"You haven't seen the horses my friend has," she said with a laugh, before leading her through to a large clearing, in the centre of which was a small house. Ariadne stopped outside the door. "Sarak, an old friend has come to visit you."
"I don't like visitors," came a voice from inside the house as the door opened to reveal a tall, aging, blind man. He reached out, meeting Ariadne's hand on which was a strange ring, smiling as he felt the ring. "Princess, my apologies, I did not realise who it was."
"That's fine old friend," Ariadne replied, smiling herself. "We need horses, are yours ready?"
"Of course," the man replied. "Silver has been missing her mistress." He lead them over to a smaller clearing where four horses lived. One stood out, a huge, powerful looking black horse.
"I've missed you old friend," Ariadne said, approaching the black horse, who nuzzled her affectionately. "Choose whichever you want of the others," she said to Callista.