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Renee Duke: The Time Rose Medallion




In the first century AD, a young Armenian girl suffered a great wrong. Her name was Varteni, which means 'rose tree'. To right this wrong, three golden medallions representing past, present, and future, were crafted from a melted down statue called the Keeper of Time. With them were crafted a ring, a brooch, a bracelet, a belt, and one item for which no form was recorded. These objects all featured a rose design, and would eventually be known as Keeper Pieces.

Their purpose? To bring about the rescue of Varteni and the attendant fulfilment of her destiny. To this end they were infused with mystical powers and cast adrift to lie dormant until a thousand years had passed.

At the end of that period, the mysterious elements within one of the Keeper medallions began to stir. Held in trust by a certain family, it gradually revealed its powers to young members of that family, giving those who could discern its secrets the ability to travel across Time.

Seeking, ever seeking, the elusive Varteni, this medallion has, for countless generations, been guiding its users to other children in trouble - for it is only through helping them that Varteni herself can be saved.