I was chosen, given visions of the future to come if things are not changed. I saw a hellscape with the souls of all who were alive in a new type of soul lattice, the souls were not just trapped, but in pain. I saw all this before I opened my eyes for the first time, and before every time I've opened my eyes since, I had to stop it. I knew my purpose, I had to stop it.
I never trusted anyone enough to tell them about this. Today I am 5 years of age, an adult. I wish to save this world, chosen by the god of my people to solve this. I am not strong, so I have decided to turn to magic. Once I finish this journal entry I shall head for the city, I will not see anyone of my species, but I must learn magic from the mage who dwells there.
I stood at the door of the mage. It was harder than I thought to find this place, it was not a tower, just a plain old house, a feral-bodied cream-colored cat jumped out of the window and looked past, clearly not concerned about my presence. I knocked on the door, and my breath caught in my thought, my heart was pounding, everything slowed to a crawl.
The door opened and a robed figure stood in the doorway, mist flowing past their feet, the figure coughed a few times, “Ohghh. Sorry, I was trying to... Sorry, who might you be?”
“I am Kmoth Lorton, I wish to learn magic.”
“Kmoth Lorton? That's a odd name, are you from around here?”
“No, I'm from the town hidden in the forest. Will you let me learn magic?”
The figure rubbed the back of their head, embarased “That's not really up to me, the mage that lives here left mere moments before you arrived, sorry for the confusion. I'm her apprentice, Afsen. If you're from the forest, you're a Glamlo aren't you? Strange how Glamlo and look like miniature foxes, that's what I am by the way, a fox, one that is sucky at illusion unlike the stereotype.”
“Oh, do you know when she'll be back?”
“She should be back later today, do you want to come in?”
“Thanks, what were you doing when I knocked?” I asked walking in.
“Trying to talk to a rather rare wild grass, something went wrong.”
“And what was with the fog?”
DAY 1 Afternoon
Afsen was a good host, but had to return to his practice, and after watching for a while I think I can say I haven't a clue as to what he was doing. The mage should be home soon though, so I shall soon get an answer. I hope that she
As I sat at the table writing in my journal the cream-colored cat jumped back in though the window jumped onto the table and lay on the there, the tip of the tail in the way of my writing, “Hello there little kitty, you're in the way.” I said.
“And you're in my house.”
“Who said that?”
“Me, I'm “in the way” remember?”
“You're the mage?! You've got to be joking!”
“Do I look like I'm joking?”
“No, you look like you're sleeping.”
There was a pause, “I suppose that's fair, I am.”
“So do you want me to come back at a better time?”
“I don't really see how any time could be better, I'm dealing with basic bodily needs, so I'm basically free.”
“Umm, ok, when I sleep I like to, well, sleep.”
“Yes well you aren't me, you still haven't told me why you're here though.”
“I want to become a mage.”
“You're not going to believe me if I tell you.”
“You didn't believe I was a mage, remember? Try me.”
“To stop every living being from being trapped in eternal torment, in a torn corruption of our world.”
“And let me guess, the god of your race chose you and you've been getting visions of this since the event of your birth?”
I was speechless, how could she have known
“That is exactly why Af is here, and why I believed him when he told me.”
“Yes, we are trying to find a way to stop it, we however don't know how to start.”
“You don't have any clues?”
“We have found a few leads, a few dimensions where similar things have happened come up in some of the less-reliably sourced texts. The most plausible thing we've found is the dimension where a great evil feeds on suffering, and corrupts other dimensions to follow the path of the one he transcended killing, and all his others thus far.”
“That sounds like a promising lead. Well other than the whole world being destroyed part.”
“Welcome to the team, your practice starts tomorrow, your room is at the end of the hall, right across from Af's, what's your name?”
“Oh sorry, I'm Kmoth.”
“Got it, Mothy you'll be across from Af, get some rest, we'll talk more once you wake up, regardless of what I'm doing.”