THE VEILED FOREST, TOWARD THE RUINS OF LINDAREN
The cloud that had suddenly darkened the skies of Nirriven rolled with thunder. "Oh, dear," Perdante mused. "Chiron? Jenna? Could you please do something about that, perhaps? I don't want it to storm, because we have a long way to go and I don't see any shelter nearby." She cast a wary gaze around the forest. All she could see were trees and more trees--terrible places in a thunderstorm. She instinctively drew closer to Larissa, hoping that the wolf wouldn't growl.
All of a sudden, lightning struck with an actinic-violet flash, and Perdante was knocked flat to the ground, lying supine. Was she dead? Hardly! A deep state of unconsciousness had overcome her, however. Also, her weapons, Ychec and Makht...oddly enough, they were keeping her alive, both fully electrified...