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Doorkeep: 'We need thee not… Many are those among us who have so studied and our folk of might are seldom bested by wizards from land of Gaul near to your Iberia, if that is where you hail from.'
"We have been places you have never heard about except perhaps in 'Psaltair' which you probably have read and wondered how could earth be so incredibly immense… I see you have studied art of psychic and fancy yourself intuitive, through your non-verbal probing... I SEE also that you have difficulty imagining anyone can know so much… I know you have met people from near and far who come to our spiritual centerpiece of yore and think it is what it was before ice did cover our homelands… I know you have not seen likes of my torque and find my manner beyond belief… Perhaps there is something you yourself have heard about and yet have never seen done that I might do for you?”
Doorkeep: 'It has been eons since those days you speak of. I am a man of breadth and learning beyond a mere sole disciplinarian who may know something well but know little just same. In years of training before I achieved this high and respected position I thought there were no tellers of tales who could best me… Since time I have been in this post I have often been proven wrong in that belief, and you are becoming quite high on list of 'fakirs' and 'claimants' I have met. There is one thing that I have heard spoken about that I would like to see you do and yet have never seen it done…'
"Then you shall have it" Tell us what it is. 'Seamas spoke with glee.
Doorkeep: 'Dematerialization!' The good man smiled broadly.
Lugh stood fast and raised his arms while beginning to turn. When he had completed three turns, he was no more visible. His own men were aghast but doorkeep looked dryly into their presence and said:
'Mind-fogging is an easy art… Perhaps one of you would take sword and pierce place where Lugh was standing.'
"We have not seen him do this before and are not sure you are not right… He is our hero and historian, a poet and a smith, brazier and craftsman. We should not wish to lose his teaching." Seamas spoke slowly as he put his hand on his sword.
Doorkeep: 'It is as I had surmised…You are all just students on a jester’s quest… Be gone else I summon guards!’
Among group was a red-haired lass named Boadicaea whose nickname Bodacious was often heard on lips of men who desired her favour. She drew her sword and stabbed air in front of Seamas and wherever Lugh might seem to be in eyes of unbelieving bureaucrat. He was quite impressed and spoke softly. 'I shall tell my king what has happened.'
Eochaid heard tale and welcomed de Danaan to his land. He made Lugh Ard Ollam in charge of Philosophies and Crafts. There had been no such chair seated in his court of that of many kings before him. Since time of Myrddin of Wales (Merlin) none had dared to take this austere position. With aid of de Danaan Eochaid was able to unite all people in Erinn (Eire) under his rule and legend of Lugh and his child Dagda grew to state of demi-gods or superstars. The stories of their feats of legerdemain and chivalry still are unmatched. The doorkeep has been forgotten and his post has received less 'dire fine' or payment for a long time now.
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