Forgotten Shrine [Neo | Open] Oct 5, 2018 23:37:37 GMT -6
Post by Chime on Oct 5, 2018 23:37:37 GMT -6
Chime's PL: 10,000
A dirt path wound its way through the bamboo forest, unpaved and unmarked, created purely by the treading of many feet over the years. Few feet had walked the path lately, though, and nature was overtaking it again, with clumps of grass dotting the way. Along the path, deep in the forest, was an alcove chopped into the bamboo, home to a single bench and a small traveler's shrine. Both were made of old, worn stone, and the bench no longer looked very stable. The shrine looked like a little house, open at the front, and within it were a handful of carved figures, tho they were so old and weathered that most of their details had disappeared, and set in front of them, a simple stone bowl. It was meant for offerings, but it now sat empty.
Chime had seen this bamboo forest in the distance, from the house he'd made in the farmlands of the Spinach Wastes, but hadn't made the trek out until now. He had been spending some time in Badman City, trying to help combat the curse afflicting it. Though he was strong enough to resist falling under it, himself, staying there for days on end still brought his spirits down, and left him feeling gloomy and drained. A long walk out in nature would do good to clear his head, and besides, there wasn't any plant on Namek like bamboo, so Chime was curious to see it up close.
That was what brought him here, to the little abandoned shrine deep in the forest. He wasn't sure what it was a shrine to, exactly. Maybe just a place for travelers to rest, and pray for a safe journey? Maybe it was dedicated to a god of nature? Maybe just for luck? Chime didn't know, but he took a moment to conjure up a bright red apple in his hand, and placed it in the offering bowl.