Zelinas was talking to a peddler in a back alley when she suddenly felt a small fluctuation of energy flowing in the air. Curious she follows the trace of the fluctuations in the air and she summons a small furry creature called a Miflen, which looks like a furry centaur but midget sized. They are acute to magical sources and when tamed, they can be used to find lost magical artefacts or magical sites. She immediately attunes the Miflen to the fluctuated energy.
As she heads towards the winding back alleys, Zelinas comes upon a clock tower at the edge of town. The Miflen nudges her pointing towards the top, where she sees a figure nocking a bow about to let loose. She looks over to the intended target and she sees you and Boborygos engaged in battle at the market square.
Seeing the danger, she manifest demonic wings behind her and shot straight up into the tower, but she was too late as the towering figure shot off two arrows before she could get up there in time. Feeling enraged, Zelinas channeled mana into her eyes creating an eerie dark glow, to which upon reaching the top of the clock tower, she unleashes her magical stare at the assailant who happened to be a Wood Elf woman.
Almost immediately, the Wood Elf backs off from the trance and she is beguiled by the stare. However, elves are known to be particularly resistant to most magic, which gives her the chance to resist Zelinas’s charm effect. Seeing that her assailant is able to withstand the brunt of her charm, Zelinas shoots black spell darts hitting the assailant. This particular magic allows Zelinas to control her victims body as if she were them. She controls the Wood Elf to take out her side dagger and proceeds to slit her own throat. Blood splatters all over Zelinas, but this was a small matter compared to whether the arrows had hit their mark or not.
Feeling uneasy, she opens up a portal after a short incantation into a scroll, which disintegrates after use.
You look over your attacker to see a portal has opened and Zelinas walks through. A sweeping feeling of relief hits you like a wave as you finally found some breathing space between your two attackers.
The assailants were caught unaware as they had expected that a hired Wood Elf with an almost innate skill with the bow would have been able to suppress their targets more. They begin to get cautious as their attacks grew less and they are preparing to make a run for it. Seeing that they have gone on the defensive, you manipulate your spears into a blood whip, and with a short crack, you catch one of your attackers by the legs.
Zelinas proceeds to swiftly swoop in on the Halfling, manifesting a demonic claw-like appendage that swipes the Halfling’s head cleanly off the body.
Now, that Boborygos has been let loose, he channels energy through the ground creating a divide in the ground tripping the last assailant, and trapping him within an earth coffin.
“Zelinas, you couldn’t be more on time”
Your body begins to wobble as you suddenly feel light headed. Zelinas catches you before you hit the ground.
“You fool, you have pushed yourself too far this time, we have to do that again if we are to let you recover” Zelinas says with a worried look upon her cold, sharp face.
“We both know that the price is now too high for either one of us to pay it, I can only regain my strength with a blood serum or with a long rest, the latter is something we cannot afford to do right now” you feebly reply.
Boborygos looks at you and whispers something to Zelinas. A look of surprise appears on her face.
“That might work, but we can only use this method once, the next time it will kill him”
Boborygos nods grimly.
“Then we have to make sure that he does not end up in this position again”
You are confused as to what they are speaking about. Zelinas then carries you with an inhuman strength before telling you that she is about to conduct a Blood Tithe ritual. A ritual that is borderline heresy within your people.