Both soldiers tried and hungry continued on their journey to find the legendary Star Gem. Legend states that if one was to hold the gem in their hands, that person would have immense power at their disposal, no matter who the person may be.
After three long weeks of fighting and walking, they finally arrived to the Cave of Darkness, where this precious gem is being held and protected. “Come on. Only a little more further until we get that gem and prove to everyone that the legend is true!” The leader of the journey said. Each man smiled at each other and started, not walking, but running towards the cave.
Before they could even go within 5 feet of the cave, a blot of white lighting struck down before them, causing them to fly backwards. After getting back on their feet, they looked up and saw a ghost like figure coming out of the black smoke.
The figure’s face was hidden by a hood, and the rest of it’s body was covered with a long gray cloak. In its hand, grasped a long, sharp blade ready to be covered in blood of its next victim. Both men looked at the figure with their mouths agape.
“Thou shall not pass for the slumbering beast shall awaken from its internal sleep.” The ghost said in a deep, raspy voice.
“We are here for the Star Gem! Let us pass spirit!” “I have looked upon soldiers like you two and none of them have returned back from the cave… alive. Leave now, while you still have your souls.” The spirit said warning the two men.
“We are not those soldiers you have looked upon. We are trained and we face death every day! We are not afraid of anything! Let us pass now! We have traveled too far from our homes, and we will not returned unless the gem is in our possession!” The second soldier said.
“You have all been warned. If you wish to continue onto your journey only one of you foolish flesh bags shall enter. Chose wisely.” Both men looked at each other and the leader stepped forward. “I shall enter.” The leader said while bowing his head. “Do expect that death will taketh you to the gates of hell.”
The spirit moved slowly out of the leader’s way. He straighten his back and walked into the cave, with his sword drawn. When his figure disappeared into the darkness, the spirit looked up into the sky. “For Hera have mercy on him and may I pray that his death is painless.”