The Search for Kris’s Gift (Part 2)
Kris, Maxwell and Skippy arrived at the Lonely Plains and search in vain for the gate to the Swamp of Sadness.
The crows explain that the gate is etched into the ground in the form of a path and, to cross it, they must spend one night sleeping within it by the Pit of Loneliness. “But, beware of the three winds!” the crows explain.
The elves pitch their tents at the Lonely Plains and wait for night to fall.
The first wind, The Wind of Loneliness Past, starts to blow and Kris tells a story of ancient Elven folklore to strengthen their souls.
The second wind, The Wind of Loneliness Present, starts to blow and Skippy plays a tune of Elven culture to raise their spirits.
The third wind, The Wind of Loneliness Yet To Come, starts to blow and Maxwell sings a chant of Elven dreams to aspire the three brothers.
Morning breaks and the three winds abate. The elves have survived the night and the gate has opened.
Kris, Maxwell and Skippy step out of their tents and find themselves at the shores of the Swamps of Sadness. This is going to be their greatest challenge.