The Great Tree, home of elves from all over, and their very life source. Each sparkling leaf of the ol' tree holds a bit of mana, which holds the key to the elves' secret of long life. Somehow, that secret had leaked out into the world, causing invaders from near and far to try and take it. To ensure the safety of the tree, along with the people, the five Grand Elders set up a barrier, deep-rooted in their tree's power. No one would be able to enter or leave. Yet it was unstable. The sheer amount of power used made the barrier prone to fluctuating, therefore requiring a group of elves to reinforce it daily. These elves were chosen by the Elders and have been trained in the art of magic. Elora, a young elven girl, was walking down the dirt road to her station. It was her duty to reenforce the long lasting barrier everyday at dawn. She didn't mind the tedious task, but it did take alot out of her. Once she reached her station, she lifted her hands twoards the invisible shield and began transfering her magic. However, a rustling noise had reached the girl's ears, causing her to suddenly stop and flinch.