Mira held tightly to the tiny pup that found its way back into her arms. She did as the lead wolf instructed and closed her eyes as her world became nothing but empty darkness. She could still feel the earth's rough floor as she sat. She could hear the breathings of the many wolves that had surrounded her, yet she wasn't afraid. Admittedly, she had become use to them already as if they were common companions that many of her kind lived with.
As suddenly as she lapsed into a calm, a burning image appeared in her minds eye as she saw herself in a dark room. She was confused and didn't know what was happening until images began to materialize until it looked as if she were standing right next to the five men. There were torches surrounding the room as she took in the eeriness and the unease that this place had brought her. Her eyes slowly went back towards the group as she could hear them muttering something under their breath. It did not sound like the language she knew. It was harsher and made such foul sounds that she was surprised that it many anything at all. Then her eyes fell upon the book as it glowed in the center of the pentagram. She inched closer until the floor suddenly opened up. Her heart hammered quickly as she shied away from its glares. It was the same demon she had seen in her dreams, the one that brought those foul creatures with it as they attacked the castle.
Before she could react, her eyes flew open as she was once again sitting before the wolves. She breathed in then out to calm her racing heart as she ventured her question. "You saw it to didn't you? What was that creature?" she asked. "What do you know of it?"
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The wolves that had provided her the vision were silent, it was one of the older ones, from the back of the crowd that had gathered around her, that "spoke" to her, That, female human is a Greater Demon. Your kind have broken the Pact. Did you know they were engaged in such an activity? You are fortunate to lie. It is only because the Moon Godless seems to favor you that we Elders let you live as you do. There have been few before you for this reason. We cannot fully trust humans, thus, we do ot fully trust you. The younger ones see you as a savior of some sort, a hero, someone that will bring us back some of our lost glory. But, how do we know that you won't establish a new kingdom and bring your armies here and slaughter us? We know that this demon controls most, if not all of the demons in this region. We have tried to battle it many times and have always lost. We hope that with the Moon Goddess blessing upon you and many prayers to Her, we shall finally win that battle. But, you must prove to us that you can be trusted.. he had said all that he was going to. The wolf turned around the padded away towards the other side of their area. Many followed him and once more, she was left with the three wolves she'd already met. Tye adults and the cub were both silent for a while, lost in their own thoughts.
Finally, the male spoke to her, That is your test. You must take the cub and teach her something. What you teach her is irrelevant. But, they will only trust when she does. She...likes you that much is clear, but she be bound to you. There is...a blessing that our stories and tales say can be conferred upon her...by one who has been Touched bye Moon Goddess herself. You must then bless this cub, Cold One. Take her away from here, bless her and return with her. We shall know then, we will be watching.
Dire Wolf tales did not extend as to "how" the Blessing was supposed to take place, they only told of one that would come or be found and would bless the cub of her finder. If he had no cubs, then he or she would bless one of the cubs from the pack. It was hwo things were supposed to work. But, the wolves were unsure of the knowledge that this human had. Their was a minor level of distrust emanating from them. They didn't exactly like the idea, but there wasn't much they could do to prevent it; short of killing her.
The cub, sensing something was about to happen or that she was being discussed squirmed and yipped in the girl's arms, her tail trying to move back and forth, but not succeeding because of the position she was in.