It was another sunny day in the elf village, Awakening from a deep slumber Aldo reached out to the sun rays flowing through the window, winter was finally over or at least he thought so. Since birth Aldo was unable to open his sealed eyes, to the point that he no longer needed them now.

Aldo got on with his day as per usual, but today was anything but that. Aldo reached the age of maturity and would today be allowed to become a ”Forest Guardian ”. His excitement however was undetectable.

As per usual, he went on with his morning routine, he would usually wake up at the break of dawn, but today was a special case. He wore his ceremonial clothes, that were in contrast to his fur, black with a gold embroidery of the great tree on the back, every forest guardian was forced to make their own ten years prior to their ceremony. The ceremony was going to be held at the great Yggdrasils oldest branch, the one at the top of the ”Known World ”.

Unlike what the other races called the world the Elves and Forest Guardians that could communicate with the world tree knew how truly large the world was through the great trees root system, as the great trees great roots expand, the limit of the world is yet to be discovered, and so instead of dividing up the world the Elves found it easier to call it the known world.

Aldo arrived at the ceremony with 10 minutes to spare, he sat in his designated seat and showed a demeanor purer than the world itself. Aldo had not had many interactions with the people of the elf village at a young age so when in contact with them he would usually stick to one-word answers.

The ceremony began a few minutes later, there were no clocks in this world so the ten minutes Aldo waited was, simply what time it took for the sun to center itself above the great tree, showering it in vitality. The ceremony began with the collection of the suns energy in the World tree, the Elves having lived in symbiosis with the tree ever since its inception in the form of a seed, had learned how to harness that power and the tree allowed them to use its powers in exchange for protecting it. The energy was used to both seal and unseal the sight of the forest guardians.

The Forest Guardians were not of elf descent, though some mixed along the way, they were of animal descent more specifically they were the descendants of the great spirit of the world. They were the creatures that were closest to the angels created by the creator and although the Forest Guardians are similar looking to monkeys, apes and other bipedal creatures, they were distinguished by their ability to sense nature and their constitutions being built upon mana-cells.

Aldo, who had his eyes unsealed, could for the first time see the world through his eyes, but what he saw was different to what he felt on the surface of his skin. While he could still feel the blazing sun above him tormenting his skin, his eyes saw that he was in the undecorated hall and that the world tree had shrunk in size to what seemed to be its size ten years ago!

His clothes seemed to have returned to their old materials and he was naked. Aldo finally understood why the clothes in the village all were made at least ten years ago, the Elves didn want to be going around in clothes that could be seen through, Aldo wasn fazed by the fact that he could be seen naked, he had fur that covered the important parts.

The room looked to be in panic, everyone seemed to be much younger, and every time Aldo looked at someone, he would be able to not only see them from ten years ago, but also to sense all of their memories from that point on.

—Aldo, my boy, don look around, this world is beautiful only if you close your eyes to the darkness that hides beneath the sun.

The ceremony continued after that, though most of it was just pleasantries. At the end of the ceremony a protector was introduced to Aldo, she was somebody Aldo knew since she had been the one to take care of him since he was bo

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