When you ran into the room, the infant ghoul began to moan like those outside. Something had changed. It took its teeth to the bars once more, and this time, the bar was smashed into pieces. It then turned to the other bar, and began once again, crushing the second one...
After going inside and reinforcing the door, Dunwich sees a dangerous sight through the window as he pulls up the small curtain to see. Outside, there is a line of ghouls coming from the tavern, pooling into an area right in the middle of the street.
As they stand there, another figure walks out from the tavern, with what seems to be a child following the first. The first figure is an olive-skinned woman with thick dark green hair that seems to be moving in the wind. She has a white and light green snake around her neck. You then realize that the dark green hair writhing in the wind isn't hair, but green snakes.
The child-like figure is just that, a child. She has short black hair combed to the side with a white with black stripe pin holding it parted in place. She wears a small sleeveless black dress that goes to her thighs, with shiny black dress shoes. Her bare arms and shoulders do not look like flesh even though her face and legs do - they look as if they were constructed from metal.
The two speak to each other briefly, then the little girl levitates into the air, and slowly flies off to your left, away from you. The stranger with the snake hair then looks at the crowd of ghouls, and begins to sing. As she does so, the ghouls suddenly become aware of themselves, look around, and each one trudges off in different locations. Two ghouls head of in your direction. Unlike the slow and sluggish ghouls you defeated just now, these ghouls seem to be brimming with energy.
As the yuan-ti
exited the unsightly tavern, she twisted her neck to make it feel better, causing her snakes to squirm from her sudden head movement. "Well, it looks like it's time to earn our keep. Samantha, start your search. Alert me immediately if you find the pair."
The little girl
nodded once. "Yes"
, she said solemnly, her voice a bit hollow for a regular girl. She hovered up into the air, then the next second she was gone, flying off to fulfill her mission.
After the child had left, Juliana sighed and brought her hands together to crack her knuckles. Next, she cleared her through and sang the song of devils. With its infernal pitch, the ghouls 'awoke', and began to stir. With her commands clearly woven into the song, the ghouls quickly knew what to do, and began their search, splitting off to look through the town.
After everyone was dispatched, she stopped her song. She mused at how she had gotten stuck with this job. Why, of all places, had Kormus sent her here?? Her master was always the cryptic one, but this one was far out of left field. Summoning herself and Samantha at the same time surely was odd, but to this little town? And so suddenly, too. She had enough time to release the miasma that swept through the town, but she barely had enough time to gather all of the new ghouls and speed up their undeath with the rod he gave her. With that, she had to leave those few victims stuck in their homes, fully paralyzed until the gasses took their full and deadly effect. She simply didn't have the time.
Juliana held the black rod that Kormus had given her. It was the cause of all
of this, and its power greatly outweighed her own. Just to be safe, she held the rod to her head, and a snake coiled around it. She let go, and the snake pulled the item into the writhing mass of snakes, and it dissapeared. Right below the mass of snakes was a golden circlet. It had a strange black and white
|The same emblem that the people Beasts is facing have on their possesion. |
Content with a smooth mission ahead of her, she did what she always did to cheer her up from this depressing town, she would drink her favorite poison - alcohol. She was immune to all poisons, which made the liquor all the more enjoyable for her. Petting her snake, she brought her close as the boa wrapped around to look at her master. "Come Nala, let's retire inside."
And so, the two retreated inside.