The Glade Zentu
Age: 1 year, 3 months, 3 weeks
Born: April 27th, 2018
Adopted: 1 year, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Adopted: April 27th, 2018
- Level: 1
- Strength: 10
- Defense: 10
- Speed: 10
- Health: 10
- HP: 10/10
- Intelligence: 0
- Books Read: 0
- Food Eaten: 0
- Job: Unemployed
The moment Sarah steps foot onto Shengui Guo, her heart begins to beat fast. It has been a long trip from Veta and she can't help but to feel anxious about how tonight will pan out. She brings her trinket to her chest and lets out a deep breath before making her way to the Bathhouse.
With the discovery of Shengui Guo, the Zentu population has been flourishing. Their connections to dreams keep people all around Subeta intrigued. They have been offering all their favored trinkets to the majestic beasts in hopes of gaining their protection in their dreams both at day and night. But there is one particular Zentu that has a unique power outside of connections to dreams.
It is rumored that Rebekah, more commonly known as 'Bekah,' has the ability to connect with those that have passed away and have gone to Heaven. However, she is much pickier in terms of trinkets she will accept than other Zentus. This is why her power is only a rumor, because only the richest of Subetans are able to offer her such a tribute for a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is hard to believe something so great without seeing it with your own eyes.
By the time Sarah has made it to the Bathhouse, the sun is just getting ready to set. As hopeful as she is, she can't help but to feel defeated as well. "This is stupid," she says softly to herself as she looks at her trinket offering. "There is no way Bekah will accept something as measly as this." Sarah wipes another tear from her red, puffy eyes. She almost wants to save herself the embarrassment, but that spark of hope was just bright enough to keep her going. As she steps outside, Sarah has to pause to take in the beauty of the bathing pools. The lit lanterns gently drift around the pools and the cherry blossoms are filled with so much life. By this time of the day, night Zentus were scattered around the pools, waiting to assist Subetans in need. Then Sarah locks eyes with Bekah, whose coloration among the night Zentus stick out like a sore thumb.
Sarah can feel Bekah's curious eyes digging into her as she approaches the Zentu. There's no going back now. "My name is S-Sarah," she says with a shaky voice. "I am here to offer you a t-tribute in hopes of seeing my little sister, Amy." It has been nearly a decade since Amy was taken from Sarah at such as young age. Merena had ordered her to be sacrificed to the sea for simply resembling the appearance of Shinwa. Her sacrifice shocked people all over Subeta, but now Sarah feels like she is the only one mourning her younger sister.
Yes, I know you. Sarah's mouth drops open. Bekah can understand her? What is your tribute?
Sarah can feel her face redden as she raises her trinket. "I am afraid I do not have much to offer. I wanted to keep Amy's legacy alive by taking over her quests in order to help Subetans when they may be low on currency, but I myself have little sP to my name. I offer you this delicate daisy crown. Daisies were Amy's favorite flower and she wanted me to appreciate them as much as she did. She created this crown for me shortly before she lost her life." Her vision becomes cloudy as her eyes tear up again. "I've since preserved the daisies so that this crown would never die and have kept it all these years."
After a few silent moments, Bekah extends her trunk to gently take the daisy crown from Sarah's hands. She brings it in to inspect the trinket. Sarah nervously clasp her hands together to try to prevent them from shaking. At long last, Bekah puts the crown on top her head. I normally wish for a trinket of much higher value, she admits, but I can make an exception. I know all about you, Sarah, thanks to your little sister. She misses you deeply.
Sarah flinches as Bekah reaches her trunk out again to touch her on the shoulder. It suddenly becomes chilly and Sarah notices the night Zentus around her begin to fade as the sun fully sets. She can only hear the flicker of the lit, floating lanterns on the pools.
No, could it be? Sarah turns around and is immediately filled with joy as she sees Amy standing in one of the pools. "Amy!" she begins to cry, tears of joy this time, as she rushes over to her lost sister and brings her in for a hug. The two stand there for several minutes not wanting to let each other go. The rumor is true: Bekah has the power to rekindle someone with a lost loved one. And this is a moment Sarah will always cherish.
Story by Tali which is based off my traditional art entry for Camp Veta 2016.
Lore of Zentus and Amy © Subeta
Delicate Daisy Crown