Geon had retired in his humble room to collect his thoughts. The 17th anniversary of that horrible night had come. He poured the one cup of Dragna he allowed himself every year. He sat there letting the harsh liquid to warm his body and sooth his weary mind. He reached down and opened a hidden compartment in the floor and pulled out a small redwood box. He took out the gold ring, the last memento of his humanity, and gazed deeply into it's dimmed shine.
"17 years," he took another sip " and still no word, no sign, not even a snippet of information on any of them."
His time with the church had given Geon many opportunities to go to far off lands on business for the church. Each place he visited came a new place for him to search for the group that demolished his homeland. Everytime he thought he had found something it turned out to be just rumour or another ruse. His hope was dimming with each passing year.
Geon leaned his head back and took the last gulp of his drink and lied back on his bed holding the ring in his hand.
"I will keep searching my love. I wont stop hunting them and make them pay for what they did to our family." He gazed at his trinket until he slowly dozed off.
Geon fell into a deep sleep and awoke in a familiar place. An emptiness lit by a circle of fire and a breeze that soothed the bones of the weary. Bahamut's purgatory.
"My lord. What do you will of me." he knelt before the coming of the collosal gods coming.
"YOU HAVE SERVED ME WELL THESE FEW YEARS GEON. YOU HAVE DONE MUCH GOOD ONTO THE INNOCENT. YOU HAVE HONORED THE LINEAGE OF ENVOYS YOU HAVE JOINED."
"I am honored to do the will of Bahamut." Geon replied
"THE WORK OF AN ENVOY IS WEARING HEAVY ON YOUR SHOULDERS."
"I must admit at times it is frustrating. I have searched many lands without the smallest hint to the whereabouts of those who demolished my village."
"I KNOW MY CHILD. BUT NOW I HAVE MUCH NEED OF YOU. THE TIME IS APPROACHING FOR THE NEXT GREAT THREAT TO THE WORLD TO BE UNLEASHED."
"Great Threat? What threatens us."
"WITH THE DEATH OF THE ABISHAI YOUR ENEMIES HAVE GROWN. THEY KNOW THE CHURCH OF BAHAMUT HAS STRENGTH LEFT IN IT AND WILL NOW UNLEASH GREAT BEASTS AND UNHOLY DEMONS TO TEST YOU RESOLVE."
"What do you wish of me? Thy will be done my lord."
"IT IS TIME TO SEARCH FOR ALLIES TO LEAN UPON IN THIS TIME OF NEED. LOOK TO THOSE AROUND YOU FOR HELP AND SEARCH OUT THOSE WHO'S SOULS ARE WITHOUT ALLEGIANCE. ONE INPARTICULAR. FIND THE ONE NAMED ISSARRE. HER SOUL IS SEARCHING FOR HONOR THAT SHE FEELS SHE HAS LOST."
"I have heard of this Issare. She is the one who hunts the undead but her past is not known. Can I trust her."
"THOSE WHO KNOW YOU DO NOT KNOW OF YOUR PAST; YET YOUR VALOR HAS GAINED THEIR TRUST. LOOK TO HER AND JUDGE HER SOUL FOR YOURSELF."
Geon awoke the next day with the vision fresh in his mind. He arose to a knock at the door from a priest.
"Your friends have awoken and breakfast will be on soon."
"Thank you I will be out in a moment."
He put the ring still in his grasp back in the hidden compartment and sat in his bed. He knew why tonight the God had come to him. He had already found his allies in this war….he just needed them to realize it.