February 9th, 2002

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More Tarsakh

(See this entry for the first Tarsakh fragment.)

The creature was very large, large enough almost to fill the small cave. Though its body was that of a lion, the proportions were all wrong. Nearly the size of a horse, the creature loomed over Tarsakh as it stood, its great black leathery wings arching up nearly twelve feet into the air while still folded. Its enormous head was level with Tarsakh's face, a strange blending of leonine and human features, with great black mane that cascaded down the back of its neck. It stared at him for a long moment, and finally spoke in a deep, exhausted tone, "Why have you come here?" Collapse )