Some people just don't know how to stay dead it seems. None of us know how to die properly. I guess, I am glad that Rami is alive, but… I-I don't think this is the best time for her return. I wish it had come in less stressful times, but it seems we cannot afford that luxury now. I don't know if I can bear to see her again…
It doesn't matter, there are more important things to discuss. I've been through Hell as of late, but I'm through the worst of it now. Still, what I'd give for a piece of home right about now. I'm the point where I would kill for a burger and don't think I won't either. Hunting wild game isn't something that is practical in this land, even with the Blessing that has graced it. It's still better than that recycled junk the Union serves to its deployed troops. I hope I never have to eat from it again.
I'm almost glad they left, though only ones still left here are us werewolves and some archeologists, but they aren't staying long. As for us… well, we're stuck here until we can get our plans into motion. The Steward is a taskmaster, but at least he pays well and he knows what he's doing. He has asked us not to leave the region until he has a new Temple. The new growth and water that Gaia has seen fit to bless us with is corroding the supports and flooding some of the low areas of the Crypt, making this place… unsuitable for further use. All things considered, it's a not a task we can accomplish less than 20 people working on several millennia's worth of disrepair on top of environmental damage.
We're looking at moving into the Ziggurat where that blasted cult made a gigantic mutant tree and tried to turn the whole human race into lizards. Sure it got blasted by more artillery shells than it should have, but it's still standing and it's still in better condition that the Crypts. The Steward is thinking of completely moving the tombs to that place because of this. That plus, it's the site of a great battle. That apparently counts for a lot in his book. Also, on the note of the Tree of Life that sprung up during the battle… it survived… though it's less… twisted. Basically, it withered into a husk around the time the cultists left and since then… well, a healthier Tree has been growing through the husk… It's nowhere near as big as it was prior, but I'm hopeful that we can make something out of it. First, we gotta have the locals move out and to clean up that mess from the battle.
At the very least, the Lunes were kind enough to start sending Pilgrims our way. With each day it seems that more werewolves show up at our door step. I have no doubt that once things are set in motion, the numbers who shall join our cause will increase exponentially. Although at this time, I'd like it if I had a team of expert stone masons and some heavy duty construction equipment right now. Not that I expect any of you to actually fork over that stuff that is… But I'd like anything that'd make this take less time than it already has.
But once our Power Base is set up, we can finally go on the offensive. I've had enough of hiding behind walls, being trapped in a cage. The Temple once it is completely will mark as the proof my kind needs to get involved in this war. It is to be my Rallying Cry. I intend to build an army to crush my enemies.
In the mean time, I shall be learning how lead them. Which for a werewolf means that you have be a better warrior than anyone else… As you can imagine, I'm spending my time practicing swordsmanship. I'd practice with guns more, but… sadly, it's not exactly practical to use firearms when you're an eight foot tall hairy death machine. I'm going to have to figure out a way around that. At the same time, I'm not going to be solely a warlord. No, even if I am going to be leading an army from the front, I'm not going to be stupid about it. I'm not going to play fair, Honor be damned.
Ricky, I don't want to be a cynic, but… I think that asking each of the various Supernatural "nations" to be buddy-buddy isn't going to work any better than asking the same of normal countries to do the same thing. I mean, Israel and everyone else in the Middle East would be so much easier if the world worked like that. There's some serious bad blood between mages and vampires from the mages I have no clue about. Really though, I think the only way we can convince any of them to fight alongside us is to prove our Superiority, our Dominance over them.
Also, Austin, I guess we'll be neighbors for a while. You looking for the fabled Damascus Steel? I know some scientists a while back kinda debunked it, but… I don't think any of them were in the know. Or are you going to be finding… something More…P.S. The Union squad took that... creature's remains when they left. I still don't know anything about it. But I don't think I've seen the last.
(4 exp for everything done on time. Also, I did my current event last month, so no need to do it right now.)