The Greatest Treasure in the World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Great heroes have spent lifetimes questing for fame, glory and riches . . . some have done well, but have any ever found “The Greatest Treasure in the World?”

Sir Sebastion of Scot is the realm’s most acclaimed knight. He has found glory a thousand times, but has never had time for love. Until one day, the arrow of fate strikes true when he meets and falls in love with Karrinna, a poor, beautiful maiden facing a grim, lonely future because she demands that anyone seeking her hand must first bring her “The Greatest Treasure in the World”. . . a lost, magical treasure that may only exist in her dreams. Throughout history, many have searched for this special, elusive treasure with some claiming that they had found it . . . the others, eventually failing, or even dying, during their quest.

Sebastion hopelessly courts her with wealthy gifts, promises, and song, but…though she loves him, Karrinna will not marry him unless he finds and brings her the treasure. Encased within a special chest, is an object made of the purest gold that is magically enchanted with the most powerful force in creation. The treasure also possesses an unimaginable secret!Bewildered by Karrinna’s demand, but bewitched by her heart, Sebastion quests forth to find this legendary treasure, or die trying on love’s fickle battlefield.

A quest that will take Sebastion into dangerous lands, testing his skills against trolls, brigands, a feisty, one-eyed dwarf named Thorgrim Longbeard, a ruined dungeon, powerful storms, earthquakes, and more.

He must summon all of his knightly courage and climb a treacherous, icy mountain of unknown heights to visit the 'all-knowing, most-wise Oracle' who will help only in exchange for a deadly sacrifice! He will have to face the heart-freezing horror of a master vampire’s undead army, and then confront the ultimate evil when he enters the purgatorial lair of the giant red dragon, 'Luminex,' who will roast him alive if he cannot solve her impossible riddle!

But to even have a glimmer of hope of finding the treasure, Sebastion must conquer the greatest foe of all . . . himself!

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Prologue: The Old Bard

Submitted: May 31, 2019

It is the middle of June, but an unexpected, powerful winter storm strikes a small, Midwestern town, blasting it with two feet of wind-driven snow and sub-zero temperatures.

The owner of a local tavern is stunned. His place is full of inebriated customers who have been waiting for the start of a strip-tease show. The problem is that the showgirls could not make it to
the tavern because of the storm.

Fearing that his little tavern might be destroyed when the rowdy crowd discovers that not there would be no show, the owner begins to panic. Then he sees an old man sitting alone in a corner,
strumming a long-necked lute. Approaching the old man and desperate, the owner asks him if he could possibly provide some entertainment for the evening.

Agreeing, the old man (a bard), with the blizzard still raging outside, steps up to the stage and sings a tale about a love story that occurred over twelve thousand years ago . . . in a land now
lost and forgotten in time.

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Karrinna and the Knight

Submitted: June 02, 2019

I. Karrinna and the Knight   Many, many years ago . . . . . . in a land now lost and forgotten in time, there lived a lo... Read Chapter

The Promise

Submitted: June 08, 2019

II. The Promise   Riding on Rosie and Molly during the afternoon of that warm summer day, they arrived at a special place wh... Read Chapter

The Sacred Oath

Submitted: June 08, 2019

  III. The Sacred Oath   Eastfair, the capital city of the ... Read Chapter

Dangers on the Road to Calibut

Submitted: June 09, 2019

IV. Dangers on the Road to Calibut   By noon, Sebastion was into the Troll Glade, but he had been rained on the entire time ... Read Chapter

The Ancient City of Calibut

Submitted: June 11, 2019

  V. The Ancient City of Calibut   Calibut was the second l... Read Chapter

The Library of Shem & the Great Mystic

Submitted: June 12, 2019

VI. The Library of Shem & the Great Mystic   Though this section of the city was far better than the District of Dregs, it w... Read Chapter

Of Little Children

Submitted: June 12, 2019

  VII. Of Little Children   After a good night’s sleep, S... Read Chapter

The Dungeon of Spite

Submitted: June 12, 2019

VIII. The Dungeon of Spite   Sebastion now had to focus on what was at hand and the reason he was here: to explore a dangero... Read Chapter

The Return with the Treasure

Submitted: June 14, 2019

IX. The Return with the Treasure   Sebastion was exhausted after his harrowing ordeal in the prison. Although anxious to bri... Read Chapter

The Unicorn

Submitted: June 14, 2019

X. The Unicorn   Sebastion decided that he would spend two full days in Eastfair to completely recover from his adventures i... Read Chapter

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The Greatest Treasure in the World

For her hand, the maiden demanded a treasure . . . the greatest in the world. For her heart, the knight would risk everything searching the world to find it.

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