A young monk studying at the Temple of the Blue Flame happens across a book of trantra. Meanwhile, he developes an unlikely relationship with an amphibious snake and decides to take her as a 'familiar.'
G a ia! - She is a pure planet ! And here we are in a land of ten thousand trees. ...Can you see the ' firmament ' ? - Firmament? Chamomile Tea was confused. The word did not translate well her mind. What does that mean? ...It is something that the ancient ones referred to: 'The dome that holds the heavens up.' Can you feel it over the mountain, yes?
A thought occurred to him: What if he could remove the obstacle to Katulu's suffering? Like removing a stone from a river so that perhaps that which troubled him would flow clean and he might wake upon his own volition. The lizard man breathed deeply and then exhaled in a silent sigh, as he felt a new decision pull at him. He held the staff high and with great force called out in his mind: I call upon my silent helpers
He stood over Katulu and suddenly felt the true worth of his vigil. He thought of the child's mother again. What a mystery this all was. He never chose this, never wanted children, for in a way he felt like he was never a child himself, and yet how could he reject such an unlikely gift from creation's song, especially when he knew that this child would one day carry some of his most precious memories...