“Hmm … I can see that there are many other questions that you would also like to ask, but are too anxious and intimidated to ask now. Besides, in this place and time it is too dangerous. I think that we will adjourn somewhere where we can discuss all of this a little more privately. At the same time you will learn part of the Ninth Revelation of the Doethineb Diviners of old.”
Pelydryn looked at him with some amusement. “Why, it is just my staff. I travel nowhere without it.”
“What’s it made of?” Nomis asked curiously peering closer at its moving shiny surface.
Looking a little surprised but tolerantly indulgent, Pelydryn replied: “The substance comes from a rare, exotic hardwood called ‘Lignum Vitæ’, by some considered to be the ‘Wood of Life’, yet it does not float in water as most woods do. Now stand back a little, watch and learn. …”
Pelydryn rolled back his sleeve and drew a large circle in the air with his staff, which immediately began to fill with a lavender mist. There was a golden-white light shining from somewhere deep behind the mist. As the light became stronger, the circle receded down what looked like a red glowing tunnel. An invisible bubble of strong euphoric emotions emanated from the golden white light. The impressions were of incredible lightness, a feeling of buoyancy but overwhelming them all was surprisingly … pure love!
“But that’s impossible!” Nomis said without thinking again.
“No … Nothing is ‘impossible’, just a little ‘improbable’ by ordinary standards,” Pelydryn said kindly. “I merely use the Laws of Nature to best advantage coupled with all I know of this part of the Ninth Revelation. I will grant you that some of those Laws and Revelations may be a bit more obscure. Nevertheless they are all natural phenomena just the same.”