Anthony Richards’ pattern began to fall apart as the enchantment surrounding Trent Lane began to deteriorate. In exchange for his very existence in this world he signed a contract with Rose binding himself to her in servitude for 1 year and a day.
After beginning his work organizing her past and current contracts and sorting her storehouse of enchanted objects, Anthony witnessed an exchange wherein Rose gave a girl named Miranda a small scroll tube simply stating that it belonged to the girl and she was destined to have it.
Miranda was specifically advised against opening the tube, or reading the scroll that it contained within.
Anthony and Rose made a bet, for one additional week of servitude that Miranda would open the container before nightfall.
Anthony felt confident that with additional warning the girl would follow instruction not to open it, at least for a few days. However, against all instruction the object was opened before day’s end, to reveal a scroll and three enchanted stones.
The stones reacted to the girl’s will, but in exchange fed on her very life force to fuel their dark power.
The girl began exacting her vengeance on those who had ignored her and put her down, even turning on Anthony who had been trying to help and protect her.
Trent, Alanna, Samual, and Helena arrived on scene at Anthony’s insistence; however, it was ultimately Alanna in a grand display of power who severed the connection between the demonic energy of the stones and Elizabeth, ultimately saving her life, and the lives of her victims.
It has been confirmed that the tube and the stones were returned to Rose upon the link being broken, and have been placed back into storage with binding spells laced upon them.