29    Queen Sylvie of Elphame


When they step into Queen Sylvie’s house, they walk into a masked ball where fantastic creatures mix with costumed guests. They find Sylvie on her throne. Jack demands his brother’s return but Sylvie ignores him.

On each side of the throne an albino peacock
slowly opened a magnificent ghostly tail scattered with a thousand glittering gem-like eyes
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 Art: Paul



Sylvie was impossibly young and incredibly beautiful. Jack thought her even more beautiful than he remembered from his dreams. Hair of spun gold fell unbounded to the floor, complexion pale as moonlight, lips red as cherries, eyes green as the shimmering sea silk robe she wore.

        As they met her gaze, each felt the immense power behind her doe soft eyes. On either side of her throne an albino peacock slowly opened a magnificent ghostly tail scattered with a thousand glittering gem-like eyes, which only served to magnify the intensity of her unblinking stare.



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Fairy Queen Sylvie
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