summoning: the abysmal sage! Apr 22, 2012 7:42:51 GMT -8
Post by Q on Apr 22, 2012 7:42:51 GMT -8
“…Seclusion…” An ancient voice spoke, reverberating the entirety of the dark cavern. It was inhuman and monstrous, yet wise and pained.
This was the voice of Katsushio, the Salamander’s Riptide, Sage of the Abysmal Newts; when he spoke all who heard listened, be them young or old, junior or senior, weak or powerful, for the Riptide was a force of nature. Thus the raising of the heads out of the cold water by the newts was not a strange or questionable occurrence. Their master had something important to say.
“…It is time…to end it…” Slowly did Katsushio speak, and as he did the purpose of his words became more and more clear. For years the sect had been inactive, finding no mortal capable of passing the three rites required to contract them.
“…Go and find the Tokomaru…Naji…”
In the darkness one of the larger newts seemed to grunt in confirmation before diving into the cool water of the underground. The time had come for a new contractor of the newt to be born, though the Sage’s reasons were both unknown and unquestioned.SUMMONING
The Abysmal Sage![/center]
Bathing in Iwagakure was often done in two places: in the few bathhouses the village had to offer or in one of the many streams and rivers surrounding it. Of course fishing, getting water, or swimming were other activities done in Tsuchi no Kuni’s famous Furuiwakawa (lit. Old Stone River), and you may have very well been here for that. But, regardless of the reasons, you were waist deep in the fast currents of the water, half naked, when you first felt something brush against your leg. Whatever it was would confuse you, surely; perhaps it was a fish or a turtle. That thought would soon be cast away, however.
Exploding from beneath the surface of the river was a gargantuan, olive-colored salamander. Such a creature did not fall under the normal classifications—this was a mystical being, made even more so by its human-yet-divine gaze locked onto you.
For several moments it stood there, its head and back exposed to the sunlight, as if it was gauging you. [/blockquote][/blockquote][/blockquote][/justify]