Thesila Prophecy

Thesila Prophecy:The Beginning

 

An off-worlder will bring back lost magic and restore the fallen kingdom of Thesila by returning the Thesilan Princess as Queen. Destiny must be fulfilled amidst reality, dream, magic, war and haunt.

Imagine waking up from a dream, into a reality, but not the reality you know. That’s what happens to five strangers in Thesila Prophecy: The Beginning. It’s a tale in a distant land where dreams and reality weave together into the fabric of life. Where magic replaces technology and not believing everything you see is only the beginning.

MASHAUN, a shy and timid outdoorsman full of wanderlust finds himself with several strangers in a magical cave surrounded by an untamed forest. He finds the egotistical spirit bow, DALISTRA that uses telepathy to talk to him. Before allowing him to take her out of the cave, she requires him to complete a deadly task. Dalistra is surprised to find a slaver’s wagon with prisoners outside the cave. Over a dozen soldiers search the bushes, and he must kill the magician leader. Dalistra agrees to travel with him after recognizing his experience with a bow and tactics.

Mashaun, KAZIMIR, and MAI witness bandits attacking a caravan from the cover of the forest. They help the merchant beat back the attackers. When the guards find an arrow, they advance towards Mashaun, who surrenders to them. PAVVO allows them to travel with the caravan if they assist with protecting the merchandise to the capital. Built on a group of islands created by magic with city rock walls grown from the ground. They stand as a tribute to the power of the ancient wizards.

The region’s most powerful magician, MAGDALENIA, accuses Kazimir of stealing her slaves and he must prove his innocent in court. Mashaun stands by his friend by proving that Magdalenia lost them because he found the ownership papers in an abandoned wagon. Since he needs to keep Dalistra a secret, he needs to weave a believable story as to why he has the documents. While in a court that uses magic to test for the truth, Mashaun faces Magdalenia the realm’s highest mage. Defeating her in a court of law, Mashaun knows he has made a powerful enemy.

Mashaun and the others hide in a small village during the long winter where he learns about the world and teaches building and using cross-country skis. Everyone in the group receives a job that suits their abilities. Berg discovers that the mythical city of Thesila holds the key to their escape from this world. With the powerful wizard Magdalenia and her minions hot on their trail, they zigzag across the countryside, looking for evidence of the mystical city that wants to stay hidden. However, they must return to the cave and decipher a hidden map, which will take them past Shen Sherin where Magdalenia is hunting for Mashaun.

After spending days wandering through a labyrinth of caves and vanquishing a snake demon, they come upon an underground city. According to the map, it is Thesila and the way home. However, due to a translation error, they discover that it is Thesilar, not Thesila. Before leaving, they witness under the light of the rising Red Moon, a spark jumping from the staff to the amulet with a flash of red light. The magical rejoining of the red staff is complete. Mashaun understands what is meant by restoring the moon staves and this is only one of three. Mashaun realizes this is only the first step in completing Thesila Prophecy

They find the city of Thesila, and a specter shows them the Room of Return. After watching everyone disappear, the ghost shows Mashaun his bed. He refuses to lie down and continues walking, avoiding the specter attempts to send him back. Mashaun plays a game of cat and mouse with the spirit for hours. Finding himself returning to his bed, until he uses the visualization to reality ability to leave the room. Finding the way out of the room to the delight of Dalistra, they leave the uninhibited palace.

Several off-worlders return home finding their lives changed by their experiences in the dream world Hauv Pem. Mashaun remains to see the prophecy fulfilled to the delight of Dalistra and the girls.

Join them on their journey, as they make new friends and avoid powerful enemies. As they discover new abilities and hone previous ones all the while searching for the mysterious magical city of Thesila and the way home.

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