Post by Altima on Sept 7, 2018 10:50:51 GMT -5
It had been some time since she had left Hydaelyn. How long, exactly, was hard to say. It could have been a few weeks, but it could also have been a few months. Regardless, she had first been enthused by what greeted her upon entering the heavens. There wasn't a formless realm to ascend to, but instead a number of other living Worlds, one of which she soon landed on. The time since then had been spent wandering a dimlit forest, occasionally dealing with a number of dark-colored assailants. It was hard to tell what they all were, even after so many encounters, but they always had similar features- That is to say, a lack of features. Their skin was without pock or wound, even when struck, and their eyes were simple and blank. They reminded her of the Egi she'd heard described, but never once did she find someone who could have summoned them. Their origin remained a mystery, and so she decided not to concern herself with it. Fortunately for her, these creatures were seething with life and aether every time she found them. They were obviously a natural predator, but soon after her arrival they instead became her regular prey. She had fed well in her wandering.
As she walked along those unmarked paths, Altima watched the glowing of the stone in her chest. The small bits of aether she'd gathered had done well to recharge it, successfully restoring its basic functions. Unfortunately, it was far too little to squeeze out any of its real potential. She'd have to get serious about tracking some real game, but it was becoming clearer with every day that maybe such game didn't exist in this place. The taste of the black creatures had already soured on her tongue, and yet she hadn't been able to find anything else to spice it with. For a while, she had considered the possibility of leaving, trying to reach another World and continue her hunt there instead. Whenever she ventured above the trees, though, she could see... things on the horizon. Beyond the forests were forts and castles, and those carried the promise of variety. Her goal had then become that of a pilgrimage, carrying her slowly toward the distant walls of stone. She was in no rush, though, and had taken a leisurely pace all the while. With such a find waiting for her, she could stomach the same taste for a while longer.
Still, she couldn't help but admit her boredom with it all. With such a grand thing as the heavens to plunder, she'd expected so much more of it, but only the mystery of these new creatures had served to really occupy her attention. In all, it was a disappointing find. Prowling along through the constantly snapping branches which rarely held her immense weight for more than a moment, she hoped her next destination would offer more of interest.