Fantasy Allegory (Environmental). There must be a representative for each element on the Council for Creatures of Magic except when it comes to the Law of Singularity. This year, Australia is hosting the International Conference for Creatures of Magic and their Representatives. Standard procedure, a bit of a lark for the delegates. Nothing ever changes. Except this time. Kraken abdicates. Dragon resigns. The host country must provide Candidates to undertake the Test of the Puzzle. If they fail, Cat becomes Overall Ruler of Magic, the Overlord, the King of all he surveys, by the Law of Singularity. Uh, uh. Cockatoo can’t have a cat-killer lording it over the creatures of Air. Never. Not on his sticky-beaking watch. But it can’t be done by one – all must succeed, or all fail.
Who will rule magic?
The previous council and the tests of skill that forced Kraken against Dragon and Dragon against Cat - that was centuries ago. Now, the time has come for the other creatures to 'volunteer' - one from air, one from earth, one from water - but will they? Or will Cat take over the rule of all, and allow magic to fade from the creatures of Earth forever?