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2. THE CANTICLE OF HOPE**** READ THE COMMENT FIRST, PLEASE!****
"It is said that all the vast lands
molded at the origin of the eras,
were part of a single Empire.
Defended by the Gods with gentle prayers,
prosperous, rich, vast and peaceful,
it was called the Empire without barriers.
The same lands and a single government,
elves, half-elves, humans and fairies,
shared in perfect harmony.
But then, the seed of discord,
by the Gods, as a test, was thrown:
a dragon egg was delivered.
A creature who, at birth,
was to protect the peace and the people,
the Ancients Gods had destined.
That egg should have be protected,
by a guardian elected by the Empire,
watched overand guarded until its hatching.
Only one among all the races
the Ancient Gods had imposed to choose from,
to be responsible for that privilege.
But every race was claiming the egg,
on the grounds that their candidate
was undoubtedly the most worthy.
And of the Ancient Gods failing the test,
the Empire knew for the first time
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