Post by masterkillerbee on Jun 17, 2015 13:17:55 GMT
How hard is it to find a 6 foot tall walking corpse?
It been almost an hour and there was still no sign of Jeffrey. Crawford knew he couldn't have gone too far, he left his right foot back at camp. But for a creature that operated on nothing but instinct he made a good job of not leaving a trail.
"Jeffrey!" Crawford called out through the trees. "Jeffrey, I have a delicious squirrel waiting for you. Jeffrey!"
It was no use, by now he was probably gone, having fallen into a hole or attacked by fairies or some other disaster. And he was such a good specimen too Crawford thought. Much better than the others.
Crawford held up Jeffrey's still twitching foot. "I guess this is all I have left of him." Crawford said as he poked the moving big toe. He sighed, "I guess this will do."
It was then Crawford heard movement beyond the green in-between the trees.
Iskandei stood at the base of a gnarled oak, probing the surrounding foliage with her shadows. She detected death, and a rather strange form of it--her mind's eye saw an animated human corpse, stumbling in expiry through the trees like a rotting inebriate.
Fascinating, Iskandei thought, observing. What foul wizardry propels him so?
It was then she sensed another force--life, emanating from a being nearby. She cast her mind's eye toward the being, and saw a man, dressed like nothing she'd ever seen before.
Iskandei felt her brow furrow. And what in the name of the Gods is this? she thought, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Jeffrey!" the man called, voice echoing through the trees. "Jeffrey, I have a delicious squirrel waiting for you. Jeffery!"
Iskandei smiled, a rare, wicked crescent. Gods below, she thought, But this is too interesting. I think it's nigh time I made a new friend.
In a rush of numbness, Iskandei morphed, melting into the forest shadows and bleeding along them toward the man. Within seconds she'd reached her destination, and with a surge of feeling regained her humanoid form.
The man seemed to have heard her. "Jeffery?" he said, craning to look over his shoulder.
"Iskandei," the wraith woman replied, materializing before him with a grin.