1. Describe the opening scene. Which character is present? What is the setting? What does it mean?
Destiny of the Endless walks his garden, a labyrinthine system of paths. Within Destiny's realm, each path is the physical manifestation of the consequences of every decision.
2. Who visits Destiny in the garden? What is the purpose of the visit?
Destiny is surprised by a visit from the Fates, whom he calls the Grey Ladies. When Destiny inquires as to the reason for their visit, they tell him that they are there because it is where they are supposed to be.
3. What is the message given to Destiny by the ladies?
The Fates give Destiny a specific message, "A king will forsake his kingdom. Life and Death will clash and fray. The oldest battle will begin once more."
4. What kind of meeting does Destiny call? Where is it held?
Destiny decides to call a family meeting. The meeting will take place in the photo gallery, where he keeps portraits that he can use to communicate with them.
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