He held the small object in trembling hands. With its dragonscale blade and dark ivory fleur-de-lis handle, it was said to have been carved by the Creator of the Universe to create Earth.
He whispered the sacred words, and the knife transmuted into a beautiful goddess. Tears stung his eyes as he gazed up at her.
“You have done well, Keeper,” she said gently. “Now sleep.”
With a final rattling breath, he died.
Transforming into a brilliant dragon, she rose into the sky and disappeared.
She would seek the next Keeper, born somewhere at that very moment. Because as long as a Keeper existed, she could protect the Earth.
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