To Keyma Coast-The Golden Ruby"I think I finally know how to use this," Catey said looking at her kem.
"I don't think so," Amy said coming down the steps.
"What do you mean," Catey asked.
"You just got lucky in finding out," Jake replied for his Amy. "The way you change your abilities through your kem, is as easy as changing your battle stance."
"What do you mean?" Doug asked this time.
"Okay, take up a fighting stance." Jake said looking at the teenager. Doug pulled his hatchets and stood in a hunched position. "This is your default stance, in your terms, the guardian stance. Now stand in more relaxed position." As Doug did so, the kem flashed. "Now you should be in the mage class. Go ahead try casting a spell."
"Okay," Doug said. He closed his eyes for a while, as a ring of bright red light rose around him. His eyes open and he shouted, "Fire!" A small fire ball shot from is hand. Both Doug and Catey stood with mouths open wide.
"A hunched but open stance is more of a warrior's stance while and stance that has yo
To Keyma Coast-RixThe next morning, the gang stood on the dock looking at the near by island which housed the spirit Rix, the spirit of earth and symbol of intelligence.
"You guys ready?" Amy asked.
"No!" Everyone said.
Amy smile as she said, "Good," and climbed it to one of the two small boats not made to cross the wide open sea.
Catey saw Doug's deposition, "Greg is safe now."
"Yeah I know," Doug said, "but could this town end up being another Coral Bay?" he asked.
"Did you forget to look around; these guys are ready for another great war."
"Just don't ask us to fight in one though," Jake called from a boat.
"Okay guys," Amy yelled from the other boat, "We're entering through that cave dead ahead! And watch out for wolfs and other earth creatures.
"Ok, got it," Catey said. Turning to Doug, "The BRC can take care of him and your parents."
"But what happens if Mavers attack while we are away?" Doug asked.
"Alistair told me that the BRC can easily evacuate the towns before any Mavers got near," Amy said,
To Keyma Coast-Bevo"Captain, we reached Bevo," said the aide from the door.
"About time," the captain said as he got up from his bed. It was already four days after leaving Tolay. He pulled his coat of a chair as he made his way to the door. Out side he was met by the crew who were gazing at the town. Bevo sat in the horizon like a jewel upon a necklace to the rebel sailors. The capital of the BRC was mainly made up of buildings that had another building built on top of the old one; give it an awkward sight.
"Well here it is guys," Alistair said to the gang as they made their way out of the lower decks. The Spear was making its way through the collected ships to the docks.
"I like to thank you Alistair," Amy formal thanked her ferryman, "for your time and effort in bring me and my group here after my training was complete."
"Like I said," Alistair replied, "Just get rid of those Mavers and we're even."
"Take care Cap," Jake said. Alistair waved them off as his men unboarded to take on freash suppies.
To Keyma Coast-The Coral SpearLate, that night the captain of the Coral Spear held a dinner in Amy and her group's honor. Everyone on broad was invited, but in was the guests of honor and officers dined with the Captain. Catey and Doug finally got some answers about their companions.
"Wow! So let me get this straight," Doug asked when they finish their meal, "You're a spell caster and a spirit merger!?"
Amy replied with a sigh, "The proper term is mage. And yes, I'm a merger and I got the mark to prove it," She revealed a tattoo on her right shoulder. It was a six point star with each line a different color.
"And you are a ninja, right Jake?" Catey asked.
"Yes madam," Jake answered with a grin, "And I'll be glad to phew Ow!" Amy arm shot across his face.
"He thinks that he's a ladies man," she told the teenagers, "and it gets really annoying. Oh, plus the twins have superpowers."
"And we're proud of it!" Luke yelled as he slapped his lap, "There are only a handful of us but boy; we're useful in a close crowd.
To Keyma Coast-Co Co TolayThey sailed on all night and on to the next night. The following morning Catey had risen to the smell of cooking fire. The morning sun was just finishing its crawl over the horizon.
"Doug, what's for breakfast?" she asked. The ship made walking rough for her.
"We are having eggs and bacon." Doug replied flipping a sunning side up egg on a small pan over the even smaller fire that he made in the center of the boat. With another flip he called out, "Greg, breakfast is ready."
"It's about time." Greg said as he came walking out of the cabin. He looked like he been up for hours just sitting in the cabin.
After they ate breakfast, Catey stared to check her maps to see how long till they reached their detestation, Co Co Tolay. "We should see it an hour if the wind picks up from this breeze.
"How long would it take if it doesn't pick up?" Greg asked looking over her shoulder.
"That depends if we come across a current," She said, "if we don't about six hours."
"What?! By that time mom and dad
To Keyma Coast-Coral Bay"Miss McGrath, wake up," Mrs. Hawk barked.
"Catey," Whispered Doug softly, "Cat!"
"Wha?" Thwack! "Och," Catey moaned as a ruler met her back side.
"Miss McGrath, would you be so kind answers the problem on the board," Mrs. Hawk commanded. Her eyes targeted the back of Catey's head.
"Yes," replied Catey felling her teacher's gaze, "Ummm, let's see, 45."
"Once again your correct, Miss McGrath," snapped Mrs. Hawk, "But tell me way is my smartest student sleeping when she is supposed to be studying?" Mrs. Hawk walked toward the back to her normal place at the chalkboard.
"Don't tell me that you spent all night waiting for your father again?" Doug whispered.
"Yeah," she replied fixing her hair, "he's been acting weird ever since he began working on that new boat."
"Well he would go out at night and arrive in the morning bone tried."
"What do you think he's been doing?"
"I don't know. But I haven't been this worried about him since the time I stayed over at your plac
To Keyma Coast-ProloguePrologue
The sun was low in the early morning casting a dull orange glow across the country side. The small fishing town was basking in shadows by the large cliff that split the harbor in two. A group of children played upon the gentle incline of the cliff below the newly constructed shrine, letting their imagination run wild with made up tale of valor and heroism. A boy hurried up the slope to his friend with important news.
"Gather around everyone," The young child cried out to his friends, "My dad agreed to tell us a story." The mob of children, delighted to hear that famed story teller willing to share a tale, rushed down the cliff side. Through the village they went yelling and cheering for the story that was soon to be told.
Over near southern harbor the band of kids ran. The young boy spotted a middle aged man sitting with his niece and nephew. Smiling to see him, the boy tugged on the man's shirt while saying, "Dad, we're rea