He courageously made his way towards the stony cavern on the mountains peak, exhausted and hungry, just as hundreds of other unfortunate souls had before him. Many had not even made it this far. He stepped into the gaping darkness of the cave and, once inside, realized that it was not so dark after all. Crystalline pools of water lay all about the stone floor, casting dancing blue light upon the shimmering quartz stone, and small golden flames burned brightly from roughly hewn depressions carved into the glittering walls. Suddenly, he heard a voice that instilled fear in his heart, “And have you come to try and claim a throne with my head as well?”
The rhythm of his heart increased as a creature stepped out from the shadows. At first glance he took her for a human woman, with dark, glistening hair pulled back high upon her head, and eyes like the richest gold. But then he saw the wings unfurl behind her, expansive and translucent with sharp spine-like fingers protruding every few inches along the edges. He took in the fierce claws extending from her appendages- which should have been her hands and feet but looked much more reptilian in nature- and her long dragons tail swishing languidly behind her. Scales that shifted with the light from rich royal purple to shimmering gold encased a large portion of her body and face, while the rest seemed to be covered in human flesh. The effect, while terrifying, also made her the most beautiful creature he had ever laid eyes upon.
She stepped forward, and as she did so he knelt and placed his sword on the ground in front of him. “I have come to determine whether I am worthy of being crowned, yes” He said, “But there is no honour in taking the life of a creature so beautiful. If you allow it, I will leave this place now.” She moved towards him, steady and purposeful and for an instant he believed his life was forfeit. But it was not so, for gently she placed her elegant, tapered claws on his shoulder and bade him to stand. For what seemed like an eternity, and yet no time at all, she gazed into his eyes...into his soul; and finally, with tranquil assuredness, she proclaimed “you are worthy”. Her lips curved sensuously into a knowing smile and then she raised her head and let out a mighty roar, as if sending a message to the surrounding kingdom that their destiny was now changed forever. The earth continued to shake as her cry faded into silence, and the ground, with an earth-shattering sound, split open. A simple crown of gold emerged like magick from the earth in front of him, and he reached out to grasp it. He realized with shock that it was not ordinary gold as he had thought, but incredibly iridescent like the scales of the mighty woman standing beside him. In an intuitive gesture he placed it upon his head, and knelt once more at the feet of the powerful and mysterious woman in thanks, for he would now return to his kingdom as a King, and a great King he would be
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