it looks like i'm finally here...
where have you been?
where have you been, hieronymus?
after the funeral, no one could find you. it was as if you had vanished off the face of the earth.
horatio was like a father to me, baldwin. when he died, i was devastated.
i bought a small hut in the middle of a remote forest and contemplated my existance.
hieronymus... your... your mouth...
in my attempts to lengthen my life, I woke something that had slept for a very long time.
Raia, eltor rang. Ana askala nyo.
the creature vanished, but before it did it spoke a single word.
end of chapter one