After Diana finished praying at the local shrine for a safe journey, it was time to hit the road. She laid peaceably in the carriage, her mind drifting into emptiness, taking in the touch of the wooden carriage, the sounds of the horses walking briskly upon the soft earth and the birds chirping whimsically in their nests. The fresh scent of pine wafted through the cool air, rejuvenating and relaxing her. Gradually her mind drifted to a gentle slumber. However, this did not last long, as her state of relaxation was abruptly snapped when their carriage crashed into a tree. “Holy hell!” She said. It turns out the crash was caused by the neglectful Noelle who actually fell asleep at the wheel. The driver is the one person who shouldn’t be falling asleep on the job! The crash didn’t even wake her lazy ass up! Such callous abandon would be inexcusable in this circumstance, especially coming from someone who was supposed to be watching everyone else. Thankfully Granoda took charge and assigned Lumi to take the wheel. Diana decided to shift to the front seat next to Lumi, not because she believed Lumi didn’t possess a modicum of urgency or decency to actually keep her eyes on the road, but she didn’t want to take the chance of being jostled out of the blue again.
Despite the initial bumpy start, the rest of the trip was running smoothly. Diana looked up at the fresh blue sky, her smooth bald head absorbing the radiating rays of the life-giving sun. The warmth she felt within was reflected by the smile that adorned her face. Argus too was content in the basking, loosening himself up to relax. The sun seemed to vanish quickly however as a sudden cold fog begins to develop the forest path. Something about this fog didn’t add up. It was as if the cord, the rhythm of the earth had changed pitch abruptly, too abruptly for the occurrence to be natural.
Diana stood up straight and put her hands together in the shape of a triangle, used it as a conduit to channel her energy into a spell. Between her hands was conjured a floating magical eye, invisible to all but Diana. This spell is the Arcane Eye, a spell that allows the caster to observe safely from a distance. She projects the eye forward to scout the road ahead. The eye can be controlled remotely using her mind. The eye can reveal that which is hidden from normal sight, and everything the eye sees so does Diana. When the road became too shrouded to drive through, Granoda roused the party to defensive action. Diana spoke aloud when it came time to ask questions. "Granoda, I don't know much about this fog, but it seems to be made entirely of magic. I suspect we might be dealing with one or more spell-casters to conjure a fog of this size. I casted a spell to see into the fog, though the farther my Arcane eye goes in, the dimmer the image. I'll guard the rear. If I can, I will also scout as far as I can. I recommend we all stay on our toes. There's no telling what the enemy wields, magic or otherwise." Diana may not be an expert with a blade, but she can hold her own in a fight. She secures the rear flank, taking a solid stance, her right hand grasping her sword, ready to strike at a moment's notice. No matter what happens, even if it costs her life, the medicine must not be lost, least the village perishes. She also had an obligation to protect her comrades around her. No one is going to die on her watch.
Argus was feeling too dizzy from visual overload to be of much help right now. Looks like she will have to rely on her own senses. Diana closes her eyes and forcefully inhales through her nose, taking the air into her chest and tightening her stomach before relaxing the stomach by exhaling, calming her nerves and emptying her mind. She needs to be calm but alert to protect her companions and the medicine. Focusing with her mind she draws the Arcane eye back to her, then has it slowly rotating in an ever expanding radius outward. Even with the fog they cannot hide from her Arcane eye. Hopefully she can find the enemy before they have a chance to strike. As her thoughts drifted from her mind, she begins to tap into the frequencies of everything around her. The party, the trees, the earth, the fog, everything. Diana's only priorities now we're protecting everybody first, identifying the enemy second.