Princess Avana and the tale of the Merethian orb
Serenity my beautiful and beloved homeland, a place of great beauty and great mystery,
a place where magical creatures roam free and nothing is as it seems. Where is Serenity
you might ask? Well you will not find it on any of your mortal maps for it does not exist
in your world. For you see Serenity is the name of another dimension. Here time seems to
have stood still, the air is still cool and crisp, the water is still crystal clear and the flora
and fauna that live there still rule much of the land. In this place most of the creatures try
to co-exist happily, helping one and living peacefully with each other. Of course, there are
those who do not wish to follow these unwritten rules of peace, love and unity they
instead have chosen the path of war, hate and deception. Yet some say this is to be
expected for wherever there is good there must be evil for this is the will of the universe.
Who am I you might ask and how do I know so much about this magical plane called
Serenity? Well the answer for this is very simple you see, my name is Sophia and I once
lived in Serenity many millennia ago. Now I am one of the Ishta, a being that has been
charged with the task of recording the entire history of events that have occurred in this
land in one of the numerous great books. I have written about many a person who has
dwelled in Serenity from the time of their birth to the end of their life in this dimension.
Still none have excited me quite as much or gain my full attention like that of princess
Avana of the kingdom of Merethia, her life can be termed anything but boring.
Since she was a child this princess has caused nothing but trouble for her parents, the
lord and king of Merethia King Vante and her dear mother Queen Lucertia. She was for
the first few years of her life known as being somewhat of a tomboy. Instead of playing
with dolls and learning the proper etiquette of being a princess, she preferred to climb
trees and fight, (most of the times beating the boys she fought against, these boys usually
being her brothers.) However who could blame her with seven older brothers. I too
would not have wanted to follow the rules or expectations that come with being a
princess. Nevertheless our story does not begin in the past but rather the present. It is the
week of Avana's sixteen birthday and a great celebration is about to occur. A big ball has
been planned, many guest have arrived but little does she know that soon her whole world
is about to be turned upside down.