The sun rose bright and shining on the Wolves Lair as the dragons brought the Tyr family back home. All the carnage from the day before had been cleaned up and Tof had decided to keep the wall Dreik had built. The pits were filled in burying the remainders of the warriors. Things were finally back to normal. The only thing left to do was to start the repairs on Yadessa. Winterhaven, Tir Na and New Keanna had promised to give Valkar and his people all the help they needed to fix their homes. Drake was still lost in himself worrying about Ono. He just couldn't find his way out his private hell. His only hope was to find his pup. And that Jandar would do if it killed him.
Down in the underworld Angela was finally going to meet her father. She had been allowed entry along with Athene, Tanis, Arturus and Adam for a private ceremony. She had no idea what it was for, she was just glad to have her family together at last.
" The underworld!" Tanis said as they walked up the stairs of Nestor's palace. " It's not as creepy as I expected."
" Well that's because this is considered heaven." Athene told him. " Mother, what are we doing her?"
" Your grandmother asked us to come." She told them. " Your going to meet your grandfather."
" Wait." Tanis stopped. " Grandmother is the goddess of the moon, right? Well who's grandfather?"
They all stopped and looked at Angela and waited for her answer. She looked at them and smiled.
" Your grandfather is Nestor, Lord of the Underworld." She waited for their reaction.
" Your serious?" Athene looked deep into her mothers eyes.
" Yes I am." She said. " Now your on your best behavior. All of you."
Angela walked into the palace in the lead followed by her children, then Arturus and Adam. Trumpets began to sound as the approached the main room. All along the hall spirits dressed in dark tunics and trousers with gold lapels and buttons stood at attention. At the end of the hall they came into a grand hall filled with marble statuary of heroes and different gods. Sitting in two thrones backed by Aramis, Atol, Alee Karis and Jax sat Alea and her husband Lord Nestor.
Angela bowed before the thrones. Adam, Arturus and her children followed suit.
" Step forward and be recognized. my daughter" Nestor called to her. Angela stood and walked forward and stopped and bowed again. Alea and Nestor stood and stepped down form their thrones and stood next to their daughter, then bowed with her.
Angela wondered what was going on. Why were they knelling beside her? Suddenly a light began to glow over the thrones. Angela felt the change in the atmosphere. She was in the presents of something much more powerful that Aramis or Alea.
RISE ALEA AND NESTOR. Thundered through the grand hall. IS THIS OUR GRANDDAUGHTER? SHE WHO SENT BALTHAZAR GAELICH TO HIS FINAL REST?
" Yes father." Alea said. " This is her."
WE ARE PLEASE TO MEET YOU GRAND DAUGHTER. She heard. STAND BEFORE US.
Angela climbed to her feet with the help of her father and stood before her grandparent, Rimnar and Saila.
(You are as beautiful as you mother.) Saila said. ( Do you know why you are here?)
" No." She answered. " I don't."
DO YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE? Rimnar asked.
" Rimnar and Saila." She said.
ANGELA GAELICH Rimnar called to her. ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE ON THE MANTLE OF A GODDESS?
She looked at her mother for advice. Alea nodded at he. She was happy her daughter had been asked to take this position.
She said. " I will accept the mantle."
THEN BOW BEFORE US. Rimnar's orb began to glow much brighter. WE GIVE TO YOU THIS POWER OVER DEATH. THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL BE ABSORBED BE DEATH LIKE MUERTE. BUT THAT YOU WILL RULE DEATH WITH YOUR FATHER.
A glowing orb split off from Rimnar and settled over Angela.
RISE ANGELA AND TOUCH THE ORB.
Angela stood up and reached out. the orb settled down into her hand and flashed out to cover her. When the blinding glow dimmed, Angela stood there looking radiant. Her hair was no longer white. All the lines in her face cleared and she looked years younger. She smiled at them all.
BEHOLD. Rimnar announced. WELCOME ANGELA, GODDESS OF DEATH!!
( Welcome granddaughter) Saila and Rimnar began to fade. ( We are pleased.)
The next day back in New Keanna, Jax appeared in Jandar and Rages study with Karis.
" Jandar." Jax walked over and sat with the worried mage. " This is my brother Karis. He is the messenger of my father. He has access to many different realms. My father has granted us permission to search for Ono and Shayn."
" Thank you." Jandar grasped his hand and shook it.
" Don't worry my friend." Karis smiled at him. " We'll find them. No matter where we have to search."
" And we'll bring them home." Jax said. " I promise."