You ask me what I am, and I tell you. But you fail to believe that I was once like you. No one is born imbued with the essence of fire, and there is but a single way to undergo such a change. If you, like me, would go to the Pillar and take and consume but a fragment of its essence, you too would be changed. The more I eat, the brighter I become.
And then she smiled at me and said, Take, eat, be made new.
But I couldnt gather the courage to reach into the flame and take from its essence. Some nights I lie awake in bed wondering if I shouldnt go back to that place.
Excerpt from the chapter Miandra the Efriat, in Mol Kunidars journal, Journeying through Tardarium, Volume II