Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea
Listen in as Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker attempt to use Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series as a starting point in this race for creative gold!
A Chance Encounter
The silver drone crashed through the window and sent splinters of glass and wood across the room. Ged shielded his eyes with his cloak. The strange drone was perhaps a foot long, perhaps six inches high. He had gone too far past the wall of the undead, or perhaps this is where he was needed all along. Ged approached the peculiar machine. It began making a mysterious cranking noise. The lid rose smoothly with each crank. A red light strobed. It reached it’s peak and a black shelf with a yellowed scroll pushed out.
Ged cautiously reached out and plucked the small roll of parchment. This strange thing in the middle of the room was not living, but it seemed to possess some sort of dumb intelligence, enough maybe to cause pain.
Ged unfurled the note. A picture fell out. It was a woman. She was wearing a black mask and smiling. It said “Going to the Bank.”
It read as follows:
Great Archmage Sparrowhawk,
I hope this message finds you well. The time is short before you must return to Roke. My name is Mr Conrad, and believe it or not, we have met. I have found myself deep in the jungle. It was an expedition. A ride aboard a ship and then a tragic and murderous excursion.
Ged I have found a magic book that has allowed me to observe your world. To watch over you, to sometimes see through the eyes of those that you engage in conversation and combat.
It is a cold, terrible, and wonderous thing to be and see through the eyes of a dragon.
Anyway Sparrowhawk, you must return to your world. I will visit you again soon.