The forest, a place that use to once be seen as a sanctuary, but no it became a fear for most. Inside the forest dwelled the creatures of legends, of nightmares. Deep in the forest, manticores, centaurs and demonic looking creatures. Most stated it was suicide to go into the forest at night time, but most people saw the forest, in general, as a bad idea. As the sun rose over the treetops, little rays of gold managed to reach the forest floor, though it caught on something shiny. A soft sigh escaped from a bush as it shook a little. Slowly a head poked out from the top, black hair clung along the pale skin as their dark eyelashes finally opened to a single piercing red eye. Slowly the head began to rise higher until their neck and shoulders seemed to follow. The head made way to an entire female. Her hands moved over her clothing making sure to brush off all the leaves. In her left hand she clutched a leathery looking book. Pulling it close to her she began to walk forward while flipping the book open to a specific page.
“Water, air, fire and earth, the base of all elements. To you I-“ she stumbled over a root on the ground and all but fell on her face, though thankfully this was something she was getting use to. Pulling the book up to her face she exhaled slowly. “provide you with my mana, my life force. I humbly give-” she lowered the book and glanced around “-unto life itself, and with you, I will provide the necessities of life. From death comes life, and with life comes death. I, Tab-“ she stopped suddenly and pulled the book up and glanced over the lines and groaned as she shoved her face against the pages. Wrong again. Biting her lower lip, she sighed and stomped a little feeling the ground beneath her lower, if only a centimeter. Beneath her feet some of the ground had indented. Though this was a sign of her understanding more, it annoyed her because it wasn’t enough, this was not true mastery.
She had a long way to go. Pulling the book back up, she began to walk some more while reading the words on the page clearly instead of just trying to recite what she remembered.