Then, I climbed the side of the shrine, dousing its flame with the ashy sand. It's not much, but it's all I can do for now.
In the future, I'll do more work on tearing it down completely.
With that completed, I started work on my own shelter. I brought some stone and wood to work with, but I haven't had a chance to purify the stone. Wooden planks it is.
It isn't much to look at, but it will keep me safe. The evil creatures of Net roam these lands at night - Terrae's eye burns them with sunlight.
Which isn't to say I can't keep myself safe.
These lands are absolutely riddled with Net's minions, and there is only one solution for that ... problem.
|Yes, that is a skeleton riding a spider.|
An initiate of Penna who has spoken her vows may not directly kill another living being, regardless of circumstance. She may also not consume any kind of meat, though fruits, breads, cakes, and even my favorite kind of food, doughnuts, are allowed.
I have not yet spoken my vows, and I always was a good shot with a bow. Mother would have died of embarrassment, I think, if I wasn't.
The creatures didn't even wait for me to leave my shelter. I had to defend myself from the moment I set foot outside.
On the other hand, the tall, destructive creatures known as Endermen, semi-solid and full of hate, are present in large numbers. Although somewhat difficult to combat, due to their nature, I killed three of them on my own, and the daylight did the rest. I collected five of their cores - their 'pearls,' so to speak. I think I can do something wonderful with these innately magical gems.
I still cannot stand what the followers of Net have done to my home, nor can I believe it was only one man to wreak so much harm. But hunting these evil creatures has brought me a measure of peace for the night.