So, if you’ve seen some of my posts Algiz likes exploding for me. Sometime’s it a radiant sun, others it’s a dull, thumping glow.
I sought advice, and I talked to Orismen- after looking at his “Runetastic 24 Days” thread.
Anyways, he told me to open the rune.
Stuff happened. The background altered and shifted in depth, and I felt a definite presence. One that was almost… excited. So, after staring at the rune for a bit I get the sense that something is trying to come through, to contact me.
Then I get the vision of a skeleton on a black background- but not a human skeleton, it had an elongated, fanged skull, and it’s ribs (four of them) were long, and connected loosely between two shoulder-pad bones.
I got the sense that the skeleton was alive, and heard an ear piercing shriek. The thing snapped in two.
Stunned, I continued to gaze into the rune before a massive eye showed up.
I only got an idea of how big it was later. A skyscraper would fit neatly into the pupil of the dragon.
I stared at the white eye for a long time and it stared at me. Sizing me up, if you will. Deciding. Then, satisfied, it sunk away.
I contacted Orismen again. He told me of Nidhogg, and that our godslaying paths were similarly aligned.
So, that night I drew a sigil for the dragon and decided to see if I could mentally link to it. When I did, I received the impression that I should look up- and saw two little eyes staring at me.
“Embrace death, child.” I heard in my mind. I closed my eyes, and death essence surrounded me, before rushing into my body. It wasn’t unpleasant.
The next day, I tried opening the sigil.
I get the sense that a flame was flickering, a time was dying, and that my destiny was great.
Whenever I look at the sigil (which has a good half inch of sharpie on it) it flips out, disappearing and reappearing and giving off a transparent shine. Multiple times something, which I believe to be Nidhogg himself, pressed up against the sigil, not aggressively though- more like “PAY ATTENTION TO ME.”
After that, more power flowed out of the sigil. I was once trying to break my way through to Nidhogg (he has the craziest barrier- I think it might be the tree) when the sigil became real damn hot. So hot I was tempted to drop it, but didn’t. I continued to gaze into the sigil, which was on a piece of paper, when it literally moved itself out of my hands.
I didn’t drop it, it removed itself from my grasp.
I’ve done some crazy things with Nidhogg since, like building a Dark Knight servitor that can run around and attack people, draining more and more energy from humans and putting it to immediate use. I feel much more predatory, my head held high and my mouth in a small snarl just walking around.
He told me something. I heard it in a dream, and again in consciousness:
“Our stars have been aligned for some time, little mage, and I see no cause in which our paths should not align.”
Has anyone else worked with this dragon? He’s REALLY strong, and a great companion. I once heard a telepathic alarm- my brain made a loud sound not unlike a helicopter. I couldn’t check it out because I was in public, but then I felt something pass me by and a shadow went forward (seemingly OUT of ME).
Then my alarm quieted. And my energy sort of exponentially increased. This was before I made the combat servitor. I saw the flash of a toothy smile, and a thought pieced itself together:
“Need I prove myself further?”