The air was thick with the smell of smoke and the sound of thunder, as a bolt of lightning shot across the night sky. The earth seemed to ripple beneath the feet of the traveler, a man who had been on the road for many days and nights. His name was William and he was an adventurer, seeking the secrets of time travel.
He had heard stories of a mysterious city in the distant past, a place where time travelers could find the answers they sought. Now, he was almost there. He could feel it in his bones.
The city was shrouded in a strange fog, and as William entered its gates, he was met with a curious sight – a woman with a beautiful face, long flowing hair and wings like those of an angel. She smiled at him and spoke in a soft voice.
“Welcome, William. I am Selene, a succubus, sent here by the gods to guide you on your journey through time.”
William was surprised by her words but he knew better than to question them. He nodded in agreement and followed her as she led him through the winding streets of the city.
They eventually reached an old temple, where Selene told William to wait. Moments later, a figure appeared from within the shadows – an old man with a beard, wearing tattered robes. He smiled warmly at William and spoke in a low voice.
“I am Magriel, a master of time. I have been expecting you, William. I know why you are here – you seek knowledge of time travel.”
William nodded and Magriel gestured for him to enter the temple. Inside, he found himself in a chamber filled with strange artifacts and symbols, all of which seemed to be related to time travel. As he studied the objects around him, Selene stepped forward and spoke again.
“Magriel has agreed to teach you how to use these artifacts to travel through time. But first you must understand the dangers that come with such power.”
William nodded solemnly as she continued.
“You will come across creatures in your travels that are not of this world – creatures such as succubi. They feed on the energy of unsuspecting travelers and can be very dangerous if not dealt with properly. So be warned – should you come across one of these creatures, do not engage it. Instead, simply move away from its presence and continue your journey.”
William thanked Selene for her advice before turning to Magriel and asking for his instruction. The old man smiled and began to explain the secrets of time travel. As William listened intently, he realized just how vast and complex the knowledge was – so vast that he would need many years to fully understand it all.
But for now, he was content with what he had learned and thanked Magriel before heading back out into the night. As he left the city, he could feel its strange power radiating around him – a power that would allow him to explore the vast reaches of time.
And so, armed with knowledge and determination, William set out on his journey through time…