Keira Knightly, inspiration for "Talei"
Talei has taken time out from her busy life to answer a few questions about helping the dragons.
Q: Thank you Talei for agreeing to speak to us.
TALEI: You're welcome, but this won't take long will it? I've got a lot to do today.
Q: I'll try and make it brief. What was your life like before the dragons came?
TALEI: Maass, our settlement, was rural. We farmed and everyone helped each other. Kids learnt the basics in the school in the community hall. We were quiet and peaceful. Boring really.
Q: How did you meet the dragons?
TALEI: The first time I saw them they were burning Maass. Only the ones younger than me survived, so I had to take charge and lead them to Deen where we set up home in some caves.
Q: Did you manage to speak to them?
TALEI: Some time later a dying dragon spoke to me telepathically and asked me to help free his kind from the Pundra. Of course we didn't take his word for it. I contacted another dragon who agreed to meet us without his rider. He confirmed the dragons needed help to beat the Pundra.
Q: Who or what are the Pundra?
TALEI: Nasty, horrible little creatures with evil looking faces. They reminded me of the goblins in my mother's stories.
Q: Didn't it feel weird trying to help creatures who had killed your parents?
TALEI: I admit I had to do some soul searching before I tried to convince others to help the dragons. I couldn't bring my parents back, but by helping the dragons I might save other humans.
Q: The dragons were on the other continent, how did you cross the water?
TALEI: Adri had some experience with boats. Mind you we hadn't bargained on the huge storm that blew up when we were at sea.
Q: You obviously survived the storm. How did you do that?
TALEI: With difficulty. We worked together to survive. We encountered danger and hard times on the journey but looking back I knew we had no choice.
Q: So did you succeed?
TALEI: We... Adri don't put that there! Sorry I have to go.
Q: Thanks for talking to us. Oh she's gone.
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