As you enter the tower you ponder its size. Taking a quick look on the outside again you come to the conclusion that it must be bigger on the inside than on the outside. The mage leads you further in, past a club of penguins strutting by.
— “Hey Linus, this place looks magical, but I cannot seem to find any windows anywhere. With all your marvellous features, do you not want to look outside?” you ask while still gazing at everything around you.
— “Why would I use something as primitive as Windows? I prefer my privacy without anyone looking at the magic I perform!” Linus quickly responds with a laugh.
— “Anywho, we require your aid oh great wizard. We are looking for a magical dragon hiding in the frost tipped mountains, but we have no way of tracking it.” dAnkan asks.
Linus suddenly stops and turns around facing you, looking up at you with a big smile.
— “Well Well Well, a cleric and a paladin that cannot track a single dragon. Here, hold my root beer, I need to show you something first.” Linus excitedly says.
— “Do hurry wizard, we have no time to waste. Our quest is of the utmost importance!” you answer back.
The wizard leads you to a massive fenwicked tree, growing far beyond what your eyes can see. On its base you can see what you can only assume is the outline of a face, carved in the thick bark.
— “This tree, oh mighty heroes, is the magical tree of DevNull. It guards a spell I require, behind a riddle that does not add up. If you want my help this is the quest you first must finish.” Linus speaks with a mysterious tone.
— “In all my days, and all the quests I have been on, a talking tree is a first. But that will not stop us. Come on friend, let us solve this riddle.” dAnkan says with a proud voice.
As soon as dAnkan stops speaking, the tree suddenly comes alive. Opening its lips you hear
0, 67, 164, 55, 316, 108, 156, 103, 692, 51.
The tree looks at your frowning face for a second and then quickly falls back to its deep slumber.
Linus smirks mischievously, his eyes twinkling with arcane secrets.
— “Well done heroes, you have proven yourself worthy of my time. Now, let us travel onward, to a place where time and space dance in a delicate balance.” Linus says as he strokes the parchment roll that appeared after you solved the riddle.
— “So you mean to tell me, oh mighty wizard, that after all our hard work solving that riddle, we still have more quests to do?” dAnkan asks with an annoyed voice.
— “Tracking your dragon requires a lot of resources my friends, resources you will have to gather for me. Now come on, our next stop is far from here, but luckily for you my Oracle glass can get us there in an instant.” Linus says as he takes a piece of glass out of his pocket.
With a flick of his wrist a Cloud of Peppermint dust appears under a Rocky Arch. Linus gives you a Red Hat and a Fedora for dAnkan to put on as he leads you through the mist to a Clear wonderland.