Kyou 11

[17:16] Happy: so anyway… while Hope and Promise are scouting, Hope will look for something to hunt
[17:16] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[17:19] Shadowcaller: The forest appears almost devoided of life, there are bugs crawling around but nothing eatable in sigth
[17:19] Shadowcaller: *sight
[17:21] Shadowcaller: Its hard to see anything, the trees are blocking the now fading sunlight
[17:21] Happy: "Do you smell anything?"
[17:21] Wolfbane: Promise sniffs the air.
[17:22] Shadowcaller: There is a smell of ash in the air, only brief but still there, it stings in your nose, you can't feel any other smells
[17:23] Wolfbane: "Nothing, just ash for some reason."
[17:23] Happy: Hope searches for tracks, animal droppings, or any sign of living creatures.
[17:23] Wolfbane: As does Promise.
[17:25] Shadowcaller: There are no signs of any larger animals, just different kinds of insects, Hope remembers the stone forest of in the tree, but at least here the trees are real
[17:27] Shadowcaller: If you would stop right now, you would only hear the sound of insects moving
[17:28] Wolfbane: (Not even birds?)
[17:28] Shadowcaller: (Not even birds.)
[17:30] Shadowcaller: It would be very easy to get lose here, the trees are almost like a labyrinth, closing in on you in all directions
[17:32] Wolfbane: (Promise would just follow their scent back)
[17:32] Shadowcaller: (Thats why I said "would be easy.")
[17:32] Wolfbane: (ah)
[17:33] Shadowcaller: Finally after what feels like hours you can see the signs of something that you hope not is a insect
[17:34] Happy: *follow the signs closely*
[17:35] Shadowcaller: The creature appears to be wounded, Wolfbane can smell blood within the ash
[17:36] Shadowcaller: *Promise
[17:36] Wolfbane: Promise whispers as quietly as possible to Hope. "It is injured."
[17:37] Shadowcaller: Soon you can see a young deer, it appears to have become lost in the forest and now injured
[17:38] Happy: Hope approaches silently.
[17:38] Wolfbane: Promise stays back quietly.
[17:38] Shadowcaller: Its too wounded to really be able to flee
[17:41] Happy: Hope slits its throat. "Kuori, hear your servant."

[18:12] Shadowcaller: The deer rises itself from the ground, despite its apperent deadness
[18:12] Shadowcaller: "You called?"
[18:13] Shadowcaller: The deer looks, first at Hope then at Promise
[18:14] Happy: "Much has happened since the murder of my friend. I seek your guidance. And my mate wishes to ask you something."
[18:16] Happy: Hope tells him about Allyria gathering the spirits to kill humans, and about their killing the mind controlling servant. Then she mentions Zubera.
[18:17] Shadowcaller: Kuori never intterupts you during this, the deer just stand there, unmoving
[18:17] Wolfbane: (brb )
[18:19] Shadowcaller: Then as you finish, it speaks "If there is another of these things, you must destroy those who seek to create it you who call yourself Hope."
[18:19] Happy: (does he mean the Legion?)
[18:19] Shadowcaller: (he dose.)
[18:20] Wolfbane: (back)
[18:20] Shadowcaller: "It appears I must lay yet another task on your hands, do you accept this? Or do you like to finish your last task?"
[18:20] Happy: "We intend to destroy the Legion and the Speaker, to avenge our friend and free his soul."
[18:21] Shadowcaller: "That is good, do you like to make them your prey?"
[18:22] Happy: "Yes."
[18:25] Shadowcaller: "Very well, so it shall be."
[18:26] Shadowcaller: There is a moment of silence, suddenly Happy starts to feel something, there is a prey far into the distance and another one back in Kyou.
[18:27] Happy: "I thank you, my liege." She pauses. "My mate would like to speak with you now."
[18:27] Shadowcaller: "Would he now? What is his reason to do so?"
[18:28] Happy: "He wishes to discuss his goddess with you."
[18:28] Shadowcaller: "His goddess? Your prey?.."
[18:29] Happy: "Will you hear him?"
[18:30] Shadowcaller: "Let him speak…"
[18:34] Wolfbane: Promise kneels before him. "I know this is asking a lot, but I wish to ask for you to stop your hunt of her. She is no longer a threat to anyone and is willing to give us aid."
[18:36] Shadowcaller: "A hunt do not "stop", once its issued it can not be broken, a true hunter never surrender, never gives up, either he dies, or the prey dose. Do not try to include moral into this, to a hunter, such things carry no meaning."
[18:38] Shadowcaller: "While we may ask ourself such questions before a hunt, once its started, it needs to be finished."
[18:43] Wolfbane: Promise nods in understanding. "But she isn't the prey you were hunting anymore. She is no longer The Facestealer, all she is now is an actress."
[18:45] Shadowcaller: "No matter what face the prey take one must continue to hunt it, but if the prey indeed cease to exist one way or another a hunt could be called finished."
[18:45] Shadowcaller: "But yet I have no proof of this."
[18:46] Happy: "Would you take the word of your servant?"
[18:46] Shadowcaller: "Exactly, what is you claim? Have Zubera, known by many names died?"
[18:48] Wolfbane: "Zubera as she was, no longer exists. The void is gone."
[18:48] Happy: "The souls she had consumed have been released."
[18:50] Shadowcaller: "In this case, I will send a servant to confirm this claim, it will take her a few moments to arrive at your location, but since a mortal servant claims this to be true… the hunt will be called finished until I have a confirmation of that it is a lie."
[18:51] Shadowcaller: *a few days
[18:52] Happy: Hope bows her head. "I thank you. Do you have anything to ask of your servant?"
[18:52] Shadowcaller: "Kill your prey, that is what I ask, nothing more, nothing less."
[18:54] Shadowcaller: "Was there anything else YOU wanted then?"
[18:54] Wolfbane: (who, Hope or Promise?)
[18:54] Shadowcaller: (Hope.)
[18:57] Happy: "Only your guidance. If you have any further advice to give, I wish to hear it."
[18:58] Shadowcaller: "I know nothing if this area, the spirits are blocking my sight, I am blind here sadly."
[18:59] Happy: "Then I bid you farewell."
[18:59] Shadowcaller: "May your blade strike true huntress Hope.."
[18:59] Shadowcaller: The deer is once again dead
[19:00] Happy: Hope skins and butchers it.
[19:00] Happy: </end scene>

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