you won’t be doing much flying.”
I take him up five hundred feet.
“When I release you, let yourself fall for five seconds.”
“Connect to the web to stop your fall.”
“Hover in place for a few seconds, but don’t move.”
“Then rise to where you started.”
“Disconnect, count to five as … Read more
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.”
“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 … Read more
Shields and Mirrors
The old Krale are gone, but will new ones be born tomorrow?
I rise again to the top of the dome, and look at the scene below with energy eyes.
A silver energy shell spins around each Bizra.
The shell is made of twelve silver disks, that move independently.
These are the shields that protect the Bizra against feelings of cruelty.
Thoughts and dreams of cruelty hide still within the Bizra.
Have these dreams all come from the energy master who became Bizra, so long ago.
To blame all this on the one master is … Read more