Harmony of Cordiah

What corruption brings.

Our heroes encounter the avatar of the island, Withervine.

Wisely the group decided to stay at the camp for the night and then head to the child’s tribe tomorrow for help. There was no telling what horrors may lurk on the island during the night. There was no point in risking the danger, especially with a civilian in tow.

But our group was not allowed to just sleep, not on foreman Jack’s watch. They were being paid as protectors and Jack was going to get his money’s worth. The group was given the midnight shift and afterward they could rest until there travel at dawn. Although tired the group performed as asked. The night watch began.

It happened exactly as midnight approached. The pair of deep blue eyes that Sammael had seen before appeared again. Then another set of them appeared. Then more after that. Each member of the party was confronted with a glowing blue visage that floated at most an arms length away from them.

Thardus Kayton, EarthSoul Genasi, stared back. Thardus had heard of this phenomenon before. It wasn’t common but he knew what these eyes were supposed to be. They were supposed to be a window for the primal spirits to view the world. Much like a shaman sees the primal world a primal spirit can see the material world through these bright green windows. But something was wrong. Why were they blue? Odder still, he had a feeling something was terribly wrong.

Meanwhile Kriv, disturbed by the eyes, went to check on the local cleric and the village child. However, before Kriv could enter the building he would bare witness to something incredible. The pair of eyes that had been watching him grew brighter. As if a warning call had been fired, all at once the other windows into the natural world dissipated.

Before Kriv stood a being unlike and also alike the witherlings he had fought before. It’s form was that of flexible and lengthy forest spirit. Its was body covered in an equilibirum of vines from growth to death. Yet the biggest difference was not the vines, this creature’s countenance was illuminated by the hauntingly powerful eyes of a primal spirit.

To Kriv it was as if a great peacefulness was forcibly shunted onto him. The calmness of the situation belied its strangeness. The creature seemed to exude an aura that was peaceful and at the same time incredibly relaxing. That was not all that Kriv noticed, further beneath this feeling of calm something else brooded, something maddening.

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