Tarokka Reading

The old Vistani woman looks down at the five cards before her, studying them for a moment as the smell of incense grows stronger and the smoke from the candles begins to cloud the small wagon.

"This card tells of history. Knowledge of the ancient will help you better understand your enemy." She flips the first card, revealing the Abjurer. Focusing for a moment she continues. "I see a fallen house, guarded by a great stone dragon. Look to the highest peak."

Her hand moves to the next card. "This card tells of a powerful force for good and protection, a holy symbol of great hope." The flipped card reveals the face of the Miser. The aging woman nods again, continuing "Look for a fortress inside a fortress, in a place hidden by fire."

Once again her hand moves to the next card. "This is a card of power and strength. It tells of a weapon of vengeance; a sword of sunlight." This card's flip reveals the grimace of the torturer. "There is a town where all is not well. There you will find a house of corruption, and within, a dark room full of still ghosts."

She pauses before moving to the next card. "The power these represent is much greater and much deeper."

She holds her hand over the fourth card "this card sheds light on one who will help you greatly in the battle against darkness." As she flips the cards, the candles sputter for a moment and the incense grows foul for a heartbeat, matching the shadow that passes over her face on the reveal of the card, the Dark Lord. "Ah, the worst of all truths! You must face the evils of this land alone."

She clicks her teeth in sympathy as she moves to the final card. "Your enemy is a creature of darkness, whose powers are beyond mortality. This card will lead you to him." The final card shows the shining feather form of the Raven. "Look to the mother's tomb."

As she finishes, the candles flare back to life, illuminating the wagon fully once again.

"I am sorry I cannot offer better tidings, but may the light be with you."

Tarokka Reading

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