The griffinback flight is not a comfortable one, yet it’s almost as fast as airship flight and less the hassle. You just mount the beast, kick off and steer them to wherever you want to go (or simply let Acavela take you to Yvais, it knows the way). You can even make nice stops in your favorite places in case you’re hungry, but this is a non-stop flight in full speed, not some advertising for griffinback flight.
Cristophe, Adler, Iris and Eidos arrive in Yvais, the Floating City of Angels exhausted, wounded, and not quite recovered from the last fight against the Succubus Queen and her harpy horde.
However, before they can rest they are to meet Archangel Avariel to report about their quests. Acavela and the other three griffins land on the top floor of the Tower of Immaculate Bridge, the highest cloudscraper. The four champions dismount and walk into the inner chamber.
Avariel Swordsinger the archangel personally greets them.
‘Welcome back, champions. I see you have completed your quests.’
Cristophe responds politely, ‘Our feats were far from perfect. However, we bring the Shield of Faith and the Helmet of Truth.’ He puts the shield on the floor in front of him and kneels. Adler also kneels and puts the helmet in front of him. The other two champions and kneel.
‘Splendid! Very well done, champions. Now you all must be tired. Take some rest and have a meal here while we wait for the other four.’
Four tables and comfortable chairs appear on the left side of the room. As the champions are all seated, the archangel claps his hands two times and various food – all vegetables and fruits – and goblets of orange juice appear on each and every table.
After a prayer of thanks, Cristophe, Iris and Adler eat a hearty meal. Eidos just waits until his master begins to eat. As a man of science, he doesn’t worship the Parthenian gods in
This is much better than waiting, Chris thinks.