Fire and smoke raged from the village buildings that surrounded the stone fortress. Swarms of knights exited the castle in a struggle to defend what little of the villages were left. The attackers increased in number as more appeared from an unseen hideout in the mountains. The head knights frantically tried to herd the village people into the one place that had the best protection; the castle. The king and queen were in an emergency council meeting to try and figure out how to protect their precious planet.
“There’s nothing we can do, let them come and just save the people you can.” The king’s advisor told the other members of the council.
“No!” the king slammed his fist down on the table, “I will not abandon the people like this!”
The queen comfortingly put her arm around her husband’s shoulder as she dismissed the council so he could be left alone. Soon enough, however, the doors of the throne room swung open to reveal the king’s messenger.
“What’s the report?” The queen said firmly.
“Our defences are holding their position around the castle, but the backup defences are running out and there seems to be no end to their supply of knights. Our knights are bringing the surviving people into the castle for protection but no one seems to know what to do. The humanity colony has been destroyed with the few remaining people seeking refuge among the other colonies. The courage and intelligence colonies are still mostly standing but the attackers are yet to reach the strength colony. However, they are on their way.” The messenger said breathlessly.
The queen walked towards the messenger and handed him a silver key, “this will open the vaults beneath the castle. Take all the villagers and people inside the castle to them and protect yourselves. Take whatever supplies you need. We will protect Enduur.”
The messenger nodded and rushed to get everyone to safety. The queen closed the doors to the throne room and said to the guards outside, “Let no one inside.”
The guards nodded and did as they were instructed.
Queen Imeyna walked back to the king who was sitting on his throne rubbing his forehead in distress. She said, “You know we have to send them. We have no choice but to believe that they will come to save us in the future.”
“I know we must Imeyna, but… is there no other way?” The king asked.
“If there was, you would know, Reginald. But I fear this is our only option.” She replied.
“Then do it quickly or it will all be for nothing!”
The queen smiled sympathetically and went to give the signal.
The ancient Enduurian prophecy states that the four children of Enduur will one day return and save the planet from the darkness that is attacking it. But they will only be able to do this by harnessing the virtues of strength, courage, humanity and wisdom together, or all Enduur would remain in darkness forever.
The prophesised four children from each of the colonies would be sent to the nearest safe planet, Earth. They would have to forget everything about their life on Enduur in order they could survive leaving their home planet. So their memory had to be clouded, to ensure that one day they will remember Enduur and return to save it. However, no one knew how long it would take.