John finds himself being throw to the floor by the guards after being dragged for some distance to a new building. He looks up to see an older Lamia woman lying on a platform with a gold necklace that covers her shoulders. John can with a quick glance see Nasha and her mother are nearby. The older Lamia says to the guards “Who is this stranger?”
One of the guards approaches her bowing quickly before speaking “The Mother, He…is…Human and…he had this on him” she hands the older Lamia the amulet that seems bound to John.
The Mother takes the amulet from the guard and looks it over with wide eyes and says “Is this The Traveler’s Amulet? Are you he?”
John gets the nerve to stand up and says “That’s what I’ve been told.” The guards seem stunned by his attitude towards her “Look, I’m going to be up front with you. I went through some strange portal and landed here.” He motions to Nasha saying “Nasha fond me and brought me here to find out more. Do you know more about this Traveler?”
The Mother looks at the amulet says “Not much is known about The Traveler. He comes at times of need. You could say he is a bad omen that trouble is near.” She holds the amulet in both hands and brings it to her lips as she looks John with an intense stare as if she is thinking about something deep. John stares right back at her. The Mother pulls the amulet away from her mouth and says “though having a human male as a lover and a communal husband for my Daughters would make me the envy of my Sisters. I dare not to offend The All Mother. For The Traveler has a greater purpose than being a simple mate for me and my Daughters.” John is not sure how to respond to her statement. The Mother says “As such I will let you go. If you want answers to you question about The Traveler and your purpose. I suggest you seek out a greater being than me.” She hands the amulet back to the guard who takes it back to John.
John says “and what being would that be?” as he puts the amulet back on.
The Mother says “A Dragon. I know of one to the east of here. It is a long journey that will take months for you to make. I will provide you with what you need to start this journey. As such, I would be fool to send you alone. So you make take my Daughter Nasha with you.”
Both Nasha and her mother look shocked at the statement with Nasha’s mother saying in protest “But, The Mother…” The Mother slaps her tail on the ground and gives Nasha’s mother a quick stern look and Nasha’s mother lowers her head and says in softer voice “Your will be done.” John can almost see her holding back tears.
The Mother continues by saying “I also don’t think it is wise to have you walking around as you are. So I suggest my spell casters make you a mask to hide your true identity.”
John looks towards Nasha for a moment and see that she looks a little scared. He then says to The Mother “Thank you for your wisdom and compassion.”