We found ourselves standing in a forest clearing. Where only the Tasgasus door was on the other side when in the Wormlord world, the strange door was on this side here in Oom.
As I glanced at it in surprise, it changed from wet patch to a glaring red hound's eye.Then, back to the wet patch again. "How strange." As it then turned back into the green eye we'd seen first.
"Welcome to Shav'K Meth, Lord Khun worm Slayer." A soft, feminine voice spoke from behind us.
We turned to face a tall, slender woman. Her skin was so deep a black it looked blue. She wore a simple pale blue shift. "I am Gyra of Neost, daughter of Gy, my people fight the black Hounds here, please come to our camp."
We followed her quietly, Con looking pensive as he walked by my side. I took his hsnd. "Penny?"
He smiled. "Do ye even have one, Sharle? I was just thinking that Oom is ready." He looked at a pretty blue fur doe munching leaves nearby. I made this place tough n nasty t' attackers. T' hounds get clobbered here, ye know?"
I looked at him in surprise. "Really, it always feels gentle and peaceful to me."
"They would, ye like them, so they like ye. They are empathic. T' hounds would get a much different reception."
"Oh they do, the big Grins eat them, the trees strangle them, and the insects swarm all over them. Yet they never bother us." Gyra patted the deer like blue fur as we passed her.
We reached the camp a few minutes later. There were about seventeen people there. Gyra led us over to an older man. "This is Prince Terus, once of Tindalos, and this is my father, gy, who was the castle treasurer back then.'
"Terus is brother to the Tyrant of Tarv, who called out to the monsters in the Corridors of Time, and brought doom upon Tindalos."
Prince Terus shuddered. "He got an answer, who told him he needed the Wrangent Eye, Crawler in Darkness and Devourer."
Gy looked sad. "We do not know, but then came Soganus, who brought strange aliens with him, and they built SkyGate. Then, our gentle yellow star was suddenly replaced by harsh red GateStar, and everything on Tindalos turned red.'
To be continued...............