7) Once upon a time, there was a Jungo
Carrotus was gifted with the sweetest and most perfect voice that anyone had ever heard. Every evening, Carrotus would sing to the Jungo
and all their battle rage of the previous day would fade away and they would sleep the sleep of a thousand dreams.
Until one day, a wandering musician, lost in the jungle, heard the sweet singing of Carrotus. His name was Varoslav
and he meant to steal away Carrotus. But Varoslav
could not possibly just waltz into the Freak's den and
take Carrotus from under their noses, now, could he?
Instead, he sought advice from Baldovino
, a powerful illusionist and magician. Baldovino
pondered the quandary.
"Why come to the Jungo
, when the Jungo
could come to you?". "Feed Carrotus this carrot and after it has eaten it, speak this Hex aloud."
wrote something on a scrap of paper and handed it to Varoslav
, as if prescribing medication.
"Carrotus will be your slave for all time". He concluded.
So that very night, Varoslav
lured Carrotus away from the Jungo
with the carrot that Baldovino
had given him. And spoke the Curse, that Baldovino
had called a Hex, from the scrap of paper.
"43,61,6E,64,6C,65,73,74,69,63,6B" He exclaimed exactly.
A strange curse to be sure, Varoslav
was positive that such a wierd jumble of letters and numbers could never hold such magical properties as to bend someone or something to his will. Could they?
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