It was the eve of Logan’s sixteenth birthday and he had gone into the nearby town of Daugth to pick up a few household items. On his way to the market, he stumbled past the town’s blind beggar, Hadvar, with his head held low, and body slumped against a nearby post, his hands outstretched forming a cup.
Logan diverted his course to the market and reached into the pouch on his belt to grab a few silver coins. His pouch jingled slightly as he slid his hand out and over Hadvar’s hand. He crouched and gently deposited the coins in his palm and straightened to walk away. After a single step, a cold stern hand gripped onto Logan’s wrist and held him in place. Havar lifted his head up high as if to look at Logan and said,
Beware time’s endless loops of bliss
Only misery shall come to those amiss
If you’re found lost in the past
Seek out the memories of other’s lost
Thou shall not alter the lives of old
Or face the consequences of time untold.
Panic raced through every aspect of Logan’s body due to the unexpected contact from Hadvar. His eyes were hauntingly white and emitted a chill of uncertainty. Logan hesitated as the grip on his hand subsided. Hadvar collapsed sideways and lay on the ground mumbling nonsense like a madman.
Logan, worried, strode away to the town square still shaken by the unexpected encounter and short of a few coins. There was a commotion going on when Logan arrived at the town square, it is said that a new stranger had appeared in town and he goes by the name of Ender.
He was depicted as a strange fellow that was not accustomed to our culture or our dialect of tongue. He spoke with a voice of authority and confidence as if he knew the exact reason to be in Daugth when he was.
Something that seemed to peak most of the townsfolk’s attention about him, was the gold and platinum encrusted stopwatch that hung out of his tawny leather coat pocket. It seemed to be more advanced than anything they have seen before because of the intricate design and the way the cogs emitted ecstatic blue sparks that faintly resembled lightning.
Logan was intrigued by the unexpected visitor but had better things to do so the thought just echoed in the back of his mind. He made his way over to the town’s butcher shop to buy some cuts of meat. He also stopped by some of the local vendors to purchase a variety of bread, cheese, and candles.
When Logan left the town square he noticed the appearance of enormous black and gray clouds and a chill in the air. A big storm was rapidly approaching the small town and Logan needed to hurry home to bring all of the recently purchase material to his father.
On his way out of the town he again, stopped by the beggar Hadvar and handed him a loaf of bread and a few strips of dried meat. His mood had seemed to change from what is was earlier because now Hadvar had a calm demeanor settled over him, as if he had found peace with the earlier experience.