The High Shaman bowed his head in return. "You did just hurt one's pride, nothing that cannot be remedied. But I do accept your apologies. And you have really done a lot to prove your worth today, for which we all are grateful: Without your prompt intervention, things would have gone an even malevolent way. Thank you, Goddess."xhunterko wrote:*POP* *POP*
Two pink bubbles appeared around Kritaros and Donau. BOTH riddled with protective sigils, and BOTH of those bubbles allowed not one sound out. And he soon found out, it didn't move either. Unlike Kritaros's. That rolled, and bounced. And instead of repairing the damaged buildings, Monique cracked the pavement further, and accelerated the growth of the nature underneath. If Kritaros hit a wall, he bounced. If he went in water, he floated. If he tried to fall, he would glide.
PLEASE don't let that be too much. I'm just trying to protect them. I'll see him in a minute, I promise. But first, Erebus. Monique thought.
Another bubble appeared over Anubis where he was. This bubble emitted a soothing aura, like a mother's love.
Speaking of mothers, and mothers to be, the same protective sigils appeared over any pregnant cougar or wolf. Especially over the leaders. Amber curiously glanced at her new "tattoo" for a moment before shrugging.
Monique flew down from her position before Erebus, a few spaces away. She bowed and prostrated herself before the High Shaman. Crawling just within touching distance to his toes. Her glow gone, her face down.
"Master Erebus, I presume," she said to him so all could hear.
"I deeply apologize as much as my little soul can for my actions towards you earlier. I DO hope it did not cause too much damage. I love this island and it's people, and I want to help them, not harm them. I misjudged you poorly and do regret my decisions and humbly ask for your forgiveness," she said, only that he could hear. Not knowing if whether or not revealing what happened would cause more doubt and questions.
The man sat down next to the cougar. Never he had looked so...defeated. He spoke without even raising his head, his own demons running like a movie in front of his eyes.xhunterko wrote:The show walls were slowly switched off to show Mantauq had seen. The Chime, a small black metal orb, also showed the events unfolding, as well as the recent protection spells Monique placed around her charges. The events in the orb faded as he returned it to his pocket.
"I understand Master Spencers. It seems my jest was overblown and taken to extreme negativity," he said. Then he prostrated himself before the man.
"What do you need of me?" He asked.
"One hundred had come. One hundred innocent souls, seeking a new life I had promised them. Four of them are gone forever, dying a thousand deaths just as we speak. The other sixteen...They sold themselves to the darkness. I could just execute them, but I won't. I will have to set them free in the wild, free to become an additional threat. Hoping they will come to their senses, that they will understand they listened to a monster and not to a leader... But be as it is, I failed them. One. Single. Mistake. Thinking that we were all safe." Spencers sighed and finally raised his head. "What do I want of you, Savant? Nothing. What punishment could the law of men inflict to you now? Your tribe is tainted already. You will live knowing that one single gesture and my mistake caused a cascade of effect that has compromised the peace I struggled so hard to rebuild. Just leave, go to your family and help the chieftains: Aside from Rajida, they are unexperienced, they are prone to make mistakes, they could fall into a trap without knowing it. You are...different, you will know how to protect them."
"The fourth tribe is tainted already," the lion said, echoing Spencers' words. "Did not you listen? Chieftain, the Unspeakable *whispered* into their minds as well. I know how it works: in the space of just an eyeblink, a world of thoughts can occur in one's mind. And when Spencers was humiliated so publicly, some of you harbored that one single thought, and Naro amplified it, expanded it, transformed pride into obsession, then laquered it with discipline.xhunterko wrote:Luke could only growl internally. Crossing his arms. Granted, he hadn't liked how Avaros had treated him and his wives. But there was no way he was going to allow this FILTH of a demon to get the better of them.
"Avaros. We will not allow this demon to get the better of us," Luke said, "As much as I detest your not acting like a servant should, I understand we have differences of opinions and cultures of how a servant should behave. So. First. We are already behind. This city may be protected, as said, however, I want an extra protection around the fourth tribe's and red wolve's dwelling spaces since they are the most vulnerable. The fiend attacked us at our exposed places. And I know this place is not like a swiss cheese, however, I am still worried. If you think it needs them, place sigils where you can, but do so quickly. Secondly, mothers."
"Yes son?" Sanni said. And they all looked to him.
"You are not moving into this district," Luke said. Amber blinked.
"WHat?!" She almost yelled, but then held her peace, not wanting to cause MORE division.
"You are moving with us to Cloud City. And if I have to twist the shamans arms I will twist the shamans arms and ask them to give you quarter in the temple grounds themselves," Luke said, "I will NOT have any of your cubs born being possessed by a demon." Sanni blinked, then nodded.
"Yes my chieftain," she said, bowing her head, "When do we leave?"
"After Avaros sets the sigils," Luke said, "We will leave by magic. Avaros if you would please." He waved a hand over the district. Then he went over to Raijda and gently hugged her, kissing her forehead. Amber smiled.
"Demons are all liars," Luke said to her, "I love and trust you."
"This place, every single part of it, is protected, you all are. But from now on, now that in someone the seed transformed into roots, you cannot trust all of them. Naro is a monster, he is the incarnation of everything that goes against what we strive to improve our lives, but he never lied. Therein lies his dreadful strength: He can mince with words, he can twist them, he can sugarcoat them, but he never lies. Someone in the fourth tribe belongs to him.
"I decided to speak out because I don't want you to think that I may be having an hidden agenda. I pledged loyalty to you, but I remain a High Shaman. And it is my duty to protect the tribe." he bowed respectfully. "Your decision to move everyone to the citadel is well conceived, they will be safer as they are as close as possible to the tribe's center of power."
The tiny dragon sighed inwardly. Mortals, oy..! "Do as you wish, if it will make you feel better. In fact, this charade has no further sense. I will revoke the punishment for Kritaros, since he cannot possibly win over his own pride. Just promise me you will keep a tight watch on him. Or I promise, and it is not a threat, I will make him pass through the most hellish cycle of reincarnations you could imagine. Promise."Hotep the psychic wrote:Anubis laughed at Huberts words. Kritaros isnt used to mortal life anymore, everytime he is granted a chance he is degraded from his original kind as a God. it is habit we see being a part of you is being servants because you....well wait things out. you and kriatros once knew a time where gods acted on matters as well and left other matter to those they could trust. even i experienced such a time. where three great beasts of sky and earth roamed the Heavens. I need not say names but one of them is on my shoulder." Anubis said standing up and walking towards the resort.
the fox slowly was starting to wither his anger away as he strode. "Kritaros still views you in that regard. but he also saw to test you in return because knowing him....he most likely beleives you hide something. which is what i doubt about even now. but after nairobe's words i feel i understand. and Spencers is the remaining piece to that puzzle. so with your permission id like you present when i ask questions with the man" Anubis said opening his hand to a protective sigil.
"if You have brought spencers to be what i believe then he to knows that he is not who he beleives" Anubis said before seeing to the bubble and with a single wave walked through its shell for monique to feel the sigils unravelled themselves. "and you may want to chat with monique, for a goddess....she is acting quite out of what she needs to understand with her own set tasks"
[/quote]Hotep the psychic wrote:Meanwhile.
Kritaros shook his head. "I suprised him by saying i doubt spencers but like you...you both beleive i want to see darkness which is what is incredibly incorrect. Im not bound to a lesson to be learned Donau, im facing a punishment for a misconceived truth" Kritaros said as he turns and walks away with a smile. "ANd so you remember, the gods werent always so....Monigue may be a goddess but she too is impatient and too quick to action. she needs to learn from a god to be a goddess, or she needs to learn mortallity and right from wrong again.....you see the only thing we do wrong is in the eyes of others. but there are things we do wrong that both parties see differently. like me saying that what i did Hubert told me to do. though i am apologetic for my actions. in the end he did say so in the begining and i took that word to my understanding" Kritaros said smiling slyly as he disapears with a cute poof of smoke though upon reapearing did kritaros find himself trapped within a pink sphere. then pouted "like i said too quick to act with no thought.
"Monique is *humble*, my dear. She can recognize her mistakes and she will do her best to correct them. You? You insist that Spencers has some hidden agenda. That the Divinity is not what it seems. You elevate yourself above the better judgment of a Higher God. Forgive me if it seems a tad--WHOA!"
*POOF!* and all of a sudden, Kritaros was back to his adult form!