Gale studied the map with his cold eyes. This mission was going to be delicate and he had no room for error. A meeting had been set, probably the first of many he thought as a sense of dread poured over him. This was not a sensation he was used to so he made his way to his drinks cabinet and soothed himself with a glass of fine Amasec. Sighing he placed the glass down and looked out the window to the dark moon they were in orbit around. No one came to this moon unless they were mad, desperate or invited, Gale felt like all those things and for a moment doubt crossed him as to his resolve and that this, no matter how dangerous, was the right course of action.
“ Are you alright my lord?” said a soft voice behind him.
Gale turned to see Mercy looking at him. He hadn’t heard her enter the room, not that that was surprising she did hover around everywhere after all.
“ Yes I’m fine thank you Mercy. Have you rested well?” He asked.
“ Oh yes. As well as I always do.” She replied.
Gale turned back to the moon it’s darkness a shroud over everything on it’s surface. Mercy floated up next to him and said.
“ It’s a dark place my lord. It’s almost as if it consumes light itself. I can feel it to.”
Gale nodded. He was sure she could. Her mind was so much more powerful than his and also more sensitive. The moon was emitting something.
“ Explain to me what you feel?” He asked her.
“ Bitter hatred, shame and lose. It’s like the moon is trying to hide by not being welcoming. It’s telling me to stay away.”
“ I’ve heard tales that any one who lands here uninvited never leave. On Guylath I met a man who had told me of his great grandfather who got stuck out here and sent a signal which told whoever was listening that he will make a emergency landing on this moon. That was the last they heard of him. There were many stories like that on Guylath but no one really knows what happens on this moon as they are all too fearful of it and they are right to be as well.”
Gale picked up his glass and took another sip.
“ Who are they?” Mercy asked
Gale looked at her and held up the map for her to see.
“ It’s taken me two years and many Astropaths to get this map. It is a path set out by them that I must follow and not deviate from. Who are they? They are known as The 3rd Covenant, they are Black shields and they are damned.”