A man, maybe 30 years of age, handsome and rugged, with square shoulders and
strong arms meets you outside the swamp.
"I wouldn't go in there if I were you!"
"Why not?' you ask, "I will stay on the right path"
The man bursts into laughter. "Yeah right!"
He looks at you and then at the swamp. "Sorry, the swamp is dangerous, only
trained explorers and Gineyan staff with high-ranking Svarpians are allowed in. And
even then, they don't go in often. Though, since we've had the place
charmed things have been a lot better."
"What are Svarpians?"
"Big snakes that live in the swamp, you might see one briefly before it
kills you. If raised from hatchling they are quite docile, like my little
A long black snake slitters below the leaves of the tree you're standing
under. Startled you take a step back, nearly falling. Was that little?
"Qern won't hurt you, he's been trained properly. My name's Track by the
"How can I train to get into the swamp?"
"I'll show you."