First of three :)
Story my artica
Born into the world as a water jogauni, she led a fairly normal life in her tribal village with all her family, friends, and others of her tribe, the Pani. During a particularly harsh winter when she was was eighteen years of age, the female jogauni, Artica, wound up separated from her hunting party and had to seek refuge in a nearby cave as the cold winter night set in. The terrified jogauni wandered into the first cave she found to escape the dark cloudy skies, the first flakes of an incoming blizzard falling from the clouds above.
Artica waited at the entrance of the cave for some time, looking around and shouting out for her friends until the wind started to pick up, howling into the cave with a bone-chilling coldness that seemed to tear right through her thick, warm fur. She sought to flee the cold and went deeper and deeper into the cave, using her paws on the stone walls to guide herself while peering into the darkness ahead. The further she traveled the more she say of a very faint light at the end of the path she had taken, the girl squinting and moving quicker now with the pit-pat sounds of her footpaws hitting the stony floor. Curious and slightly hopeful, she kept moving closer growing curious as to where the light was coming from.
A few minutes later Artica stumbled into a large open room filled with a diffuse bluish-white light. She gazed around over the sparkling crystal of the stalactites and stalagmites adorning the area, moving past them until she came upon a grand flowstone in the center of the room. The flowstone itself lit the room with that eerie light, seeming to hover above a small pool of what she guessed was water. The closer she got to the pool and stone, the loudly the faint clinking noise of ice hitting ice emanating from the flowstone rung in her ears until she was suddenly engulfed in a blinding flash of light. The young jogauni cried out in surprise as she found herself being quickly surrounded by some strange creature that had sprung forth from the pool and started wrapping its way around her body.
Artica could only stand there, gasping and immobilized with both fear and shock, uncertain as to what was to happen next...
12 years, 2 months ago
04 Sep 2010 17:42 CEST
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