Through the continued efforts of researchers and scholars, NeoWorlder’s Department of History and Natural Sciences successfully translated the second installment of the Book of Talos. This ancient narrative follows Talos as he progresses through an undisclosed period. Initially depicted as a young man, Talos learns of his lineage through contact with the gods and is accompanied by a loyal companion. Furthermore, the narrative details the arduous journey that Talos must undertake to reclaim his place in Olympus.
“A wave-like Talos had witnessed years prior rose to the side of the Skapelse (an abnormally large sea turtle, more giant than the usual fishing vessels). A figure emerged from the wave, clothed in apparel resembling living water. The figure was a tall, muscular-looking man with robes of waves emanating from his body and gripping a Trident.
The remarkable being introduced himself as Ver, the God of Water, and inquired of the young Talos how he had acquired the capacity to speak in the language of the Gods. Talos, taken aback, was unable to answer, astounded at the fact that he could communicate with both the Skapels and the Gods in a foreign tongue. Ver, noting the bronze hue of Talos’ skin and his golden hair, conjectured that he bore a resemblance to the stories of the abducted child of Kempe and Fagra. He then left Talos on the back of the Skapelse, entrusting it with the responsibility of caring for the young man and searching for its master’s ship.
Subsequently, Ver visited Kempe and Fagra, informing them of what he had encountered. It was possible that their lost child had been discovered and now rode atop a Skapelse. Kempe queried, “How can you be certain? We have not seen our child Talos for a prolonged period.” Ver responded that he could converse in the language of the Gods, in addition to having a bronze-hued complexion and golden hair. “This should be sufficient proof for you, Chief of All the Gods, to consider the possibility of the individual being your child.” This was all the encouragement that Kempe and Fagra needed to set off to meet this young man and, with their own eyes, ascertain if he indeed was their son.
As Talos rode on the back of the Skapelse, a massive wave and blinding ray of light approached. Kempe, Fagra, and Ver were in front of Talos, and the Skapelse showed reverence by bowing its head to Kempe. Fagra instantly recognized Talos as her lost son and was filled with joy. However, this was short-lived as she realized Talos had lost most of his divinity due to prolonged contact with the Poike and his wife. Researchers are currently exploring the relationship between Talos and these two characters.
The Gods were excited to welcome Talos back, but he could not join them in the Pantheon since he did not have his full divinity. Talos pleaded with his mother to explain why he could not return to Olympus, but she stated he could not rejoin them until he could regain his divine essence. Consequently, they left Talos on the Skapelse to find a way to restore this faded characteristic.
The Skapelse, being informed of his lineage, refused to leave his side and swore its loyalty to Talos. Thus, they embarked on a journey to regain Talos’ divine essence and return him to his rightful place.”
What Comes Next
The second installment of the Book of Talos has been revealed, and NeoWorlder’s Department of History and Natural Sciences is working on translating further and uncovering historical references that are a part of this parallel world. However, there is much more to be found, and further investigation will likely lead to additional information.
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