On the way up to the strange room you noticed something shining deep in the woods on your right. The desire to explore was in the back of your mind all this time and now you finally decide to go investigate.
You leave the strange room but set a marker just in case you get lost. You go down hill and begin to wonder where or if you ever saw something when on your left the glimmer of silver catches your eye.
You set another marker and march into the woods. They do not make a sound in that they are so entangled with cobwebs. Your flashlight hardly makes any difference; it is like walking in a fog that can be felt as well as seen. The silver flash continues to shine deep in the woods and gets closer and closer.
You suddenly walk into a clearing. There are no cobwebs in the canopy of the trees here so sunlight is allowed to shine on the forest floor. The clearing is shaped like a circle; in the very center is a very large translucent white jewel.
The diamond-shaped jewel is roughly the size of your fist and sits on a five-foot pillar of stone. The sun shines directly on the jewel’s smooth surface; It is hard to look at it, yet has an inscription:A Restless Jewel Must be Read to for Peace, To Read the Book A Key is Needed.
You are about to take the jewel when you hear singing. Further on, just to your right and a little beyond the clearing you see a lady wrapped in a grey cloak and tending a small campfire. Should you approach her and ask about the jewel? Or should you simply take it and not bother the lady?
You still remember your encounter with the Forest Fettre, and wonder if it is safe to approach her.
Yet taking mysterious trinkets that are obviously revered, so much as to be placed on a pillar in a clearing in a dark forest, must have its consequences……….
***This is the crossroads where paths are woven,
Now is the place of a road newly chosen. **