Helt Requiem

Thoughts and...Regrets

The story of Ohm, the Half-Giant

Returning to Sanctuary was…strange. Everything…seemed different. Surreal. I think that…the others handled it better…than I did. Sanctuary was…a continuation…of this new experience for them. For me it was…home. But not home. Knowing that I had died…I could not see anything the same way. It was like…seeing the city for the first time. And it was…concerning. It made me think of coming…as a child. I thought…of my father. I wondered…how quickly the Nii clan…had claimed my possessions. I wondered…what happened to my mother. I was…lost in thought. I…was glad to have Snaff with me.

Many things happened…in such…a short amount of time. I was not accustomed…to things happening so quickly. It’s hard…to remember what happened first. We stayed in an inn. We found clothes. I was…relieved. We realized…we needed money. And we learned that…the library’s destruction was… deliberate…and that…my home was part of the investigation. So, we…sought out some simple tasks…for a bit of income.

In the course…of all this…we met a man named Kael. I thought him…strange, but…well-intentioned. He told us…he was a Brown Dragon…in service of Death. Others…like him…were to help us to…become stronger. We would have to…be stronger, he said, if…we wanted to succeed the Test of Requiem. I was told…to meet a dragon named Litalia…near the monastery.

It was…just after meeting Kael…that we were summoned by the Peacekeepers to…meet the Patron. I had…known of him, but…never met him. I had never wanted to. You see, I had never…cared much for those in power. What would be…would be. I only wanted…to learn.

The Patron was…imposing. I chose…not to speak up. He did not seem like someone…whose patience I should try. He was obviously…accustomed to getting what he wanted. That he was Lord of Sanctuary…did not bother me, really. But, I was worried…that he would try to use us for his purposes. Kael…later…confirmed this. Right or wrong…good or less good…I had made my promise to Death. So…I was wary…of the Patron.

After that…we went to meet those meant to help and guide us. I had not spent…much time…in the Central District. The Great Library was…remarkable. As I was standing on the commons…I wished I could see the books there. I was…a bit sad…for a time. Then…I met Sharene.

Sharene was a Celestial. She was…a very kind and…a very beautiful person. Her aura was…bright…and clear. She’d been badly burned…and couldn’t use her hands much…anymore. So she was studying the magics of psi. It was refreshing for me…to meet someone so young and…determined to overcome difficulty. Her aura…brought more light…and clarity…to mine.

I told her I was there…to meet Litalia, and she guided me to the hospital…and said farewell. Litalia…did not have time to meet with me. After a brief introduction she…instructed me to go with Tomas to…find a room in the monastery. Tomas was one of her students. He was a quiet fellow. He told me he studied the more…harmful capabilities of psionics. Nevertheless…he was very helpful. He helped me find…a large room, and…had the servers bring me some fish.

I slept. Visions of swirling auras…filled my mind. I dreamed of my companions. I dreamed of astra…separated from their corpora by death. The essentia of that binding was…released. But…I could not see where it went. I saw…partly-formed images of the Astral Plane. The separation…between the Corporeal and the Astral planes is…only a thin membrane…in dreams. Yet…it remained…just beyond my reach.

I woke feeling thoughtful, but…well-rested. The bed was very soft. I lay there for some time…pondering my dreams. I hoped that Snaff was alright. We hadn’t been able to talk much…since all this had happened. My thoughts were…interrupted…by a fairy. It wasn’t a rude interruption. Just…a friendly one. She…said her name was Starblaze. Our group…had piqued her curiosity outside the mountain. But Kane had scared her away. She said…I seemed more friendly. I told her she was welcome anytime…and I would leave a bit of my supper unfinished for her…like in the old stories. That made her happy. After that…she said goodbye.

The morning got more exciting…after that. After the group was…reunited…we discovered more trouble in the city. The blacksmith who we had talked to before…was in trouble. We offered to help. We even enlisted the help…of the Silver Foxes. They were…another adventuring group. Rivals…some would say. But…I didn’t see why it had to be that way. We made a plan, and the Silver Foxes agreed to…take Jordana…the blacksmith…to a safe part of town. We would try to get some funds and…materials…to get her started. We also agreed that Mythia…the pretty Alaryan in our group…would be our leader. I thought…it was a good decision. I could tell…she had a good heart. Though…I don’t always see eye to eye with followers of the Divine magics. They tend to…only see good or evil. They tend to…overlook…the need for balance in all things. Even so…I am glad that Mythia was chosen.

It was then that…I told everyone of Arturia. Litalia…had briefly mentioned her to me. Arturia was a master Artificer…for the hospital, and…she had gone missing near the coast. I thought…if we helped her…we could help the hospital. And perhaps…we could find some materials to help Jordana. Mythia and the others agreed. Now…a part of me wishes they had not agreed.

Searching for Arturia proved…difficult. We had to avoid traps…and fight wolves…and…even fight a demon. Somehow…the demon’s daughter…Lorena…agreed to help us. I found myself…hoping the others would forgive me… for getting them into such a mess. Even after we found Arturia, it was not over. We rested on the cliffs…over the sea…and in the night we were robbed. Azura, Arturia, and Lorena…were all kidnapped. The man…who had offered us places around his fire…was murdered.

I was very…very sad. I knew that…all of this was my fault. So…I decided…to try to keep my mouth shut. And, I hoped that the others…especially Kai…would forgive me.

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