The First Land Herald/410-07-09
|Article Number: BI15|
| SISTER TASRHHSU SACRIFICED, RECOVERING - FISTS CONTINUE TO ERUPT - VIGIL FOR PERI'EL BRINGS VISIONS|
Sister Tasrhhsu of the Ru'atin Peri'el called many people of the Crossing together to the High Temple today to discuss visions experienced by many Clerics.
However, the meeting was ambushed, first by an Apparition of a vibrant and healthy Kingsnake. It approached the Sister and suddenly Morphed into a shrike and struck her in the throat! She was physically unhurt but unable to speak. Then the First Xitoccanemun arrived, dragged her away, and a spawn of some sort dragged her underground. Her Death was felt, and it was later discovered that she was Sacrificed to Dergati Herself.
Tasrhhsu reappeared on the Temple altar, although she now suffers from a Terrible Scar to her head and the feeling that she has Forgotten something. She was further attacked by the rogue Ogdaro, but he was firmly rebuffed by those present. She rests and recovers now.
The Visions discussed have been recorded in local archives. Sister Tasrhhsu reported that the Ru’atin “currently believe that the visions are providing proof that Peri'el is not dead, but simply weakened, as if poisoned somehow. The eldest of the Ru’atin seem to believe that the cure is exactly what we do not have. Sunlight.”
“We’re not sure how to get the sunlight to her. We’re not even yet sure how to get sunlight at all… And as to where to bring the sunlight, we don’t know where exactly she is. She is a Goddess, after all. And as the visions suggest, being held somewhere.”
She also bore the following warning:
“I caution you all to be wary. Peri’el is not answering your prayers and songs according to the most devout of the Ru’atin. They feel the dark presence of Dergati intercepting and responding to mortals. Trickery.”
Local Authorities have erected a Ward to prevent entry to the Greater Fist.
Dergatian creatures continue to regularly flood the streets of Kermoria’s cities, in particular the Crossing, Riverhaven, Langenfirth, and Shard. Preceding such events are terrible, nightmarish visions. SONG VIGIL FOR PERI’EL BRINGS UNCLEAR VISIONS.
Those present experienced a heartening Vision of the goddess. Upon the altar appeared a faint, gossamer, coiled Kingsnake. The animal raised its head slightly, but, as if fatigued by the effort, the vision disappeared almost as quickly as it came into being. Additionally, Arandrowse reported a pale, gossamer kingsnake wending its way up his arm.
However, it is unclear whether the Goddess Herself responds, or, as Sister Tasrhhsu warned (see above), Dergati is answering in her stead.
My prayers are with you, readers, in these dark times.
|Real Date: Unknown Date|
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Crossing High Temple
Greater Fist of Heaven
Lesser Fist of Heaven
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