The two walked for what felt like a few hours, the steps becoming damp and slippery the father they descended. A green, glowing moss clung to the walls allowing for a scant amount of illumination in the deep stairwell.
Eventually, the pair reached the bottom, where the gigantic shrubbery was enthralled with digging at the mud.
"He hasn't had a student in years. His methods, as I have said before, are questionable at best. I don't think you'll have much resistance form him, but you may not be as enthusiastic as you are now for long."
Sprout began to slow as the massive cathedral grew in size. Finally, the ragtag group arrived at the base of the cathedral and Xen could see just how huge the structure truly was.
The moment they arrive, Sprout started to dissolve as piles of him fell off and turned into little clumps of moss and leaves.
Xen smiled as Sprout began to resemble his old self. Then looking to Anna he bowed saying, "By all means, ladies first."
Xen couldn't help but grin as he had a feeling he wouldn't be smiling for the next few days or even weeks with this new master he was about to take on. Anna's comments concerning Ravgthos definitely left Xen worried at just what exactly the master's practices were.
Holding his grin Xen said, "That and I have no idea where I would be going."
Xen finished that with a laugh as he fell into step by Anna.
Xen breathed in the cold air and exhaled. Drawing on a single forest, he concentrated the power into his fist to create a dull illumination so he could be sure he was still stepping on solid stone. Satisfied with the little lighting he could get, Xen pressed forward into the darkness...