Version 3‎ > ‎

Oceanway

ROAN AND THE PEARL
by Laura Mattas

As legend states, it all began with a terrible storm, it was as if the great sea god had at once awakened to bring about his terrible wrath. The ferocious lightning fully showed the catastrophe that was about to ensue as a hundred foot wall of water crashed harshly down upon the mighty wooden ship. The winds tore and ripped the sails and the masts fell splitting it apart causing many to abandon all hope of survival, it was in this storm a young captain named Roan became a hero. With his quick thinking he was able to form a great raft which was able to save the all the little of his remaining crew. Cast off from land and afloat for many days, the crew drifted to a far off shoal surrounding a nearby island. They swam ashore and immediately set to making a new vessel after their stomachs had properly been filled. Roan went ahead of the party, exploring the island, and after many nights in the dense jungle, he came again to a beach. He was about to turn back when a flash caught his eye. A great pearl nearly the size of his head lay off in the shallows. It weighed what must have been extreme for Roan could barely carry it. Nonetheless he took it with him to show the crew. Upon his return he found the new ship to be that of nothing but sand. Cursing his men, he declared that lest the ship be built in a fortnight he alone should share the profit of the pearl. On the third night of his return, while the men were busy working, a great rumble came from the sea, a horrid smell came up the coast, that of a rotted corpse and a thick fog rolled in consuming the jungle. From Roan’s point on a rock he saw a great pair of glowing eyes staring at him from the behind the wall of fog and out from it came a horrid creature. Stretching more than 7 lengths of man, with an odor most foul a treacherous Dragon came, bearing his teeth in a vengeful grin. His blue scales reflected off the water as he dove into the depths of the sea, leaving Roan and his men in awe. He arose again, this time to strike and rapidly began picking off Roan’s men, dragging them into the sea with nothing left of them to this world but the echo of their screams. Roan came forth with the pearl at his side and his sword drawn. Upon seeing the pearl the dragon’s demeanor changed. He at first was surprised and then in a fit of outrage lunged after Roan, with an increased ferocity. There was a noise, like that of a wailing bird and the dragon stopped, only feet away from Roan. The pearl shook violently and with a loud crack, burst forth from it a small blue, barely distinguishable figure. The dragon went over to it roaring and Roan followed at a distance. The pearl had actually been the egg of the dragon. Reunited the dragon’s malice ended against the crew, but in the wreck lived only Roan and a handful of men. Over the next few weeks, the men and the dragons bonded, and soon more dragons came. After have been missing for more than four months the survivors returned home on the backs of their befriended dragons to an even darker storm that was brewing at home.








Ċ
Mike Mosall II,
Aug 12, 2013, 8:11 PM
Ċ
Mike Mosall II,
Aug 12, 2013, 8:10 PM