Obviously, running from the town wasn’t enough for me to escape. With the Shadow Elementals on my heels, the only thing that Jakob could suggest would be to see if we could get Rheidan, his friend, to help me. One place was just as good as another, so I agreed to go along. Either way, I just wanted the nightmares to stop so that I could rest.

Rheidan, as Jakob explained, had extensive knowledge about the Shadow Elementals. He was a brilliant wizard and had been studying them and other elementals his entire life. 

So, we left our main group of Travelers and made our way to Rheidan’s home, the Bone Palace. As we traveled, I learned more and more about elementals and their way of life. I also read as much could about the Artifact and why it had embedded itself within my body.