Friday, 18 May 2007

A room with a view

(Enter Lee-Lu Multipass.)

Lee-Lu sat waiting patiently. He looked at the Bucketeers, holding a tray with cups and a Teapot. He placed it down on a small table and began to pour the tea contemplatively when everyone sat down - trying very hard not to gawk at his scandalously short hot-pants and funny hat.

‘Here my friends, please have something to refresh yourself with’, he saidwith his wise and raspy voice. There was an air of deep contemplation around him and you sort of got the impression that here was a magical little man of unnatural descent.

When he had finished passing the tea around, he motioned for them to follow him.

At the Heart of the Zeplin was a room made completely of glass. There was a dome plate in the middle of the room, from which you could look down to see everything below - for miles and miles. The Zeplin was proceeding slowly over mountainous range of deep canyons. Lee-Lu sat down flat at the plate and urged the Bucketeers to do the same.

The minute they all found their seats, a ripple passed through the plate, which was slowly becoming opaque. ‘Look into the Bucket, my friends, and it will give you the answers you seek. I have seen it all and have felt the disturbance long before Steff Gwenani ever made her assault on our beloved companions’.

OhKyle! Looked stunned. ‘Then why didn’t you DO anything to stop her!?!’

Lee-Lu smiled patiently and knowingly.

‘Oh but I have, my friend…. I have started weaving the Story of Resolution – a thin spell that will restore the order and repair the penetrated Bucket wall.’

He grinned the grin of a thousand self-satisfactions.

‘Besides, you already have The Key’, he said, smiling at Psydeska.

‘I will be able to take you as far as the forest surrounding Steff Gwenani’s Castle, but you must proceed from there on foot’.

The Bucketeers contemplated this while sipping their tea.

Suddenly a loud screeching broke their silence and the Bucketeers see a flock of winged creatures approaching fast..

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