Legend: Atlantean Secrets
Epoch: Twilight of the Law (late Atlantis)
Date: Winter, year 38 of Gervin's Grand Mastership (Atlantean Secrets Book 11)
Location: The princely suite in the palace of Tomoristan
Characters: Pepeena, Elyani, Szar
Musical Image: In the lavishly furnished princely suite, Elyani and Szar discover a strange creature in the pool-tub.
Clenching my fists, I slowly and noiselessly black-danced my way to the massive round tub, carefully avoiding the crystal artifacts patterning the lawn-like carpet.
I could smell that the beast had sensed my approaching presence. It remained motionless and dead silent. "I've found it!" I called to Elyani. "A strange sea-monster. Its aura is not at all like that of a fish."
"What does it look like?"
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Elyani pulled me by the hand, "Come and see Pepeena."
"Who?" I followed, my eyes caught by the wall which was bringing up glow after glow, creating a constant interplay of changing colors.
"Pepeena, the talking fish. Marzook explained everything about her." Elyani took me to sit on the edge of the pool. The double-tailed sea-monster came close to the surface, looking at us intently.
"This is a very rare fish. In the Ancient Days of the Earth, it used to live in certain lakes in the land of Mu. This one is a she, her name is Pepeena."
"Did you say she can talk?"
"She is young, she's still learning." Elyani bent over close to the surface, gently calling, "Pepeena! Pepeena!"
Pepeena answered by sputtering a few bubbles.
"She's just a bit shy because she's not yet used to you," Elyani said, dipping a finger into the water.
Pepeena moved her head to and fro, rubbing her thick blue lips against the finger.
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Music by: Samuel Sagan