This week, the Lootian Department of History and Natural Sciences has translated the fourth installment of the Book of Talos. In this section, Talos finds a mentor to help him along his path, the Sokwe. As the hero continues his journey, he relies on destiny and fate to guide him.
“1:1-2-ii Shadowy Figure
Talos uttered his first words with the knife still at his throat:
‘I am the firstborn son of Kempe. I have lived on the land and sea. How dare you try to contain me. If this knife is not removed from my throat, I will rend every part of you and feed your pieces to the demon Serta. There is no question I will be the bane and end of your existence.’
The being spoke in a small voice, still not knowing if or what peril he was in.
‘I am not here to rend you; I merely want to know what you are doing in my home. Around here, we find it rather rude to come into someone’s home without an invitation. There is no reason you should be here, eating our food and sleeping in our beds. This is not your place. Explain yourself, outlander.’
The voice may have been small but spoke with such confidence that it immediately threw Talos off of his anger, sounding as if the being were some elder that reminded him of Poike. The beings revealed themselves, showing three Sokwe (ape descendant) elders.
‘There is no need for hostilities. We only want to know what you are doing in our house. I will remove this blade, and you will explain yourself to our satisfaction.’
Another Sokwe spoke, asking where the ancient Skapelse came from. Then, finally, started a long line of questioning about who Talos was, where he came from, and why he settled on their island.
After many hours of conversation, they had all the immediate tensions settled. Talos explained he was there to figure out his destiny.”
This short translation encompasses the fourth installment of the Book of Talos. There is still much more to the record, and the Lootian Department of History and Natural Sciences will continue to consistently reveal the historical documentation of his heroic journey.
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