“King Michael lived peacefully with his family. He became a nomad going from one place to another, looking for a permanent dwelling. He wanted to find a stable home for his family. His search ended when he came upon the shores of the Baltar Sea; with no more land left to explore and only the vast ocean in front of him King Michael decided to establish himself as a fisherman and settle with his family there. Michael was now a common man; he was no longer bound to his kingdom. He could safely hide the stone from all mankind, thus protecting its secret. He then released Soria his faithful companion from his care, for her presence would bring far too much attention to him. Now Michael was free to raise his family among the people of Nicosta; the land that meets the ocean. The sea provided both a living and security for Michael and his family. Here he felt his family would remain free; free from the threat of the evil King Trozar and his army of Morshmen. Morshmen inherently fear water, they will avoid contact with any large body of water unless they are ordered to do so by their King. King Trozar was a vile man. Robert,” questioned Nahaum, “Did you know that King Mord is a direct descendant of the wicked King?” I hesitantly shrugged as Nahaum continues. “The Morshmen cowered under his rule and for all the things that the Morshmen fear, it is their King that they fear most. However, most men are aware of the weaknesses that plague the Morshmen, and have used these flaws against them. Michael had traveled for so long, that he felt removed from all those whom he had known. All who once knew him as King would have lost track of him by now. Furthermore, King Trozar would not waist his time with a small village of common men for his battle was with Kings! Here in Nicosta hidden among common men, generations of Kings could remain free. Michael was safe; he and his family could finally rest, and Nicosta was his home. Never to be called King again, Michael was at peace, his family was secure and the stone would remain hidden against all mankind.”
Sometimes you find yourself alone and need help; do not despair look to Heaven and open your heart… Miracle Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favors. This time, I ask You for this very special one (mention favor) Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favor, not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favor will be granted.
Nahaum then speaks, “please Robert, take a walk with me; for today each of us will teach you, and tomorrow you will begin training.” “Training for what?” I ask. “Training to be a warrior,” explained Nahaum, “and the Great King you were born to be.” As we walk Nahaum explains that it was my ancestor King Michaels’ decision to live his life as a commoner. King Michael felt that this was the only way for him to safeguard his family and the stone that he had sworn to protect. King Michael once had a kingdom as did all the Great Kings. However, it was his choice to leave his kingdom. He decided to evenly distribute his wealth among his people, giving all men in his domain a fair share of his fortune. All who were loyal to the King were granted the same bounty. He then told his people to abandon their homes and take what they needed to start a new life. He cautioned his people that the kingdom was in grave danger; and assured them of his loyalty. He wanted the people of his kingdom to be able to raise their families without fear of persecution from any man. When all the people of his empire had safely left, he ordered his loyal soldiers to burn the kingdom to the ground. He then rewarded them with his remaining fortune and left with only his family, his dog Soria and the single stone he had sworn to protect.”
Aldous is first to speak, “Robert” he begins, “much sadness still plagues you. How is it that one so young could be so burdened? You worry, and I can feel your pain; but I promise you will learn to be strong. The overwhelming task ahead of you will lessen in time. You are physically up to the challenge; you are lean, tall and muscular. It is not your physical body that we must build upon; it is your character that must be strengthened. When you leave Printanier, you will be ready to accept that which has been bestowed upon you. We are sorry for the loss of your family and we will miss your father, he too was a Great King.” How is it that these beings know so much about me? There are so many questions I need to ask, things I have not yet begun to understand. I stand here puzzled and confused as I listen to the Elders speak. They try to ease my pain and confusion, but only time can lessen this burden. “Do not worry Robert;” said Lavinia, “in time all of your questions will be answered. For today, just listen and learn about your family, your history and your destiny.”
Several days have passed and I have found comfort in the peace and serenity of Printanier Island. Never the less, my heart tells me that it is time, and I must find out who I am and what it is that I am to accomplish? The last time I saw my mother she told me that I was destined to do great things, now finally; I will understand my fate.
As I make my way back to the Hollows; the primary living quarters for the Elfite, I see the Tribune of Elders waiting for me along with Lavinia; they know that I am ready to embrace the future. As I approach them, Lavinia begins to speak to the Tribune. This is the first time I ever saw Lavinia utter words. Speaking Elfite she said; “Tia ora zor aster e` zora, do zo asw itari` e` Deite. Por, et to lo kor as Robert an ze` ativia lastos.” Which means; Today this boy becomes a man, for he was always a King. Please, let us all speak to Robert in his native language. The Tribune agrees with Lavinia, thus the Elfite close their eyes and speak the words that transform them into Fitan. As Fitan they can easily transverse in any language. They begin by introducing themselves; the Tribune consists of three Elders and they bare the responsibility for their people. The first Elder is Nahaum, he is the oldest and is considered to be the wisest of all Fitan; he has witnessed all things from the beginning. The second Elder is Aldous son of Dailous. Dailous was one of the three and the grandfather to Prince Balthazar. Aldous now holds his fathers place among the Elders and is the very same Fitan who carried me to the Hollows. The third Elder is Simeon son of Medeon the other, and he is Princess Elocin’s father. The Tribune are responsible for keeping order and harmony among the Elfite and the Fitan. The Elder’s know much about our troubled world and often leave Printanier to visit other Kingdoms in order to establish and maintain peace with those whom they trust.