He nodded in reply. Suddenly the room went black and they found themselves on what appeared to be be the rings of Saturn, with a cloud of bright light hanging in front of them, which after a few moments changed shape into a tall angelic figure, who took a step towards them.
"My apologies," the figure said. "I do not leave my energy form very often. My name Darian, leader of my kind. If you have sought our aid then something must have happened."
"The Hunters have set their plan in action," Merlin said. "But for the efforts of these two the orb may have fallen into their hands."
"That is...worrying," Darian replied. "What do you three know of the Time Hunters?"