Greetings, old friend. It has been quite a while since the
last time we saw each other. Why, I doubt you even remem-
ber me I No matter though, it is all the same in the end.
As is the custom, I brought you a gift . But you’ ll have to
make two choices, so I can tailor it to your needs and desires.
First an Elixir, then a Beast."
Human bone powder, I ounce of Death Cap and
7 5-. l _ 6 spider legs. When you get close to it, you begin
to feel exhausted and depressed.
Small corals, maybay' s wings and snakeskin.
When you enter its vicinity, you begin to see
strange things at the corners of your eyes, the
area around you takes on strange shapes and you
hear voices that do not seem quite human.
Bamboos extract, whale oil and a shard of Megalo-
I don teeth. It burns to the touch. As long as your fin,
V’ gers are holding it, you feel more alive than ever,
bursting with energy.
Sand from an ancient hourglass, tears of my and a
Sphinx' s claw. When you get close to it, you can see
through your skin, your muscle then your bones. You
can hear someone whispering you fears, your loves,
your n? atle.,
Sometimes playful, sometimes peaceful.
Favored by scholars and night owls. If my
memory serves me well, you used to have two
of those back then'
Might and fury. I remember you
going toe to toe with two of them at
Vs' tr "A ' "r. the same time. No man dared to
challenge you after that little display'
You were never much of a talker, but
so much time has passed that it might
actually be different this time around I’
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