Everything began on the day I, Rodrigue Grandcoeur, solicitor
in Atlantzone, had to open a testament, related to one
of my clients. His death was so sudden...
I, the undersigned,
Sigismond Canches, residing at Les Chenes, Atlantzone,
do hereby declare as follow:
Adept of Nicolas Flamel, I have spent my life carrying
on his works. My ultimate experience turned out to
be so dreadful that it led me to accomplish certain
acts that I must confess today.
I organised the abduction of 5 children, and I had
them separated so that they could be adopted. Each
of them had a small metal key at the time. Later,
I simply watched from afar the progress of these children,
who are now adults.
I ask you today to find these persons and to give
each of them one of the 5 books that you will find
in a safe, at my house. Séraphin, my devoted
major-domo, will bring you all the help that you might
The key that each one possesses will open the book
that is to be his. Each book will reveal to its recipient
the secret of his origin, and of his dreadful inheritance.
Made in Atlantzone, 19/9/02.
Signed Sigismond Canches.
I didn't know at that time that this
adventure would change my life forever.