*The Castle Of Myths, the Galiputan mountains*
Opal smiled. It was a smile of revenge and cruelty. Artemis Fowl and his fairy crew may have stopped her once from exposing the existence of fairies to the mudmen but he wasn’t going to stop her for a second time. Oh no, this time, Opal wasn’t going to rely on a mesmerised environmentalist mudman to help her; she was going to use the ancient mythical creatures from the Frond Dynasty.
When Frond was the elfen king, many more creatures had existed. Great scaly dragons had inhabited the tallest, most remote mountains in the now forgotten country of Galiputa. Chimeras had terrorised the skies above and many beasts, horned and armoured, had roamed the Earth freely until the mudmen came into existance. They had crafted weapons out of stone and metal to slay the fiery dragons, to hunt and kill the chimeras and to effectively wipe out countless numbers of other, now ‘mythical’ creatures until they became extinct. Nonexistent.
But not for much longer. Thought Opal. Now that I’ve discovered this castle and its dungeons filled with the fossilised skeletons of the mythical creatures, that doubtless the mudmen captured, I have DNA and with the powers that these creatures had and with my new technology, their clones will be so much more active and exciting! Opal smiled yet again. How a creature so small and sweet could be so malicious, nobody knew.