The dark surrounding the blue fox was oppressive, almost like it was fighting the light produced by his lantern, but Spark persevered. His friend Leanan had gone missing near the strange maze and he couldn’t just leave his friend alone and in need of help!
There were rumours about the maze, obviously, and most of the townsfolk avoided it on principal. Leanan, another fox like himself, had been training to become a powerful spellslinger and had volunteered to investigate the stories about the maze.
The tales he heard most commonly described some kind of monster abducting fair ladies and such and other people just disappearing if they entered the maze, which was set in a cave in the side of the mountain near Spark’s hometown. The maze was unusual in itself, being dark, huge, inside the mountain, and rather smoothed like it was made by someone rather than by nature. He wasn’t sure about the monster s