As this thought finished the dragons became restless – nervous almost – and her heart began to race. She heard several “thud” sounds coming from outside. Her blood went cold and her body froze, begging her to stay in place. Her head won out and she cautiously made her way out onto the base. The snow had disappeared and was replaced by newly growing grass. She was surprised to find nothing on the base had been damaged. The sound of flapping wings drew her gaze upwards, and she saw three dragons silhouetted against the starlit sky. The first one landed in front of her, almost silently. She could tell it was a hunter by its birdlike appearance and sharp gaze. Just looking at this dragon made her feel happy, like spring was here and all was right with the world. “Aibrean?” she asked with a slight curtesy, remembering the lore of the Avatar of Spring. The dragon nodded once in confirmation, then looked up at the second dragon making its descent. The hulking dragon landed and the ground shook, and the ground surrounding the dragon turned white with frost. Her blood ran cold again as the beast shook its head, snow falling from its antlers. “Nollaig,” she whispered, curtseying again to the Avatar of Winter. The dragon snorted, white breath shooting from its nostrils. She looked up at the third dragon, who was still circling above them. Slowly the largest of the three dragons landed right in front of Obsi. She was filled with dread as the beasts name escaped her lips. “Corthanak.” The dreaded Avatar, the second largest threat to the land next to Necryx. The beast lowered its head and put its face close to Obsi’s, its red eyes piercing her soul.
“We bring you the unveiling of the Springvale Season, Dragon Lord,” Corthanak said in a deep, echoing voice. All three dragons bowed their heads and in one simultaneous motion they took to the skies, flapping their wings in concert as they flew toward the horizon.
Obsi wasn’t sure how long she watched them, or how long she stared at the sky after they disappeared. She sighed loudly and turned to go back into the training den. “I have to make sure a stall is ready for one of those dragons,” she said.