The Binding

Date: 1/12/2013 at 1:23
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: The Binding

Lionas Sol'Anlumaire, Redwood Blight gathered the members of the Cult of the Leechwood together at their altar in the Al'drym. When the company was assembled he spoke of the hunger that stirred within the Leechwood. Inviting Paesa to join them, their dark intent created a palpable energy.

The entity was curious and so drawn forward into their deception. Lionas called upon the power of the Leechwood, thus causing the sanguine roots making up The Altar of the Cult of the Leechwood to pulse, the form of the grotesque chantry giving way to separate, writhing tentacle-like vines. Striking out within their immediate sphere of influence, the baleful tendrils vacillated. The flora became tinged with grey, fauna moved sluggishly, as the roots began to absorb energy from their surroundings. The roots snaked around the limbs of Paesa, holding her fast and rendering her defenseless. Aleutia advanced upon her in this state, and taking up a scorched sliver of fang, struck Paesa and pinned her further into the tangle of roots.

Paesa sought sympathy and release, the gift of mercy from deceivers, but none came. As the Leechwood sapped her powers she was summarily absorbed. Within moments, the forests of the world stirred as a malignant force surveyed them, the feeling of impending war stirred as the spine-chilling call of wolves, jackals and coyotes were accompanied by the shrieks of corrupted dryads and warped treants who howled in triumph as Olanre of the Leechwood emerged to reign.

The first and strongest of the Diabolus, Olanre is physically bound to the Leechwood. She holds her rage and thirst for vengeance close, nurturing it until the day of reckoning.

Penned by my hand on the 9th of Ferinus, in the year 8 AM.