Scrolls spilled across tables onto the floor of the scholar's sanctum as the archive filled with the hushed and fearful whispers of wise men.
A grey-eyed owl, sacred to the people of Athens, had perched on a branch of an olive tree.
Then another, and yet another, until a hundred owls had assembled as a message from their revered patron, the Goddess Athena.
Though the sign confused them, a clearer one came: overnight, every blade in Athens had turned to shining silver. Legenda brought war, and Athena would not refuse the fight.