Close to The Sun Elf Kingdom.Interactions:
and Inori @Shard
Before even Cade could reply to Ayita though, a gigantic image would appear on the sky, interrupting both of them. It didn't take much to realize that the sinister, skeletal figure was Aklenroth, the lich and tyrant who were after the humans. His appearance could mean nothing more but bad news... With a serious expression, Ayita heard as the translucent image of the lich began talking, adressing all Avalia. The words Ayita heard were nothing short of... concerning... Aklenroth had offered quite a large sum of money as a 'bounty' for any humans, an even bigger reward for humans who were captured alives and interestingly enough, a reward for the humans who willingly turned themselves in, offering them not only money, but safety, a position on his army and even a chance for said humans to return to earth. If that wasn't enough, he finished his warning with a threat to everyone who either protected or attempted to hide any human, saying that he would not only eliminate them, but purge and destroy their respective cities or villages...
Even though Aklenroth's words made Ayita think, she knew better than to fall for his sweet words, no matter how sweet they might be. By everything she had heard about him and his own words, it was clear that he had no respect for life and was ready to sacrifice hundreds of innocent people just to find a human. She had no doubt that he would ravage cities without any hesitation if he knew a human was inside. Aklenroth's words were worrying for Ayita for a number of reasons... Not only his words made it clear that there other
humans in Avalia, but that it would be even harder for them to find allies... Ayita knew very well how greed could easily twist someone's personalities..."Don't worry, Cade... I am not as naïve as to believe a few sweet words... Neither me not my people would make the same mistake twice..."
Ayita replying after hearing Cade's words, pleading her to not trust Aklenroth. Her last few words had a heavier tone to them, clearly indicating that such thing, being hunted and killed wasn't as strange to her as Cade might have previously thought.
Cade's next words were worrying, a harsh and cruel reminder that things would get even harder for Ayita from now on, but she knew that it was indeed true... The very place they thought it would be safe for Ayita, wasn't anymore. Even though the Sun Elves weren't exactly Aklenroth's allies, she had no doubts that many would be tempted by the promise of receiving vast quantities of money if they captured or killed a human.
Ayita had a worried expression on her face. She knew just how badly she needed powerful allies if she wanted to survive in Avalia, but it would be much more difficult now. Dealing with anyone, no matter who they were, would be an incredibly dangerous gamble. They could betray, kill or capture her as easily as they could help her, perhaps they would be even more tempted due to the rewards. As Cade handed her his robe, Ayita nodded in silence, thanking him."Yes... I too do think it will be safer in the forest..."
she said, with a distant look."I don't know what I'll do now, Cade. It is incredibly obvious that, as a human, I will need powerful allies if I want to survive in Avalia, but now... It would be easier for someone to just kill or capture me for the money than to help me..."
she finished."I... Thank you for everything you did for me until now Cade, but... I think we should part ways. There is no reason for you to put yourself in such danger for a stranger, someone you just met. There is no doubt you will be killed if you're seen with me."
she said, looking to Cade. She couldn't ask him more than he had already done for her. Asking Cade to continue helping her and put himself into danger would be asking too much...
Wilderness Between Orc Landing and Illuminata KingdomInteractions:
Even though Darius had moved between Myra and the green giant, she still didn't trust the female giant at all. Not only due to her eyes, but also due to her having raised her hands against Darius before. Despite her having sheathed her axes, she was ready to strike Darius if he hadn't used his water and there was nothing to prevent her from doing it again if she wanted... That said, when the green giantess appeared to ignore Myra, turning away from her, Myra got a bit confused. She clearly saw that the green giant had the intention of attacking Darius, yet she was fine now? She didn't know what the green giantess was saying, but hey gaze still was far from 'amicable'.
When Darius got closer to Myra though, after looking from her to Skar, he gently grabbed her hands, saying some words with a soft tone. While she still didn't trust the green giantess, it was clear to her that Darius was trying to calm her down and actively trying to prevent any more fighting. It did take some convincing, but Myra finally retracted her claws, assuming a normal posture again. Even though it was clear for Darius and the green giantess herself that Myra wouldn't attack anymore, it was also obvious that she was still wary and didn't trust her at all, especially due to her always keeping an eye on the green giantess and always being at a safe distance from her.