‘To the forge!’
The two dwarves hurried off while Sinead struggled to her feet. With renewed resolve she tucked the Prophesy Book into her cloak, fastened her sword and followed.
She found them stoking up the fire.
‘Which metal shall we use?’ Dorrin asked.
Alric turned to her. ‘My lady, can you guide us?’
Sinead turned to the final page of the Prophesy Book, where a new verse had appeared:
‘Forged in the Depths from Finest Fer, the Key to Free our Mother
wrought-well by the Sons Of Earth, Sinead must bring, no other.’
Alric caught Sinead’s puzzled look. ‘Tis iron to us Sons of Earth, my lady.’
‘And a fitting use for this,’ said Dorrin, holding up a glowing globe of iron.
They set to work, heating and hammering, until finally they placed a beautifully-crafted key in her hand.
If only she knew where Mother Earth was being held.
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