|DM The nines|
Requius - The final resting place of virtuous souls who did not follow a particular deity in life had become something more now. A great table dark stone polished so brightly it seemed to reflect everything about it stood filled with papers, notes, maps. a dozen maiden's beautiful despite the armor they wore were gathered around it discussing. A large hourglass sat in a large wooden stand, the sands with in having been almost still for ages now stirred much faster than ever before. The beast... stirred from its slumber.
You had felt the calling Eir, from your mentor Sigrun as you awoke from the timeless slumber that occasionally took your kind. You recognized your sister Valkyrie at the table. Heldrath of the silverstring. An archer of unheralded skill. Eganin Viperstrike, her innocent eyes and always cheery smile hid the lightning fast sword-woman's skill with her rapier.
As you approached the table the light grew till it was almost blinding ...when it cleared you saw her. A being of fiery hair and angelic wings, the goddess of redemption, healing, honesty and the sun...Sarenrae.
Beautiful and haunting words echoed in your ears, though her lips never moved.
"Valkyrie, I am sorry that you have been finally called to use, after so long. It was hoped that you would never be needed, but time for this world grows short. The great beast stirs and with it... the end of everything...here."
She paused and the rooms silence loomed to prove the severity of the situation. The Goddess turned her head meeting Sigrun's eyes You know somehow that words were being exchanged even though your heard nothing, something about the tightening of Sigrins eyes, the way the goddess seemed to bore into her with a glance...She saluted, hand over her heart and nodded, spinning in place to go within two steps brilliant white wings burst from her back and she leapt into the air fading and disappearing from view.
Time crawled and yet passed in a flash.
"Eir of the black spear, youngest valkyrie of those serving us here. You have a mission."
The goddesses voice rang out in your mind, clear, proud, confident. As you glanced about you noticed that your sisters were gone, the papers and maps on the table were mostly gone, only a handful remained.
"It is time for you to return to your homeworld Eir, to find those worthy souls to bring here. War... war with the forces of entropy is coming, and we will need the help."
She motioned to a parchment on the top of a pile... it was a list of names, The top name on the list simply read. Eliah the Fallen