There are some very special Time Spaces. E.847 - E.852. For some strange reason, Vroom found several Hell Gates among these already anomalous time spaces.
Not just time spaces.
There is a world of demons in E.500 itself.
E.848 holds two Hell Gates, and their guarded lands ( Trent House and Castle Talon), caves full of very strange doors, creatures, and portals.
Then, there is that statue of Jamyrimel? Who created that 'living' statue. Why does it hold a Guardian Shield, let alone a Light Saber?
Britannia. A place like no other.
It should not even exist. In all other Time Spaces, that area is under the English Channel's waters.
It is a borderland in so many ways.
It's on a mundane, no magic world line, but magic works there.
It is right on the border between England and Scotland. Both Trent Estate and Talon Keep sit right on that border.
And they are not the only places that do. This tale takes us to a small farm thirty miles east of Talon Keep's walls.
It has nothing to do with either of them, yet is connected to both Hell Gates.
But the people living there know nothing of either place.
The young couple that just inherited it just know it's a nice little house with about ten acres surrounding it. They do know that Mike's great grandmother was reputed to be a witch. She lived there all her life. The old tales say that she never left the land.
When they arrive, they see a nice house, a garage, the remnants of a barn and a large shed. It has a hen house with some chickens.
A fence encloses a three acre pasture holding two horses, a cow and a goat.
A cat is in the house, and a stray dog wanders the land.
Nothing unusual. Nothing to worry about.
Till they move into it, that is: .........
Then, it awakens perhaps, Jillian is a witch? or Mike is a warlock.....