As Strix kept discussing the riots and village problems with Gazlowe, Dianna spoke into her mind as she appeared next to Gazlowe in her spiritual form, pointing towards the back of the marketplace.This post marks the beginning of my mission using these storyboard elements:
- Take up Stix on her offer (3)
Summary: With his more pressing tasks complete, Kōtetsu seeks out the Swamp Witch to meet the mysterious figure behind her.
Coming From: Zhouhua (041)
Though his homeland was virtually untouched by the chaos plaguing the western regions of the Land of Fire due to the stalwart defenders of the border, Keishi was a different story. He could see the damage done to a number of building from fires, and in the street laid numerous people. They were wounded, writhing in agony and begging for the sweet release of a death that would never come. A fate that he wouldn’t wish on even the worst of his enemies. He closes his eyes and Inhales through his nose, taking in all the scents floating about the marketplace. Able to visualize the scents, his vision becomes awash in an overlay of colors of various shades and density.
He picks through them until he finds the one he wants. The indigo shade that represents Strix. He follows in through the markets place, and as he moves the scent becomes stronger and the color of her chakra becomes denser. Mingled amongst her scent was that of another, allowing him to deduce that she was moving with some, a deduction that proved correct. He turns a corner and sees her standing beside an individual that appeared to be a merchant. Kōtetsu waits for them to finish their conversation, and approaches them.
“Strix,” he calls as he comes to a stop short range of her. “I finished what I had to do, and now it’s time for us to continue where we last left off. Tell me more about this person who knows about the cores, and the part they play in the current state of the world.”
Though he appears cordial, there was a slight sense of contempt in his voice. Slight enough that she wouldn't notice.
The Wolfman you spoke to a while back, the one with another Relic Weapon is here. His Spirit..... its grown...
With a nod to Dianna, she would wait for an end to Gazlowe's before kindly excusing herself from his presence. His knowledge was valuable and it was important to make the contact within Keishi, as she would likely be work out of here for a while. Pulling her cloak over her body and placing her hat back on, the Witch looked back like her old self again, the mysterious woman in black cloak and long pointy hat. As she turned he called her name, the muscular man once again in her presence and she could tell that there was some growth to him, some new kind of experience since she last met and offered to lead him. As he spoke, she wondered, considering if Madara would still want to meet this new recruit and although he had turned her down before, no doubt having more relic users together would be more beneficial than being on opposite sides. Respectfully she nodded as she knelt down in front of him to put on a show and explain why he should come.
I see.... well before I tell you about him, I will give you a brief explanation of why you should meet him. If you have questions which I dont doubt you will, He will be able to give you a better answer. I will say, I respect your strength and dedication, I believe you would make a good decision should you come follow me to meet the leader.
Swirling her fingers as Tenshi Energy coalesced around as a dark thick purple smoke, she blew into her palm as it spread between them.
I've no doubt that you have heard of the current climate where Immortality seems to be afflicting the world causing all this chaos and strife, it comes from one....man. He and some others are the cause for the world to be in its current state which has been going on for some months now. You may remember the call out for Champions of Humanity, to raid the underworld to protect or defeat whatever had taken over it. These events are no coincidence, there is a force at work that seeks to break Humanity.
As she spoke the smoke formed into scenes of people starving but unable to die, men fighting over food, and an image of Phetra sitting on a throne.
By chance I came across the Relic that you too also share, as mine formed into a weapon of this you know. During my travels I came across a man who had also gained one of these Relics, however he had such power over his relic as well as knowledge of where they come from. He seeks to end this assault on humanity and has great vision with ambition to match. There is an island, unknown off the coast of the Eastern Continent where we gathered and spoke about the future of Humanity.
The smoke formed into a non distinct silhouette of Madara with the only detail being the Staff Relic weapon he wielded. As she finished the smoke dispersed.
Will you come to meet, and see if you share his concern for the world?
Strix chose her words carefully, not wanting to give away too much detail if he refused again.