"A person, Ascended." She replied, somewhat reassured by the "entity"'s promises. "In other ways, and idea. Now an then a place." By now, she understood that these creatures were once something else, but no longer new of mortal affairs, so with an air of pride, she explained, "Our tribes number in the tens of thousands now. We are protected by great and mighty men, with their legions and wealth. The Emperor is the greatest of these men, and I belong to him. I lived north of here, once, in a farming village. My father had neither coin nor cow nor pig nor goat, too few chickens, and no more sons, so I was offered, in the levy taken for the upkeep of the tribe. That is why I belong to the emperor."
By now, Suend had approached, and managed to gain her attention from some distance away. It was an odd sight before him, a girl frozen in a mass of energy.
"Bea? Are you... there?"
Maintaining the connection, she answered distantly, "Yes. I am here, still. Where would I be?"
Both aloud and in her thoughts, struggling somewhat, she added, "This is Suend. He protects me. Keeps my flesh pure. He doesn't need to worry about you, does he?"
In her demeanor, it was clear that this was meant more for her companion than the spirits.