Luther rides close to the cart, his eyes darting between the periphery of light and the precious cargo, one hand on the reins, one near his sword hilt.|
His mood is pensive, troubled (no chuckling or attempts at conversation). This path Torm has set him down is still new to Luther. Some things are very clear; the innocent need to be protected, tyrants defeated. What of my actions of late... Torm, that small black creature was... an intelligent child? Pure evil or redeemable? and even if pure evil, is not evil a result of one's actions? Can one truly be evil if one has never done anything, harmed anyone... These kobolds, are they redeemable Torm? Or are any spared destined to harm an innocent in the future? What will I do next time...please give me guidance.
The companions halted for a rest before continuing on the Greenest, a brief stop before continuing on Elturel and Leosin. Luther walks some distance away, at the edge of the moonlight and kneels down to pray. He remains there for over an hour. When done, he gets up and walks over to the egg, and says a brief prayer:
By Torm and all that I hold dear, I will protect you dear creature, and help bring you into this world, if I can. I will find someone that can raise you, teach you to become a strong force of good in this world. My sword, my shield, my life...
But first, one more thing Luther makes his way over to Whisper, making sure to keep a comfortable distance for her, but close enough to speak privately. He leaves anything threatening behind.
Whisper,.. a word, please
An arched eyebrow in response.
I am a very simple person, at heart. I feel a great responsibility to defend those that cannot defend themselves. Torm has set me down a path, and in these last hours, it has been dark... but there is a light that remains. The light of fellowship. We have fought together, bled together. You have demonstrated yourself to be more than competent in many ways, as have all our companions. I do not know what has lead you to decide to journey with us, but as long as we are together, we share in everything, equally. We all have skills that allow us to meet challenges and triumph, and we do this together. Just because you have the skills to perceive and access things more easily than the rest of us, does not mean you have any more right to those things beyond your share. Is your skill worth more than the blood anyone of us shed that got us into the room? I think not.
To be clear, I care not of personal wealth. I seek to support the underprivileged that they may become strong and support others in turn. I seek to be more effective in my crusade, but beyond that, I need very little. When you take what is not yours, you take away from my ability to provide for the most vulnerable. I cannot accept that.
I ask that you bring forth all of what you have found since we have been together so that we may divide equally, together. If you refuse, I cannot fight alongside you anymore. If the rest of the companions are willing to abide by your philosophy, then I will take my leave.
I truly hope that you decide to be fully part of this developing fellowship. I feel that you would gain more in doing so than you ever imagined.
Luther will seek to find a home for the egg before continuing north. The dragon inside must survive and flourish. He will discuss with Foluwa how we can find a dragon that will take the egg and how we need to take care of it before it hatches, ie we need a warm area, etc.. If it hatches, we need to know how to take care of it as well)