... No one answers the
riddles of the Sphinx!But I have. And that means I can go free, Raven said. But
the Sphinxs hold on her had yet to release- Ravens legs still felt like dead,
leaden weights, her arms still would not move. And the dismayed expression on
the Sphinxs face had turned to one of snake-like triumph.Does it?Raven glared steadily at the Sphinx, all the while
struggling against the beasts powerful mental bonds. She could not escape the Sphinxs
hold struggling drained her reserves too quickly. Ravens head dropped in
exhaustion.You still struggle do you not know that it is impossible?
I have far too much power for you The Sphinx growled, laughter ringing her
terrible voice.Slowly, Raven raised her head, and now her eyes burned with
anger but this anger seemed more purposeful then before.Everyone wants it Raven murmured, her voice barely a
whisper.What? The Sphinx hissed.Raven choked on her words, and could only quietly force
them from between her lips. Everyone wants it, yet it belongs to a few, fewer
still can use it harm comes to those who doThe Sphinx cackled. I see you have a good memory! It hissed but looked
somewhat disturbed. Raven felt the bonds around her loosen somewhat- when she
spoke again, her voice no longer quavered helplessly in her throat.I have many feathers to hel...