David is a miner
from the village of Ashdale. The problem is, all of the caves nearby
have been mined of any available iron and coal. In the library he
learns that an ancient village used a substance called redstone for
building powered rails to mines far away. However, the only redstone
known to exist within a day’s journey is across Heath River in the
forests of Banewood. Few have traveled inside of that dark, fearsome
jungle, where zombies roam day and night, spiders attack every
minute, and creatures from other worlds are believed to guard its
Note: “The Quest
for Redstone” is not authorized by the makers or rights-holders to
the Minecraft video game. "Minecraft" is a trademark of Notch
story is based on many elements of Minecraft, for realism it does
not closely follow actual game play.
contains very mild violence and no foul language. It is appropriate
for all ages.
A low light could be seen in the distance coming out
of an opening in the left wall. The Company approached it slowly
with swords held high. Just as they were about to reach it, the
passage ahead became swarmed with skeletons. The leading Guardians
rushed forward to engage them with swords, since skeletons were
easier to kill up close.
As the swordsmen dealt with the skeletons, David and
Mary had a chance to look to the left where the light was coming
from. They beheld a sight that neither will soon forget. The opening
had a steep drop off into a large room. In the center of the room
was a small cage that formed a cube, which glowed orange as if there
was a fire inside. A group of zombies hovered around the cage,
heedless of the people who were staring at them from a few yards
away. Suddenly a group of four more zombies appeared from nowhere
beside the cage, fully formed. Then another group of four appeared.
Several cave spiders hovered near the ceiling, seeming to watch the
David thought the scene couldn’t get any more
horrific, but then a green colored horse appeared from the opening
at the far side of the room. It walked slowly, mindlessly bumping
into zombies and the walls.
“A zombie horse!” Mary exclaimed. More zombies
appeared near the cage every few seconds, quickly filling the room.
David could only stare in mute horror, unable to move.