Mother took hold of my hand and ran into the house, as I stepped onto the porch I caught sight of my sister Amelia off in the field picking wild flowers and somehow knew that would be the last time I would ever see her. Mother told me to hurry and hastened me to the back of the house. She pulled a dresser away from the wall and leaned forward to remove a floorboard. Concealed under the floor was a secret compartment and inside the compartment was a small cloth pouch. More importantly safely hidden inside the pouch was a single stone. She carefully placed the pouch around my neck before speaking. Mother said that I was destined to do great things. She then recounted the fable of the Three Great Kings. She explained that I was a direct descendent of King Michael and that I am one of the Great Kings and a Guardian as well. Mother made clear that it was time for me to accept my destiny and take upon the greatest of all responsibilities. My parents had hoped that the stone would have remained hidden until I was a man. They knew that in time the stone would be entrusted to me; sadly this day has come without warning. From this day forth I must protect the stone at all costs; even if it means sacrificing my family! For the stones have miraculous powers; and if King Mord was ever in possession of any one stone, he would seek out and destroy everyone in his path until all three stones were his; then evil would prevail. With this power King Mord would rule the world.