ate one evening, there was a knock at the door of the Veritian Apothecary. Alas, Queen Arya had arrived with the vine samples she had collected in Jhelom. Verity greeted the Governor at the door and quickly welcomed her in, as time was surely running out.. Verity inspected the vines, and took vivid notes.. " the vines appearing in a glowing nature, feel somewhat slimy to the touch.. thick thorns spiral up each stalk getting sharper towards the tip of the new growth... " " small creatures around the vines, seem to have unusual behavior.. not harmed in anyway.. they seem to be stuck in some sort of a trance.. a hypnosis.. a spell..!" Queen Arya bolted into town, alerting Verity immediately, since Daphnie had been out to sea.. " Verity! You must come at once! The growth has spread! Quickly! " , she shouted towards her as she opened a portal to another side of the island.. They arrived at the telescope, just one of Moonglow's oddities around the island. " A book! " gasped Queen Arya, as they both took a moment to read its fragile pages.. Just as they finished reading, the moon rose and the sun set, and the message Selcius had been trying to get across came fiercly to light.. Daphnie sailed out to sea in search of Strychnos, the dread captain of the isle. Verity, and the other girls of the Apothecary had gotten it set into her head, that maybe the vines were growing inland because there was something wrong with the sea. One of Verity's sisters who also tended to the Apothecary was Elizabeth, and though she was mute, her passion was reading- and she had studied every ancient book she could at the Lyceum trying to find out more information for Verity about the rare occurrences and why the Time Lord has wove his way into this mess.. Ver'LeSaul was her mentor at the Lyceum as he had ties with the ancient monks and scholars that had established the libraries. Just as Daphnie came across a pristine vessel, she could faintly make out Strychnos' figure on deck. " Ahoy! ", she shouted from a distance, but he could not make out her words as he seemed preoccupied. She sailed closer, a smell started to pollute the air around her.. A familiar smell, she had smelled this before- but where? " Gross! Ayuck! ", she shreiked as she boarded Strychnos' ship. " Governor! Come see at once! ", he alarmingly responded. " I was just coming in search of you with more word from Queen Arya, Governor of Jhelom. I had feared this would happen..", Daphnie said, as she sighed..