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Postby Sarah » 10/31/2017 11:10 PM

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      Amael hated the desert. She resented her master for sending her here, and she hated the bleak colorless desert that stretched out before her. Miles and miles of sand in every direction. The same dull tan granules taunted her now as they had the first day she arrived. In the beginning she had been optimistic if frustrated by her punishment. Now she was wondering what it might be like to flay her master and drink his blood.
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    Re: [Quest | Self]

    Postby Sarah » 10/31/2017 11:10 PM

        Blood… Gods she was thirsty. It became clear quite early on that water was going to be a problem. She was in the desert of course, but she had tried futilely to dig for water. When that failed she just caught as many bugs a day as she could manage. Gross, but bugs gifted her vital nutrients she couldn’t have otherwise gotten.










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      Re: [Quest | Self]

      Postby Sarah » 10/31/2017 11:10 PM

          Dehydration was one of the first things she was forced to get used to. That and the unrelenting heat the sun cast on both her body and the sand that burned her feet. In the night the temperatures dropped to a bitter cold, but Amael was used to that. Her home in the mountains had given her many years of training against the cold.










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      Postby Sarah » 10/31/2017 11:11 PM

          When she was young she had wondered if the cold might ever leave her bones. She lived and breathed freezing temperatures. The monks trained her to focus herself against her body’s complaints. Hunger, thirst, extreme pain and even days of perfect stillness. When she came of age there was little she could not withstand.










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          Her immunities weren’t good enough. Nothing was good enough for the monks. Amael had turned their practice into a competition. She was the best, or in their eyes the worst.

          “You just don’t understand,” her master would say. “The training if to empty you. These emotions of yours must leave just as the feeling leaves your skin.”

          That night she had spent so long in the frozen river she was bedridden an entire day after. They wouldn’t kill her, but she certainly had all the opportunities in the world to do it herself.










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      Postby Sarah » 10/31/2017 11:11 PM

          The call of a bird reached her ears and snapped her back to the present. It was rare for birds to wander too far away from their water source. Many oases she found were so tainted that the water was poison. The birds would eat the bugs instead of trying their luck with the water. Through some trial Amael was able to bleed the birds, and from that figure out their blood was suitable to stave off dehydration.










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          She didn’t feel any emptier than before. The desert had taught her to hate and to survive. Even with nothing there were ways to continue living. When the desert had brought her to her knees it showed her that barely living still counted for something. She wasn’t going to die here, and when she finally escaped she would not return to her masters in the north.










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          Nothing mattered but living, thinking, breathing. Being whole and full despite the emptiness around her. She thought about her master, and the other high-ranking monks. How many students had they sent to this place? How many had lived? How many returned when they escaped the desert hell? There was no way any pupil came out of this empty. If they came out empty they came out dead.










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          She pushed on defiantly. The bird was near enough for her to hear it. In a few miles there would be water, or there would be escape. Her thirst would be satiated, and her bloodlust would return. That was another unexpected outcome. Because she relied on blood to continue living her body began to crave it. Water seemed like such an unobtainable thing that the coppery taste of thick warm blood replaced where water had once been in her mind.










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          The sun would set soon. Sometimes it was easier to walk in the dark, but it was more dangerous too. Creatures came out in the night to hunt. When Amael slept she was left alone by the night hunters. When she dared to make headway in the night she found the creatures of night were not welcoming to her conscious presence.










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