~"We all have a beginning, It's up to us to ensure we have an end"~ The wooden water barge slowly and smoothly sailed down the temple halls, passing smaller boats on which stood monks traveling to different areas of the large temple. Some of them regarded the barge as it sailed by them, curious interest demanding their attention as their eyes fell upon the passengers whom had been sent here on the order of Emperor Lectis Mura himself. Of course each of the temples staff and guard had been told ahead of time that they'd be making their arrival on this day, yet it wasn't every day you got to see some of Tel'nura's most regarded heroes. Upon the front of this barge stood an armored figure, her armor adorned with symbols and engravings that belonged to the Emperors army. Those whom knew their militant structure well would know this woman as Media Naxxis, a captain of the royal guard and a formidable combatant in her own right. She exhaled softly as she eyed the large halls ahead, knowing soon they'd arrive at the central chamber where the water dragon was said to be waiting for their arrival. She turned towards the gathered heroes, each of them sat within the barge awaiting it to reach it's destination. "Alright, we're almost here" she began as she stepped forwards, her tone hardy and telling of a woman built from war and combat. "Before we reach the central chamber there are details I've been told to pass to you before we arrive, so listen up" she said, her eyes moving steadily between each of them. "Each of you know why you're here but you've not fully been told what's expected. Bellow the temple runs the Harudan river where a ship is stationed that'll start you on your journey towards the Tel'anar mountains... but there's more". She briefly looked towards the barge attendants that operated the vessel, navigating it down the halls and between the other boats. It appeared this temple was unlike most that many would have seen or expected, using water as way of travel and as an additional way to connect with the element. Coy fish of beautiful color swam in the clear water, adding to the peaceful tranquility that lingered in the atmosphere. "The dragon is young and hasn't yet finished her training, hence why you're all here. It'll be up to you to assist her in her path in seeking knowledge and learning how to control her power". "It's why some of you were sent for by the Emperor specifically, he believes that you as a collective have the necessary skills in both protecting and to some degree, teaching. I hope this isn't going to be a problem" her armor shuffled as she moved, looking back to the approaching archway to the main chamber. "Once this ordeal has been dealt with and the cause of the other dragons deaths have been realized, you'll all be paid well for your assistance to Tel'nura" she said, taking another pause. She knew that not all of them were perhaps in it for the money, but never the less the Emperor would seek to compensate them well for their service. "Last thing to note is that the dragon has requested to meet you all before you set sail along Harudan, she has also asked that you not refer to her by title. Unlike our late fire dragon she doesn't care for her title above the formality when it's necessary" The captain once again exhaled, returning the nod to the attendant as he motioned that they had arrived at the main chamber, which was unlike most would have ever seen. The central chamber sat at the heart of the temple and the room itself was rotund with a moat that ran the perimeter of the room, other archways could be seen leading to what one would assume were other parts of the temple. Because of this architectural design the center of the chamber was an island, on which stood trees and flora, beautiful plant life and even animals such as birds of various colors, some of which made attempts at the coy swimming around in the moat. Above in the high domed ceiling was waterfall that fell onto rocks, rocks that would creature a water feature which allowed the water to run into the moat, which appeared to be what allowed the temple to sustain such a natural ecosystem. It was truly beautiful and it lead many to believe that the temple had been built around the waterfall and extended over many years. The barge slowed and began to dock, ropes tossed out and secured to the wooden posts to keep the barge still enough for the group to leave safely. Madia stepped off first, waiting for them to follow before she'd lead them down a tiled path into the center of the rooms island. Of course it wasn't a long walk, however they were given a few minutes to look upon the beauty and color that surrounded them. "Up ahead" the captain said in her hardy tone, her eyes set upon what appeared to be a woman sitting cross legged on a cushion with eight additional cushions laid out in a circle, a small table in the center with a rather large steaming pot. The woman noticed their approach and regarded them with a soft serene smile, her hands held neatly on her lap. For perhaps the first time since they met Madia, the guard captain pulled together a smile. "It's good to see you Naomi, I have with me your escort as per the Emperors orders" the young woman whom now had been named inclined her head gently in understanding, "Thank you captain" she said before her eyes moved to focus on each of them, lingering momentarily on each of them as if she were noting details. "It is a pleasure to meet you all, please" she motioned out with her hand for them to take a seat on one of the arranged cushions. Her tone was gentle, soft but held an edge of intelligence that one would normally find in an educator. She would await for them all to take their seats before she'd give a small smile. "I'd like to begin by voicing my gratitude for your services in these troubling times" she began, "While the Emperor has placed his trust in you, I feel it would be at the benefit of us all if we could take a moment to introduce ourselves formally". One of the attendants, a monk in robes of various blues began to place empty mugs before each of the heroes, of course it could be assumed this was for whatever was in the large streaming pot sat upon the tea table. "So if you could please introduce yourselves, I would be very grateful" she said, maintaining her soft smile.